Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that old age pension scheme had come into force last month itself and nearly one lakh people had already started getting pension under the scheme in the state...

Skint pensioners are finding it hard to make ends meet with their available funds with half a million taking out cash from their pots in the past year. A quarter of retired people have been forced back to work because they are...

A new social welfare law that would see beneficiaries of cash subsidy programmes merged under one umbrella is to be submitted this week to parliament for discussion before it goes to summer recess. The new law includes the criteria...

The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has made a change to the "Order of placing persons (families) living in difficult living conditions in state institutions of social services," Trend reports. According to these rules, today,...

The "Cash for Work" project launched by UNDP in northeastern Nigeria is still a success. In addition to the salaries received for cleaning up their city, vulnerable populations in Maiduguri will benefit...

Government will soon embark on a new US$ 57 million programme targeting country's ultra-poor with a goal of reducing poverty. The Programme called Financial Access for Rural Markets Smallholders and Enterprises (FARMSE), targets...

BLOG: India will see a sharp slowdown in population growth over the next two decades, which will result in a rise in the number and proportion of older people, especially in the South, the Economic Survey 2019 has predicted. The...

Un grupo de 117 familias de escasos recursos de las barras del Caribe fue el primero en recibir por parte de la Junta de Administración Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica (JAPDEVA), un permiso de uso de...

En Dominica, una isla del Caribe con poco más de 70.000 habitantes, ya está en marcha el cambio que permitirá transformar el sistema...

Ghana is investing less funds in health care, education and social protection, especially for the most vulnerable in the society. This means the poorest Ghanaians are subsidizing the living standards of the richest in society. Madam...

OPINION: New parents are given 240 days off between them – but corporate pressure means it’s men who then return to work. B...

OPINION: There is widespread agreement that social protection, for the large part, is the responsibility of the state. It is broadly understood as measures to reduce poverty and vulnerability by reducing people’s exposure to risks,...