Social issues are at the heart of the priorities of the Amending Finance Law in Morocco, we learned. Firstly, the Moroccan government wants to speed up the implementation of the reform of the education, training and scientific...

The number of families benefiting from the social protection programs of the National Aid Fund (NAF), the Social Security Corporation and the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) is a tad shy of a million, the Minister of State for Media...

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to...

The newly formed Government of the 33rd Dáil has committed to trialling Basic Income (BI) in Ireland over the next five years. The announcement was made in the Programme for Government (PfG) agreed between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and...

About 12 million people in Thailand, almost 1 in 5, are aged 60 or over, more than half of them are women. And according to the 2017 Survey of Older Persons, 32% of those in their 80s indicated that their health was poor or very...

President Moon Jae-in on July 7 said, "We’ll prepare a roadmap to eliminate employment insurance blind spots by the end of the year." In a Cabinet meeting, he said, "The government will do all it can to support employment retention...

The relief programs supporting Americans through the pandemic are also demonstrating the viability of a bold proposal for reducing poverty: basic income. The idea of basic income -- paying a monthly fixed amount to each person in...

Before the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic began its deadly spread, global attention was focused on the staggering rise in economic inequality across many countries. Inequality accelerated following the 2008 economic crisis, when...

As part of its 100th-anniversary celebrations, the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has just released its ...

In recent months, much attention has turned to what can and should be done about homelessness during this crisis period. It bears reminding that this level of urgency and attention should arguably be the norm, and the issues exposed...

Last month, researchers from Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy found that the measures taken through March’s CARES Act, which included stimulus checks and an extra $600 a week to unemployed Americans,...

To augment the continuing government efforts to assist coronavirus-affected families, especially those with severely acute or moderately acute malnourished children and those with family members who belong to the vulnerable sectors...