Punjab will be introducing a programme for underprivileged elderly people.  This is a segment of society that no one in Pakistan thinks about. Under this new programme, elderly men, women and transgender people over the age of 65...

Paternity leave is fast becoming a hot topic in Southeast Asia. Among other countries in the region, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia have each instituted paternity leave policies of varying durations, wage...

Bihar on Friday became the first state to launch a universal old-aged pension scheme. Each person at the age of 60 years and above, will get a sum of Rs 400 per month, and each one above 80 years will receive a sum of Rs 500 ...

Very early in the morning, men and women who have traveled on foot, by bicycle, or by cart from surrounding neighborhoods and villages flock to Orange Money kiosks or the post office to collect the CFAF 25,000 allocation that they...

BLOG : Traditionally, boosting growth has been seen as the best way to create job opportunities and raise living standards. But governments should now...

BLOG: In 2016, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) published a ground-breaking report Ten Global Challenges for Social Security.The ISSA has published a follow-up report. Incorporating feedback provided by the...

OPINION: The financial state of the elderly in the country is disappointing. This group of individuals finds it difficult to look after themselves. Seeing a need to safeguard their interests, the government has put in place several...

BLOG: The Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but millions of people still remain without coverage. Policies that help the uninsured gain coverage are likely to improve access to care and...

At least 25,469 people have benefited from the old-age pension under the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS). Social welfare minister Dr K Beichhua informed the state legislature on Wednesday that altogether 19,...

BLOG: Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and the eighth-largest by population. The number of people over 60 years of age has been projected to increase from about 9.8 million (6.5% of total...

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A new international training course has been launched by Development Pathways in order to build capacity to convince policymakers to invest in inclusive social protection schemes.The training is aimed at giving participants an in-...