The purpose of financial inclusion is to incorporate individuals into the formal financial sector, by providing them with affordable financial products and services to meet their needs. Social protection programmes are often...

The global e-conference "Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: what's next for social protection?" will take place on 5, 6 and 8 October 2020. In addition to providing a space to evaluate, share experiences on and learn...

Ante las consecuencias socioeconómicas de la pandemia de COVID-19, las principales agencias de la ONU pidieron este miércoles los países que aumenten los programas de protección social para ayudar a las personas en mayor riesgo. Las...

Researchers in Germany will give a group of people just over £1,000 a month, no strings attached, as part of an experiment to assess the potential benefits of introducing a wider universal basic income (UBI). The radical idea has...

A panel survey was conducted by Social Protection Initiative at Dvara Research with 12 partner organisations to understand whether low income, borrower households were able to (a) register to receive benefits, (b) receive credits in...

COVID-19 has decimated livelihoods worldwide, squeezing the middle class and pushing low-income households into abject poverty. Social-protection programs such as Pakistan's Ehsaas Emergency Cash offer not only a path forward during...

The previous blog in this series looked at how much Pacific governments were spending in response to COVID-19. Of equal interest is the question of what they are spending on. As part of our Pacific Covid Economic Database research,...

The UN and the Bangsamoro Government jointly launched today a programme that aims to build the resilience of households in BARMM, with special attention to poor and vulnerable households, through timely and effective responses to...

Más de 88.000 beneficiarios de la tarjeta Uruguay Social contarán con un ingreso duplicado que se pagará en dos cuotas, en agosto y setiembre, al igual que la asignación por el Plan de Equidad, que cobran unas 130.000 familias. La...

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across developing countries has led to a devastating loss of life and livelihoods. The pandemic is having both immediate economic effects and long-lasting consequences on development. This is because...

On behalf of the German federal government and in cooperation with the World Bank KfW is supporting the Indian government with up to EUR 460 million to implement a package of measures amounting to USD 23 billion. Initially migrant...

At the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, a decree was adopted which will allow employers to apply for the “My first salary” program from Monday, August 17. Through this program, which begins in November, the...