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Republic of Finland

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne on Tuesday called "healthy aging" to be put at the center of social policies world wide. Opening the two-day Silver Economy Forum in Helsinki, Rinne said Finland looks forward to a global action plan for healthy lives for everyone. Rinne said that aging population trend will bring together countries, businesses and NGOs. he forum is arranged by the Finnish government and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA).

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The national monitoring of the availability and use of information systems in healthcare in Finland revealed that the use of e-services in the exchange of health information among health service providers has increased.

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AINO-KAISA PEKONEN (Left Alliance), the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, has confirmed that the activation model for unemployment security will be scrapped. Abolishing the much-berated model was one of the main campaign promises of the Social Democratic Party, the winner of the parliamentary elections held in Finland in April. The compromise found by the five ruling parties, however, has stirred up doubts about whether the government is willing to deliver on the promise.

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Finland is the only EU country where homelessness is falling. Its secret? Giving people homes as soon as they need them – unconditionally. Tatu Ainesmaa turns 32 this summer, and for the first time in more than a decade he has a home he can truly say is his: an airy two-room apartment in a small, recently renovated block in a leafy suburb of Helsinki, with a view over birch trees.

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The City of Tampere, Finland will test a school transport decision system that makes proposals. There is no need for guardians to apply for the right for a child’s school transport; instead, the city automatically sends the decision on the granting of the subsidy. A software robot will check the right for school transport for the school year 2019–2020.

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Despite huge agricultural resources, a large segment of population in Sudan suffers from hunger and nutrition insecurity, mainly vulnerable groups such as children. Indeed, child malnutrition is a widespread phenomenon, particularly in rural areas, where most of the inhabitants live under the poverty line. Moreover, inequality in access to public services such as healthcare, education, and clean water is a prevailing phenomenon across all Sudanese states.

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Live event: The seminar presents a working paper that examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted to the employers of low-wage youth. The paper uses a triple differences strategy and both survey data and administrative data, covering the universe of South African workers. The results reveal that the system did not have a positive influence on the employment rate of eligible workers.

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Unemployed people derive significant psychological benefits from receiving a fixed amount of financial support from the state, according to a landmark experiment into basic income in Finland that highlights the disadvantages of the country’s existing means-tested system. Initial results of the two-year study had already shown that its 2,000 participants were no more and no less likely to work than their counterparts receiving traditional unemployment benefit.

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Presentation held on the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development Side Event on “Innovations for Inequality Reducing Social Protection Policies in Europe and Africa”, on February 14th 2019.

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Presentation held on the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development Side Event on “Innovations for Inequality Reducing Social Protection Policies in Europe and Africa”, on February 14th 2019.

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