Published:
9 October 2020
Office:
BRICS
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Social Policies & Programmes
ISSA institution
Digital economy

The COVID-19 crisis is driving rapid transformation and innovation in the labour market, social security and occupational safety and health. At today’s Sixth BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) emphasised the need to take advantage of

Published:
27 May 2020
Topic:
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
Digital economy

The future of work is a challenge for social security systems around the world. While participation in platform work or the “gig economy” is still relatively small – approximately one per cent of the global adult population – this is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.  The risk is

Published:
20 February 2020
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:
15 October 2019
Topic:
Digital economy

A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was produced for the World Social Security Forum, October 2019.