Millions of Indians live on the verge of hunger even in normal times. Now, with the coronavirus epidemic sweeping the world and India declaring a five week-long economic lockdown to contain it, hunger threatens an even larger...

Countries worldwide are expanding efforts to give their citizens money to cope with the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Some analysts argue that cash transfer programs are not worth their cost, but others point...

COVID-19 has effectively shut down the global economy, leaving billions of people around the world with little means of support. More than 100 countries have announced measures to provide social assistance, including cash transfers...

La referencia a las limitaciones que la situación fiscal —ahora multiplicadas por el abordaje de la pandemia de COVID-19— impone al Gobierno para atacar el problema de la pobreza fue, quizás, la más sentida del informe del presidente Carlos Alvarado...

El Ministerio de Trabajo habla de más de 129 mil nuevos desempleados, el BID los estima en 200 mil, el Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Económicas los sitúa en 400 mil y la Caja calcula que 500 mil_personas_dejarán_de...

En total, los paquetes escolares proveídos por el CNP o negocios privados, durante la pandemia del covid-19, benefician al cerca de 850.000 alumnos. “El CNP incumplió, tuvimos que recurrir a proveedor privado. Si a los privados les...

Se trata de recursos para cubrir parte de la disminución que aplicó la Caja en las cargas sociales de los trabajadores sobre sueldos reducidos por la afectación del COVID-19.

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Europe’s first national, government-backed basic income experiment did not do much to encourage recipients into work but did improve their mental wellbeing, confidence and life satisfaction, according to the first big study of a...

“During the pandemic, our priority is to protect people's health and ensure their social protection,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in his opening remarks at the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group Summit held in through...

In countries across Africa, the public health restrictions imposed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown many people out of work. Cities face the risk of widespread hunger, with the collapse of urban incomes and disruptions...

When Seun Adebajo’s family launched the People’s Food Bank 10 days ago in Lekki, an upmarket Lagos suburb, the plan was to feed 300 people from nearby lower-income neighborhoods amid a coronavirus lockdown. But things have changed...

Covid-19 has created a multi-layered crisis in societies across the world. Apart from the devastating direct effects of the pandemic on those infected and their families, health systems, economies, education, social life and...