Conditional cash transfers (CCT) are a stepping stone to universal health coverage, not just help for individual families.

Ranchi: Members of the primitive and vulnerable tribes in Jharkhand often end up spending more on transport to the free foodgrain centre than the cost of the foodgrain, showed a joint survey by the Jharkhand Tribal Welfare Research...

ISLAMABAD – In a bid to facilitate old-age pensioners and Benazir Income Support  (BISP) beneficiaries, Pakistan Post Office is going to introduce ATM and biometrics system in the country.

  • In Cameroon, the national poverty rate has hovered around 39% since 2001
  • A social safety net project has implemented a cash transfer program to help the poorest households...

The government is not siding with big business in frustrating agreement on a national minimum wage and is fully committed to its implementation as soon as possible, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

A policy shift has been taking place in China: governments are encouraging increased procreation by Chinese couples, and the “One-Child Policy” is being replaced by incentives that encourage citizens to marry earlier and have more...

Pensions and the Universal Child Allowance (AUH) will be increasing by 15.35 percent as of March 1, with minimum pensions clocking in at 4,959 pesos a month.

President Mauricio Macri made the announcement and linked the increase with overall...

During the last recession the US experienced some of the highest unemployment rates in its history, prompting the government to dramatically extend the duration of unemployment benefits. Economists have since debated whether this...

Women have barely half the occupational pension savings of men, according to a report from the TUC.

It says that, on average, women have £7,500 in defined contribution pension schemes, compared with £14,500 for men.

Indonesia has emerged as a middle-income country and an important player in the global economy (G20) but faces three major problems: a slowing reduction of poverty rates, rising inequality and a high level of vulnerability for much...

Providing digital financial services to the un-banked poor may have significant socio-economic benefits. One working strategy to bring the extreme poor into the folds of a mainstream financial service network is through safety net and social transfer...

Social service providers, public sector organisations and NGOs in New Zealand are now able to use a new interactive tool which draws together information from across the public sector to show where children and young people are at...