The Brunei government will continue to ensure the social welfare of the people to be the highest priority in line with the objective of the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA), local media reported on Wednesday, quoting Haji...

In partnership with government, the UN in Uzbekistan has developed a joint programme on social protection which prioritizes institutional reform and will ensure pilot programmes benefitting people with disabilities. According to the...

The coverage of India’s population under pension schemes has been a matter of concern to policymakers for long. Barely 15 per cent of the working population of 500 million is covered under pension schemes, and those covered are...

A new clampdown on social welfare fraud will include increased inspections and penalties for employers who falsely claim that workers are self-employed. The practice estimated to cost the exchequer up to up to a quarter of a billion euro per year. By...

(BLOG) From cash coordination workshops in Dakar to market-based programming sessions in Geneva, anyone who has ever discussed cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in a meeting can tell you that terminology is a challenge - especially...

BLOG: On June 20th 2019, the European Council presented a New Strategic Agenda, 2019-2024. Among its priorities, climate change is placed in the context of social sustainability. From a trade-union perspective, the link...

(OPINION) It was a week after the recent fire incident that turned everything to ashes in a slum in Mirpur when people like Shahida Begum were looking for help to restore their normal lives. The only people that came to their aid...

OPINION: The Trump administration unveiled a plan to disqualify 3 million Americans from receiving food stamps. The proposal, which would eliminate automatic enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for...

BLOG: The Ehsaas Strategy has been released to solicit public input, prior to its finalization. The strategy elaborates on the prime minister’s vision of a welfare state. Ehsaas’ premise is grounded in the importance of...

The World Bank approved the Youth Employment Transformation Initiative (YETI) Project to support the Government of Nepal in improving employment services and labor market outcomes for Nepali youth. The US$ 120 million project that...

China officially launched a national online platform for social insurance on Sunday after a month-long test, allowing residents to process data much more easily, sometimes with the aid of facial recognition technology.Through the...

Starting next month, the maximum period of paternity leave in South Korea will be raised from 5 days to 10 days, with full pay for the entire duration. The application deadline will also be extended, to 90 days after the birth of...