Pension scheme administrators want a national conversation on a framework that takes care of senior citizens.During the Association of Retirement Benefits Schemes (ARBS) AGM, stakeholders said enabling the elderly to lead...

Two block areas each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been finalised for pilot launch of the conditional cash transfer scheme, which seeks to replace the take-home ration for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children...

BLOG: With studies claiming almost as many women with children (74.1 percent) participated in the labour force as women without, in 2014, women who are juggling careers and motherhood benefit from flexibility at work the most....

OPINION: To say that there is no housing crisis in India is to make a statement of little value. Homelessness is on the rise, and has been for the past half a century. Eight years ago, after the 2011 Census, the demand for new...

For almost half a year, the Women and Girls Safe Space Centre (WGSS) has been operational in Azraq refugee camp. It was opened in March by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and The Jordan Times was recently able to talk to the centre...

BLOG: The prime duty of the state and the governments running the state affairs is to promote the well being of...

TREASURY has increased to ZW$1,135 billion its budget allocation for social safety nets to cushion vulnerable members of the public against drought-induced macro-economic challenges.

Finance and Economic...

OPINION:  Just because a tire is flat at the bottom does not mean that the hole is there. The same can be said about labor markets. Concern about the scarcity of good jobs is fueling interest in labor-market interventions such as...

OPINION: Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card. If any lingering doubt remained that Irish citizens need far greater transparency from the State on...

The Narendra Modi government’s flagship pension scheme for unorganised workers may cover around 15 crore people over the next three years, labour secretary Hiralal Samariya was quoted as saying by a report in Livemint.

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BLOG: The more than ten-year-old social protection scheme, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), has survived its second transfer of power since it was launched in 2008 by the PPP government.

The...

BLOG: Of the innumerable government schemes available in India, only a minor section of the country’s almost 1.36 billion population avails and benefits from them. India formulates welfare schemes for a cross section of the country’...