The social assistance system in Lithuania fails to meet the minimal consumption needs for poor residents, and a large share of those receiving social assistance become dependent, the country's National Audit Office says.

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The minister’s plan to tie such payments to the minimum essential standard of living is welcome and progressive, writes Paul Ginnell. Our social welfare system should ensure that everyone, at whatever stage in life and whether...

BLOG: Most of the time, when the government spends money, it doesn’t make that money back. But in a few relatively rare cases, government spending can actually pay for itself. And in those cases, spending can be more than a good...

Organized by the Permanent Executive Secretariat of the National Social Protection Commission (SEP / CNPS) in collaboration with the “Merankabandi” Social Sector Support Project, the workshop was aimed to urge journalists to take...

A Public Services Card (PSC) is a card issued to help you access a range of public services. It is usually issued when you are allocated a Personal Public Service (PPS) number, which everyone in Ireland needs in order to access social welfare benefits...

Blog: In a small community off the coast of Sierra Leone, Salamatou Bangura often struggled to feed her children. Though she worked long hours buying and selling seafood from the local fisherman in her village, until recently, it...

Según un informe del Sistema Nacional de Cuidados, 4.808 personas en situación de dependencia severa cuentan con un asistente personal y 5.554 fueron aceptadas para hacer uso de este servicio y pueden contratarlo cuando lo crean...

Blog: Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face more than just climate related challenges, some of which possible to overcome through financially sustainable, rights-based social contracts. Resilience to natural hazards and other...

The federal government is moving to trade, in bulk, information on expatriate seniors with other countries to save time and money when one of them dies. About three million Canadians live overseas, including seniors who qualify for...

Blog: How can we increase resilience to climate-induced shocks – particularly in poorer countries that are most vulnerable? Our new research, Building...

Opinion: As the centerpiece of its human sector development and poverty alleviation initiative, Imran Khan’s PTI government has been pursuing the ‘Ehsaas’ program. Conspicuously, however, the Ehsaas program finds no specific mention...

OPINION: The Department of Agriculture’s four-paragraph announcement in the Federal...