Monitor: La seguridad social en los medios de comunicación


Monitor: La seguridad social en los medios de comunicación

El Monitor ofrece una selección de noticias sobre seguridad social extraídas de fuentes externas. Si bien la AISS ha realizado esta selección cuidadosamente, la Asociación declina toda responsabilidad por el contenido de dichos sitios externos.

14 Enero 2021
COVID-19, the social contract and the need for a new normal for social protection

Development Pathways (January 2021) David Hillson takes a look at the recent historical role of the social contract in social protection within the context of COVID-19. He argues that the social contract has been central to huge socio-economic advances and is a product and reflection of each political zeitgeist. David concludes that now is the moment to create an inclusive, universal social protection new normal to help reshape societies during the time of the pandemic and beyond.

12 Enero 2021
US: Rethinking social insurance: Policies to protect workers and families (07.01.2021) In the spring of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated recession, policymakers originated significant expansions to social insurance, including unemployment insurance benefits, refundable tax credits, and paid leave. Because of this expansion, the average household experienced an increase in purchasing power, even as the labor market and employee compensation sharply contracted during the spring of 2020. However, because a number of those expansions were temporary, support from social insurance significantly receded after the spring even as the labor market only partially recovered.

7 Enero 2021
This company is combining video calls with pop-up clinics to help more people get the care they need (06.01.2021)The use of telemedicine has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Start-up Carbon Health is working to make it accessible to underserved communities. Its founder says it has reduced costs by using technology to improve efficiency. His company uses pop-up clinics to deliver treatments and COVID-19 tests; patients can book appointments using a smartphone app.

7 Enero 2021
US: Stimulus deal is a needed lifeline for the economy, but more help will likely be needed in 2021

The Washington Post (21.12.2020) The biggest concern with the bill is that the aid doesn’t last long enough

5 Enero 2021
How China pays for its COVID-19 medical bills

World Economic Forum (14.12.2020) China covers the COVID-19 medical costs for all patients including domestic migrants. The payment structure is part of the country’s “wartime” governance. It also reflects the long-term institutional transformation of the Chinese healthcare system.

21 Diciembre 2020
US: Congress poised to pass long-awaited $900 billion Covid rescue package

CNNPolitics (21.12.2020) Congress is on the verge of passing a far-reaching $900 billion Covid relief package that promises to accelerate vaccine distribution and deliver much-needed aid to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic, Americans who have lost their jobs during the economic upheaval and health care workers on the front lines of the crisis. According to a summary from House and Senate Democratic leaders, the legislation will include direct payments of up to $600 per adult, enhanced jobless benefits of $300 per week, roughly $284 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans, $25 billion in rental assistance, an extension of the eviction moratorium and $82 billion for schools and colleges.

15 Diciembre 2020
Universal health coverage: pandemic boosts digital health  (11.11.2020) COVID-19 has accelerated global efforts to deliver digital healthcare. The move towards value-based healthcare could facilitate universal health coverage and aid post-pandemic recovery. Millions of people living in poverty could benefit directly from new model.

15 Diciembre 2020
Protecting people's health: the Council and the European Parliament agree provisionally on the EU4Health programme for 2021-2027 (15.11.2020) The German presidency of the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the EU4Health programme for 2021-2027. With a budget of EUR 5.1 billion, the new reinforced programme provides a strong basis for Union action in the health field based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes at a time when EU citizens still experience the impact of a major health threat and the resulting human suffering and severe socio-economic consequences.

15 Diciembre 2020
[Report] Shelter from the Storm: The global need for universal social protection in times of COVID-19

Oxfam (15.12.2020) As 2020 draws to a close, the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating. Without urgent action, global poverty and inequality will deepen dramatically. Hundreds of millions of people have already lost their jobs, gone further into debt or skipped meals for months. Research by Oxfam and Development Pathways shows that over 2 billion people have had no support from their governments in their time of need. Our analysis shows that none of the social protection support to those who are unemployed, elderly people, children and families provided in low- and middle-income countries has been adequate to meet basic needs. 41% of that government support was only a one-off payment and almost all government support has now stopped.

14 Diciembre 2020
Rich countries’ support for children ‘totally inadequate’: UN report (10.12.2020) The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, slams the levels of financial support for children allocated by high-income countries during the pandemic as totally inadequate, in a child poverty report issued on Friday.

11 Diciembre 2020
China planning new policies to take on ageing population: state media

(24.11.2020) China is planning to include new measures to encourage more births and address its rapidly aging population as part of its new 2021-2025 “five-year plan”, state media reported on Monday.

