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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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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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5 ways we effectively engaged the Myanmar Government with ageing and social protection policy

30 June 2017

June is an exciting month for us here in Myanmar. All older people over the age of 90 are now eligible to receive 10,000 Burmese kyat (around US$7) per month from a new universal social pension - the first... Keep reading

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The Urgency of now: Uganda's responsibility to its older citizens

18 April 2016

International donors are threatening to stop funding Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) due to the national Government failing to provide counter funding. But whose responsibility is it anyway? It seems cruel that families who depend solely on this g Keep reading

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