The initial response to Covid-19 in many countries has been to expand social protection, primarily to economically support those affected by containment measures and the growing economic crisis. This has happened to varying degrees...

Given the high risk older persons face in terms of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, governments in low and middle-income countries that provide cash transfers to older persons as part of their social protection strategies have had...

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for a universal and portable social protection system that can uniquely verify people and deliver benefits efficiently and at scale. With few exceptions, most developing countries have a...

Governments around the world are responding forcefully to the COVID-19 crisis with a combined fiscal and monetary response that has already reached 10% of global GDP. Yet according to the latest global assessment from the United...

GENEVA (4 June 2020) – UN experts said today the Indian Government must urgently comply with a Supreme Court order to ensure the wellbeing of more than 100 million internal migrant workers suffering hardship after COVID-19 measures...

As COVID-19 grips the world, market economies have shuttered, schools have closed, and nearly half of the global population is confined to their homes. Yet millions of care workers step out every day to keep the lights on and...

La Defensoría de los Habitantes llamó la atención al Gobierno por la falta de información que enfrentan cientos de personas que solicitaron el bono Proteger.

De acuerdo con un comunicado de prensa enviado...

Pakistan’s government has launched an emergency cash programme for 12 million households. It has been built with longer-term goals to increase financial inclusion. The programme will help drive a shift in the payment ecosystem, from...

The emergency caused by the coronavirus has had an uneven impact on Finnish society and different groups of people. Those who are already weak bear the greatest burden. The situation requires both immediate and long-term measures to...

Ken Newell returned home from the battlefield in 1945 to a transformed Canada. Long gone were the days of his childhood as an orphan in Nova Scotia. His mother and father, a First World War veteran, both died of tuberculosis....

With the plight of migrant workers under the national glare amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the parliamentary standing committee on labour is set to pitch for a credible social security cover for them with statutory backing.

The nation-wide lockdown, undertaken by Government of India as a key intervention to contain the spread of COVID-19, has been regarded as among the most stringent in the world. Announced on March 24, 2020, the lockdown came into...