Digital economy

Digital Economy and Social Security Observatory

The Digital Economy will profoundly transform our daily life, how we work and how we live.

The Observatory will provide ISSA members with an understanding of the opportunities and the challenges it will present to social security administrations.

It will look at this transformation from two angles: the changing environment in which social security institutions evolve and how Social Security institutions themselves will be impacted and can respond to these challenges.

 

Economic impact

The increasing impact of the digital economy will likely see changes in capital versus labour market share, changes in job organisation, economic transformation and focus on new industries.

Whilst job losses are likely in some industries, this may have an impact on competiveness and productivity meaning a slowdown in delocalisation and more competitive developed economies.

Therefore the same industries may lose certain types of jobs but gain others. Countries’ industrial strategies are likely to change to greater focus on value added industries and those that respond to the challenges of this century, most notably climate change and the scarcity of natural resources.

Unemployment systems are likely to have to adapt to provide a more holistic approach taking into account partial employment, flexible work and individuals having numerous careers.

The financing of social security will need to be rethought in the context of this transformation including current and future ideas to adapt to these changes, such as basic income , flat rate fixed benefits and the taxation of different means of production.

Whilst social security systems will continue to meet life cycle needs, institutions will increasingly act as a catalyst and support to these changes and at the same time take policy decision to ensure sustainability and the payment of adequate benefits.

Ten global challenges for social security

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3 October 2017

(GOVUP, July 2017) La plataformización del trabajo es un concepto que, si bien es relativamente reciente, ha irrumpido con fuerza en el mercado laboral a nivel global. Si bien es cierto que nuestro marco normativo dista mucho de otras regulaciones, como la estadounidense, con distintos parámetros de contratación y, en definitiva, de relación laboral. Bajo esta premisa, y con el objetivo de despejar muchas de las incógnitas que sobrevuelan sobre el tema del trabajo en las plataformas digitales, la Asociación Española de la Economía Digital (Adigital) con el apoyo de GoVup, policy lab de innovación pública, hemos elaborado un informe que recoge las principales ideas que rigen este nuevo marco de relación económica entre individuos y empresas, de la mano de varios expertos en la materia, y que propone una serie de cambios normativos para contribuir a normalizar esta actividad de futuro.

2 October 2017

 The Economic Times (28.09.2017)  Government has saved Rs 58,000 crore through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme used in various subsidy programmes, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. The electronics and IT minister said the government is utilising digital technology to bring about changes that benefit poor and underprivileged.

2 October 2017

ft.com (27.09.2017) Ride-hailing app seeks to overturn ruling on status of UK workers

27 September 2017

Accenture 2016 - Digital platform companies are transforming the way we do business by creating vast markets, compelling customer experiences and new ways to innovate. But how will small and traditional companies find success in a platform landscape dominated by digital born companies? This report identifies the critical platform success factors for businesses and policy makers.

27 September 2017

Merca20 (26.09.2017) El tema de la presencia de los robots y bots en la industria reporta un crecimiento importante desde hace varios años, sectores como el automotriz, farmacéutico, manufacturero, el de seguridad, incluso los hemos visto en periodismo y publicidad. Esto ha hecho surgir la pregunta si en algún momento sustituiría a los humanos.

26 September 2017

ft.com (22.09.2017) Signing up with the likes of Uber or Deliveroo offers flexibility, but the isolation and stress can take their toll

26 September 2017

Reuters (25.09.2017) The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the “gig economy”, and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality.

21 September 2017

 allAfrica.com (14.09.2017) With the commodities crisis crippling the economies of countries like South Africa and Nigeria, it's become more important than ever that Africans develop the blueprint for their own start-up nations. While industrialization is an appealing path to growth for countries like Ethiopia, more nations should value the developmental potential sitting in front of them: Africa's large informal sector.

21 September 2017

El Espectador (19.09.2017) Lo cuenta Juanita Rodríguez Kattah, la gerente de Colombia 4.0, el evento digital más importante del año. Es la cumbre de industrias creativas digitales, el evento más grande que tiene el Mintic, que todos los años ha venido creciendo y que nos cuenta las últimas tendencias en contenidos digitales. ¿Qué es todo eso en realidad? Es hablar de animación, videojuegos, música digital, temas de emprendimiento digital, monetización y publicidad digital, cómo cambian los medios con este cuento de la cuarta revolución digital, uno cómo se debe cuidar en internet con temas de seguridad digital... entonces esos son los temas de los que vamos a hablar durante cuatro días en Colombia 4.0.

21 September 2017

luzernerzeitung (13.09.2017) DIGITALISIERUNG ⋅ Der Erfolg von Online-Plattformen wie AirB&B und Uber haben auch Auswirkungen auf die Schweizer Arbeitswelt: Hunderttausende Personen gehen inzwischen einer Arbeit über eine Online-Plattform nach. Syndicom pocht auf die Einhaltung der Arbeitsrechte.

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