The cash payout to vulnerable groups could be adjusted for annual inflation if the State implemented the recommendation of a new study. The study, funded by World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef, notes that the impact of Kenya...

A U.N. human rights expert on Friday lambasted Spain for its treatment of its poor, saying the country's post-crisis economic policies have benefited businesses and the wealthy, but have left many ordinary people way behind. U.N....

BLOG: The United States is the only industrialized nation with a maternal mortality rate that is on the rise, increasing 26 percent between 2000 and 2014. Also concerning are the stark racial disparities in maternal mortality: Black...

Finland is switching up its parental leave laws, and this time, the government says they're putting children at the center. Finland's new family leave policy would give 164 "daily allowance days" to each parent, or about seven...

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is set to collaborate with USAID and the World Bank to finance a large-scale programme for disability and women empowerment in the country. The...

OPINION: The benefits of paternity leave are well-documented. When fathers equally share the duties of rearing newborns with mothers, family bonds are strengthened and all involved are healthier and happier. That, in turn, flows...

OPINION: More than 100 years ago, the International Labor Organization adopted the Maternity Protection Convention 1919 (No 3) suggesting 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, free healthcare during and after pregnancy, protection from...

Dinsoor district communities have been affected by both insecurity and recurrent droughts, having a negative impact on purchase power and access to basic needs. The consecutive underperforming rains in the agro-pastoral area left...

A new study carried out in rural Kenya shows giving cash to the poor is the best way to help someone break the cycle of poverty. “In our case, trusting the poor to spend money on what’s best for them worked very well,” said Ted...

BLOG: For a long time, the majority of vulnerable groups in Uganda have received emotional, material and financial support from traditional social protection mechanisms, including family, kinship and the clan system. Specifically,...

Far from a distant threat, climate change is already a crisis, contributing to extreme weather events and more frequent and intense disasters, resulting in death and mass destruction, driving families from their homes, and...

BLOG: Any ‘just transition’ worth its name must square a circle along three dimensions: effective production, fair redistribution and political feasibility. The productive puzzle is about finding the most relevant technology for the...