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Newsletter October, 2020

UNDP suggests the introduction of a temporary basic income to protect poor and vulnerable people in developing countries

October, 2020
  • Measures of economic support for the most vulnerable have been adopted by certain countries;
  • The UNDP report is providing the cost of this measure, with three possible scenarios according to the financial possibility of the country

Federation of West African Employers’ Organisations (FOPAO) provides the business perspective to the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) on Covid-19 recovery

October, 2020
  • FOPAO focused on support companies, diversification, employment support, health and safety of workers beyond Covid-19.
Newsletter July, 2020

G20, OECD, ILO underline the importance of social protection measures, legislation & policies during Covid-19

July, 2020
  • Important gaps in social protection worldwide make it impossible to provide adequate relief during Covid-19
  • The establishment of a Global Fund for Social Protection is currently under consideration
Newsletter July, 2020

France: upskilling of agency workers agreed by the sectoral social partners

July, 2020
  • Social partners put in place a system supporting  the employability of agency workers

The Netherlands: a Bipartite Fund Increases Employability of Agencies’ Workers through a Voucher of 500 Euros for Training

July, 2020
  • Vouchers can be used for training on the job, or on-boarding at a client or at a regular employer.
  • So far 595 agency workers used the voucher to upscale their workers and fill vacancies of sectors in higher need. 

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