A free, basic income project was launched in the Namibian village of Otjivero. Every resident under retirement age received 100 Namibian dollars a month. How did this experiment change the villagers' lives?
The Social Democrats have seen a bounce following historically low support, according to a new poll. Their proposal for a guaranteed basic income for pensioners was also met with approval.
A simplification of Germany's welfare state is wanted by its Association of Towns and Municipalities (BStGB). Only then, it says, will communities be able to cope with demographic aging and future economic strains.
Italy's economy minister says the new government's first budget will include a basic income for the poor — in line with the ruling parties' campaign pledges. But it's not yet clear how such policies will be financed.
Voters in several African nations, including Nigeria and South Africa, are headed to the ballot box in 2019. But despite the numerous elections, experts don't expect much change on the continent.
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