Virtual Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific

22–24 February 2022 | Virtual

Virtual Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific

22–24 February 2022 | Virtual

News

Published:
3 March 2022
Type:
News
Region:
Asia and Pacific

The ISSA Virtual Social Security Forum for Asia and the Pacific demonstrated why this is one of the most dynamic regions in the world when it comes to social security. The Virtual Forum delivered three days of learning, sharing and networking to over 700 registered participants.

Published:
22 February 2022
Type:
News
Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
Governance and administration
Extension of coverage
Population ageing
Social policies & programmes
COVID-19

Social security will play a more critical role in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it cannot do so alone. This is one of the key conclusions of a new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), outlining five main priority areas for social security in Asia and the

Published:
22 February 2022
Type:
News
Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
Technological transition
Extension of coverage
Guideline:
Administrative Solutions for Coverage Extension

The Social Security Administering Body for Health (BPJS Kesehatan), Indonesia, has won the ISSA Good Practice Award for Asia and the Pacific for its National Health Security Programme. This is the largest single-payer health scheme in the world, and the BPJS Kesehatan received the award during the

Indian group cheering, raising hands
Published:
15 February 2022
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Asia and Pacific

There are emerging signs that the global economy is beginning to recover from the COVID‑19 crisis. A wide divergence in the pace of recovery across the world is anticipated. In Asia and the Pacific, the more developed economies are likely to have a faster rebound than those that are less developed. Generally, the poor – and those who fell into poverty because of the crisis – face an uncertain period of hardship.

Portrait of lovely young Vietnamese helpdesk operator
Published:
9 February 2022
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
Governance and administration
Information and communication technology
Contribution collection and compliance
Service quality
Error, evasion and fraud

Social security institutions are an important face of government and serve as important barometers of public opinion for a country’s political leadership. This is one compelling reason that drives administrators to strive for service excellence in the administration of social security programmes.

Portrait of a businesswoman wearing protective facemask using digital tablet in co-working office space
Published:
2 February 2022
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Asia and Pacific
Topic:
COVID-19

The region of Asia and the Pacific is home to over 60 per cent of the global population. The COVID‑19 pandemic provoked a crisis that destroyed millions of jobs and livelihoods. Across the region, its impacts and government responses to it have differed widely. While there were 640 million multidimensional poor people in the region in 2019, the pandemic’s socioeconomic impacts may double this figure (ESCAP, ADB and UNDP, 2021). Like in other regions, the pandemc imperils progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular by reversing gains in poverty reduction (ILO, 2021a, p. 19).