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Uganda's Senior Citizens' Grant

Development Pathways is pleased to share an article examining the impact of an old age pension scheme in Uganda written by Stephen Kidd. 

For the past five years, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Irish Aid have collaborated with the government of Uganda to finance an old-age pension scheme for everyone over 65 years across 15 of the country’s 112 districts.

The old age pension scheme is part of the Expanding Social Protection programme in Uganda which Development Pathways has been part of for the last 2 years. The programme is now moving into a second phase – which Development Pathways will continue to work on.

The government of Uganda has committed to scaling up the programme nationwide, which follows a current trend in East Africa – last month, Zanzibar introduced its own universal Citizens’ Pension. 

For more on this article, visit The Observer Uganda.