Social service providers, public sector organisations and NGOs in New Zealand are now able to use a new interactive tool which draws together information from across the public sector to show where children and young people are at...

The government has launched a new health insurancescheme aimed at families below the poverty line. Finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech said that this scheme will offer a health cover of up to Rs 1 lakh per family and...

Desde hace 20 años rige el sistema de capitalización, administrado por las AFP. En promedio, las jubilaciones representan el 45% de los salarios. Algunos ganan menos de U$S 360 al mes.

Au Maroc, il est urgent de réfléchir à l’élargissement de la couverture sociale des travailleurs car cette dernière n’atteint même pas la moitié de la population active.

Lending to farmers will be stricter this year as the El Nino weather phenomenon extends the dry season, executives at microfinance institutes (MFIs) said yesterday.  

Price subsidies have been a very important part of the Indian government’s plan of trying to bring down poverty in the country. This entails selling commodities like rice, wheat and kerosene, at a price significantly lower than the...

Microfinance is a booming industry in neighbouring India and Bangladesh, but has had a slower rise in Pakistan.

In the event that a worker is laid off, the new unemployment insurance program will pay out a percentage of their wage for five months.

Despite the limitations of a reduced expenditure ceiling, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has made provision for an additional R11.5 billion to social grant allocations.

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop organized by KNOMAD at which a cross-disciplinary group of researchers (economics, anthropology, law, health, finance) came together to consider how to strengthen the evidence base of ...

I believe that one of the largest challenges that governments and social practitioners struggle with in the 21stcentury is how we can move from ad hoc, fragmented and disorganized ‘islands’ of social protection programming to...

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new financing package to support the continued implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya, the Philippines’ conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.