The World Bank-funded project would be extended to the North West and South West Regions. The technical follow up committee charged with implementation of a World Bank-funded poverty alleviation project in the poorest communities in...

The Indian law offers benefits to female employees with its Maternity Benefit Act. According to the Act, female workers are entitled to a maximum of 26 weeks of maternity leave. Out of these 26 weeks, eight weeks leave is post-natal...

BLOG:  Emerging market economies have enjoyed good growth in recent decades but are still far from closing gaps in living standards with advanced economies. Emerging markets also need growth to be shared by everyone, particularly by...

BLOG: Food is necessary to live, remain healthy, and work. The Improving Access to Nutrition Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. ...

BLOG: This week, the World Health Assembly (WHA) is convening in Geneva to address the implementation of the health-related goals of the...

A new scheme to provide affordable housing to low income people in Cyprus will soon change the structure of the housing market, which is currently targeting middle and high income people, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides told...

OPINION: Designing of effective and well-managed safety net programmes are dependent on various issues, which again vary from country to country.

Bangladesh is a developing country, where poverty and...

BLOG: Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the unsustainable ways in which humans, over a few generations, have transformed the planet. We’ve made enough concrete to cover...

The government has announced measures to help Swiss-based workers have better access to the job market. Plans to help older people out of a job are also outlined.

The measures, outlined on Wednesday by...

When children have their lives turned upside down by conflicts and natural disasters, education is crucial in ensuring they are safe and can build a future. But while humanitarian emergencies have left 75 million children out of...

The big story in the social protection world last week was the news that Mexico’s Prospera programme is to be abolished after 21 years. Formerly known as Progresa and Oportunidades, it had become an iconic...

Despite criticism, the UK has only partially reversed a cash aid freeze in northeastern Syria and is still suspending monthly allowances to tens of...