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We need a data revolution that leaves no one behind

08 February 2016

This is the first blog in a series coinciding with our side event entitled Innovations on inclusion at the United Nation's Commission for Social Development in February 2016. Tony German from the Development Initiatives discusses how better data can... Keep reading

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Embedding rights across all aspects of ageing

01 April 2014

Last week, I took part in the fifth Pan-American Gerontology and Geriatrics congress in Colombia. I was invited by Lia Daichman of the International Network on the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) to speak on the progress made in... Keep reading

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Great ambition at the UN General Assembly

02 October 2013

Last week I attended this year's UN General Assembly, which had a strong focus on reviewing the Millennium Development Goals and discussing what the future Sustainable Development Goals should target beyond 2015. The peak of the week was the... Keep reading

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Uprating social protection benefits: an example from Bolivia

13 May 2013

The question of how social transfers should be indexed over time is a hot topic for social protection practitioners. A recent case from Bolivia reveals some of the issues at stake. Last week, on 1st May, Bolivia’s president Evo... Keep reading

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The G20 is a chance to show social pensions are an economic, not aid, solution for an unstable world

27 October 2011

At next month's G20 meeting in Cannes, world leaders will have no choice but to address European economic woes. However, I fear that after the welcome inclusion of development on the summit's agenda, they are at risk of not... Keep reading

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