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Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Dec 2019 . This paper aims to understand why and how countries provide health coverage, particularly to left-behind groups. To address these questions, we identified 49 geographically, economically and culturally diverse countries that have either achieved universal health coverage (UHC) or have made good progress towards it.
BBC News (15.01.2020) Russia has promised greater support for parents as the country continues to struggle with a low birth rate.
lemonde.fr (21.01.2020) L’analyse des « cas types » par le gouvernement montre que la réforme pénaliserait les départs avant l’âge pivot et profiterait à ceux qui travailleraient plus tard.
yourstory.com (17.01.2020) Lack of literacy and complicated documents often hamper financially dependent elderly from accessing government welfare schemes and benefits.
EastRussia (15.01.2020) The maternity capital program will be expanded in Russia. It will begin to be issued in full to families after the birth of the first child. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his annual address to the Federal Assembly.
EURACTIV.com (18.12.2019) A stress test of pension schemes across the European Union wiped out €270 billion or almost a quarter of investments at funds that took part, the EU’s insurance and pensions watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December).
December 12 each year is Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. The tradition dates back to 2012 when the United Nations General Assembly unanimously endorsed a resolution urging countries to accelerate progress toward universal health coverage
Euronews (11.12.2019) France's prime minister has vowed to push ahead with controversial reforms to the country's pension system despite crippling strikes
Development Pathways (Nov 2019) The report focuses on the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Programme which is a tax-financed benefit-tested social pension that is provided to Kenyans when they reach 70 years of age. By ensuring a universal income guarantee to all of Kenya citizens in old age, the programme represents Kenya’s largest tax-financed social security programme and its first entitlement scheme.
brookings.edu (04.12.2019) the countries of the Sahel are particularly vulnerable to climate change, undermining their long-term development prospects and the chances of the next generation.
la-croix.com (01.12.2019) Retour sur les grandes questions qui irriguent le débat sur les retraites.
Equal Times (21.11.2019) During the week of 25 November, senior government officials, social partners, civil society organisations and representatives of the international community will gather in Geneva to take part in the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Social Protection Week.
Reuters (01.11.2019) As over a million people streamed through Santiago’s streets in a series of protest marches last week, one elderly couple stood out from the largely youthful crowd.
Biometric Update (18.10.2019) The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices risk the world “stumbling zombie-like into a digital welfare dystopia,” according UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston.
euractiv.com (19.08.2019) Working towards a more inclusive economic growth in Europe is one of the Finnish presidency’s main priorities. Finnish minister Aino-Kaisa Pekonen lays out her vision for “the economy of well-being”.
KMIZ (09.07.2019) In the nine years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it has affected nearly every aspect of the nation's health care system.
The Guardian (14.10.2019) In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the tech revolution transforming the welfare system worldwide – while penalising the most vulnerable
sixthtone.com (09.10.2019) As China’s population continues to age, the country must increase the number of people paying into the system. But many workers in the informal sector aren’t interested.
Daily Express Online (10.10.2019) Socso scheme helps cut workers’ mishaps while commuting to work. Elopura Assemblyman, Calvin Chong, said awareness on road accidents involving workers heading to or from work is important. He said, according to a study by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros), about 30 to 40 per cent of accidents occur due to road users’ attitude.
computerweekly.com (04.10.2019) Local authorities in Sweden are using process automation through software to help social workers make decisions on benefits for claimants.