Certificate of Merit presented to Social Security Board

The local Social Security Board was one of several social security organizations in the Americas region that were recognized for their good practices at a recent ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil.

The Good Practice Award for the Americas, organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), was granted to the National Institute of Social Security, Brazil, for its contribution to the development of a transnational data exchange system, and to the Mexican Social Security Institute for the introduction of a performance management system.

The competition results, originally announced in 2009, also included 24 certificates of merits, seven of which received a special mention, in the second of the regional Good Practice Award competitions organized by the ISSA.

Speaking during the ceremony, the ISSA Secretary General, Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, noted that “the innovative approaches of ISSA members in the Americas demonstrate the outstanding dynamism of social security systems in the Americas.

The Jury gave certificates of merit with special mentions to the Anguilla Social Security Board for “Transparency and Accountability: Good governance at the Anguilla Social Security Board.”

Certificates of merit were also awarded to institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Good Practice Award programme was launched by the ISSA in 2008 to recognize good practices in the management of social security, and to raise the profile of improvements and innovation in the administration, operations and delivery of social security programmes.

The Awards are presented on a regional basis in connection with the ISSA Regional Social Security Forums over a three-year cycle, and are featured at the World Social Security Forum, in Cape Town, South Africa now in session.

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