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The Covid-19 crisis: A catalyst for government transformation?

oecd.org (10.11.2020) This OECD COVID-19 policy brief examines how and to what extent the crisis has served as a catalyst for government transformation. It draws these observations and analysis from over 400 cases and initiatives captured in the OECD’s COVID-19 Innovative Responses Tracker.

E-services, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/the-covid-19-crisis-a-catalyst… pmassetti
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted barriers to vital digital financial services for refugees

Euronews (24.11.2020) How do you get by without a bank account? This is a question asked daily by millions of refugees worldwide who simply don’t have access to standard financial services. Even the digital and online services that many of us take for granted - tools that help us to save,…

E-services, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.euronews.com/2020/11/24/the-covid-19-crisis-has-highlighted-barrier… pmassetti
Belgique : les mécanismes de droit passerelle prolongés et amplifiés belgium

(25.10.2020) Le Conseil des ministres a validé vendredi la prolongation du droit passerelle jusqu’au 31 décembre et le doublement des montants du droit passerelle de crise.  Concrètement, le droit passerelle permet d’offrir une garantie de revenu minimum aux indépendants qui, après avoir…

The Council of Ministers validated the extension of the gateway fee (droit de passerelle) until December 31 and the doubling of the amounts of the crisis gateway fee. Concretely, the bridging right makes it possible to offer a guarantee of minimum income to the self-employed who, after having…

Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.rtbf.be/info/belgique/detail_coronavirus-en-belgique-les-mecanismes… pmassetti
Switzerland: Extension of partial unemployment and simplification of procedures switzerland

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO (29.10.2020) By paying the compensation in the event of reduced working hours (RHT),…

The Federal Council has decided to maintain the simplified procedure for the notice of reduced working hours (RHT) and the summary procedure for the counting of the reduction in working hours until the end of December 2020. Thus, Until December 31, 2020, only the “RHT COVID-19 Procedure” should…

Employment, Extension of coverage, Service quality, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.seco.admin.ch/seco/fr/home/Arbeit/neues_coronavirus/kurzarbeit.html siha
Switzerland: Coronavirus: compensation for reduced working hours for on-call workers switzerland

Federal Council (28.10.2020) On October 28, 2020, the Federal Council amended the Covid-19 unemployment insurance ordinance. With this change, the right to compensation for reduced working hours is granted to on-call workers who have an indefinite contract. The change comes into effect…

The Federal Council amended the Covid-19 unemployment insurance ordinance. With this change, the right to compensation for reduced working hours is granted to on-call workers who have an indefinite contract. The change comes into effect retroactively on September 1, 2020.

Coronavirus: compensation for reduced working hours for on-call workers

Employment, Extension of coverage, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.seco.admin.ch/seco/fr/home/seco/nsb-news.msg-id-80891.html siha
Where is the Money Coming From? : Ten Stylized Fact on Financing Social Protection Responses to COVID-19

worldbank.org (nov 2020) The unprecedented and ongoing scale-up of social protection responses to the COVID-19 pandemic dwarf the response to the Great Recession. But how are countries financing such scale-up efforts? This note lays out ten stylized findings from a rapid review of social…

Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail… pmassetti
Monaco: Covid-19/ Youth employment assistance monaco

Public service  (19.11.2020) Employment assistance for young Monegasques or residents, under the age of 26, looking for a first job or first permanent professional integration, registered with the Commission for the Integration of Graduates and the Youth Employment Unit allows companies that…

Employment assistance for young Monegasques or residents, under the age of 26, looking for a first job or first permanent professional integration, registered with the Commission for the Integration of Graduates and the Youth Employment Unit allows companies that recruit them to benefit from…

Youth employment assistance

Employment, Employment of young workers, Covid-19 covid19, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://service-public-entreprises.gouv.mc/Covid-19/Relance-economique/Emploi/M… siha
Monaco: Renewal of Partial Exemption from Employers' Charges (EPCP) measure monaco

Service Public (19.11.2020) As part of the Principality's economic recovery plan, the Government has decided to renew the Partial Exemption from Employers' Charges (EPCP) measure . From now on, new sectors…

The Partial Exemption from Employers' Charges (EPCP) of Autonomous pension fund (CAR) and Social…

Principles and Conditions

Extension of coverage, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Covid-19 contribution collection, covid19, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://service-public-entreprises.gouv.mc/Covid-19/Relance-economique/Aide-aux… siha
Covid-19 and the U.S. Safety Net united states

NBER (October 2020) This working paper examine trends in employment, earnings, and incomes over the last two decades in the United States, and how the safety net has responded to changing fortunes, including the shutdown of the economy in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The U.S. safety net is…

Covid-19 covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.nber.org/papers/w27911 pmassetti
Bosnia and Herzegovina: increase in budget to provide liquidity support to the most vulnerable sectors / activities bosnia-herzegovina

fbihvlada.gov.ba (16.10.2020)

