Published:
18 September 2020
Topic:
Shocks and extreme events
About the ISSA

On 10 September 2020, G20 labour and employment ministers met virtually to discuss the impact of, and necessary responses to, the COVID-19 crisis. Social protection was one of four priority areas highlighted in the declaration from the meeting. The ministers emphasized the need to work closely with

Published:
17 July 2020
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

To mitigate the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis, a significant number of countries have introduced temporary cash transfers to population groups in, or at risk of, poverty. These payments have responded to the specific needs of these vulnerable groups who are immediately affected by a reduction

Published:
9 July 2020
Region:
North Africa
Topic:
Governance and administration
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

North African countries reacted quite swiftly to the spread of the coronavirus. They declared national states of emergency, imposed widespread lockdowns and closed their borders from the very first cases of infection. Systems for testing and systematically monitoring confirmed cases were also put in

Published:
2 July 2020
Topic:
Migration
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a heavy toll on migrant workers around the globe, who are particularly vulnerable in terms of social protection coverage, and assistance is required from origin, transit and destination countries. While the specific type of support is linked to various factors, most

Published:
1 July 2020
Region:
Africa
Topic:
Old age - Pensions
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
About the ISSA

The 2020 ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa competition set new bars for the ISSA. The 96 entries and 35 participating social security institutions are the highest numbers ever. This is a clear attestation to the steadfast commitment of African members of the International Social Security

Published:
19 June 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

Malta implemented early measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and flatten the curve. Preparedness, physical isolation and quarantine, alongside a comprehensive programme of testing and contact tracing, allowed Malta to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

In addition to these public health

Published:
8 June 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

Social security measures have played a key role to mitigate the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19 in France. A comprehensive package of social security responses was launched when health emergency was declared on 16 March.

Published:
3 June 2020
Region:
Americas
Topic:
About the ISSA

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) has launched the call for participation in the ISSA Good Practice Award for the Americas 2020. This is a unique opportunity for social security institutions in the region to receive recognition for their innovations and achievements. In view of