The government is in the midst of drafting the National Social Protection Policy that is in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 and other related policies. The policy will encompass all aspects of prevention, protection,...

Turkey spent 442.6 billion Turkish Liras (about $92 billion) on social protection in 2018, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Dec. 12. “Payments for social protection benefits constituted 98.5 percent of the overall...

BLOG: UC Berkeley researchers found that cash transfers to rural Kenyans led to improvements in the local economy, according to an economic study. Researchers gave more than 10,500 households across 653 randomized villages in rural...

OPINION: In October, the IMF published its first working paper dedicated to unpaid care and domestic work (UCDW). Globally, women perform 76.2 per cent of the total hours of unpaid care work. While recognition of UCDW by the IMF is...

Yemen’s children are growing up in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. UNICEF is on the ground, working with partners to provide health care, nutrition, safe water, education and more. After nearly five years of conflict, Yemen...

Can president Emmanuel Macron reform the French pensions system? As French unions and workers are marching across France in opposition to the reform project for the sixth day of a renewable strike that some hope will be 'unlimited...

BLOG: Despite their effectiveness at preventing homelessness and increasing housing stability, voucher programs are falling short of their promise. Though originally conceived as a way to help low-income households (disproportionaly...

The White House and Congress have reportedly come to a tentative agreement for establishing twelve weeks of paid parental leave to all federal workers. While Democrats and Republicans alike have introduced legislation to address...

The heavily criticised Universal Credit system will be shaken up in the new year, along with other changes to benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions' freeze on benefits will end in April 2020, as previously revealed, and...

OPINION: The European Union is undoubtedly a good place to work – certainly compared with many other regions of the world – however, there is always room for improvement. One area where Europe needs to address shortcomings are...

The risks are mounting that countries will not make good on recently adopted pension reforms, despite the urgency created by the accelerated aging of the world’s population, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

BLOG: On December 5, 2019, the Trump Administration finalized a harmful rule that will take food assistance away from over 700,000 people struggling to find or sustain work, and require millions more to report their hours of work...