The financial response to the Covid crisis demonstrated the inability of the federal government to rapidly get money to people during times of crisis. It took between three weeks and three months for Americans to receive a single...

Mired in a prolonged conflict, facing an uncertain political climate, and beginning a tenuous peace process, Afghanistan was already in a difficult place when COVID-19 struck. Taking early action to preempt the potential...

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has mobilized resources to provide a rapid response to the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on the 4 August. More than 100 short-term decent jobs clearing...

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung announces a basic income program designed to help residents and local businesses weather the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on March 24 at the provincial government building in Suwon. (...

In Kosovo, despite continued economic growth over the last two decades, the rate of unemployment – along with other labor market indicators - remains the weakest in the Western Balkans region, posing one of the biggest challenges...

Brazil’s recent political history has seen a reversal of the direction of travel of its progressive role, internationally, and domestically, regarding its spending on social policy. This is the claim made in a recent article...

An unprecedented public health emergency has baffled the entire world, reaching its most remote and isolated areas. In a matter of weeks, a new virus that knows no boundaries has put the whole world on a pause, closing borders,...

On July 31, 2020, Cambodia’s government issued its fifth stimulus package as it aims to mitigate the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest round of measures is aimed at enhancing the previous stimulus packages...

It is striking to me how quickly the narrative changed, from being told that the COVID-19 crisis affects everyone equally to evidence appearing all over on how different groups and communities around the world are impacted so much...

Health is wealth, but a 2018 Demographic and Health Survey report shows that 8.3 per cent of Nigerians are poor in this respect. It further explains the premise to cover basic functional domains, i.e. senses, movement and...

According to research by Women’s Aid, one in five women interviewed said they couldn’t leave an abusive relationship because they had no money of their own, and the same number said financial abuse had left them unable to manage...

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in global development and gender equality. The World Bank reports that the world faces its first increase in extreme poverty since 1998, with between 71 million and 100...