Morocco will expand social welfare protection to all its citizens within five years through a gradual approach, said Finance Minister Mohammed Benchaaboun, after King Mohammed VI urged in the State of the Nation speech on July 29...

Zambia on Tuesday launched an emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. Kmpamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said the emergency social cash transfer will...

Recent events have dealt a heavy blow to the past few decades of progress against extreme poverty. A recent brief by the International Growth Center (IGC) outlines that prior to the pandemic those most in need were already being...

To cope with the unfolding economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, governments are increasingly turning to social protection to mitigate the consequences of a widespread economic downturn and to protect vulnerable populations in...

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says that South Africa will introduce a universal basic income grant as part of a range of packages to help the country’s unemployed – but this plan is still a couple of years away from...

Many governments increased temporary sick-leave benefits in the wake of COVID-19, but the benefits are due to expire after a certain time. This column looks back at a 2012 policy change in Spain which radically altered the...

New rules stripping those on unemployment assistance of their payments because they leave the State could be vulnerable to legal challenge, civil liberties and legal experts have said. Speaking after it emerged that 104 people have...

The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billion people to stay at home, according to a United Nations Development...

On 7 July, the IPC-IG invited researchers from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) to presente the Basic Income Project of the city of Maricá to officials of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare (MCLSW) of...

Temporary basic income payments could stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing the world’s poorest people to stay at home, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme. A six-month...

Today, the European Commission presents Guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social...

To mitigate the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis, a significant number of countries have introduced temporary cash transfers to population groups in, or at risk of, poverty. These payments have responded to the specific needs of...