News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
29 April 2021
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Health
Family benefits
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
COVID-19
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

After over a year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to address existing and new social security coverage gaps due to extensive labour market disruptions continue to be at the forefront of governments’ agendas to minimize the negative impact of the crisis and protect people’s

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:
24 April 2020
Type:
Analysis
Topic:
Family benefits
Social assistance
Social policies & programmes
Shocks & extreme events
COVID-19

Families and children are among the population groups heavily affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and social security systems have responded rapidly to meet their specific needs.