News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Gender inequalities

On 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates International Women’s Day through interviews with women that play a central role in our global quest to deliver excellence in social security. The focus of the interviews is on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Gender inequalities

On 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates International Women’s Day through interviews with women that play a central role in our global quest to deliver excellence in social security. The focus of the interviews is on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Gender inequalities

On 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates International Women’s Day through interviews with women that play a central role in our global quest to deliver excellence in social security. The focus of the interviews is on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Gender inequalities

On 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates International Women’s Day through interviews with women that play a central role in our global quest to deliver excellence in social security. The focus of the interviews is on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Opinion
Topic:
Gender inequalities

On 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates International Women’s Day through interviews with women that play a central role in our global quest to deliver excellence in social security. The focus of the interviews is on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality and

Published:
5 March 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Human resources management
Innovation capacity

No one could have imagined nor anticipated the global disruptions that happened in 2020. For many social security institutions, the severe health risks and safety protocols of the pandemic required a seismic shift of operations to digital technologies. In one fell swoop, teleworking, online

Published:
26 February 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Sickness cash benefits
Family benefits
Unemployment
COVID-19

The closure of childcare centres and schools resulting from the COVID-19 lockdown measures has imposed a heavy strain on families, both on the children and their parents, and especially the mothers. The pandemic exposed yet again the preponderance of women in childcare and housework, raising once

Published:
19 February 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Governance and administration
Social Policies & Programmes
COVID-19

Social protection systems have been one of the most effective instruments to mitigate the social, economic and health impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Governments worldwide moved swiftly to extend and adapt existing schemes and create new benefits to protect employment, prevent poverty and facilitate

Published:
15 February 2021
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Europe
Topic:
Contribution Collection and Compliance
COVID-19

As part of the wider economic stimulus packages to respond to the second wave of COVID-19, governments continue to temporarily defer the collection of social security contributions (SSC), or to exempt from or reduce the contribution payments of some population groups. To date, 68 countries have