News and analysis

News and analysis

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

Published:
5 February 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Health
Long-term care

The COVID-19 pandemic is further exposing significant challenges in many health and long-term care (LTC) systems driven by ageing societies. The need for strategies and solutions to support policymakers and social security institutions in facing the LTC challenge is fundamental to guarantee that no

Published:
4 February 2021
Type:
News
Topic:
Governance and administration
Human resources management
Innovation capacity
ICT
The technological transition
Communication

On 28 January 2021, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) drew a record participation to the ISSA Virtual Symposium on Leadership in Social Security, with 765 registered participants from 165 institutions in 101 countries. The presentations and discussions demonstrated the crucial

Published:
29 January 2021
Type:
News
Region:
Central Africa
East Africa
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Safety and health at work
COVID-19
Guideline:
Prevention of Occupational Risks

The World Congress Digital Meeting on 5-6 October 2020, was an opportunity to reflect on occupational safety and health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thought leaders from around the world discussed emerging innovations in addressing COVID-19 in the workplace, how the future of work is being

Published:
22 January 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Human resources management
Innovation capacity
ICT
The technological transition
COVID-19

At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the immediate response of governments has been massive in both scale and coverage, to cushion the health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic. A raft of emergency measures were urgently implemented including ad hoc income transfers and unemployment

Published:
21 January 2021
Type:
News
Topic:
Health
Return to work
COVID-19

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is stepping up its work on rehabilitation, and is taking into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rehabilitation needs and capacities. The recently established ISSA Working Group on Rehabilitation has ambitious plans for the next two

Published:
18 December 2020
Type:
News
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Migration
Bilateral agreement
COVID-19
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

As we mark International Migrants Day on 18 December, we put attention on how the COVID-19 pandemic has put a heavy toll on migrant workers around the globe. A recent report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) outlined how