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They present the first Social Security Observatory of the Dominican Republic

The body, created by INTEC, Fundacion Plenitud and five of the country's leading ARS and AFPs, will promote the efficiency, equity and quality of the social security system through the establishment of a system of key indicators to monitor

They present the first Social Security Observatory of the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO. The Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), (INTEC) next to the Fullness Foundation, three Health Risk Managers (ARS) and two Pension Fund Administrators (AFP) announced the installation of First Social Security Observatory of the Dominican Republic, an agency that will be responsible for the harvest y systematization of information high technical quality about him Social Security System to promote its efficiency and development.

In an activity held in the Hall of Events of the Health Sciences Building of INTEC, the Rector of that academy, Rolando M. Guzmán, signed the agreement with Andrés Mejía, Vice President and General Manager ofARS Palic; Eduardo Cruz Acosta, Executive President of First ARS; Luis José Jiménez, Vice President of AFP Popular; Zhaira Guadalamar, Executive Vice President of ARS Universal; Alvin Martínez Llibre, Executive Vice President of AFP Sowing y Magdalena Rathe, Executive Director of the Fullness Foundation.

The representatives of the member entities of the Observatory intervened in a panel Moderated by the dean of the Economics and Business Area of ​​INTEC, Armando Barrios, in which they expressed their impressions regarding the organization. The rector of INTEC, Rolando M. GuzmánHe said that the Observatory is a expression of commitment of the university with the development from Dominican Republic. He emphasized that the AFP, the ARS and the Plenitud Foundation coincided with the academy in which necesidad a space de dialogue, reflection y proposition with a view to transformation y Mejora continuous of Social Security System.


Andrés Mejía, Vice President and General Manager of ARS Palic, said the Observatory is the beginning of something important that will mark un before and a after in the formulation, study y analysis within the System. He appreciated that the Observatory is under the umbrella of INTEC because of the high credibility of the university at a national and international level.

Luis José Jiménez, Vice President of AFP Popular, said that the Observatory It will be a impartial spacel to discuss the functioning of the Dominican Social Security System and evaluate what changes are needed. In another order, Zhaira Guadalamar, Executive Vice President of ARS Universal, stressed that the new organization will generate research which will allow it to be technical rigor, academic y scientific that will allow to acquire valuable inputs for decision making and improvements in the sector.

Alvin Martínez Llibre, Executive Vice-president of AFP Siembra, affirmed that it is the first time that companies of the sector are linked to an institution of the weight and the trajectory of the INTEC, which in his judgment assures will be the launching of a center of thought that will be able to work harmoniously with the protagonists of the sector, on the basis of robust and technical research, to produce and sustain more and better pensions.

Likewise, Magdalena Rathe, Executive Director of the Plenitud Foundation, considered that the newly created body will contribute to pursuit al performance both Health System like pensions. By last, Eduardo Cruz Acosta, Executive President of First ARS, said that it deserves the recognition of Dominicans that a prestigious university such as INTEC dedicates energy and time to partner with ARS and AFP to achieve an Observatory of that nature in which they will be able to to line up that interests of the actores that intervene in the Social security.

About the Social Security Observatory of the Dominican Republic


El Observatory It will be a center of thought attached to the values ​​of objectivity y scientific rigor and also to improve la protection from population both in terms of health and pensions. Thus, will serve to society and national productive sector with affirmation of pluralism in ideological, political and religious matters, exercised in a framework of non-partisanship, tolerance and respect for the freedom of research, expression and critical insertion of its work in the Dominican reality.

In this sense, a Board of Directors will constitute the maximum governing body of the Observatory, and will be integrated by the rector of INTEC and the presidents of the participating ARS and AFP or by the executives they designate. Additionally, the Observatory will have an Expanded Consultative Committee, with the presence of other actors in the sector, such as the Ministry of Health, the Superintendencies of Health and Pensions, National Health Insurance and other institutions related to this initiative.

El organism will operate from the INTEC, which will be responsible for coordinating the management work of the entity, in addition, the projection and good performance in compliance with its strategic guidelines and work plans. It will be the responsibility of the university, with the support of the Fullness Foundation elaboration de studies, workshops, analysis y activities that lead to a better understanding of the social security system, the monitoring of its performance and the creation of dialogue spaces to achieve consensus on fundamental issues of the country's social protection system.

Participating ARSs and AFPs must provide the Observatory with access to relevant information, data and statistics, concerning their framework of action, so that it can become a generator of primary information capable of processing and analyzing data from ministries, addresses and dependencies of the State.

The activity was attended by the recently appointed Minister of Labor, Wiston Santos; the Superintendent of Health and Labor Risks, Pedro Luis Castellanos; the vice-rectors of INTEC, Victor Gómez-Valenzuela, of Research and Liaison; and Alfonso Casasnovas, of Administration and Finance; as well as union representatives Rafael -Pepe- Abreu and Gabriel del Río, among others.

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