This paper presents lessons learned from the implementation and delivery of the pilot programme, as well as key lessons learned on the impact of pensions on livelihoods and the community. Moreover, it provides evidence in support of a universal approach to pensions.
A research team from Development Pathways lead by Sarina Kidd and Anh Tran is conducting a multi-year qualitative research study in the community of Lolkeringet, in Nandi County, Kenya. Through a cultural immersion approach, the researchers are analysing how the pension impacts on the lives of older persons, their families, and their community.
This report comprises one component of the DFID-financed study: “Leaving no-one behind: how social protection can help people with disabilities move out of extreme poverty.” It is one of seven country case studies to identify good practice in enabling the inclusion of persons with disability in social protection systems and programmes.
One of the most highly charged debates in social protection is how best to undertake targeting: while some social protection practitioners are passionate advocates of income testing (or poverty targeting), others highlight the many advantages of universal selection. However, as with any debate, it is best to first look at the evidence.
Trust in government is the basic building block of any successful nation-state. It needs to be at the very top of the list of government priorities since, once trust is undermined, the state itself can be threatened. History tells us that a key factor in building trust is the provision of universal public services since they can be enjoyed by everyone on an equal and impartial basis.
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