The technological transition

Social Protection in a Pandemic – Trends, Challenges, and Technology

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:18

Asian Development Bank (June 2022) The report, part of a GIZ-ADB collaboration, reviews trends in social protection and recent pandemic responses. It discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) tools can fit into the social protection delivery chain. It reviews the functioning of the delivery chain during the pandemic to identify gaps in social protection systems along with emerging solutions that draw on digital technology. The report includes four case studies and suggests steps policymakers could take to foster an enabling environment for the use of AI in social protection.

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ICT

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Service delivery
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Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: The potential of digitalization to build back better

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 05/31/2022 - 16:35

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (April 2022) This Policy Research Brief analyses how digitalisation can facilitate rural populations’ access to effective and adequate social protection and economic inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. It investigates the region’s social protection response to COVID-19 and highlights three good practices in providing digitalised social protection to vulnerable rural populations during the crisis.

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latin america
Global challenges
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ICT
E-services

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Digital Technologies for Government-Supported Health Insurance Systems in Asia and the Pacific

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/04/2022 - 15:28

Asian Development Bank (December 2021) Examples from low- and middle-income countries in the region and beyond are drawn to demonstrate how digital solutions have improved health insurance management and administration. To support decision-making on potential investments, the report identifies key success factors for integrating new technologies into public health insurance schemes.

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Asia
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Business processes
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AI for social protection: Mind the people

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 16:35

brookings.edu (23.02.2022) Interest in artificial intelligence (AI) as an instrument for improving efficiency in the public sector is at an all-time high. This interest is motivated by the ambition to develop neutral, scientific, and objective techniques of government decisionmaking (Harcourt 2018). As of April 2021, governments of 19 European countries had launched national AI strategies.

Global challenges
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Artificial Intelligence
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Service delivery
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Social protection and the response to COVID-19 in LAC: innovation in registration and payment systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:22

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (10.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all countries of the world, with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected regions. The region is experiencing deteriorating levels of poverty and extreme poverty, most significantly affecting children and adolescents. This One Pager discusses digital payment systems for social protection interventions in the region.

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latin america
Global challenges
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Cash transfers

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Accelerating digital cash transfers to the world’s poorest

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 16:12

brookings.edu (17.02.2022) The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an estimated 124 million people into extreme poverty globally, the first increase in extreme poverty in 20 years. To meet the magnitude of this need, governments around the world have dramatically ramped up social protection measures, and in particular cash transfers, which comprised one-third of all COVID-related social protection programs. A staggering 17 percent of the world’s population, or 1.3 billion people, were covered by at least one COVID-related cash payment between 2020 and 2021.

Global challenges
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ICT

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Digitalization of Social Protection Systems Policy in Indonesia as a Step Towards Society 5.0

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 16:52

Atlantis Press (06.01.2022) Social protection system in Indonesia has played an important role in delivering social assistances to poor households in the past two decades. Literature of digital transformation in Indonesia’s social protection policy is still limited, therefore, this research serves to fill the gap as well as providing general ideas for future research.

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indonesia
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ICT
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Philippines: World Bank exec praises PhilSys role in PH digital transformation

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/26/2021 - 17:32

Philippine News Agency (17.10.2021) The implementation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) has resulted in milestones for the country's social protection and digital transformation, according to a World Bank official. 

He said success in utilizing PhilSys for social protection has a "significant demonstration effect" in accelerating digital transformation among government agencies and even the private sector.

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philippines, the
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ICT

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COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments : Case Study : Philippines

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 16:25

worldbank.org (01.05.2021) The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is having devastating impacts on the economy and people of the Philippines, and since the onset of pandemic, the Government of the Philippines (GoP) has responded with strong social protection measures. The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) enacted under the Bayanihan To Heal as One Act in March 2020 and managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), aims to provide cash assistance to 18 million households (over 75 percent of total households) in the country.

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philippines, the
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E-services
Cash transfers

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A year into the pandemic, welfare “innovation” continues to penalise the poor

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 06/24/2021 - 12:02

Privacy International (22.06.2021) The global Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst for technology-intensive initiatives for welfare distribution, coming at a high cost to human rights and inclusion: enforcing automated discrimination, exacerbating existing inequalities and compromising access to essential benefits.

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Digital inclusion

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