News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
1 July 2020
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:
19 June 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

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 &extreme events
COVID-19

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:
ISSA institution

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

Published:
29 May 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

A series of substantial measures have been taken in the Argentine Republic in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Of particular note among these are the financial bolstering of social security benefits, the strengthening of institutions’ digital customer-service channels and the launch of measures to

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:
15 May 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

In Spain, the government introduced a significant number of social security measures to mitigate the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19. The National Social Security Institute (INSS) and the General Treasury of Social Security (TGSS) have played a key role in implementing these measures

Published:
30 April 2020
Topic:
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

In the People’s Republic of China, social security measures were an important component of the government’s emergency response in the context of COVID-19. The combination of adaptations to social security contributions and benefits with adjustments to operational processes and service delivery

Published:
24 April 2020
Topic:
Occupational accidents and diseases
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) wants to pay tribute to all the courageous health workers who risk their lives to save others during the global COVID-19 pandemic.