Good Practices in Social Security

Database

Good Practices in Social Security

Database

ISSA Database of Good Practices

This database provides ISSA members with privileged access to over 1,000 good practices, showcasing creative, smart and innovative ways to overcome challenges of social security administration at the institutional, national or international levels. Explore, be inspired by, and learn from these hard-earned and well-deserved successes of the ISSA members. 

Implementation year:
2020
National Social Security Administration
,
Argentina
,
Americas

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Executive Office (Poder Ejecutivo Nacional – PEN) created, by Decree 310/2020, the Emergency Family Income (Ingreso Familiar de Emergencia − IFE), a non-contributory benefit of an exceptional nature. The recipients are households composed of casual workers, unemployed people, workers in private homes and those taxed under the regime for small taxpayers from the lowest categories.

Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events
Implementation year:
2020
State Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute
,
Mexico
,
Americas

The electronic personal loan allocation system is a programme designed to improve access, transparency and fairness in how this benefit is granted. It replaced the conventional system that was based on the delivery of supervised application forms to trade union organisations for distribution among workers.

Topic:
Service quality
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2019
Social Insurance Fund of Costa Rica
,
Costa Rica
,
Americas

The proper disposal of syringes and insulin needles is a matter that should be given thought in the field of public health. Among other reasons, it prevents the reuse of such materials, avoiding accidental pricks for family members and waste collection workers and helping to protect the environment.

Needles can cause injury. In addition, they carry bodily fluids.

Used needles can transmit infections and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as Hepatitis B and C.

Sharps must be collected in waterproof, rigid and puncture-proof containers.

Topic:
Health
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2019
Colombian Pension Administrator
,
Colombia
,
Americas

The Colombian Pension Administrator (Administradora Colombiana de

Topic:
Service quality
Demographic change
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2019
Mexican Social Security Institute
,
Mexico
,
Americas

In December 2018, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación – SCJN) of Mexico determined that it was unconstitutional for employers to not be required to register domestic workers (DWs) with the Mexican Social Security Institute (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social – IMSS).

Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2019
Local Authorities Pension Trust
,
Kenya
,
Africa

The Local Authorities Pension Trust (LAPT) actively seeks to create sustainable value through our business activities – for our customers, employees, shareholders and society. We have embraced sustainability as a value that motivates and inspires our business undertakings. It is owing to this reason that LAPT signed up to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact initiative, a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

Topic:
Governance and administration
Investment
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2019
Mutual Association for the Protection of the Family
,
Argentina
,
Americas

In 2018, the Department of Social Services Education at Argentina’s Mutual Association for the Protection of the Family (Asociación Mutual de Protección Familiar – AMPF) began to develop a series of workshop materials with a view to arming psychologists and social work professionals with resources to deal with the issue of gender and raise awareness in this area.

Training materials for use in the workshops have been circulated to the AMPF’s various branches across Argentina.

Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Mutual benefit societies
Implementation year:
2018
Colombian Pension Administrator
,
Colombia
,
Americas

In Colombia, 47.9 per cent of workers are employed informally and almost half of them earn less than the minimum wage, which is an obstacle to them making social security contributions. The national government has focussed on the Orange Economy, in which workers in the creative industries generate income based on intellectual property. Incomes, however, are predominantly low and employment is occasional, making this a vulnerable sector.

Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2018
Social Insurance Bank
,
Uruguay
,
Americas

The National register of support providers (Registro Nacional de Obligados
Alimentarios - RENOA) receives, stores and manages information on all support contributions determined by Family Courts in Uruguay within the framework of Act 19480, the beneficiaries of which are children, adolescents and incapacitated adults.

The register enables continuity of service in the payment of statutory contributions, in that it:

Topic:
Family benefits
Service quality
Social Policies & Programmes
Implementation year:
2017
EsSalud - Social Health Insurance Institute
,
Peru
,
Americas

In Peru, 10.4 per cent of the population has a disability. It is estimated that only 33 per cent of persons with disabilities of working age participate in the labour market, given that educational level and job training are key factors for access to employment. With this in mind, the EsSalud - Social Health Insurance Institute (EsSalud - Seguro Social de Salud) of Peru established the Vocational Rehabilitation Centres (Centros de Rehabilitación Profesional – CERPS) for persons with disabilities over 14 years of age.

Topic:
Disability
Family benefits
Workplace health promotion
Prevention of occupational risks
Return to work
Service quality
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks & extreme events