The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) here, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) cash-for-work program, created a microfinance institution among the self-help group (SHG) to...

More than 600,000 members of so-called ‘Generation Rent’ are facing an “inevitable catastrophe” of homelessness when they retire, according to the first government inquiry into what will happen to millennials in the UK who have been...

Minister Yoav Galant sheds light on the Netanyahu government's policy of permitting Qatari money transfers into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Israel’s immigration minister, Yoav Galant (Likud) justified...

OPINION: What is needed is a move away from the mindset that social development should only involve the government. When governments create social-impact bonds, they invite third-party investors to fund some of the costs of a...

Twenty-three provincial-level regions in China have announced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions.In Central China's Henan Province, the minimal basic pension standard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103...

The 30th Meeting of the Heads of CARICOM Social Security Organisations opened on Tuesday at the Guyana Marriott, with a call from Minister of Education, Dr. Nicolette Henry, for Social Security Schemes to remain relevant by...

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) and various corporate social responsibility programs alone will not address income inequality in the Philippines, according to the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC).In its annual State of the People...

A staggering 2 billion people around the world don’t have enough nutritious food to eat, and climate shocks like...

Turkey has achieved progress in eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups, a senior official said on July 15. Speaking at the High-Level Political Forum on...

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Monday that the disparity of poverty levels between urban and rural areas remained very high as...

BLOG:  Advocacy group Parents At Work says Australia's approach to paid parental leave "requires an urgent rethink from both government policymakers and employers". The organisation's founder Emma Walsh told ABC Radio National's...

As Egypt’s poor fall between the anvil of low income and the hammer of price hikes, social protection programs become increasingly deemed as a vehicle for ensuring social and political stability. To this end, the Egyptian...