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EPIC publishes annual thematic report exploring how EU Member States supported working families during COVID-19 in 2020

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/04/2022 - 16:31

 European Commission (22.12.2021) The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) has published a new report exploring how EU Member States supported working families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Europe
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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 11:16

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
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Health Insurance
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The Fairwork Pledge: Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:38

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

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Social policy advice to countries from the International Monetary Fund during the COVID-19 crisis: Continuity and change

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/21/2021 - 16:15

ILO Working paper 42 (10.12.2021) This paper explores whether there has been a change in International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy advice and conditions in its loan programmes and Article IV surveillance by examining the 148 country reports for IMF programmes in 2020, in the context of significant shifts in its global macroeconomic policy framework during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social Policies & Programmes

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Leftist millennial Gabriel Boric, that vowed to reform pensions for the poor, is elected president of Chile.

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/20/2021 - 16:52

 - Pension Policy International (20.12.2021) Leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric, 35, on Sunday became Chile’s youngest-ever president on promises of installing a “welfare state” in one of the world’s most unequal countries.

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chile
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Health
Pensions
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Digital labour platforms, precarious work and interventions for a fairer gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 15:46

The OECD Forum Network (13.12.2021) How can workers in the gig economy be better protected against severe shocks and adverse working conditions?

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Digital Platforms
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Reforms of the employment insurance system of the Republic of Korea to cope with the COVID-19 crisis

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 16:03

ilo.org (29.11.2021) COVID-19 pandemic that caused massive unemployment has forced countries to review their employment policy and protection system. This paper summarized efforts taken by Republic of Korea in reforming their employment protection system during the pandemic.

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korea, Republic of
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Employment

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Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 17:26

ilo.org (07.12.2021) This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

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Asia
Global challenges
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Health
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Jamaica: Informal Sector Workers to Get NIS Benefits

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:38

Jamaica Information Service (06.12.2021) For the first time, Jamaica’s household helpers and fisherfolk will be able to secure pension benefits under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as the Government moves to formalise these sectors. This will be facilitated under the Transition to Formality Action Plan, which will see this segment of workers being able to access health and life insurance, pension and other facilities to provide them with security and protection in their work environment. The Action Plan, which was officially launched by Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon.

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jamaica
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Pensions
Extension of coverage
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