BLOG: Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the unsustainable ways in which humans, over a few generations, have transformed the planet. We’ve made enough concrete to cover...

The government has announced measures to help Swiss-based workers have better access to the job market. Plans to help older people out of a job are also outlined.

The measures, outlined on Wednesday by...

When children have their lives turned upside down by conflicts and natural disasters, education is crucial in ensuring they are safe and can build a future. But while humanitarian emergencies have left 75 million children out of...

The big story in the social protection world last week was the news that Mexico’s Prospera programme is to be abolished after 21 years. Formerly known as Progresa and Oportunidades, it had become an iconic...

Despite criticism, the UK has only partially reversed a cash aid freeze in northeastern Syria and is still suspending monthly allowances to tens of...

The United States in collaboration with the Government of Ghana (GoG) on Monday launched guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system. The launch, which had Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, the Minister of...

The delegations from various countries are in Azerbaijan to participate in the Regional Social Security Forum for Europe held by International Social Security Association (ISSA), Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani Ministry...

OPINION: Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had an impact on closing its gender pay gap? Jason Downes looks at what the UK can...

Mexico’s Congress voted to grant the country’s cleaners, cooks, babysitters, gardeners, caretakers and other domestic workers basic labor rights like limited work hours and paid vacations on Tuesday, in a momentous victory for a...

The World Bank has granted an additional sum of 35 Billion cfa francs to the Safety Net Project to enable it realize its objectives that include amongst others to alleviate poverty and vulnerability in communities that are host to...

The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA)  package of $15 million today to support an expanded and enhanced social safety nets system to improve access to basic services in targeted poor communities....

With the Board’s approval on May 14 of AF4 (US$200 million), IDA’s total contribution towards ECRP has reached US$860 million dollars.  

Violent conflict, mass displacement and multiple shocks over...