Social protection must be seen as an investment in communities’ resilience. That was one of the key messages coming out of Cultivate Africa, a two-day online event (17-18 November) on COVID-19 response and recovery in Africa...

Christine Jardine, a Scottish politician who represents Edinburgh in the UK parliament, was not a fan of universal basic income before the pandemic hit.  "It was regarded in some quarters as a kind of socialist idea," said Jardine,...

Ahmad Nazirul Azrie Ahmad Noh was unemployed for a year after getting a diploma in Malaysian Automotive Skills Technology from Sungai Buloh Vocational College in 2018.

 

People living with disability are leading the way in the designing of Samoa’s first social protection programme that specifically focuses on them. At the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic around June this year, the opportunity...

On Wednesday, 11 November, Latvian Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee supported for the final reading amendments to the Law on Social Security that provide for defining minimal income thresholds, their lowest volumes and the...

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The recently announced Atmanirbhar 3.0 package...

As October ended, so did the caregiver top-up of the Child Support Grant (CSG). Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, in his medium term budget speech delivered in Parliament last month, said government will not extend this grant top-up of...

Mongolia's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection said on Friday that it has started providing food packages to households at risk of malnutrition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azerbaijan continues to provide apartments to martyrs' families and disabled war veterans. The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has provided 26 houses to citizens of this category. Of them, 13 houses were provided in Gazakh,...

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The pandemic has highlighted...

A universal income scheme for artists has been recommended by the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, which published its report today. The taskforce was set up in September to prepare recommendations on how the arts and culture...

The government decision to distribute the fund under its social safety net programme through mobile financial services will ensure transparency and bring more unbanked people under the formal financial system, according to industry...