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Russian Federation

This paper reviews the performance of the Russia Local Initiatives Support Program (LISP) as an instrument for directly addressing the needs of the population to access socioeconomic infrastructure, for increasing public confidence in self-governance frameworks and institutions through dialogue and community budgeting consultations, and for strengthening the capacity for local self-governance. The paper does this by looking at historical and survey data from the implementation of the LISP methodology as part of regional programs in Russia.

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Russia will begin to pay pensions to migrant workers from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union  – a transnational body operating under its auspices, including: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

According to the bill, migrant labourers will receive a pension from the country in which they worked and made contributions to the pension fund.  Now a percentage of the wages of migrant workers goes to the pension fund of Russia, but they do not receive a pension.

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The Social movement “Basic Income Russia Tomorrow”, together with the charity foundation “Coordinates of Good”, were awarded the Wow Successful Awards 2019, in the Social Innovation chapter, on the 13th of March. This award means the movement will be able to make unconditional cash transfers for five recipients, for three months. The value transferred will be small – 6500 rubles/month (around 100 $/month) – and for a very short period of time, but such an amount can be significant for many Russians.

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The current study seeks to understand the nature of gender relations within a post‐Soviet welfare model in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. On the basis of the analysis of key labour market indicators, parental leave, and childcare policies, it finds that the welfare models in the three countries are hybrid, and neither authoritarianism in Kazakhstan and Russia nor democracy in Mongolia lead to substantive gender equality outcomes.

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The Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria carried out a humanitarian mission in Syria’s al-Suwayda Governorate, the center's head Lieutenant General Sergei Solomatin told reporters on Wednesday.

"In the past 24 hours, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the conflicting sides has carried out a humanitarian mission in the town of Ayra, al-Suwayda province, handing out 500 food sets," Solomatin said.
 

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The Russian government approved the minimum and maximum unemployment benefits for 2019, the resolution has been signed on November 15, 2018 and was published on the official government web site on Monday. "For 2019, to establish the minimum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 1500 rubles ($22.75) and the maximum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 8 000 rubles ($121.3)," the document says. The same document states that the unemployment pay-out for someone who is pre-retirement is set at between 1500 ($22.75) to 11 280 rubles ($171).

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The Philippines and Russia get closer to signing an agreement that would protect Filipino workers in the Russian Federation. As the number of migrant Filipino workers increases, Moscow and Manila are busy negotiating a bilateral labour agreement that could allow thousands more overseas workers into various sectors of the Russian economy.

On May 15, formal discussions were held by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Philippines’ Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano in Moscow.

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Voicing concern over the "acute demographic situation in Russia," President Vladimir Putin has announced that the state will pay parents allowances for 18 months after they have their first child.

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The second Berlin Global Learning Forum, hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Global Practice Group on Social Protection, Labor and Jobs of the World Bank Group, took place from 28 – 30 September 2016. The forum’s objective is to encourage global knowledge sharing by means of peer-to-peer learning among social protection practitioners.

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