Opinion: The Union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month had no surprises and hardly anything to applaud. It was in 2016 that our then finance minister Arun Jaitley proposed a tax on withdrawals of over 40 per cent...

The Kazakh government adopted July 23 an action plan to complete the instructions given by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at a July 15 extended government meeting. The instructions reflect the promises made during Tokayev’s...

Nearly 9 million people across Yemen have been reached with emergency cash assistance in the fifth payment cycle by UNICEF to help meet their urgent needs as the conflict in the country enters its fifth year. In August 2017, the...

Some 25,000 flood victims in Bangladesh have received money through mobile transfers in a UN relief project, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said...

South Sudan said Wednesday it has commenced the process of transferring cash to some 288,000 girls in order to keep them in school amid high school dropouts due to more than five years of conflict.

Akuja De Garang, Team...

While Ali takes his visual impairment in his stride, the significant costs of his medical treatment placed an ongoing strain on the family’s limited income. Ali sometimes waived his regular medical care in order to meet other basic...

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In...

THE PRIME Minister said people involved in crime will be removed from social support programmes. He said the social support programme in TT was better than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

He continued: "I want to join the...

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the legislative council on Tuesday that the idea behind giving Rs400 as old age pension was to give respect to senior citizens and the amount should not be compared with that given in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or...

La directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Carissa F. Etienne, destacó este martes que la innovación científica ha logrado un progreso sin precedentes en la respuesta a una enfermedad infecciosa que, hasta hace poco,...

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar Sunday said that ‘Ehsaas Strategy’ was in its final stages of  review and will soon be out in the public domain as a living...

Will the creation of Ministry of Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Coordination streamline the functions of various social welfare programmes...