WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved continuing support to Ghana as the West African nation seeks to further reduce poverty and expand social opportunities for the poorest people...

Ghana has sealed a $5 million Child Protection Compact with the US. This is the first time the US is signing this kind of compact with any country.

The government-appointed Pensions Strategy Group has published a document entitled ‘Strengthening the pension system’, which aims to provide a strategy for adequate and sustainable pensions in Malta.

Windhoek- Despite being a smaller economy by global standards, Namibia is one of the few countries in Africa that have successfully implemented a wide variety of social protection programmes that provide social and economic support to its vulnerable...

10 July 2015 – According to a new joint United Nations agency report, an additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would end chronic hunger – and additional investments of an estimated $267 billion annually in social...

Starting on July 1, 2015, the Government of Indonesia introduced a new public pension scheme and some modifications of the regulation governing the public provident fund.

Under the previous regulation, workers had the possibility to withdraw...

WASHINGTON D.C., June 29, 2015—The World Bank today approved two credits totaling $300 million to rebuild houses in poor, rural areas of Nepal and to provide an injection of cash for the government’s budget to help the country recover from devastating...

Promised by President Muhammadu Buhari during the Nigerian election campaign, and promoted by many donors and NGOs, cash transfers are very much in vogue. The apparent success of cash transfer programmes in Latin America has prompted closer attention...

‘The Cash Dividend’, a 2012 World Bank report, stated that “experiences—many relatively successful—reveal that the question is not whether cash transfers can be used in the region [sub-Saharan Africa], but how they should be used, and how they can be...

This is the third in a series of articles on the potential of cash transfer programmes for Africa. In the last post, we concluded that cash transfers may be better suited to delivering humanitarian assistance than addressing the structural causes of...

As part of an ECHO-funded Enhanced Response Capacity grant, UNHCR in partnership with WFP, Oxfam GB and the Cash Learning Partnership held an inter-agency workshop on cash and protection in Nairobi on the 10-12th March. The workshop brought together...

In the space of a year and a half, nearly 150,000 households across the area devastated by Typhoon Haiyan have received relief in the form of cash relief and conditional livelihood support. According to the Conditional Cash Working Group, this a...