Brazil is aiming to build a network of social workers nationwide to support people rescued from modern slavery, and help prevent would-be victims from being trafficked, a top prosecutor said. The social workers would be primed to...

Nguyễn Doãn Tú, general director of the Ministry of Health’s General Department for Population and Family Planning, spoke with Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper about changes to the number of children per family and the necessity...

Most Americans do not favor the guaranteed-cash proposal touted by 2020 presidential contender Andrew Yang, but other countries see universal basic income differently. Some 77% U.K. residents and 75% of Canadian residents back the...

The latest in a series of series of background papers commissioned by the Global Commission on Adaptation to inform its 2019 flagship report argues that better integration of social protection and climate adaptation is “critically...

The fate of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency of France may lie in the fate of his planned overhaul of the retirement system, which has already prompted strikes and protests. Knowing that it’s not going to be the easiest of sells...

The World Bank announced today new support for Djibouti’s efforts to expand access to quality education for 35,000 children, composed of young girls, poor and rural students, out-of-school children, disabled students, and refugees...

The Academy on Social Security is organised by the International Training Centre of the ILO. It runs this year from 16 – 27 September. Stephen Kidd, Senior Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways, is leading two modules...

Financial assistance for farming families had the highest level of excess payments by the Department of Social Protection last year, a review has found. A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) also showed carers’...

OPINION: Every year October 1 is observed worldwide as the International Day of Older Persons. The theme for this year’s day is “The Journey to Age Equality”, which calls attention to increasing old-age inequalities and seeks...

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) to provide insurers with a better understanding of the potential interaction between individual income protection (IP) and Universal...

Funding for the Estonian Health Insurance Fund is set to increase by €144 million next year as the state will continue investing money in cutting patient waiting times and developing primary healthcare. In addition, disabled child...

OPINION: We can expect rice farmers to quickly descend into dire poverty or move to cities to seek jobs as informal workers. This migration to cities will cause further squatting in slums, where crime and drug dealing fester....