The government is advised to refine the implementation of the 90-day maternity leave from 2021 so that it will be beneficial to both employers and workers. National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) President Prof Tan Sri Dr...

BLOG: On October 14, Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer were announced as the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. In this extract from their forthcoming book, Good Economics for Hard Times, Banerjee and...

BLOG: It is arguably not an exaggeration to say that stunting is a mainstay approach to judging the ill-health of children and cumulative under-investment in childhood. Recently, though, a number of  thought-provoking papers (Leroy...

All around the world, from small-town Illinois in the US to Rochdale in England, from Perth, Australia, to Dumka in northern ...

President lenín moreno is facing his biggest crisis since he was elected two and a half years ago to clean up the mess left by his populist predecessor, Rafael Correa. The country is in turmoil....

 (OPINION): One of the proposals of Budget 2020 to raise the maternity leave duration to 3 months seems to have raised the ire of many people. Some are for it and some do not see the rationale behind it. Social media has been ablaze...

The  government  intends to dedicate at least 1 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from a low of 0.4 percent to the social protection sector. The  Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary (CS), Ukur  Yatani...

A social protection centre for Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims has received US$150,000 from the government of the Republic of Korea’s Gyeonggi Province to upgrade its facility.The project aims at creating a fresh, comfortable...

At last, Canada stands with other developed nations when the federal government launched our first National Housing Strategy (NHS) this week. While this historic step forward represents what many activists have been calling on for...

THE 2020 Budget has been hailed by non-governmental organisations and women activists as putting women issues at the centre of focus. In particular, it offers a slew of incentives to enhance women’s participation in the workforce....

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday assured Pakistan of its support to the country’s social protection program aimed to help people fight poverty amid inflationary pressure and help it strengthen institutional measures.

Key stakeholders in education and labor need to develop training programs to keep pace with technology change and refocus curriculum to meet the needs of industries. The Alliance for Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET...