OPINION: It’s a good thing the Ford government is in the midst of a broad review of Ontario’s social assistance system. That means it has no excuse to ignore a new report that provides some badly needed advice on how to fix this...

Aquellos compromisos que el presidente Tabaré Vázquez asumió el 1.° de marzo de 2015 se cumplieron para el Sistema Nacional de Cuidados”, aseguró el secretario, Julio Bango, al realizar la rendición de cuentas 2015-2019. Al respecto...

BLOG: On October 19, the World Bank published Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa, which delves into the challenges and opportunities in tackling Africa’s poverty. The report finds that, despite significant...

To create a single source of authenticated family details for all welfare programmes, the Odisha government has proposed to come up with a Social Registry. A stakeholders’ consultation to finalise this social protection delivery...

Unemployed people of over thirty-thousand (30,000) poverty-stricken households in eighty districts in Ghana are expected to be employed under the Labour Intensive Public Works Project (LIPW). The Project is under the Ghana...

Changes to France’s jobs market are entering into force on Friday as part of President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make the labor market more flexible and revitalize economic growth. The new rules make it more difficult for the...

As over a million people streamed through Santiago’s streets in a series of protest marches last week, one elderly couple stood out from the largely youthful crowd. The pension system, introduced decades ago under Augusto Pinochet’s...

What set Shenzhen apart during transformation to a metropolis of 12 million was that it was positioned to learn from Hong Kong, including housing policy. The approach of selling land to developers for residential and...

More than 60 000 households living below the Poverty Datum Line countrywide will start receiving cash payments this month to cushion them against the rising cost of living, while targeted communities in urban areas have also begun...

OPINION: Through its annual Doing Business rankings, the World Bank promotes blindly deregulatory measures, including a race to the bottom on taxes and fewer protections for workers. In the recently released 2020 edition,...

Safety nets and poverty graduation shall work hand in hand so that support through asset transfer, skills development and access to credit is pursued to provide the basis for policy development. This was stated by Hubert Boirard,...

The Swiss government has presented plans for pre-pension payments for older employees who can no longer claim unemployment benefits. The proposal is aimed at improving the living conditions for people over the age of 60, according...