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Social assistance spending in Africa before, during and post COVID-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 09/02/2022 - 16:16

saspen.org (2022)  This Brief examines social assistance spending in Africa before, during and post-COVID-19 and uses the same to demonstrate how social protection experts in Africa can build on this spending momentum to improve the adequacy and reach of social assistance.

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Africa
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Cash transfers
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Germany debates raising retirement age to 70

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:55

dw.com (August 2022) An aging population, a dramatic labor shortage and a pension pot shortfall are an explosive mix for German economy and society. Would raising the age of retirement to 70 kill all those birds with one stone?

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germany
Global challenges
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Pensions
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India: e-shram: Labour ministry forms committee on sharing of data of unorganised workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/29/2022 - 16:21

The Economic Times (26.08.2022) The government plans to integrate e-Shram portal with state portal for onboarding social security schemes run by the central government and the state governments to universalize social protection to workers and to improve employment opportunities for them.

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india
Global challenges
Topics
ICT
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Budgets for climate, sustainability and social inclusion

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/29/2022 - 16:13

UNICEF /UNDP (2022) Responding to climate change, reducing poverty, and supporting social inclusion must be addressed together to build resilient economies and societies. As the recovery from COVID-19 continues, governments need to invest in addressing social and economic inequalities while actively promoting new, sustainable, and climate-friendly livelihoods and income-generating opportunities for all. 

Global challenges
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Egypt: New social protection package to enter into effect in September

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 08/26/2022 - 15:31

Ahram OnlinePrime (26.08.2022) Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced that the country's newly introduced social protection package to help Egyptians cope with the global repercussions of Russian-Ukraine war will go into effect in September.

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egypt
Topics
Cash transfers
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New rights to improve work-life balance in the EU enter into application

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 08/26/2022 - 15:22

European Commission (02/08/2022)  These new rules  set out minimum standards for paternity, parental and carers' leave and establish additional rights, such as the right to request flexible working arrangements, which will help people develop their careers and family life without having to sacrifice either. These rights, which come in addition to existing maternity leave rights, were achieved under the European Pillar of Social Rights and is a key milestone towards building a Union of Equality.

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european union
Topics
Family benefits

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Nigeria: Why we introduced digitalized cash transfer payments - FG

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:58

Daily Post Nigeria (12.08.2022)  The Federal Government said the introduction of digitalized cash transfer payment will help in addressing some lapses while operating the analog payment system. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed this at the official flag-off of the grant for vulnerable groups as well as the digitized payment for conditional cash transfer held in Dutse, Jigawa State.

Regions / Country
nigeria
Global challenges
Topics
E-services
Cash transfers
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Social protection and response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Innovations in registration and payment systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 16:10

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all the countries in the world, being Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected regions.

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latin america
Global challenges
Topics
E-services

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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G2P digital payments and financial inclusion for social resilience

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 16:39

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) There is a global trend to automate and digitalise the cash payments of social protection programmes, and there has been a shift towards diversifying payment means in some African countries such as Zambia, Namibia, Togo, Tanzania, Malawi, Comoros and Mozambique. In Mozambique, the COVID-19 pandemic response has tripled the social protection system’s coverage, from 520,000 to approximately 1.6 million households. In the past few years, the country’s emergency response has driven improvements in digital payments.

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Africa
Global challenges
Topics
ICT

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
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Ghana: SSNIT to embark on mass registration exercise

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 16:20

modernghana.com (14.08.2022) The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it will soon embark on a mass registration exercise, especially among those in the informal sector to shore up its membership. The prime objective is to ensure many Ghanaian workers are enrolled onto the scheme as against the current situation where only 1.7 million out of the remaining millions of the workers are active members of SSNIT.

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ghana
Topics
Pensions
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