The evidence is now clear, and the COVID-19 crisis has only made it more pressing that “now is the time” for universal child benefits – this was the message offered from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) webinar on the subject last week. The discussion centred on the arguments that children continue to be massively over-represented in terms of global poverty and under-represented – almost 2/3 of the world’s children – in access to social protection and/or any form of benefits.
Governments worldwide are relying on cash and tax transfers to households with children in response to the Covid-19 crisis, amid growing calls to strengthen and expand cash transfers and social protection. A recent UN SDG report states: 'It is particularly urgent to rollout or expand social assistance to families, preferably through the use of universal child benefits.'
Mongolia has taken early and decisive measures to prevent the inflow and outbreak of COVID-19. Despite the limited cases confirmed in Mongolia, the household-level shocks caused by COVID-19 can be long-lasting and disproportionally hit the poor and vulnerable the hardest, creating an urgent need for timely data collection to help monitoring and mitigating the socio-economic impacts of the shock.
This rapid literature review looks atreports issued by different development agencies; international financial institutions; government bureaus and some academic publications–regarding different social protection/social securityprogrammes and how different tax policies and tax reforms have been used in their financing.
In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2019, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has produced a compilation of one of its most popular research publication formats. This fourth volume compiles One Pagers numbered 300 to 399. Over the last decade and a half, people have downloaded these highly successful publications millions of times in over 180 countries. One Pagers are short and succinct pieces that help familiarise readers with complex policy discussions.
Mongolia has raised its monthly minimum wage by 100,000 Mongolian tugriks (about 36.6 U.S. dollars), the country's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection said Thursday.
This publication presents country examples that document different pathways to achieve universal social protection coverage. These country cases encompass a wide range of programs, country settings and regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zanzibar), Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine), Latin America and Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago), East Asia and Pacific (China, Mongolia, Thailand and Timor-Leste), and South Asia Region (Maldives, Nepal).