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...

The City of Tampere, Finland will test a school transport decision system that makes proposals. There is no need for guardians to apply for the right for a child’s school transport; instead, the city automatically sends the decision...

OPINION: À la veille des élections européennes, la question qui anime les débats est celle des conditions de la refondation du projet européen et de ses finalités. Il est clair qu’une réactualisation de l’idée des pères fondateurs d...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday that older persons have the potential to continue contributing to the society, calling for adequate social protection for them.

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This IDA-financed project, with joint technical assistance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), takes an innovative approach to modernizing Côte d’Ivoire’s social protection system while leveraging the country’s digital...

The World Bank has collaborated closely with the Government of Ukraine and civil society to advance ambitious reforms to bolster sustainable economic recovery and strengthen public services. Beneficiaries include depositors, small...