The Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the progress of pro-poor welfare schemes by personally talking to the beneficiaries in order to seek their genuine feedback on one hand and get the first hand information about...

Signing one at a time at the Dolokelen Gboveh High School in Gbarnga, Bong County, over 2,000 Liberians received US$100 each from the Social Safety Net Cash Transfer program launched by the government and the United Nations...

The Ministry of Social Protection will be putting measures in place to ensure Guyanese who live in other countries do not access a Guyanese pension. This information was related to the Government Information Agency (...

The Government of Ghana says it will continue to engage stakeholders and experts in an open and accessible platforms to address the emerging gender related issues affecting the vulnerable groups in the country.

A twenty-two member committee from the Ashaiman and the Ledzokuku municipalities has been inaugurated to manage and implement social protection policies in the two municipalities.

When individuals in eight out of 20 villages in Madhya Pradesh, India, were provided with monthly payments as part of a randomized control trial on universal basic income, the results defied what some top economists had expected. ...

GOOD health is essential for the sustainability of economic and social development and poverty alleviation. It is known that for maintaining and improving health, access to services is crucial for all people in the country. At the...

A few weeks ago, the then Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, announced a plan to test the use of cash transfers in the context of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme. This was followed by the...

The Government has abandoned a target of increasing the numbers of subsidised social housing places to 65,000, despite growing reports of families living in cars and garages. A pre-Budget report released by the Treasury today shows...

South Africa's government employees pension fund is investing nearly $750 million into lender SA Home Loans as part of plans to provide cheaper mortgages and build more houses in a country with glaring income disparities.

The Ghana National Household Registry, an Agency under the Minitry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, would begin its national household registration on August 2, in the Upper West Region. The household registration...

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement plans to extend a pilot social pension program for the elderly and back a program that supports mothers through cash handouts.