8 Diciembre 2020
COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

UNDP (03.11.2020) Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by 2030, according to findings released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

7 Diciembre 2020
COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

UNDP (03.11.2020) Severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty on top of the current pandemic trajectory, bringing the total to over 1 billion by 2030, according to findings released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

4 Diciembre 2020
Digital Applications and APIs are foundational blocks for Public Sector agencies for their digital transformation journey – OpenGov Asia

OpenGov Asia (01.12.2020) The pandemic has fundamentally changed lifestyles and thought processes across the world. There is a paradigm shift in the way people now interact with each other. With social distancing becoming the new norm, citizens are increasingly becoming dependent on technology to communicate and interact among themselves. In order to help public sector utilise digital applications and APIs to enhance service delivery and get digital transformation right, OpenGov Asia hosted an OpenGovLive! Virtual Breakfast Insight with delegates from various public sector organisations in Indonesia.

2 Diciembre 2020
India: Approval of Social Security Code

US Social Security Administration (November 30th) On September 28, India's president approved a law (the Code on Social Security, 2020) that consolidates and amends nine existing social security laws. Among the law's changes are an extension of benefit eligibility to fixed-term workers under the employer-liability gratuity scheme, a broadening of the definition of wages for contribution calculation purposes, and new protections for informal-sector workers. (Over 80 percent of India's labor force is estimated to be employed in the informal sector and thus, currently excluded from most social security coverage.) Many details of the law, including the implementation date, have yet to be finalized (though it is expected to be implemented by April 2021). According to the government, the main goal of the law is to extend social security coverage to all workers in the country. It is also part of a larger effort to simplify the country's labor laws, which included the government approving three other laws on wages; industrial relations; and occupational safety, health, and working conditions.

1 Diciembre 2020
Improving shock response in Latin America through adaptive social protection systems (28.10.2020) Covariate shocks including disasters, economic crises, and pandemics threaten to reverse decades of gains achieved in poverty reduction and shared prosperity in the region. These shocks tend to disproportionately affect the poor and push near poor households into poverty.

1 Diciembre 2020
Report: Sourcebook on the Foundations of Social Protection Delivery Systems

worldbank (2020) The Sourcebook synthesizes real-world experiences and lessons learned of social protection delivery systems from around the world, with a particular focus on social and labor benefits and services. It takes a practical approach, seeking to address concrete “how-to” questions, including: How do countries deliver social protection benefits and services? How do they do so effectively and efficiently? How do they ensure dynamic inclusion, especially for the most vulnerable and needy? How do they promote better coordination and integration—not only among social protection programs but also programs in other parts of government? How can they meet the needs of their intended populations and provide a better client experience?

26 Noviembre 2020
Switzerland: Government hopes for ‘first successful pension reforms’ of the century (25.11.2020) The reform of the occupational pension scheme is intended to secure the pension level, strengthen financing and improve the protection of part-time employees and thus especially women, Interior Minister Alain Berset said at a press conference on Wednesday. He said he hoped it would be the first successful pension reform in the 21st century.

25 Noviembre 2020
Mexico:The IMSS simplified the process to give social security to domestic workers

Infobae (24.11.2020) The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) presented the second phase of the pilot test for the affiliation of Household Workers, through which the payment process carried out by the employer is simplified and automated . This provides continuity and simplifies the operation of the pilot test, benefiting 2.4 million informal workers who carry out paid activities at home . With the operation of this program, with the modifications to the Social Security Law of July 2019 through which it is established that the employer is the obligated subject to register the domestic worker, and with the ratification of the Convention 189 of the International Labor Organization on domestic workers, firm steps have been taken to ensure the promotion and protection of the rights of this important segment of the population. Among the reported results of phase I of this pilot test, teacher Norma Gabriela López Castañeda, Director of Incorporation and Collection, highlighted that as of October 27,640 people and their beneficiaries have been incorporated into the institution and fully enjoy the social health and safety benefits provided by this scheme. In other words, this program provides coverage not only to the insured person but also to their family nucleus, thereby benefiting more than 80,000 people . Suffice it to mention that during the 18 months of operation of this phase I of the pilot test, 165 thousand medical care has been granted, both to the insured holders and their beneficiaries.

24 Noviembre 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted barriers to vital digital financial services for refugees

Euronews (24.11.2020) How do you get by without a bank account? This is a question asked daily by millions of refugees worldwide who simply don’t have access to standard financial services. Even the digital and online services that many of us take for granted - tools that help us to save, transfer and receive money - are often out of reach for displaced people.