The Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has approved a scheme for providing unemployment allowance to workers rendered jobless due to the “changing employment pattern”, acknowledging the fact that permanent jobs are on a...

The conflict-ridden Central African Republic will be the beneficiary of a much-needed assistance package from the European Union after Brussels announced the release of €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected...

The government has proposed increasing the average old-age pension by about 900 crowns as of January 2019. The fixed component of such pensions, which is the same for all and now stands at CZK 2,700, would rise by 570 crowns. The...

Sweden has confirmed that it is also freezing funding to Zambia over suspected misuse of funds within Social Cash Transfer programme in Zambia. Sweden through its development arm SIDA is freezing support along with Finland, Great...

A total of 442 abaca farmers benefited from “Cash for Work” Incentive under the P50 Million Abaca Rehabilitation program of Department of Agriculture (DA) in Catanduanes. According to the province, of the total recepients, 269 abaca...

The Government of Kazakhstan has adopted the Roadmap on the employment and socialization of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET), Kazinform correspondent reports. Speaking at today's Government meeting, Minister of...

Malacañang on Tuesday promised to provide assistance to over 10,000 miners who lost their jobs as the government ordered the closure of all small-scale mining operations in the Cordillera region. In a Palace press briefing,...

The Maharashtra government has embarked on a project to shut down the Public Distribution System (PDS) of food for people Below Poverty Line (BPL). The government will substitute the PDS with direct cash subsidies, where a fixed...

Ireland’s Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has awarded a €383,000 (US$447,00) contract to Gemalto for an upgrade of its facial verification system. The department has used its existing facial biometrics system...

A year ago, hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, making small nations like Dominica lose more than 200% of its annual GDP in a matter of hours. Today, many countries are still rebuilding. With the threats of...

The European Union and Morocco inked on Friday two agreements aimed at supporting Moroccan small & medium enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups working on innovation as well as the country’s social protection program. The...

 The World Food Program (WFP) is implementing a project in Cuba to support the production of nutrients aimed at social safety nets, a WFP source said today. According to program assistant Luis Placido Ortega, one of the objectives...