Inequalities

Costa Rica: SPECIAL SOLIDARITY CONTRIBUTION TO HIGH PENSIONS

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:02

Ministry of finance (17.07.2020) Starting this July, the National Treasury of the Ministry of Finance will apply to pensions higher than ¢ 2,296,000 corresponding to the National Pension Directorate, Pension Board of the National Teaching Staff and the Ex-Presidents Regime, the deduction for special solidarity and redistributive contribution, established by Law No. 9796 (“Law to Redesign and Redistribute the Resources of the Special Solidarity Contribution”).   

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costa rica
Global challenges
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Old age Pensions
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Financing
Inequalities
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Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:10

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters like flood and coronavirus outbreak.

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bangladesh
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Service delivery
Food and nutrition
Shocks & extreme events
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Bangladesh: Govt to bear costs of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:35

Dhaka Tribune (10.05.2020) The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.   

However, private medical professionals will not be eligible for the same financial facilities as government employees. Government medical professionals are set to receive bonus salaries and will also get monetary aid if they contract or die from Covid-19.

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bangladesh
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Health
Employment
Human resources management
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Société | Les "damnés de la terre" : fraudes sociales, ouvriers "en esclavage"... le procès qui fait trembler Terra Fecundis | La Provence

Submitted by gfilhon on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:46

L'un des cas les plus emblémamtiques de la fraude au détachement européen dans le secteur agricole. Pour la seule période de 2012 à 2015, celle retenue par la procédure pénale, c'est un peu plus de 112 millions d'euros de cotisations qui auraient échappé à la Sécurité sociale, selon l'accusation, grâce à un système parfaitement huilé consistant à "jouer sur des conflits d'interprétation entre notre législation nationale et le droit communautaire", a analysé Béatrice Mesini, chercheuse au CNRS. "Cette affaire hors norme est celle qui présente les enjeux financiers les plus impor

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Europe
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Contribution Collection and Compliance
Error evasion and fraud
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India: Odisha CM announces Rs 2,200 crore package for weaker sections

Submitted by btreichel on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:41

indiatoday.in (27.03.2020) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a 22,200 million Indian Rupees (INR) support package for the welfare of economically weaker sections of society in Odisha to deal with the coronavirus related impact.
The measures include : 

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india
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Old age Pensions
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Coronavirus: How can we help our elderly embrace technology?

Submitted by rruggia on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:40

ITU News  (20:03.2020) In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the elderly are likely to be a particularly vulnerable population group. Hence, many governments around the world are encouraging “social distancing” as a way to prevent the spread of the virus. The UK National Health Service (NHS) warns that older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – which can have a serious effect on health.

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Inequalities
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La justice française saisit 3 millions d'euros à Deliveroo pour travail dissimulé - L'Express

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:08

Une enquête vise la plateforme de livraison de repas, soupçonnée d'exécution de travail dissimulé à l'encontre de plusieurs personnes et de recours abusif à des CDD.

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france
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Employment
Employment policies
Employment of young workers
Error evasion and fraud
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Digital Platforms
Labour market
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Le krach boursier menace les retraites dans de nombreux pays

Submitted by gfilhon on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:58

Selon le Congressional Budget Office (CBO), les fonds auraient perdu au total 2 000 milliards de dollars en quinze mois (20 % de leur valeur). Les célèbres CalPERS et CalSTRS, dédiés au financement des retraites des fonctionnaires et professeurs de Californie, ont fondu de 26 % et 10 % depuis fin juin.

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Old age Pensions
Pensions
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Economic impact
Societal Impact
New risks
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América Latina: Maternidad e informalidad laboral

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 09:50

El Liberal (30.09.2019)  A partir del nacimiento del primer hijo, las mujeres reducen su participación laboral, sus horas trabajadas y por ende caen sus ingresos respecto del momento previo al embarazo.

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latin america
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Maternity
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Egypt plans single cash transfer system for combating poverty

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 09/24/2019 - 15:59

The Egyptian authorities plan to launch a new social protection system as of August to help the poor make ends meet as part of a new law for cash subsidies. The bill, which is expected to be passed by parliament later this month, will amalgamate all of the country’s cash-subsidy schemes into the Takaful and Karama program.

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egypt

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