The Government of the Federation of BiH adopted the Decree on Intervention Measures to Support Vulnerable Sectors of the FBiH Economy in the Circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The general objective is to provide…

The Government of the Federation of BiH adopted the Decree on Intervention Measures to Support Vulnerable Sectors of the FBiH Economy in the Circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The general objective is to provide liquidity support to the most vulnerable…

Unemployment, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.fbihvlada.gov.ba/bosanski/aktuelno_v2.php?akt_id=8872 cambrosio
EU: COVID-19: Presidency and Parliament reach political agreement on REACT-EU - Consilium european union

The EU is making additional financial resources available to the member states to strengthen cohesion and boost the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The German Presidency of the Council and the European Parliament today reached a political agreement on REACT-EU, an emergency…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/11/18/covid-19-pre… pmassetti
Official website of the Russian BRICS Chairmanship in 2020 Russian Federation

October 2020 . See in particular the Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment 

brics Published_SS_Monitor https://eng.brics-russia2020.ru/documents/ pmassetti
Spain: Social Security pays tomorrow 234.21 million euros in benefits to more than 256,000 self-employed workers spain

La Seguridad Social abona mañana viernes 234,21 millones de euros a más de 256.000 trabajadores autónomos a los que les ha sido reconocida alguna de las prestaciones puestas en marcha para paliar la situación de este colectivo como consecuencia de la pandemia de la COVID-19.

La Seguridad Social abona mañana viernes 234,21 millones de euros a más de 256.000 trabajadores autónomos a los que les ha sido reconocida alguna de las prestaciones puestas en marcha para paliar la situación de este colectivo como consecuencia de la pandemia de la COVID-19.

The Spanish Social Security Institution will pay 234.21 million euros to more than 256,000 self-employed workers who have been granted some of the benefits implemented to alleviate the situation of this group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cash transfers, Covid-19 coverage, covid19, self-employed Published Measures summary https://revista.seg-social.es/2020/10/29/la-seguridad-social-paga-manana-23421-… mmarquez
Bangladesh: Govt caps MFS’s cash-out charge for safety net funds bangladesh

thedailystar.net  (16.11.2020) The government decision to distribute the fund under its social safety net programme through mobile financial services will ensure transparency and bring more unbanked people under the formal financial system, according to industry people.

Cash transfers Published_SS_Monitor https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/govt-caps-mfss-cash-out-charge-safet… pmassetti
Slovenia: Extended three public invitations for subsidized employment of the unemployed slovenia

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF SLOVENIA (11.11.2020) Incentives for the employment of persons from the training workshop program, the monthly subsidy amounts to EUR 740. It is paid 6 times for a minimum of 6 months of employment or 12 times for a minimum of 12 months of uninterrupted employment. …

Incentives for the employment of persons from the training workshop program, the monthly subsidy amounts to EUR 740. It is paid 6 times for a minimum of 6 months of employment or 12 times for a minimum of 12 months of uninterrupted employment.  Subsidized employment is financed by the Republic…

Employment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ess.gov.si/obvestila/obvestilo/podaljsana-tri-javna-povabila-za-sub… siha
Slovenia: Extended three public invitations for subsidized employment of the unemployed slovenia

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF SLOVENIA (11.11.2020) Incentives for the employment of persons from the training workshop program, the monthly subsidy amounts to EUR 740. It is paid 6 times for a minimum of 6 months of employment or 12 times for a minimum of 12 months of uninterrupted employment. …

Incentives for the employment of persons from the training workshop program, the monthly subsidy amounts to EUR 740. It is paid 6 times for a minimum of 6 months of employment or 12 times for a minimum of 12 months of uninterrupted employment.  Subsidized employment is financed by the Republic…

Employment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 Emergency grants, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ess.gov.si/obvestila/obvestilo/podaljsana-tri-javna-povabila-za-sub… siha
Slovenia: Extended three public invitations for subsidized employment of the unemployed slovenia

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF SLOVENIA (11.11.2020) The monthly subsidy for permanent employment of unemployed young people with permanent residence in western Slovenia (cohesion region) amounts to EUR  208. It can be paid for a  maximum of 24 months. The employment relationship must be concluded for an…

The monthly subsidy for permanent employment of unemployed young people with permanent residence in western Slovenia (cohesion region) amounts to EUR  208. It can be paid for a  maximum of 24 months. The employment relationship must be concluded for an indefinite period. 

