Technical Seminar: Error, evasion and fraud in social security systems

29 June–1 July 2022 | Victoria FallsZimbabwe

Technical Seminar: Error, evasion and fraud in social security systems

29 June–1 July 2022 | Victoria FallsZimbabwe

The ISSA Technical Seminar on error, evasion, and fraud in social security systems will take place at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 29 June to 1 July 2022. This seminar is organized by the ISSA Liaison Office for Southern Africa and hosted by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) of Zimbabwe.

Introduction

In an era of increasing demand for transparency and growing public expectations, social security administrations are seeking ways to improve their strategies in the field of eradicating error and combating evasion and fraud to ensure financial sustainability of their social security schemes and restore trust in social security organizations.

The ISSA has developed the ISSA Guidelines on Error, Evasion, and Fraud in Social Security Systems. These ISSA Guidelines identify administrative solutions to better combat error, evasion and fraud (EEF).

In line with these ISSA Guidelines, the Technical Seminar seeks to respond to some crucial questions:

  • What is the impact of evasion and fraud on the financial sustainability of social security systems and the extension of social security coverage?
  • What are the new approaches to combat the error in the identification and information of the beneficiaries for the determination of rights?
  • How to prevent fraud and evasion in the declaration of workers, the determination of reference earnings, and the payment of contributions?

Objectives

The aim of this Technical Seminar is to debate and exchange knowledge and experiences on effective and efficient social security contributions collection strategies and mechanisms that combat and prevent error, fraud, and evasion.

Practical information

This Technical Seminar will take place at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 29 June to 1 July 2022 and is open to ISSA member organizations from Southern Africa and invited guests. The working language is English. The provisional agenda, access to registration and hotel reservation form are available on this website. Please ensure returning the hotel reservation form by 15 June 2022 to the person indicated therein.

Visa information

Participants are responsible for their own visa and vaccination requirements.

All visitors to Zimbabwe must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they are entering the country. Please consult your local consulate or embassy and the official website of the Zimbabwe Immigration Service.