Published:
24 March 2020
Topic:
Contribution collection and compliance
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

As part of emergency measures to support companies in the context of the dramatically decreasing economic activity due to the coronavirus, many governments and social security institutions have temporarily postponed or reduced social security contribution obligations. The major objective of such

Published:
20 March 2020
Topic:
Health
Social policies & programmes
Shocks and extreme events

Cash sickness benefit schemes have historically been among the first social security measures put in place. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, such schemes are receiving renewed attention, and governments are expanding them significantly.

Published:
10 March 2020
Topic:
Health
Old age - Pensions
Social policies & programmes
About the ISSA

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 Workgroup on Rehabilitation.

Published:
6 March 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes

For International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) interviewed Ms Hamdah Al-Shamsi, Advisor of the Chairman of the Board at the Public Authority for Social Insurance, Oman. As a member of the ISSA Bureau and different ISSA technical commissions, Ms Al

Published:
6 March 2020
Topic:
Social policies & programmes

Ms Patricia Koizan Gbani is one of the many women working to advance social security both at the national and international level. Ms Koizan Gbani is Financial and Accounting Director at the Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund of Côte d’Ivoire, and in October 2019 she was re

Published:
4 March 2020
Topic:
Shocks and extreme events

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, on regional and global economic outlooks, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) highlights the key role played by social security in reducing the related social and economic impact. Calling for preparation for an increased need

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