A report was recently presented at the 57th session of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, where progress and challenges of how Costa Rica has been working on health issues were...

The old age, widow and other social security pensions will be linked with Aadhaar in another six months and the pension amount will be directly credited to the account of the beneficiary, said Revenue Minister R. Ashok here on...

The reality of California's homeless crisis is that there is little social safety net to catch the very poorest residents before they fall to the streets. As more than 100,000 people find homes on California's sidewalks, roadways...

Monrovia – The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has announced the start of the second component of the social cash transfer scheme to extremely poor and food-insecure households. The objective of social cash...

BLOG: With focused and courageous policy decisions, Burkina Faso’s government can cover the country’s poor with an effective and efficient safety net. This end is achievable simply by realigning and better targeting existing...

I have been asked by several close friends recently, why we need social protection measures to address poverty in Bangladesh—a country which has the world’s largest microcredit programme. One might ask: is it because the microcredit...

It’s become near-consensus on the social-democratic left that you can fund a decent welfare state by taxing the rich and shrinking the military. Sad to say that isn’t true. Those are good things in themselves, and you could pay for...

OPINION: On October 16, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam revealed her policy address to tackle social and economic woes in Hong Kong amidst the ongoing protests and her government’s legitimacy crisis. The policy address is...

BLOG: The October Democratic presidential debate featured something that many activists would have considered impossible just a few years ago: a lengthy debate between leading presidential candidates about a universal basic income,...

Since 1876, when the Indian Act first forced First Nations people to live on reserves, the federal government has been responsible for providing First Nations housing. And it has done a bad job.

BLOG: Emine El Ilevi  and her sister Zeynep, in the picture above, are Syrian refugees in the Turkish city of Adana. The sisters, their three siblings and her father Ahmed arrived in Turkey after a bomb landed in the middle of their...