Uruguay stands out in Latin America and the Caribbean for the significant and early progress it achieved in terms of social protection.

Minister of Social Transformation Samantha Marshall has disclosed that several initiatives will be brought on stream shortly to improve the current programmes at her ministry.

GENEVA (ILO News) – 60 million of the world’s 67 million domestic workers still do not have access to any kind of social security coverage, says a new ILO study entitled “Social protection for domestic workers: Key policy trends and...

MABALACAT CITY -- The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program should be enacted into law to benefit more families, lift them out of poverty.

Romania’s Chamber of Deputies may adopt several changes to the legislation related to parental leave and the monthly allowance for raising children. The changes were discussed in the Chamber’s Labor Committee on March 8.

Bangladesh is no longer a "basket case" as the country was derisively described by Henry Kissinger at its independence. It has attained lower middle-income status. Today none dies of starvation; the country has attained food...

Ghana’s social intervention programmes have been lauded in certain quarters but again proponents have maintained that government needs to ensure that it covers all the population.

MANILA - In celebration of the International Women's Day, an alliance of social movements on Monday challenged all presidential candidates to commit to correcting gender inequality by adopting universal and comprehensive social...

Conditional cash transfers (CCT) are a stepping stone to universal health coverage, not just help for individual families.

Ranchi: Members of the primitive and vulnerable tribes in Jharkhand often end up spending more on transport to the free foodgrain centre than the cost of the foodgrain, showed a joint survey by the Jharkhand Tribal Welfare Research...

ISLAMABAD – In a bid to facilitate old-age pensioners and Benazir Income Support  (BISP) beneficiaries, Pakistan Post Office is going to introduce ATM and biometrics system in the country.

  • In Cameroon, the national poverty rate has hovered around 39% since 2001
  • A social safety net project has implemented a cash transfer program to help the poorest households...