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....

BLOG: Working mothers-to-be in India have it better than most of their developed-world peers, but the country’s maternity laws may be just token gestures.In 2017, the country passed the Maternity (Amendment) Bill that increased the...

African governments are increasingly committing domestic resources to social protection and delivering more social assistance programmes to their poor and vulnerable citizens. This is revealed by the findings of a new report on “The...

Despite efforts to encourage the working population to contribute towards their retirement, only one percent of informal sector workers is enrolled on any form of pension schemes. It is estimated that about 85 percent of the country...

The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 2 million to boost FAO’s emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen. The Kuwaiti funding in support of FAO’s Humanitarian Response Plan for...

OPINION: In India, the National Democratic Alliance government had announced that it would rationalize laws and regulations pertaining to workers and the labour markets into four broad codes. The wage code has already been passed in...

(BLOG): The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), the yearly distribution of unconditional cash to all Alaska residents, is providing researchers with a one-of-a-kind source of information on the effect of a universal basic income (...

Japanese households are rushing to private retirement products after a government report fueled fears that the national pension system won’t be enough to support them during old age. ...