Pushpa Devi joins her hands and bends forward completely on the mat in her village’s community hall, her forehead touching the floor. “This is how we used to bow down to touch their feet,” she says, demonstrating how till a few...

Communities in Nsanje and Phalombe districts have embarked on an exercise that seeks to mitigate floods affecting their farms. In Nsanje, the people are using sand and sacks to construct local dykes along Ruo River to block water...

INTERVIEW: In conflict-affected areas, rural social insurance programmes such as the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) can reduce violent events by half by shielding workers from income volatility...

For years, debate has stalled congressional progress on the issue as conservatives have argued that a uniform paid leave policy would decrease wages and be an inefficient way to meet the needs of millions of workers in diverse...

BLOG: The idea of a "universal basic income" has some immediate attraction along with other slogans like a guaranteed government job or single payer health insurance, the devil is in the details. An underlying theme of the ...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 18 studies conducted in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Brazil has found that overall only 10 of 21 interventions showed a reduction in GBV or in GBV-related attitudes....

China’s social security system constitutes five different types of insurance and contributions to the mandatory housing fund. China Briefing explains how social security in China is calculated, what are employer obligations, and how...

OPINION: Basic Income mean a stipend paid to families or individuals without the many conditions and rules that govern existing income assistance programs. It is most valuable to people in the middle class and those hoping to join...

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said yesterday (10/09) the new Enhanced CPF Housing Grant (EHG), which streamlines two older grants, gives couples more flexibility in affording a flat that suits their needs. It helps...

INTERVIEW: Starting in February, in Stockton, California, the mayor’s office of the city—with funding from the Economic Security Project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and private donors—launched a pilot program that...

Over five million Tanzanians, more than half of them women, will benefit from improved social safety nets supported by new financing approved today by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The $450 million IDA credit to the...

Egypt signed on Wednesday, Sept. 11 an agreement with the World Bank to finance the second phase of the Social Security Nets Support Project, Takaful and Karama, by $500 million. The project will strengthen the social safety nets...