Dakar — The Government of Senegal launched today a 40.5 million dollar International Development Association (IDA) credit to help Senegal establish the building blocks for a national social safety net system and provide targeted...

NEW DELHI: Fathers-to-be at Godrej have more reasons to rejoice than an addition to the family. Effective April 1, 2015, the company will extend its paternity leave policy for young fathers-tobe to 10 working days, up from five...

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is to launch an expanded component of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme, targeting poor households with pregnant women and women with children under 12...

Seguro Popular is a public health insurance that covers a wide range of services without co-pays for its affiliates. It was established by the government of Mexico in an effort to expand health care to those without health insurance...

This looks like a very sensible move by India, to trial a change in the way that food subsidies are provided in that country. Currently there’s something of a nightmare system whereby the government buys up grains and pulses at set...

A consultation of social protection for home-based workers expressed concern about the lack of social protection to millions of home workers in Pakistan, particularly in the province of Sindh, and demanded proper and effective...

Dr Robin Roberts continues his examination of the complex and emotive issues surrounding the impending introduction of a National Health Insurance scheme. In the second part of a series this week he looks at which system might suit...

Pensions and healthcare benefits vary widely across the globe as do people’s perception of their happiness.

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The UNICEF Myanmar has called for implementing the first-ever National Social Protection strategy including payments for children, disables and the elderly, with the new sufficient funding for 2015-16 fiscal year, official media...

Brazilian mission in the Arab country visited schools and met with local authorities. The North Africa nation is seeking to exchange experiences in taking youth off the streets and expanding school feeding.

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The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on March 12 approved a new project for the Dominican Republic worth US$75 million, which seeks to ensure that thousands of citizens gain access to a comprehensive social protection package...

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors on March 19 approved a US$6 million International Development Association (IDA) grant for the Union of Comoros to increase access to social safety...