News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

News and analysis

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:
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:
1 July 2020
Type:
News
Region:
Africa
Topic:
Old-age pensions
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Social policies & programmes
ISSA institution

The 2020 ISSA Good Practice Award for Africa competition set new bars for the ISSA. The 97 entries and 36 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:
10 March 2020
Type:
News
Topic:
Health
Old-age pensions
Social policies & programmes
ISSA institution

In response to the new challenges emerging from aging populations, changing family structures, new technologies and the evolving labour market, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) is creating a new Special Working Group on Rehabilitation.

Published:
20 February 2020
Type:
News
Topic:
Old-age pensions
Digital economy

Does self-employment come at the cost of poverty in old age? A new report examines developments in terms of new forms of work, and implications for pension contributions and benefits. It finds that alternative forms of work are not necessarily excluded from social security coverage and pensions, but

Published:
1 October 2019
Type:
News
Topic:
Old-age pensions

On 1 October, the international community marks the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. The theme of this year’s International Day is the “Journey to Age Equality”. The choice of this theme reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, to reduce inequalities. This

Published:
20 July 2018
Type:
News
Topic:
Old-age pensions
Employment policies
Programme & evaluation
Policy Analysis
Inequalities

Inequalities across the life course impact the access to social security and therefore on the level of benefits. Women are particularly affected by these inequalities. During its recent European seminar on this issue, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and its members discussed