Governments around the world are implementing a variety of measures to dull the blow of mass income loss and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Cash transfers, whether targeted or universal, have been one of...

The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) will distribute milled rice and vegetable oil to vulnerable households in five provinces of Cambodia. Approximately 82,700 poor...

Since March 2020, the Philippines has implemented one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused severe disruptions in peoples’ livelihoods. The government’s emergency...

NDA-ruled states want the Code on Social Security Bill to be passed during the monsoon session itself. The development comes against the backdrop of the migrant issue and labour rights coming in the spotlight in the last three...

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has thrown her support behind calls for a guaranteed minimum income as a “buffer against the effects of not only economic recession, but also high levels of loneliness, isolation, and psychological...

DIGOS CITY -- The chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao Region (DSWD-11) has expressed optimism that the agency would be able to distribute the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) by...

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more...

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has highlighted the systemic racism that is deeply embedded within the attitudes and institutions of rich nations. While the immediate focus has been on police brutality, institutional...

COVID-19 has thrown the world into crisis. Increasingly, it is evident that women and girls are bearing the brunt of the burden. 

Women are disproportionately affected by the contraction in employment resulting from the...

The World Bank’s Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs has called for fundamental reform of our social protection systems to cover the “missing middle” of workers in the informal economy who are most vulnerable to the...

As containment measures ease, millions of migrant workers may be required to return home to low and middle income countries where labour markets, which were fragile before the COVID-19 outbreak, are now further weakened by the...

With just 130 cases of COVID-19 and no fatalities, Cambodia might initially appear to have remained largely unscathed by the pandemic. However, the economic impact of the pandemic is all the more evident: the dip in tourism resulted...