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The state of New Jersey introduced a new program offering a free beer to those who get a Covid-19 vaccine during May 2021. The New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter that the state was teaming up with over a dozen breweries for the “Shot and a Beer” project. “We’re launching our ‘Shot and a Beer’ program to encourage eligible New Jerseyans ages 21+ to get vaccinated,” Murphy said. “Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination ...

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New Yorkers who haven't gotten their vaccines are being offered free tickets to about a dozen NYC institutions and attractions if they go get their shot. People who got their vaccines would get free tickets and deals to the New York Aquarium, the New York Botanical Garden, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Bronx Zoo, membership to the Public Theater, tickets to Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York City Football Club and the NYC Ferry.

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The Global Initiative for Budget Transparency GIFT network with support from the OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund has created a practical guide to help governments identify the data sets and data fields that should be collected for internal processes and disclosed to ensure transparency is embedded in their COVID-19 policy response and relief packages.
Learn more about our guide:
http://www.fiscaltransparency.net/documents/GuideforFiscalDataCOVIDV_1_1_0.pdf

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TraffikFlo is a simple to install, easy to use, low cost traffic light to help locations manage capacity limits. We have a retail, restaurant and Caution version that is being used in locations across North America. The sign can be set up anywhere, powered by a power cable or battery pack and is paired using an app or web browser to control the lights.

It has been a huge success however we are struggling to reach our target audience.

When consumers find out about TraffikFlo w...

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The City of London Corporation and the Financial Conduct Authority are collaborating on a Digital Sandbox Pilot to support financial services innovation that responds to the challenges of Covid-19. The pilot trials features in a digital testing environment that support early stage technology development and quicker innovation.

The pilot is open to technology solutions that address one of three key challenges exacerbated by Covid-19: preventing fraud and scams, assisting the financia...

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One of the most innovative projects that took place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is the collaboration between OAED and Google Hellas as members of the National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs. Both institutions will take up joint initiatives to effectively address the digital gap in the labour market, the professional reintegration of unemployed persons and the enhancement of digital economy and society. In this framework projects evolving online training and traineeship in businesse...

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For Greece tourism is a key pillar of the economy and has suffered a great deal in the new conditions shaped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wishing to regulate this critical situation and enable citizens to go on the much needed vacation OAED developed a new programme of Social Tourism* by expanding the number of vouchers to 300.000 for both employees and unemployed persons. Also for the first time there is a subsidy for ferry tickets, the maximum duration of nights is increased, the privat...

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Amidst the COVID-19 crisis OAED has developed a fast paced programme of digitally upgrading its services aiming at providing distance services to citizens. OAED has already implemented a wide range programme of digital transformation which includes the following:

• Development of web-services in collaboration with the Interoperabiltiy Centre for over 40 services to citizens and businesses aiming at the full digitalisation of submitting and approving claims so we can achieve a unifi...

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Many businesses have been heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, especially micro, small and medium enterprises. To support these businesses during the pandemic, the Cianjur District Office for Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises launched an online consultation program called OK UMKM where businesses can ask for advice as well as manage requests for licenses, permits, and other certification such as halal certification.

Instead of developing a new smart...

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A significant proportion of Bali’s residents rely on domestic and international tourism for income. With the COVID-19 pandemic all but bringing an end to tourism for now, many people’s livelihoods have been significantly negatively affected in Bali. Thousands of tourism workers have lost their jobs or have seen their businesses collapse.

In response, the Badung District Industry and Workforce Office decided to provide financial support to workers who have lost their jobs, been told ...

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JOGO TONGGO is the Javanese phrase for “look after your neighbour”. The program encourages residents of Central Java Province to return to traditional community support values and activities to ensure that everyone gets through the COVID-19 pandemic together. JOGO TONGGO encourages people to work together to guard each others’ health by not entering other people’s houses and ensuring distance is kept when meeting face-to-face, and by supporting each others’ financial resilience by sharing ...

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The Makassar City Library Services Office in South Sulawesi runs a variety of library outreach activities, such as mobile library services and travelling storytelling. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, these face-to-face activities had to cease operation. To keep children entertained and ensure they remain intellectually active during the pandemic, the Makassar City Library Services Office came up with the idea to run storytelling events online. Called DONGKELOR, or Online Travelling ...

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Like many other districts throughout Indonesia, Banyuwangi District in East Java has been hit hard by COVID-19 on both the health and economic fronts. The district has been a burgeoning tourism location in recent years; with the pandemic, tourists have all but disappeared from Banyuwangi.

Banyuwangi has been implementing the Smart Kampung (Smart Village) program for a number of years now, increasingly integrating technology and the internet into public services. In response to the C...

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With schools across Indonesia closed since April 2020, many students and teachers are struggling to participate in online learning. Schools have had to be creative and innovative in how they respond to the pandemic and implement learning and teaching activities to ensure education continues while chances for the virus to spread are reduced.

Nearly 60% of Pacitan District is hilly, making both physical access and internet access difficult for residents. Villages are also located rela...

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Like many areas in Indonesia, South Sulawesi Province frequently encountered problems when families of deceased COVID-19 patients attempted to forcibly take the bodies home from hospitals. This occurred for a number of reasons, namely that Islamic belief says that burial procedures should be conducted within 24 hours of death, but also that many families do not understand that they can still contract the virus from a deceased patient’s body. Other families, meanwhile, do not believe that C...

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COVID-19 is highly contagious. In order to ensure the safety of personnel, COVID-19 hospitals must have standardised airborne infection handling systems. Rumah Sakit Paru Jember (Jember Lung Hospital) in East Java has developed a technology called ‘Burning System COVID-19’ (‘BUSY COVID-19’). The system includes negative pressure isolation rooms, an air ‘burning’ mechanisme, and air filtration and temperature control. The BUSY COVID-19 system is easy to use and cheaper than other comparable...

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In Sleman District, Yogyakarta, staff from the District Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Office are often seen travelling around the area’s towns and villages alike in their ‘SIE MOLIN’ car. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIE MOLIN - which stands for ‘Mobil Perlindungan Perempuan dan Anak’, or ‘Car for the Protection of Women and Children’ - activities focused on raising awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) and providing services for women and children victims of violence. ...

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