COVID-19 has decimated livelihoods worldwide, squeezing the middle class and pushing low-income households into abject poverty. Social-protection programs such as Pakistan's Ehsaas Emergency Cash offer not only a path forward during...

The previous blog in this series looked at how much Pacific governments were spending in response to COVID-19. Of equal interest is the question of what they are spending on. As part of our Pacific Covid Economic Database research,...

The UN and the Bangsamoro Government jointly launched today a programme that aims to build the resilience of households in BARMM, with special attention to poor and vulnerable households, through timely and effective responses to...

Más de 88.000 beneficiarios de la tarjeta Uruguay Social contarán con un ingreso duplicado que se pagará en dos cuotas, en agosto y setiembre, al igual que la asignación por el Plan de Equidad, que cobran unas 130.000 familias. La...

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across developing countries has led to a devastating loss of life and livelihoods. The pandemic is having both immediate economic effects and long-lasting consequences on development. This is because...

On behalf of the German federal government and in cooperation with the World Bank KfW is supporting the Indian government with up to EUR 460 million to implement a package of measures amounting to USD 23 billion. Initially migrant...

At the session of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, a decree was adopted which will allow employers to apply for the “My first salary” program from Monday, August 17. Through this program, which begins in November, the...

The financial response to the Covid crisis demonstrated the inability of the federal government to rapidly get money to people during times of crisis. It took between three weeks and three months for Americans to receive a single...

Mired in a prolonged conflict, facing an uncertain political climate, and beginning a tenuous peace process, Afghanistan was already in a difficult place when COVID-19 struck. Taking early action to preempt the potential...

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has mobilized resources to provide a rapid response to the explosion that devastated parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on the 4 August. More than 100 short-term decent jobs clearing...

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung announces a basic income program designed to help residents and local businesses weather the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on March 24 at the provincial government building in Suwon. (...

In Kosovo, despite continued economic growth over the last two decades, the rate of unemployment – along with other labor market indicators - remains the weakest in the Western Balkans region, posing one of the biggest challenges...