AMERICAS

ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas

3 December 2020 | Virtual

AMERICAS

ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas

3 December 2020 | Virtual

News and analysis

Published:
13 June 2023
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

The Pension Standardization Office (Oficina de Normalización Previsional – ONP) has taken over as host organization for the ISSA Liaison Office for the Andean Countries.

Published:
8 December 2021
Type:
News
Region:
Americas

The Virtual Social Security Forum for the Americas saw a record of over 1,000 registered participants. As a result, it became the most attended virtual event of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) to date, offering rich exchanges between social security institutions and

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Published:
19 November 2021
Type:

Analysis

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

In the Americas, as in the rest of the world, social security is a powerful instrument through which the public feels the presence of government. The quality of the social security experience is an important gauge of public satisfaction with government and political leadership; administrators thus have a compelling reason to strive for excellence in the administration of social security programmes.

Published:
19 November 2021
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
Governance and administration
Information and communication technology
Service quality
Error, evasion and fraud

The Americas region has entered a new era of service and improved management, one that successfully blends human skills and the innovative and enabling capacities of digital technologies, according to the new study by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) – Evolving management

Published:
12 November 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Americas
Topic:
Extension of coverage

Extending and maintaining social security coverage stands out as a perennial challenge for social security administrations in the Americas. The rapidly  evolving needs of different population groups, especially children, women and the elderly, as well as economic and sociopolitical changes and demographic and technological transitions, have brought about societal transformations with an ever-increasing number of people in need of social security protection.

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Published:
22 March 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Americas
Topic:
Information and communication technology
Contribution collection and compliance
Error, evasion and fraud
Guideline:
Error, Evasion and Fraud in Social Security Systems
Good Governance
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Information and Communication Technology

Social security evasion and fraud issues have high social and economic cost, create imbalances in social security accounts and ultimately lead to economic distortions that are not favourable to the functioning and competitiveness of the national economy. They also have a political impact because they undermine the reputation of the institutions that administer the social security programmes. It is estimated that evasion and fraud cause a 3 to 5 per cent income shortfall in social security systems and amount to up to 2 per cent of the gross domestic product of OECD countries (RAND Europe, 2014). These figures are likely to be higher in countries with less formal economies.

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Published:
12 March 2021
Type:

Analysis

Region:
Americas
Topic:
Old-age pensions
Social assistance

Non-contributory pensions, also known as social pensions, are an important component of rights-based universal social protection systems. They allow extending pension coverage relatively rapidly to elderly persons who are not covered by contributory schemes. Usually financed by general revenues and providing relatively modest benefits, eligibility for social pensions is often conditional on low income or certain other criteria.

Published:
3 December 2020
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the winner of the record-breaking ISSA Good Practice Award for the Americas competition. The total of 138 entries is the highest ever for any of the regional competitions organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) since 2008.

Published:
5 October 2020
Type:
News
Region:
Americas
Topic:
ISSA institution

The ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas will take place on 3 December 2020, under the theme “Towards a new normal: Challenges and opportunities”.