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...

Azerbaijan's Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Sahil Babayev and Afghan Ambassador Heirullah Spelenay have discussed the cooperation between the two countries in social protection sphere. During the meeting, the...

BLOG: The world of work is changing dramatically as a consequence of the digital transformation, while the social protection systems are often not added to the new realities of the labour market, experts warned during an event...

Peru’s government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice that have rocked neighbors...

After 12 days of mass demonstrations, rioting and human rights violations, the government of President Sebastián Piñera must now find a way out of the crisis that has engulfed Chile. Analysts have correctly interpreted the wave of...

Over the last few years, both central and state governments have experimented with replacing social programs, such as the Public Distribution System (PDS) with direct benefit transfers (DBT). New research, though, suggests that...