blog iconUnder threat: social protection that includes everybody in their old age?

October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons, this year about ensuring older people can fully contribute to society. It’s a day for everyone, since we all hope to reach old age and enjoy long and fruitful lives. And, of course, none of us want our last years destroyed...

Publication IconGood Practices and Barriers in the Use of Data for Policy and Advocacy On Ageing in Asia-Pacific

This report provides a wide range of good practice examples where the use of data has had a positive effect on policy and programming and looks at strategies for overcoming barriers to data in policy and practice.

Publication IconZambia’s Katete Universal Pension

In “If you only have dust in your hands then friends are far; when they are full they come closer”: An Examination of the impacts of Zambia’s Katete universal pension,...

News IconThe steps to supporting older Ugandans to actively contribute set out at national conference

19th September: Uganda’s older persons have the potential to be a tremendous resource for the country and should be supported to actively contribute to their families and nation, Development Pathways...

News IconPensions: progress towards extending social protection reach outlined by ILO

28th September: Tax-financed pensions are proliferating in developing countries, with universal pensions developed in 22, from Argentina to Zanzibar (Tanzania) and a further six achieving near-universality, according to a new...

Our Work IconIdentifying good practices on using data for policy and advocacy on ageing

Population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st century. Virtually every country is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older...

blog iconStories of the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ pension: Hopes for Kenya’s flagship universal pension programme

In a small rural community in Kenya’s Rift Valley, many older people are hopeful about the Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ programme and the benefits that it could bring to their own wellbeing and that of their families, writes Anh Tran. As Ellen Jerotich stated during my visit to her house...

blog iconVillage Voices: Miriam sees end to stigma with Kenya’s Inua Jamii pension

Our Village Voices series shares research findings into Kenya’s Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ pension scheme and what it means to one Rift Valley community. In this blog, Sarina Kidd discusses the experiences of a recipient of the Older Persons Cash Transfer. Miriam is seen as one of the lucky ones...

Our Work IconImplementing a Master Plan for Social Assistance Reform and Development

We were engaged to help Vietnam's plans to expand cash assistance to new groups of young children and older persons a reality.

Publication IconFacing Our Future: Ageing in a Changing Uganda

The challenges and opportunities offered by a growth in older persons in Uganda are identified in this Government of Uganda report, released for International Day of Older Persons 2018. To...