How do parties integrate the views of voters into their policy platforms? Drawing on a new study of social policy in seven European countries, Michael Pinggera explains that parties increasingly focus on ‘bridge policies’ – policies...

No fewer than One million Nigerians are going to benefit from the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project which aims to lift the urban poor affected by the pandemic out of poverty.

 

The United Nations (UN) and Maldives on Thursday signed a project document on digitialising social services in order to better protect women and girls from poverty and violence during emergency situations.

Nearly 3 million Americans stopped receiving unemployment benefits through two temporary programs the week after Christmas. Congress and former President Donald Trump delayed issuing $900 billion in Covid relief, causing a gap in...

The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading development organizations, ranging from Save the Children to the World Economic Forum, have consistently called for a “new social contract” that extends well beyond the crisis.

Alors que la pauvreté s'accroît à cause de la crise du coronavirus, la question du revenu universel revient sur la table. La mairie de Paris va lancer une réflexion pour instaurer un revenu minimum garanti, et ainsi concrétiser une...

The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

The Spanish government is ready to approve before Friday (15 January) an extension of temporary lay-off schemes put in place March last year to protect jobs for around 800,000 workers affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

The government has requested the World Bank for a loan of $600 million to roll out an innovative hybrid social protection scheme to support its aspirations around risk mitigation and financial inclusion among the poor and informal...

Entre 10% e 15% da população viverão com menos de R$ 155 por mês em janeiro, cinco meses após alcançar mínima histórica de 2,3%, prevê economista. Em meio à pandemia, opção seria pagar valor menor a menos pessoas.

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under...