OPINION: Amidst elections, there is talk of implementing models of the Universal Basic Income (UBI). Budget 2019 introduced Rs 6,000 per year assured income support for small and marginal farmers. While the Economic Survey in 2016-...

OPINION: Many among those who advocate for cash transfers are frustrated with corrupt and inefficient governments and want to explore an easier way out. There is no easy way out. Poor people, like all of us, need strong states to...

There has been an impressive expansion in school enrolment in India since the early 2000s. Despite this, India is in the midst of a “learning crisis”, with improvements in learning lagging behind increases in enrolment. Worldwide,...

BLOG: Over the past decade, the implementation of universal basic income (UBI) programs has skyrocketed, and the concept has increasingly dominated economic policy debates. Universal basic income (UBI) has the potential to vastly ...

A report from the Cuban Ministry of Construction (MICONS), said on Thursday that about 4,576 homes were completed in Cuba until closing first quarter of the year. The statement that from that figure, about 1,366 houses were built by...

Sri Lanka having identified a number of ongoing challenges in sustainable and equitable development, has introduced measures to address these identified challenges, many of which directly relate to the SDGs, Sri Lanka's Finance...

In 2001, Belize put in place a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme as a financing and purchasing mechanism of primary care level health services, from both public and private providers. It is currently financed with government...

OPINION: The problems in China’s pension system are widely known, but very difficult to solve. The central adjustment system for the basic pension funds for enterprise employees was established on July 1 last year and the system’s...

OPINION: In recent decades, social assistance programs around the world have been strengthened to the point that they now benefit more than 2.5 billion people, usually the poorest and most vulnerable. But rising pressure to apply...

A social protection scheme to support the health of expectant and new mothers and their babies in western Kenya is getting underway. The County Government of Vihiga, UNICEF Kenya and Development Pathways are working to deliver a...

In the past 40 years, Honduras experienced modest economic growth rates, which did not keep pace with the country’s high population growth. This resulted in high poverty rates and high levels of inequality.

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OPINION: In America, and around the world, there has been a surge of interest in basic income. Under a basic income scheme, a government gives a fixed amount of cash, without strings attached, to every citizen. Democratic...