Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) has increased the pension of elderly poor from 5,250 to 6,500 for welfare through employees old age benefit institute. Talking to APP, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on...

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Vodafone Ghana Foundation has launched a digital financial inclusion project in the Upper East Region to boost poor rural women access to formal financial...

As flood water recedes from most parts of Bangladesh and tough challenges such as scarcity of drinking water and sanitation, and risks of spreading of water-bourne and other diseases emerge, BRAC allocates BDT 3.5 crore to fund post...

BLOG: In the discussion in the media of the endo-problem, it almost appears that it is a question of squaring the circle. The employers’ organisations are worried they get stuck with workers, they don’t need. And the trade unions are worried that they...

Four blocks of Lucknow and Sitapur will launch a pilot project to check whether cash transfers work better instead of take-home rations for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children between six months and three years of age....

The Trump administration issued a final rule Monday that allows federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received certain public benefits or who are deemed likely to do so in the future. President Trump's...

Brazil’s Senate is expected to consider extending pension reform to states and municipal governments as it moves to vote on a bill overhauling the social security system. Senators could also take up a plan for individual retirement...

OPINION: Every year, thousands of Chinese children are left in the care of state-run orphanages by parents either unwilling or unable to support them. Roughly 10,000 reach the legal age of majority each year.

Since the...

Over 700 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will open their doors in time for the new scholastic year 2019-2020 in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza...

Besides working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what can we do to lessen the toll of climate change on the world's poorest people?

Make government assistance programs climate-smart, suggests a new...

South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to...

BLOG:  Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ilhan Omar discussed their companion bills to cancel all student debt in the United States. Unlike the plan put forward by Senator Elizabeth Warren, which limits debt cancellation for...