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A group of seniors smiling together while in a retirement home
Published:
8 October 2021
Type:

Analysis

Topic:
Long-term care

A new Technical Report has been published by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) that focuses on Long-term care: Global efforts and international attention from the health perspective. The report highlights the current approaches taken by international health organizations related to long-term care (LTC) support for an ageing population. It will inform the production of future ISSA Guidelines on LTC.

Local Market On Zanzibar Island
Published:
29 September 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Africa
Topic:
Extension of coverage

African policy-makers and institutions are conscious of the need for the adequate extension of social security coverage on the continent. The adoption of the Recommendation (No. 202) concerning National Floors of Social Protection, 2012, of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has strengthened this determination. Over the past few decades, the scope of legal coverage for social protection has broadened significantly across Africa. However, effective coverage rates remain low, especially among rural and informal labour market workers.

face masks- african tissue
Published:
28 September 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Africa
Topic:
Health
Employment
COVID-19

Effective access to adequate social protection plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable development, social cohesion and socioeconomic resilience. In recognition of this, African governments have expressed a renewed commitment to expand the scope and extend social security coverage to the vast majority of the population on the continent during the last decades. However, effective coverage rates remain generally low and vary within countries and across branches of social security due to low labour participation in the formal economy (ILO, 2017).

Double exposure of abstract digital world map on computer background, big data and blockchain concept
Published:
28 September 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Africa
Topic:
Governance and administration
Information and communication technology
Service quality

Service quality is a key priority for member organizations of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) in Africa. Social security institutions in this ISSA region are committed to responding to the public’s increasing expectations for improved social security services. Staff development, innovative practices, research, process re-engineering, partnerships, employing new technologies and improving governance practices are among the main strategies and approaches that are leveraging institutional capacities for better service. E-government is growing in Africa, with more than 34 countries offering online services or at least one portal for public information. By taking advantage of new developments in various administrative areas, Africa is simultaneously raising the bar on service quality, transparency and good governance.

Financial graphs analysis
Published:
20 August 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Africa
Topic:
Contribution collection and compliance
Error, evasion and fraud
Guideline:
Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems
Contribution Collection and Compliance

Preventing and detecting error, evasion and fraud (EEF) is crucial for social security systems. Error, evasion and fraud have a direct impact on different aspects of social security. On the one hand, the economic impact related to non-collection of contributions and undue delivered benefits may undermine the economic sustainability of the schemes. On the other hand, the non-economic impact concerns the loss of social rights by workers and their dependents, undermining the fair economic competition through social dumping and the loss of trust in the social security system (Goveia and Sosa, 2016).

Aplicación de chatbots en la seguridad social: Experiencias en América Latina
Published:
15 July 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Americas
Topic:
Artificial intelligence
E-services
Client
Service quality

As the use of digital communication increases, the quality of the services provided is key to their success. In our fast-paced world, in which everything seems to be just a click away, service users expect to be able to find the information they want quickly and simply. Failing this, they may become frustrated and the quality of their user experience is undermined.

Economic recession due to coronavirus
Published:
6 July 2021
Type:

Analysis

Topic:
Data analytics
COVID-19

The correct interpretation of data is a great challenge faced by all organizations. In an increasingly fast-paced environment, which demands timely and apposite decisions, data analysis has become an increasingly important tool. In particular, in the context of COVID-19, the use of analytical technologies has enabled institutions to better evaluate the health and social impact of the pandemic and to improve decision-making processes.

Health Insurance, Healthcare business graph and Medical examination, Doctor with stethoscope pointing at business data growth chart ,Medical and medicine business on hospital background.
Published:
18 June 2021
Type:

Analysis

Topic:
Health Insurance
Technological transition
Extension of coverage
Service quality
COVID-19

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a global health priority and access to health care services is one of the most important components of social security. The COVID-19 pandemic has once again highlighted the need for universal access to affordable care. Health care service delivery systems and financing methods have important repercussions for people in accessing and benefitting from health coverage. While national health insurance systems enable comprehensive and equitable access to health-care services in many countries, implementing them involves several challenges.

Businessman on blurred background using digital social network
Published:
9 June 2021
Type:

Analysis

Topic:
Information and communication technology
E-services
Service delivery
Guideline:
Service Quality
Information and Communication Technology

In social security, a one-stop shop can be defined as a single point of access to several social security organizations or services for the provision of services in a given area. In its widest sense, a one-stop shop aims to simplify access as far as possible to a comprehensive service, in one single place and one single visit, during which a citizen needs to interact with a maximum of one or two different individuals. One-stop shops are usually established to draw together fragmented social security services, enhancing the overlap between them and creating links with other sectors.