Author: bi-week

Unconditional Basic Income in Kenya

Unconditional Basic Income in Kenya, by Give Directly [1] interview with Joe Huston, CFO at Give Directly New York Give Directly is known for delivering cash transfers to the poorest country, mainly East Africa. Why did you suddenly start an unconditional basic income project instead – and what is different? While we have done unconditional […]

Unconditional nation-wide Cash transfer programme, Iran

Unconditional nation-wide Cash transfer programme, Iran How many people benefit: currently about 90% of Iranian population, > 72 Million How can a programme that benefits 90% of the population (and the environment) be unpopular? Interview with economist Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, research fellow @ Economic Research Forum An unconditional cash transfer programme was started in Iran in […]

International Basic Income Week Videothon

The 10th International Basic Income Week is here and for this jubilee we are planning a special something: International Basic Income Week Videothon: Please take a short video of your event (in any format, videos taken on smart phones are fine too) and send it to bienoutreach@gmail.com to be stitched together with other videos around the world.   […]

Governmental Basic Income Experiment 2017/2018, Finland

Governmental Basic Income Experiment 2017/2018, Finland [1] What we can learn from Finland: It’s not that difficult to organise a Basic Income pilot when you have an existing welfare system! Interview with Otto Lehto, member of BIEN Finland Compare the execution of the government Pilot with BIEN Finland’s[2] expectations before the election: It is pretty […]

Basic Income pilot: Quatinga Velho, Brazil

Basic Income pilot and Startup: ReCivitas [1] Insignificant in many rich places, incredibly important to those in the most ignored, poorest places of the world Interview with Marcus Brancaglione, CEO ReCivita How is the Basic Income Startup different from the 2008-2014 pilot project? It is different in duration or, more precisely, in sustainability. The 2008-2014 […]

Pilot projects anyone?

Everyone is currently talking about filter bubbles. The basic income activist’s filter bubble is the feeling that things are moving too slow. International Basic Income Week provides an opportunity to step back, take stock and compare our local situation not just to the world, but also to the world at another point in time. And […]

SADC-BIG launched their socioeconomic rights project

SADC BIG campaign – the Southern African Development Community Basic Income Grant Campaign – launched their socioeconomic rights project on 20th September 2016. SADC states are: South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho. Fact Sheet for the campaign: http://spii.org.za/sadcbigcampaign/index.php/sadc-big-campaign-fact-sheet/ by: Nkateko […]

9th International Basic Income Week 2016 – List of participants

As of 21th September 2016 we know of participants from 23 countries from 5 continents who have submitted their events to our calendar on the 9th International Basic Income Week!   Austria – http://pro-grundeinkommen.at/WdGE2016/Programm/ Brazil – http://www.recivitas.org/ Bulgaria – https://twitter.com/ubi_bulgaria Canada – http://www.basicincomecanada.org/ Czech Republic – https://www.facebook.com/505222219639803/photos/a.508934829268542.1073741828.505222219639803/596908370471187/?type=3&theater Denmark – http://basisindkomst.dk/ Finland – http://perustulo.org/ France – […]

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