News and analysis

News and analysis

Published:
24 April 2020
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.

Published:
9 April 2020
Topic:
Employment
Extension of coverage
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

The self-employed are a key pillar of economic activity in many countries. While often belonging to lower income groups, their social security protection is usually significantly less comprehensive than the one provided to employees. Due to the coronavirus crisis, many governments have taken

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

Worldwide almost 2.4 million people die due to an occupational disease, compared to 0.38 million that die because of a work accident. Insurance covering occupational diseases is an important pillar of social security and a safety net to all workers who may be exposed to chemical, physical or

Published:
24 March 2020
Topic:
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Social Policies & Programmes
Shocks &extreme events
COVID-19

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 &extreme events
COVID-19

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
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 Workgroup on Rehabilitation.

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