Wednesday, December 15, 2021
The discourse on quality jobs and decent work has changed since the onset of the pandemic. This transition has provided key insights and policy implications.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
In September 2021, Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvannamalai district set a record for creating 1,121 farm ponds in 30 days by leveraging the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The initiative’s aim was to ensure...
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
In the busy streets of Male, the capital of Maldives, Aminath Waheed picks up passengers, blazing a trail as the city’s only female taxi driver. In the hills of Nepal, 30-year-old Madhukala Adhikari works as a mobile mason, helping families rebuild...
Asia, Asia - General, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Street vendors and other workers considered part of the informal labor force or self-employed are calling on the government to provide social protection and support just like the support that workers in formal sectors receive.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Far from the limelight, global leaders are on the cusp of striking a historic and unprecedented financing deal for spurring pandemic recovery through the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), a mechanism overseen by 173 governments...
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
If you are a policy maker or a social protection practitioner in a developing country, then as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across urban and rural populations you likely found yourself thinking hard on how to support the informal economy, which was hit...
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
As this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) unfolds, the world is facing coinciding crises. Multiple regions hit their highest-ever recorded surface temperatures this year, tens of millions of people are being displaced by climate-related...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The world’s largest anti-poverty programme may also help India achieve its target of creating an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent, through additional forest and tree cover, by 2030, in line with the Paris...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The Government of Sri Lanka committed to accelerate more and better investments in human capital – health, education, and social protection – becoming the 82nd country to join the World Bank’s Human Capital Project.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
BRAC’s Graduation approach empowers women to challenge harmful gender norms that impede upon their independence, dignity, and aspirations. Gender norms are social norms defining acceptable and appropriate actions for women and men in a given group or...
Africa, Kenya, Asia, Bangladesh