Today, the Government of Honduras, with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched “Single Voucher” (Bono Unico), an innovative social protection program aimed at supporting the most vulnerable population...

Over 500,000 informal sector workers who were classified as “unserved” during the implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act 1, may soon benefit from the next round of emergency employment from the Department of Labor and...

Anyone who has come across any of my earlier blogs probably knows that I have a marginal preference for inclusive life-course approaches to social...

The Nobel-winning World Food Program is one of many agencies increasingly handing out cash rather than goods. But the international aid system still isn’t putting this powerful idea to its full potential.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report released Thursday reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in...

As the poorest country in Europe and Central Asia and one of the most remittance-reliant nations in the world, the Republic of Tajikistan has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic: 41 per cent of families have...

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than one billion children either lived in, or were vulnerable to, falling into extreme poverty. As children are twice as likely globally to live in poverty than adults, the economic fall-out of...

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the Region’s social protection systems; countries should consider making Universal Child Benefits a key part of their recovery plans.

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Social welfare payments will be paid weekly once more from next month, Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys has said. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, weekly social welfare payments were changed to a fortnightly...

Ending hunger by 2030 would come with a price tag of $330bn (£253bn), according to a study backed by the German government. Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is...

Basic income — the idea to pay each individual member of society a small monthly income without requiring a means test or work obligation — is a policy proposal in search of a window of opportunity. In the past decade, such policy...