(OPINION): World leaders are gathering at the United Nations (UN) in New York for the Climate Action Summit tomorrow. Their goal is simple: to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting ...

The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD) project is financed by the World Bank and implemented by the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. It aims to...

OPINION: While the reduction in poverty is an important policy agenda, many poor and extreme poor people as well as vulnerable communities can be left out through the conventional scanners of different poverty reduction programmes....

OPINION: We should all be looking with particular interest at the work underway in Pakistan to build a sustainable welfare state. Called Ehsaas, which in Urdu literally means ‘empathy’, the new initiative is one of the most...

BLOG: The new draft social protection policy of the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare provides a background to social protection in Namibia and an assessment of the current social protection programmes. The public...

BLOG: Risk-sharing has been an essential clause in the social contract. However, this question continues to demand the attention of policy makers. ...

BLOG: The Cabinet Secretary for Devolution recently declared that the government policy for drought and famine assistance would graduate to the use of cash transfers as opposed to provision of physical food. The imperative to assist...

The Brunei government will continue to ensure the social welfare of the people to be the highest priority in line with the objective of the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA), local media reported on Wednesday, quoting Haji...

In partnership with government, the UN in Uzbekistan has developed a joint programme on social protection which prioritizes institutional reform and will ensure pilot programmes benefitting people with disabilities. According to the...

The coverage of India’s population under pension schemes has been a matter of concern to policymakers for long. Barely 15 per cent of the working population of 500 million is covered under pension schemes, and those covered are...

A new clampdown on social welfare fraud will include increased inspections and penalties for employers who falsely claim that workers are self-employed. The practice estimated to cost the exchequer up to up to a quarter of a billion euro per year. By...

(BLOG) From cash coordination workshops in Dakar to market-based programming sessions in Geneva, anyone who has ever discussed cash and voucher assistance (CVA) in a meeting can tell you that terminology is a challenge - especially...