The Seoul Metropolitan Government will introduce an accident insurance scheme that will cover its registered residents, paying out up to KRW10 million (US$8,300) to victims of various accidents. According to a report by Korea...

BLOG: I grew up in Kiserian in Kajiado County, Kenya, an arid and marginalized environment where malnutrition and poverty were prevalent. I have seen how persistently women and children are the hardest hit by changing environmental...

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved a $200 million loan to the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), according to a ...

Kazakhstan increased social spending 28 percent in the first eight months of 2019 over the same period 2018, reported Ranking.kz.The country spent 2.3 trillion tenge (US$5.9 billion) on social programmes from January to August and...

Es el principal resultado de la Tercera Reunión de la Conferencia Regional sobre Desarrollo Social de América Latina y el Caribe, encuentro convocado por la CEPAL, el Gobierno de México y el PNUD, que concluyó este jueves en...

BLOG: The topic of direct cash transfers to Guyanese households, paid for by projected oil revenues, has been in the news over the past few weeks, and seems set to become an issue on the Guyanese elections campaign trail. Will the...

The government has promised lifelong support to thousands of children under state protection. Family, Labor and Social Services Minister Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk said in response to a question that around 24,000 young people benefiting...

At the Government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, new approaches to the provision of targeted social assistance based on the principles of transparency, justice and motivation for work were considered. The updated...

The conditional cash transfers given to poor families under the 12-year-old Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) have helped reduce poverty incidence and income inequality in the Philippines, hence should be emulated across the...

(BLOG): As part of the "Grand Bargain"  launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, donors committed to increasing the use of cash-based programming. While cash cannot meet all needs on the ground...

The new system of collection of SASSA social grants via the post office, retailers and ATMs is arduous for pensioners, a new study has found. Sassa ended its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in 2017 and signed a new...