Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Morocco will expand social welfare protection to all its citizens within five years through a gradual approach, said Finance Minister Mohammed Benchaaboun, after King Mohammed VI urged in the State of the Nation speech on July 29 speeding up such a...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Many governments increased temporary sick-leave benefits in the wake of COVID-19, but the benefits are due to expire after a certain time. This column looks back at a 2012 policy change in Spain which radically altered the generosity of paid sick leave...
America, United States, Europe, Spain
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Following the release of a UN study that shows at least 40 million children have missed out on early childhood education due to measures to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, warned that “the pandemic is making...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
President Moon Jae-in on July 7 said, "We’ll prepare a roadmap to eliminate employment insurance blind spots by the end of the year." In a Cabinet meeting, he said, "The government will do all it can to support employment retention and the survival of...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
About 12 million people in Thailand, almost 1 in 5, are aged 60 or over, more than half of them are women. And according to the 2017 Survey of Older Persons, 32% of those in their 80s indicated that their health was poor or very poor.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
When India went into lockdown in late March as a result of COVID-19, one of the country’s biggest priorities was to ensure access to food. As millions risked starvation, the government mobilized its existing Public Distribution System (PDS) to give away...
Asia, India, Nepal, Pakistan