Employment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ess.gov.si/obvestila/obvestilo/podaljsana-tri-javna-povabila-za-sub… siha
Slovenia: Extended three public invitations for subsidized employment of the unemployed slovenia

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF SLOVENIA (11.11.2020) As part of the public invitation Zaposli.me , employers can obtain a subsidy for the employment of people over 30 who have lost their jobs for business reasons, due to bankruptcy, liquidation or compulsory settlement as a result of the COVID-19…

Employers can obtain a subsidy for the employment of people over 30 who have lost their jobs for business reasons, due to bankruptcy, liquidation or compulsory settlement as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic , by registering  in the unemployment register in the period from March 13, 2020 to…

As part of the public invitation Zaposli.me , employers can obtain a subsidy for the employment of people over 30 who have lost their jobs for business reasons, due to bankruptcy, liquidation or compulsory settlement as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic , by registering  in our unemployment regis

Employment, Unemployment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, self-employed, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.ess.gov.si/obvestila/obvestilo/podaljsana-tri-javna-povabila-za-sub… siha
Slovenia: ACP6 measures relating to work, family and social affairs slovenia

GOV.SI (11.11.2020) The ACP6 introduces higher bonuses for care home employees. According to the law, bonuses for working in the grey and red zones are 30% of the salary base and apply regardless of whether or not an epidemic has been officially declared. In this way, employees are additionally…

The ACP6 introduces higher bonuses for care home employees. According to the law, bonuses for working in the grey and red zones are 30% of the salary base and apply regardless of whether or not an epidemic has been officially declared. In this way, employees are additionally compensated for…

Health, Employment, Human resources management, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.si/en/news/2020-11-11-acp6-measures-relating-to-work-family-and… siha
Romania: Parliament expands the list of people who can retire 2 years earlier romania

Legestart (10.11.2020) The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a legislative proposal that provides for the extension of the categories of persons benefiting from the reduction by 2 years of the standard retirement age because they lived at least 30 years in areas with residual pollution, being…

The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a legislative proposal that provides for the extension of the categories of persons benefiting from the reduction by 2 years of the standard retirement age because they lived at lea

Old age Pensions, Service quality, Shocks &extreme events climate change, services quality Published Measures summary https://legestart.ro/parlamentul-extinde-lista-persoanelor-care-se-pot-pensiona… siha
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cabinet approves further 81M leva to fight Covid-19 spread bulgaria

The Sofia Globe (09.11.2020) Bulgaria’s Government has approved an additional 81 million leva, or about 41.4 million euro, for the country’s healthcare system to help fight the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country. The funding will cover the rest of 2020.

65 million leva …

Bulgaria’s Government has approved an additional 81 million leva, or about 41.4 million euro, for the country’s healthcare system to help fight the rising number of Covid-19 infections in the country.

Additionally, the Cabinet approved the allocation of 16 million leva from the National…

Bulgaria’s Government has approved an additional 81 million leva, or about 41.4 million euro, for the country’s healthcare system to help fight the rising number of Covid-19 i

Health, Cash transfers, Financing, Covid-19 covid19, service delivery, services quality Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://sofiaglobe.com/2020/11/09/bulgarian-cabinet-approves-further-81m-leva-t… siha
US: Prop 22: why Uber's victory in California could harm gig workers nationwide united states

The Guardian (11.11.2020) Ballot measure exempting ride-sharing companies from treating drivers as employees could serve as model for future laws

Digital economy Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/11/california-proposition-22-uber-… pmassetti
European Commission: 2020 Annual Report of the Social Protection Committee european union

European Commission (09.11.2020) The report analyses the progress towards the Europe 2020 target on reducing poverty and social exclusion, together with the latest social trends to watch, and presents the key structural social challenges in each Member State. However, following the COVID-19…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&amp%3BcatId=89&amp%3BnewsId=9820… pmassetti
Georgia: support program for small entrepreneurs within the framework of Enterprise Georgia will be expanded georgia

gov.ge (17.09.2020)

According to the government's decision, the support program for small entrepreneurs within the framework of Enterprise Georgia will be expanded from 5 October. Specifically, the government increased the budget of this program to 41 million GEL and increased the volume…

According to the government's decision, the support program for small entrepreneurs within the framework of Enterprise Georgia will be expanded from 5 October. Specifically, the government increased the budget of this program to 41 million GEL and increased the volume of one-off funding as well…

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia began today's session of the government by discussing the epidemiological situation.
According to the head of the government, recently there has been a clear trend of an increase in the number of infections; however, the situation is manageable and fu

Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary http://gov.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=547&info_id=77283 cambrosio
Liechtenstein: COVID-19 daily allowance extended until the end of the year liechtenstein

llv.li (29.09.2020)

At its meeting on September 29, the government decided to extend the period of validity for the payment of the COVID-19 daily allowance beyond September until the end of the year in view of current developments. The deadlines in the guideline for the payment of daily…

The government decided to extend the period of validity for the payment of the COVID-19 daily allowance beyond September until the end of the year in view of current developments. The deadlines in the guideline for the payment of daily allowances due to measures to combat the coronavirus have…

Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.llv.li/medienmitteilungen/detail/4018/covid-19-taggeld-bis-ende-jah… cambrosio