Cash transfers have become an increasingly important method of helping those displaced in armed conflict to fight against poverty and recover their livelihood. From 2012 to 2017, the number of people assisted through ...

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to raise social security pension by Rs 200 per month to Rs 2,000 per month, with the enhancement coming into effective Thursday. Old age pension, widow pension and Divyang...

New research has examined how Australia’s retirement funding system compares to those offered by other countries, with the Aussie Age Pension and superannuation schemes found to contribute to one of the “most sustainable...

The World Bank on Thursday, November 1, approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for the Ghana Productive Safety Net project. The project aims at strengthening, improving social safety nets and the productive inclusion...

The World Bank on Thursday called on governments around the world to invest more in education and health in its flagship World Development Report 2019 presented in the Swiss capital of Bern. Saying that disruptive technologies are...

Hong Kong’s commuters will start benefiting from a non-means tested transport subsidy at the start of next year, the Transport Department has announced. In a press briefing on Thursday, Commissioner for Transport Mable Chan admitted the government had...

The government has doubled the allocation of cash assistance distributed through the Family Hope Program. This year, the government allocated Rp 17 trillion (US$1.12 billion) for the program, but the figure will increase to Rp 34.4...

In 2011 war and drought plunged Somalia into famine. Aid was held at the border, for fear of it being stolen. A few NGOs decided to try something different: giving people cash instead of bringing in sacks of food. They used hawala networks—a...

Chinese authorities plan to introduce a blacklist system by the end of the year that specifically targets those who pocket social security benefits, China News reported Tuesday. Under the new rule, individuals or companies involved in social insurance...

China will take targeted measures to further boost employment, the State Council's executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Friday. Employment has remained generally stable this year, and the number of urban jobs created in the first...

The Cuban government announced on Tuesday the approval of a new measure that increases the benefits of social assistance and minimum pensions in the Caribbean island.'This is a partial advance to those that must be adopted in order...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has instructed Social Policy Minister Andriy Reva to ensure the rhythmical process on providing citizens with subsidies for housing and utility services. According to the press service of...