BLOG: South Africa introduced a child support grant 21 years ago in 1998, four years after the advent of democracy. The grant has been a human rights milestone and a mark of progress in the full realisation of children's rights. It...

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on July 1 approved a $50 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Strengthening the Social Protection System Project in Uzbekistan. The project will...

“La implementación de la ley n.º 19122, sobre acciones afirmativas para afrodescendientes, permitió que el 20 %...

The World Bank approved new funding of $500 million for three years to help Egypt strengthen the country's social safety nets, the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation said Wednesday. The new financing is aimed to...

UNICEF’s Hajati cash assistance is effective at keeping the most vulnerable children in Jordan in school and preventing drop out, a new study has shown. The programme supported 10,000 children in the 2018-19...

BLOG: The idea of free cash for all may seem too good to be true, but a growing number of high-profile people — from Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang to tech billionaire Elon Musk — say universal basic income, or UBI, may...

The Social Affairs Ministry plans to establish children’s welfare centers in 111 regencies in Indonesia. The so-called Integrative Children Social Welfare Service Centers (PLKSAI) are to be established in five regencies of East Java...

Delaware Gov. John Carney signed a bill Sunday that raises the region’slowest unemployment compensation payment. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and Senate. The increase was the first in 17 years and comes long after...

Spending on social programmes accounted for the largest part of Kazakhstan’s government spending from January to April. Social assistance spending accounted for 27.6 percent of Kazakhstan’s $9.98 billion state expenditures during...

BLOG: Universal health coverage (UHC)—ensuring that all people receive the quality health services they need without suffering financial hardship—is...

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Colette Roberts Risden, says the country’s social protection programmes are moving towards increasing the standard of living and income of the vulnerable, as a means...

Parliamentarians have called for reinforced monitoring and evaluation of the Rwf174.3 billion budget allocated to social protection in the fiscal year...