Finland is the first country to complete a nation-wide experiment on universal basic income. With the first results in, Finnish finance minister Petteri Orpo told EURACTIV.com that the largest parties in his country don’t support...

The southeastern Sindh Province of Pakistan has introduced one of the nation’s strictest measures against polio by enforcing the mandatory vaccination of all children enrolled at public and private schools.

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As the fragile peace in Yemen holds and with serious food insecurity concerns persisting, the European Union (EU) and FAO have announced new EU funding of €5.9 million ($6.7 million) to support the UN agency's work to build the...

De acuerdo con el Fondo de la ONU para la Infancia (UNICEF) y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT), uno de cada cinco niños del mundo, es decir 385 millones, vive con condiciones de pobreza extrema y el 45% del total de...

One of the government’s mega budget announcements, a ₹3,000 per month pension for unorganised sector workers once they turn 60, excludes those above the age of 40, doesn’t allow for children of subscribers to be made nominees, and...

The World Bank Board approved today an IDA* additional grant in the amount of $9.16 million from the Refugee Sub-window and a second additional credit of $12.84 million - for the Lisungi Safety Nets System Project. The closing date...

A nationwide experiment with basic income in Finland has not increased employment among those participating in the two-year trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased, a report said Friday.

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Statistics Indonesia has said an increase in social assistance from the government for low income families last year helped boost people's purchasing power, the main aspect in gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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More than 20,000 households have benefited from the Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) since it was introduced in August 2015, the Housing Board (HDB) revealed on Friday (Feb 8).

As of the end of last year, 20,...

Access to social welfare payments for Irish citizens living in the UK, and UK citizens in Ireland, will be “guaranteed” after Britain exits the European Union under a new legally binding agreement signed between the two governments...

The government’s unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program, a financial assistance scheme for poor Filipinos will get an additional P12 billion in the 2019 national budget that will cushion the impact of the Tax Reform for...

The Ministry of Community Development and Social Services has launched the integrated framework for basic social protection programmes.

Ms. Olipa Phiri says the framework aims at improving coherence and...