Using data over a 35-year period, from 1980 to 2015, the research compared healthcare spending and social spending among 35 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Countries that spent more on social services tended to...

Ubudehe is one of the home-grown solutions that have been applied to Rwanda’s developmental journey. It is a social protection tool where the population is put in different categories depending on their financial status. Ubudehe has...

Big social security deficits have long haunted Turkey, especially in times of economic turmoil. The problem has now resurged amid an economic recession since last year, with the Social Security Institution (SGK) placing an ever...

When a popular Australian breakfast television show recently referred to unemployed people as “dole bludgers,” the social-media backlash from outraged viewers was telling. A wave of tweets showed unexpected and widespread support...

OPINION: The Government of Ghana announced plans to implement some interventions in the housing and housing finance markets in its 2019 budget last year. A GH¢1 billion mortgage fund was to be established to leverage private capital...

It is a Government-issued card designed to “fully authenticate your identity”. It holds a person’s name, photograph, signature and PPS number. It is required by those collecting welfare payments and replaced the social services card...

For the very first time, female workers in the agriculture sector will be formally recognised and be able to demand the stipulated minimum wage, besides healthcare and other benefits. The draft law, which will be tabled in the next...

Singapore extended support for older workers in the ageing island nation as the current leadership prepares to hand over to a new generation in the next few years. The retirement age will be...

Indonesia is struggling to fill a massive hole in the finances of its compulsory national health insurance system. BPJS Kesehatan, the government agency that oversees the program, has suffered deficits in five of the six years since...

Para su realización, el Plan de Acción de Juventudes 2015- 2020 contempló las siguientes líneas estratégicas que incluyen el acceso y la continuidad de la integración educativa, la emancipación, que permite el desarrollo de...

Expectativa generó entre vendedores informales de Cali la expedición de la Ley 1988 del 2019, con la que el Gobierno Nacional definió la ruta para los lineamientos para la formulación, implementación y evaluación de una política...

Con el propósito de estimular el desarrollo y competitividad de micro y pequeños empresarios, la Asamblea Legislativa aprobó, con la concurrencia de 55 diputados, una reforma al artículo 30 de la Ley de Fomento, Protección y...