The technological transition

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
Global challenges
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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.

Global challenges
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Digital inclusion

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Empowering the health workforce Strategies to make the most of the digital revolution

Submitted by ndewulf on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:56

Digital transformation in the health sector is not a simple matter of technical change, but requires adaptive change in human attitudes and skills as well as of legal frameworks and  the organisation of work. 

The author of this report is Karolina Socha­ Dietrich, OECD Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social  Affairs (ELS), Health Division.   This report was prepared for the 2020 German Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with  the support from the German Federal Ministry of Health (2020).  

 

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Health
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Leveraging digital technologies for social inclusion

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:37

UN/DESA Policy Brief #92: (Feb 2021) COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of digital transformation: implications for social inclusion

Global challenges
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Médiateur numérique, en première ligne contre l’illectronisme - WE DEMAIN

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 16:13

C’est une profession émergente, devenue essentielle à l’heure du confinement : les médiateurs numériques aident à comprendre les outils et les usages digitaux à tous ceux qui ne les maîtrisent pas. Personnes âgées, précaires, mais aussi jeunes, près de 20 % de la population est concernée.

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france
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India: ESIC, other social security safety nets to cover gig economy workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:02

The Indian Express (02.02.2021) The Budget for 2021-22 (April-March) also proposes to launch a portal that would collect relevant information on gig economy workers, including those working in building and construction, among others.

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india
Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
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How technology can be deployed to scale-up Social Protection during COVID-19: The Case of South Africa, Nigeria and Africa

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 14:50

Research ICT Africa (January 2021) This RIA policy brief examines how technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), can be deployed to scale social protection programmes as well as reduce corruption in the disbursement of social protection grants, which the COVID-19 lockdowns, have revealed are vital lifelines for the most vulnerable.

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Africa
nigeria
south africa
Global challenges
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ICT
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Business processes
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Maldives-UN sign project on digitising social services to protect women and children

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 17:03

The Edition (21.01.2021) The United Nations (UN) and Maldives on Thursday signed a project document on digitialising social services in order to better protect women and girls from poverty and violence during emergency situations.

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maldives
Global challenges
Topics
Cash transfers
Gender Inequalities
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