Thursday, October 29, 2020
Public support for more generous welfare benefits is at its highest level for more than two decades, amid new evidence that societal views on social security and immigration are becoming significantly more liberal, according to the latest annual...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs in collaboration with United Nations Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, has launched a process to assess and optimize Barbados’ social protection system. The system was recently launched during 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
Monday, May 25, 2020
Government of India listed all food commodities as essentials allowing their free movement with a hope to avoid disruptions in food value chain during the COVID-19 lockdown. Neelkanth Mishra argues that despite such provisions, large parts of...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Millions of Pacific workers with previously stable incomes from the tourism sector are at risk of sliding into poverty, predicts a new International Labour Organisation (ILO) report. With government restrictions banning overseas travel as a result of the...
Asia, Maldives, Oceania, Oceania - General, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
India’s progress on scaling up health and nutrition services was remarkable in the pre-pandemic period. The gains made in these past years are important to preserve. Rasmi Avula, Supreet Kaur and Purnima Menon discuss the importance of existing state...