Economic growth has stalled in Finland, and unemployment is at 9%. Early this year, the government began a test of the universal basic income. 2000 randomly selected people on jobless benefits will receive €560 a month for two years.
A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. Proponents hope to prove such schemes boost people's motivation to find work.
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
A member of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union wants parents in Germany to receive a basic income regardless of their means. But this shouldn't be confused with universal basic income, she said.
Leadership and inclusion have been the main topics at the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa. The meeting aimed to design policies allowing everyone to benefit from economic growth, says DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge.
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