A Vice-Primeira-Ministra e Ministra da Solidariedade Social e Inclusão, Armanda Berta dos Santos, procedeu hoje, dia 9 de junho de 2020, ao lançamento oficial do pagamento do apoio monetário aos agregados familiares no âmbito da...

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On June 10th, 2020, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) finalized its procedures for providing financial assistance to FSM citizens who were traveling back to the FSM but, due to the Nation...

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On June 17th, 2020, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) opened offices in each of the Nation’s States to assist citizens who have lost their job, or suffered from reduced income, due to COVID-...

"I thought I had to close my business because of that novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But I'm now more at ease thanks to the emergency relief payments."

Lee Jin-won, a seller of dried fish at Daegu's...

Kabul — Afghanistan faces grave challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to undermine the country’s peace process, overwhelm its health care system, and slash economic output 17 percent by 2023, according to...

New mechanism to direct funds to counties: China will set up a special transfer payment mechanism to ensure that fiscal funds directly benefit businesses and people, an executive meeting of the State Council decided on June 9.

South Africa’s social grant payment system has been the subject of various scandals for almost a decade. Until recently most of the controversy over grant payments focused on the role of Net1/CPS, contracted to the South African...

Poverty projections suggest that the social and economic impacts of the crisis are likely to be quite significant. Estimates based on growth projections from the June 2020 Global Economic Prospects report show that, when compared...

The poor and other vulnerable groups are suffering the most negative consequences from the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, many governments are rapidly expanding social protection programs. Dan Gilligan describes why safety nets are...

France will consider proposals to protect gig workers after pandemic lockdowns pushed the status of people who rely on tech platforms for their income to the forefront. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has appointed a group of...

Caribbean nations need to begin contemplating what their development trajectory with the coronavirus looks like. It is well known that the poor suffer the most in times of disaster due to fewer — if any — safety nets. Building...

Universal basic income would offer a deadweight subsidy to low-paying employers. The route to security for all lies in the concept of ‘social commons’.