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Lawrence Jeff Johnson, director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, said in a phone interview that the grant agreement was signed Wednesday to build back the communities and to create small jobs through a livelihood approach in the
Sunday May 19, 2013 Orville Taylor, Contributor In Parliament two weeks ago, Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, a man who knows about lactating animals, crossed the species line and tabled a paper on breastfeeding rights of working women.
The positive impact of social protection programmes is now widely acknowledged. They help to increase household income, smooth consumption and protect against shocks. With respect to children, social protection has been found to increase school
In 2013, the fuel subsidy was almost Rp 194 trillion (US$19.9 billion) or about 11.5 percent of the state budget. Although the government always sets the fuel subsidy in the state budget, fuel consumption has exceeded the benchmark in the last few
The Ministry of Social Affairs paid out SR 21 billion in social insurance pensions and aid in 2011, according to a report on the ministry's achievements. More than 1.4 million people who needed government assistance benefited from the payouts. The
The European Union could help reduce entrenched poverty by supporting social insurance systems in developing nations, says a new European Parliament study. Providing initial funding to support the introduction of social schemes; Offering the
The World Bank has approved a grant of US$50 million to be injected into a Rwanda government program that gives direct cash transfers to the extremely poor across the country.
A pyramid of 468 cans of soup, representing a seven-fold increase in the number of British people using food banks since the government came to power in 2010, according to the Unite union. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP A surge in food bank usage does
Listen to poor people; don't just hand out the cash It is vital that people who benefit from social protection schemes such as cash transfers are involved in their implementation Post office staff distribute cash transfers in Mata'a village, Yemen.
This initiative will support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal related to primary education...Pakistan's poorest of the poor in a view to improve their socio-economic conditions...She also emphasised that provinces should also play