Thursday, August 26, 2021
Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its epicentre now in Asia, and all its tragic consequences, has exposed...
Asia, China, India, Oceania
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), launched on 15 August 1995, was aimed at providing benefits to poor income households having elderly members in the family or needing support after the death of a wage earner. The NSAP was formulated to...
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The Covid-19 pandemic, with its epicentre now in Asia, and all its tragic consequences, has exposed...
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Social Protection is a human right. Yet, according to the ILO, 4 billion people worldwide live without the peace of mind and security that it offers. The socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted glaring inequalities and deficiencies...
America, Barbados, Saint Lucia
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
As a disaster-prone country, Indonesia needs a social protection system that is adaptive and responsive to disasters. Adaptive Social Protection aims to bring together the concepts of social protection, disaster management, and climate change adaptation...
Thursday, July 29, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression of 1929. The pandemic and the procedures put in place to protect people led to a downward spiral, ultimately pushing an estimated 115 million additional into extreme...
Monday, July 26, 2021
The World Bank’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been designed to help save lives and livelihoods for the poorest and most vulnerable while safeguarding the prospects for sustainable growth in developing countries. In the Middle East and...
Africa, Egypt, Asia, Palestinian Territory, Yemen
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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The pandemic provides an opportunity for Asia and the Pacific to undertake reforms that can make it more...
Friday, June 18, 2021
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $250 million policy-based loan to the Government of Bangladesh to help finance reforms aimed at improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development and resilience program.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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With pandemic lockdowns crippling labor demand and supply around the world, government interest in ...
Africa, Kenya, Togo, Tunisia, America, Brazil, Asia, Sri Lanka