Tuesday, April 19, 2016
ISLAMABAD: After validating the latest poverty figures of 60 million or 29 percent population, living below the poverty line in Pakistan, the World Bank (WB) is preparing $100 million follow up project for Islamabad to further expand social safety net...
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Zanzibar — ZANZIBAR on Friday launched its first ever universal pension for its senior citizens, as the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Khalid Salum Mohamed, warned that any civil servant who attempts to sabotage the new system will be punished.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
On Tuesday, unwed mothers achieved a measure of relief.
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin announced that the Government is ready to extend the full 16-week maternity leave to them. Their children will also have access to a Child...
America, United States, Asia, Singapore
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This is not another post about the evidence for cash transfers (we have plenty of those, and you can read them all here and here). Rather, it’s about how cash transfers offer a useful lens to analyze the effectiveness of other development...
Global, Africa, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Sierra Leone
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Even though Bangladesh is on its way to become a middle income country (MIC), nearly a third of its population lives below the poverty line, making social safety net programmes an integral part of its economic development. Yet, the existing funds...
Sunday, April 10, 2016
What are proxy indicators and what purpose do they serve? Targeting is a critical aspect of finding the most-needy beneficiaries for poverty reduction programmes. Given the recent interest in revamping Sri Lanka’s largest poverty reduction program, a...
Africa, Rwanda, America, Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka