Some NGO’s want the government to make the Covid-19 emergency relief measures permanent from October, especially the one that allows citizens aged 18-59 to access state assistance for the first time ever, to create a basic income...

Intergenerational effects are everywhere around us, and no less so during the coronavirus crisis. One important aspect of this is understanding who has benefitted from the much-needed additional income support introduced by the...

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...

Current social protection programs are not enough to stop millions of people falling into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Olivier De Schutter, who was...

USDA’s food boxes have faced scrutiny for inefficiencies, widely variable distributor payments, and general confusion. New mapping reveals even more issues.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the...

Timely government intervention has silently been pumping in more than Kshs 1.5 billion to thousands of economically hard-hit youth in the informal urban settlements monthly, perhaps helping stem a social, economic catastrophe.

Unknown to many,...

Hay muchos Brasiles impactados por la renta mínima del coronavirus instaurada por el Gobierno de Jair Bolsonaro en abril. El mismo programa que no consigue garantizar en la megalópolis de São Paulo el alquiler de Jocelino da Silva...

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries across the globe have been adapting social assistance policies to support their populations. In fact, since March 2020, 139 countries and territories have planned, implemented, or...

ILO Acting Regional Director for Arab States, Frank Hagemann, and German Ambassador to Lebanon, Andreas Kindl, have met with workers who have been employed under an ILO programme that is helping clear the wreckage of the huge...

La titular de la Administración Nacional de Seguridad Social (Anses), María Fernanda Raverta, consideró este domingo el organismo, que asiste a más de la mitad de los argentinos, "es la cara social del Gobierno" y dijo que el...

On this edition of "Bloomberg Equality," Kanni Wignaraja, Asia-Pacific director at the United Nations Development Programme, explains why an introduction of a temporary basic income for the world’s poorest people could slow the...