In Europe the gender gap, the difference between the gross pensions of men and women over 65 years of age, accounts for about 39%. There are some countries such as Luxemburg, Germany and England which are over 40%, while others such as Estonia, Lithuania and the Slovak Republic are under 10%. Most of the states, however, stand around 30%. This gender difference is certainly the result of inequality of treatment within the labor market, so another factor which is being considered as a proper analysis is the pay gap between men and women, that is, the difference in the hourly wage.
The MoveS network (Free Movement and Social Security Coordination) will organise a seminar in Salzburg (Austria) on 15-16 November 2018.
The seminar is being organised by MoveS in collaboration with its Austrian expert Elias Felten. MoveS is an EC-funded network of independent experts from 32 European countries coordinated by Eftheia and Deloitte.
It is being widely acknowledged that direct cash transfers to social protection beneficiaries may be a far more efficient instrument than indirect subsidies and price controls. However, direct cash benefit transfers cannot be effectively undertaken in absence of appropriate payment systems. This research aimed to study the existing payment systems in Bangladesh, bring out and present relevant lessons from global experience in designing improved payment systems, and recommend an appropriate payment system for Bangladesh.
This mapping report gives an overview of nine social protection programmes for people with disabilities. The programmes are all run by governments of low income or lower middle income states in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Many of the programmes have been established within the last decade, for example in Uganda, Kenya and Indonesia, and may still be in trial and error mode. Others are due to be re-designed within the coming year, such as the programmes of Sierra Leone and Bangladesh.
A project by the Institute for World Society at the University of Bielefeld in cooperation with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University in Ankara.