News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
26 March 2021
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
COVID-19
Guideline:
Return to Work and Reintegration
Prevention of Occupational Risks
Workplace Health Promotion

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of safety, health and well-being, and the role that social security institutions play to support their beneficiaries in navigating through the pandemic. By promoting a prevention culture, governments, workers, employers and social security

Published:
22 March 2021
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Information and communication technology
Contribution collection and compliance
Error, evasion and fraud
Guideline:
Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems
Good Governance
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Information and Communication Technology

Social security evasion and fraud issues have high social and economic cost, create imbalances in social security accounts and ultimately lead to economic distortions that are not favourable to the functioning and competitiveness of the national economy. They also have a political impact because

Published:
12 March 2021
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Old-age pensions
Social assistance

Non-contributory pensions, also known as social pensions, are an important component of rights-based universal social protection systems. They allow extending pension coverage relatively rapidly to elderly persons who are not covered by contributory schemes. Usually financed by general revenues and

Published:
3 December 2020
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the winner of the record-breaking ISSA Good Practice Award for the Americas competition. The total of 138 entries is the highest ever for any of the regional competitions organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) since 2008.

Published:
2 December 2020
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Pensions
Unemployment
Difficult-to-cover groups
Social assistance
COVID-19

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing gaps in social security coverage. The crisis' impact is particularly severe in low- and middle-income countries where many workers, especially those in the informal sector, have no access to any form of social protection. The crisis prompted

Published:
10 November 2020
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Difficult-to-cover groups
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security. However, the realization of the human right to social security remains a declaration of intent rather than an enforceable right for a significant share of the

Published:
4 November 2020
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Health
Medical care
Maternity
Service quality
Social policies & programmes
Gender inequalities

Building fairer and more inclusive societies requires reversing the root causes of gender inequality. Access to social security is an important step in this regard, as it promotes the economic empowerment of women. Importantly, social security systems must be designed and delivered in a gender

Published:
16 October 2020
Type:
Analysis
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Governance and administration
Human resource management
Information and communication technology
Service quality

People and technology sustain business and services. As new information and communication technologies were acquired, social security institutions in the Americas woke early to the efficiencies of blending human skills and digital technologies.

Published:
5 October 2020
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

The ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas will take place on 3 December 2020, under the theme “Towards a new normal: Challenges and opportunities”.