Indo-German Programme on Universal Health Coverage (IGUHC)

PUBLICATIONS

Step it up for Gender Equality – at GIZ and around the World

The new GIZ Publication “Step it up for Gender Equality – at GIZ and around the World” showcase myriad approaches to promoting gender equality inside GIZ.Our project  IGSSP highlights its approaches through the case study (page 40) “ Advancing Gender Equality towards Universal Health Coverage: Social Health insurance for vulnerable families in India”. IGSSP is working on providing technical advice on applying a gender lens in the design and implementation of PM-JAY.

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Inclusive Insurance and the Sustainable Development Goals

This study by GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development examines how insurance contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the contribution of insurance to specific SDGs and their targets. The paper highlights the crucial role that insurance plays as a tool to achieve development goals beyond financial sector development.

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#eSkills4Girls: Free healthcare for women in India

A paper presents how women’s access to healthcare has improved with the Indian smart card based national health insurance scheme for the poor. Under Germany’s G20 presidency in 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) intends to raise awareness about the gender digital divide. To this end it is placing the topic #eSkills4Girls on the development policy agenda. The central demand of the #eSkills4Girls initiative is to improve women’s access to digital technologies and to promote the acquisition of digital skills by girls and women. A paper on India’s national health insurance scheme for the poor underlines how women’s access to healthcare has improved as a result of enrolment in the smart card based scheme.

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Integrated Public Service Delivery for Social Protection
This publication looks at international experiences with single window services, including the Single Window Service Centres project supported by GIZ – IGSSP in Karnataka.

Integrated public service delivery in the field of social protection is becoming increasingly popular in countries seeking to improve access to and performance of social protection programmes and services. In this context, a range of partner countries of German Development Cooperation have started with reforms over the last few years to move towards more integrated social protection systems. This publication looks at international experiences with single window services, including the project supported by GIZ – IGSSP in Karnataka.

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Simplifying delivery of social security benefits in Karnataka
This study mapped the processes adopted for key social security schemes in Karnataka, to identify aspects that affect access among unorganised workers.

The central and state governments in India have initiated several social security schemes for unorganised worker households. However, overlaps result in poor delivery of benefits and hardship for workers while accessing them. This study was undertaken by the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC). It mapped and reviewed the processes adopted for key social security schemes in Karnataka, in order to identify aspects that affect access to social security schemes among unorganised workers.

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German Sector Strategy on Social Protection
The objective of German development policy in the area of social protection is to support partner countries in protecting all parts of the population against all relevant risks.

The objective of German development policy in the area of social protection is to support partner countries in protecting all parts of the population – especially the poor – against all relevant risks. Germany’s internationally recognised experience in developing and modernising social protection systems within the framework of a social and eco-logical market economy forms the basis for the implementation of this concept in cooperation with the partner countries.

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Strengthening Social Protection Systems
An overview on how German development policy supports establishment of social protection systems in developing countries and emerging economies
German development policy supports establish social protection systems throughout the world. Besides advisory services and capacity development in social and community-based health insurance, these also include the increased provision of microinsurance and the extension of basic social protection programmes.

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Impact of ESHGS on quality of life of elders
The 2nd Indo‑German Social Security Paper assesses the impact of elderly self-help groups on lives of members in Bihar. The ESHGs have been supported by IGSSP.
The 2nd Indo‑German Social Security Paper is based on a survey to assess the impact of elderly self-help groups on the life of members in Bihar. The study examines changes that a pilot project supported by IGSSP has brought about over a three year period on economic, social and psychological aspects
that constitute quality of life for the elderly. It also assesses if the project has raised awareness of the elderly about their entitlements and their access to social benefits.

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