Cash transfers

Laos: Income support to help 17,000 garment workers hit by COVID-19

Submitted by cambrosio on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:14

ilo.org (23.02.2021)

Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are to each receive two months’ emergency income support worth 900,000 LAK (approximately US$100). Eligible beneficiaries, of whom 85 per cent are women, will receive the cash transfers by the end of March.

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Bolivia: One-time "Bond against Hunger"

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:20

Minesterioa de Economía y Finanzas (03.02.2021) As of February 1, 2021, the payment of the Bond Against Hunger reached more than 3.8 million Bolivians, covering 93% of the total universe of beneficiaries, with an outlay of Bs3,877 million, reported the Vice Minister of Pensions and Financial Services, Ivette Espinoza.

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Uruguay: Second installment of the extraordinary payment for vulnerable families and continuation of school meal plan

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 15:49

Banco de Previsión Social (12.02.2021) As of Friday, February 12, the payment of the second extraordinary installment will be available for beneficiaries of family allowances for the Equity Plan and the special item for the boys and girls included in the CEIP School Meal Plan. This is an item whose amount is equivalent to the usual collection of the benefit, to be paid in two installments: the first was paid in January and the second will be paid from February 12, both in banks and in decentralized collection centers.

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India´s COVID-19 social assistance package and its impact on the agriculture sector

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 02/05/2021 - 16:09

sciencedirect.com (2021) COVID-19 induced significant economic and social disruptions in India. Rural households, including smallholders, were affected by loss in migrant income, livelihood and farm and non-farm incomes. During this lockdown, the Indian government enacted several emergency legislations to provide direct and indirect relief to workers and households. India’s COVID-19 social assistance package, namely, PM-GKY, announced in March 2020, was designed to provide immediate relief to the vulnerable population.

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Australia: Travel agents COVID-19 payment

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 19:45

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (01.12.2020) The Morrison Government will provide a one-off payment to assist travel agents in recognition that many continue "to work hard processing consumer refunds, whilst unable to trade due to the COVID-19 pandemic". 

Under the $128 million scheme, eligible travel agents with a turnover of between $50,000 and $20 million a year will be able to apply for the one off payment.

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Maldives-UN sign project on digitising social services to protect women and children

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/26/2021 - 17:03

The Edition (21.01.2021) The United Nations (UN) and Maldives on Thursday signed a project document on digitialising social services in order to better protect women and girls from poverty and violence during emergency situations.

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1m Nigerians to benefit from COVID-19 Cash Transfer, Osinbajo says

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:55

The Guardian Nigeria News (20.01.2021) - No fewer than One million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project which aims to lift the urban poor affected by the pandemic out of poverty. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the COVID-19 Rapid Response Registration (RRR) Cash Transfer Project.

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