The last full-fledged Budget of the current government was marked by an eye on the long term while addressing important concerns over the social safety net. 

The commitment to a long-term build-out of the economy to enhance productivity and job...

Mogadishu, 30 January 2018 - One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking a turning point...

Social security is a universally recognized human right. It is defined as an individual’s protection from risks associated with sickness, disability, maternity, employment injury, unemployment, old age, death, unaffordable health care and insufficient...

BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- China lifted 12.89 million rural people out of poverty in 2017 as it progresses towards its target of eradicating poverty, official data showed Thursday.

There were still 30.46 million rural people living below the...

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (18 January 2018) — Together with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and representatives of development partners, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Wencai Zhang attended the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) in Dhaka on 17...

“Power to the people,” the activists chanted in the 1960s.

The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the darkest corners of Earth. We...

In 2016, social protection remained the core expenditure sector representing 31.6 per cent of total general government expenditure, followed by general public services, health and education, the NSO said today. Total general government expenditure...

A British born Jamaican and now Senegalese entrepreneur Saadiya Sy has recently initiated a project called Attaya Attire.  The project is expected to create an environment where economic growth and poverty reduction will be promoted through enhancing...

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said on Tuesday that ending poverty comes on top of Egypt's strategy for sustainable development. 

According to a released statement by the ministry, she added that since 2014, the government has...

Utmost priority to social infrastructure like education, health and social protection is given by the Government to engineer an inclusive and sustainable growth for India. This was stated in the Economic Survey 2017-18, tabled by the Union Minister...

Food security has improved in Somalia mainly due to continued large-scale humanitarian assistance and seasonal improvements to food and income sources during the Deyr (October-December) season, the UN-backed food security analysis revealed on Monday...

But now the College Board is opening up greater access for low-income students. Those who take the SAT using a fee waiver (ask about SAT fee waivers at your child’s high school) will soon be able to send their scores to an unlimited number of colleges...