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Sharing knowledge and experiences to help place accountability at the heart of social protection

22 June 2018

South African grandmothers cross a crocodile-infested river to collect their pensions. In Uganda, family members push frail and sick older people in carts for several kilometres so they can collect their pension. These cases may sound far-fetched, but t Keep reading

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Congratulations to Kenya on the launch of its universal social pension, now how can we help make it a success?

11 June 2018

Starting this week, more than half a million older women and men in Kenya are receiving their first ever pensions. Under the new Government-funded Inua Jamii 70 and Above universal social pension, launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday 2... Keep reading

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Campaigning in Kyrgyzstan: "No matter what, we are not going to stop and remain silent"

06 March 2018

Svetlana Bashtovenko, director of Resource Center for Elderly, a HelpAge global network member, is one of the most influential activists and experts in the field of ageing in Kyrgyzstan. We talked with Svetlana about the situation older people face... Keep reading

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New features and a refreshed look for Pension Watch!

01 March 2018

Today we are unveiling a refreshed version of our Pension Watch website. It was first launched in 2010 as a knowledge hub dedicated to monitoring the right to social security in older age, with a focus on tax-financed social... Keep reading

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A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... Keep reading

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