This brief provides an overview of the lessons learned from TANF’s and SNAP’s work requirements and discuss the implications of expanding work requirements in SNAP or introducing them in Medicaid.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), partnering with CGIAR’s International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and with the collaboration of Global Affairs Canada, is hosting the Canadian launch of IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report.
Open to the public through registration, this event will showcase Canadian perspectives on the current opportunities—and challenges—facing public servants, researchers, thought-leaders, policymakers, and key stakeholders in agriculture and food policy.
This report seeks to build on the 2009 analysis and begin a systematic process to better understand the strengths and challenges of school feeding programmes globally. It is a work in progress, and presents the current status of our understanding of school feeding. Information was drawn from a global survey conducted by WFP in early 2012 and a series of case studies and peer-reviewed technical working papers undertaken in collaboration with partners. The analysis led to the identification of new areas that require more focused attention.
The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2017 takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment. Global GDP growth hit a six-year low in 2016, at 3.1 per cent, well below the rate projected in the previous year.
Population aging is a global issue that is either affecting or will soon affect virtually every country around the world. With large numbers of older people experiencing significant losses of intrinsic capacity, leading a dignified and meaningful life is often only possible with the care and support of others. Long-term care (LTC) has therefore become one of the most rapidly developing policy areas in OECD countries, where significant institutional change and innovation have taken place over the last two decades.
Recent debates of basic income (BI) proposals shine a useful spotlight on the challenges that traditional forms of income support are increasingly facing, and highlight gaps in social provisions that largely depend on income or employment status. A universal “no questions asked” public transfer would be simple and have the advantage that no-one would be left without support.