The self-employed are a key pillar of economic activity in many countries. While often belonging to lower income groups, their social security protection is usually significantly less comprehensive than the one provided to employees...

The Minister of Social Protection has announced the largest social protection programme to support daily wage workers. Cash assistance will be delivered next Wednesday through digital means. Applying for the programme starts tonight...

Con el objetivo de presentar y analizar las medidas que han sido tomadas por los países de la región en el marco de la pandemia del COVID-19, así como de los posible escenarios para América Latina, CAF –banco de desarrollo de...

Del bajo crecimiento a la recesión, sin solución de continuidad. El coronavirus ha transformado el sombrío horizonte económico en América Latina en el peor en más medio siglo, como recuerda a EL PAÍS el jefe del Fondo Monetario...

States must dramatically increase spending that targets inequalities and poverty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and not just bail out corporations, banks and investors without human rights or social conditions attached, a UN expert...

Nigeria’s federal and state governments should ensure the rights to food, shelter, and other basic necessities for people losing jobs or income during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic assistance that the government has announced...

California will give cash payments to immigrants living in the country irregularly, Governo Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, using a mix of taxpayer money and charitable contributions to give 150,000 adults $500 each during the...

Early Friday morning, people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi’s informal settlement Kibera began queuing for a food distribution. Residents said they had been waiting for it for over a week — the community elders had gathered their...

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on government to pay US$100 to vulnerable employees as one of measures to enhance social protection during the COVID-19 lockdow.

 

A basic income grant is an issue Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said has been following him throughout his life. But will it be considered as an option to mitigate the crippling impact of Covid-19 on households as the economy braces...

The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety, which directs and coordinates Iraq’s national efforts to combat Covid-19, announced on Saturday that the Iraqi government was making available a temporary monthly grant to those...

Las ayudas de entre ¢100.000 y ¢200.000 mensuales tienen el objetivo de asistir a las familias afectadas para su alimentación. En una primera fase se otorgarían subsidios a familias en situación de vulnerabilidad, que no reciben...