Basic income trials always have the potential to make at least some people worse off than they were before. In many richer countries, low-income families already benefit from some form of welfare There is no question that high levels of income and...

BLOG: Life in Japan is good. You live in a relatively new, well-maintained apartment (flatteringly, if disingenuously, called a “mansion” in Japanese) conveniently located close to the train that shuttles you to work in the...

Somalia caught the world’s attention in 2011 when a famine killed over a quarter of a million people. The country has been struggling with extreme weather changes, violence and disease for nearly 30 years and is increasingly subject...

Government is committed to protecting all vulnerable Zimbabweans through social safety nets that will leave no one behind, President Mnangagwa has said. Speaking in Bulawayo on Friday where he commissioned 76 new buses, under the...

Los gobiernos de Perú y Ecuador se comprometieron a trabajar conjuntamente en materia de desarrollo y protección social, reducción de la pobreza con énfasis en la inclusión económica y social; así como en consolidar el catastro...

A damning new report from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, raises alarm about the rise of the digital welfare state, which uses data and technologies to automate, predict,...

Women who served in the army are being pushed into homelessness and destitution due to “abysmal” rules which stop women getting army pensions, the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association has warned. Females were forced to leave the...

Around 200 people protested cuts to Ontario health care on Saturday, decrying the Ford's government's planned changes to public health and ambulance services at a rally in Toronto. "We're extremely concerned about these cuts," said ...

Simply by going to work every day, Linda Randeh—a woman who leads a team comprised mostly of men at a food retailer in Solomon Islands—is changing the culture. That’s because gender inequality has always been pronounced in this...

The Brazilian city of Marica recently launched a basic-income program that gives $33 monthly stipends to about one-third of its residents. Brazil already has a national policy that gives citizens around $10 per month if they...

OPINION: Last month, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to three pioneers in using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to fight poverty in low-income countries: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael...

El Sistema de Cuidados desarrolló nuevos servicios para la atención de las personas mayores y con discapacidad en situación de dependencia. Al finalizar el quinquenio, más de 6.000 personas accederán a asistentes personales y 1.300...