OPINION: Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of...

A decade of conflict has severely affected food production systems in northeastern Nigeria, with the worst affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe experiencing high displacement, enormous human, social and economic losses and ...

JFF, a national nonprofit driving transformation in the American workforce and education systems, today announced that it has received more than $16 million in new funding from public and private awards to create and scale real-...

The survey, done on over 1,500 senior citizens spread across 15 major cities in the country, tried to capture some emerging trends of issues concerning older persons. During the interactions, retired senior citizens raised unique...

The White House is considering a payroll-tax cut to boost the economy by giving Americans a few more dollars in their paychecks — but the proposal could also take money away from Social Security beneficiaries in the future. A...

To force everyone to wait longer for their state pension on the basis of rising average life expectancy is unjust, particularly since healthy life expectancy – the average number of years that an individual is expected to live in a ...

Australian academics are looking to Iceland when it comes to ways to increase the proportion of fathers who take paternity leave. The extra three months of paid leave, introduced 19 years ago, is non-transferable to the mother, meaning a family gets...

BLOG: MPs endorsed a motion to declare a climate and environment emergency. It’s a positive step for the country to take an active role in finding a solution to these problems. But another issue has been missed off the agenda:...

The impacts of crises disproportionately affect women and girls, due largely to harmful gender norms. With 60% of the world’s poor predicted to live in fragile or conflict-affected states by 2030, it’s crucial to build women’s...

For far too many older workers in the U.S., the prospect of retirement prompts a scary question: Can I get by on Social Security alone? Although we’re told to save throughout our working lives, many Americans simply lack the means...

The  State Department for Social Protection has kicked off a mass validation exercise aimed at cleaning up its payroll.  Jane  Muyanga, a  Senior  Officer  from the department said that the purpose of the cleanup was to ensure all...

How would you feel if you learned a drug had been found that vastly improves the health and well-being of some of the poorest people in the world? This new treatment, Pecunilam, has startled researchers for its efficacy in treating...