Following the release of a UN study that shows at least 40 million children have missed out on early childhood education due to measures to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, warned that “...

With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020, the livelihoods of a significant number of people were under serious threat — with women most likely to...

While the world is still in the midst of dealing with the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shock, one key lesson is already emerging: Social protection is proving its potential as an emergency...

The experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) have recommended that the government should take into consideration the sector-specific needs of the vulnerable and marginalized to be able to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

A study...

Social issues are at the heart of the priorities of the Amending Finance Law in Morocco, we learned. Firstly, the Moroccan government wants to speed up the implementation of the reform of the education, training and scientific...

The number of families benefiting from the social protection programs of the National Aid Fund (NAF), the Social Security Corporation and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) is a tad shy of a million, the Minister of State for Media...

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to...

The newly formed Government of the 33rd Dáil has committed to trialling Basic Income (BI) in Ireland over the next five years. The announcement was made in the Programme for Government (PfG) agreed between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and...

About 12 million people in Thailand, almost 1 in 5, are aged 60 or over, more than half of them are women. And according to the 2017 Survey of Older Persons, 32% of those in their 80s indicated that their health was poor or very...

President Moon Jae-in on July 7 said, "We’ll prepare a roadmap to eliminate employment insurance blind spots by the end of the year." In a Cabinet meeting, he said, "The government will do all it can to support employment retention...

The relief programs supporting Americans through the pandemic are also demonstrating the viability of a bold proposal for reducing poverty: basic income. The idea of basic income -- paying a monthly fixed amount to each person in...

Before the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic began its deadly spread, global attention was focused on the staggering rise in economic inequality across many countries. Inequality accelerated following the 2008 economic crisis, when...