The practical challenge of quickly getting financial support in the hands of people who lost jobs amid the COVID-19 economic crisis has baffled advanced and developing economies alike. Economic lockdowns, physical distancing...

One inadvertent effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn across Africa has been the harsh spotlight on shortcomings of social safety nets across the continent. In addition to boosting public health systems...

By the time COVID-19 reached South Asia, it had already penetrated most other regions of the world. Pakistan was one of the first in the region to be hit. In late February, Shia pilgrims who had come in contact with Chinese pilgrims...

COVID-19 has had a far greater economic impact than health impact on Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Pacific. There has been extensive commentary about the likely macroeconomic effects of lockdowns and travel bans, but less attention...

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted a study in the rural districts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to assess the efficacy of the PM-GKY focussing on the effectiveness of DBTs in reaching...

A Vice-Primeira-Ministra e Ministra da Solidariedade Social e Inclusão, Armanda Berta dos Santos, procedeu hoje, dia 9 de junho de 2020, ao lançamento oficial do pagamento do apoio monetário aos agregados familiares no âmbito da...

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On June 10th, 2020, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) finalized its procedures for providing financial assistance to FSM citizens who were traveling back to the FSM but, due to the Nation...

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On June 17th, 2020, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) opened offices in each of the Nation’s States to assist citizens who have lost their job, or suffered from reduced income, due to COVID-...

"I thought I had to close my business because of that novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But I'm now more at ease thanks to the emergency relief payments."

Lee Jin-won, a seller of dried fish at Daegu's...

Kabul — Afghanistan faces grave challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to undermine the country’s peace process, overwhelm its health care system, and slash economic output 17 percent by 2023, according to...

New mechanism to direct funds to counties: China will set up a special transfer payment mechanism to ensure that fiscal funds directly benefit businesses and people, an executive meeting of the State Council decided on June 9.

South Africa’s social grant payment system has been the subject of various scandals for almost a decade. Until recently most of the controversy over grant payments focused on the role of Net1/CPS, contracted to the South African...