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Ageing, discrimination and inequalities in the post-2015 agenda

18 February 2013

Placing equality at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda is in focus this week as experts, civil society organisations, UN leaders, and Member States meet for the consultation on addressing inequalities in Copenhagen on 18-19 February. Discussion Keep reading


The transformative impacts of Uganda's Senior Citizens Grant

08 February 2013

I jumped at the opportunity to review "Transforming Cash Transfers: Beneficiary and community perspectives on the Senior Citizen Grant in Uganda", a new briefing by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). After only about a year of delivering payments, Keep reading


An inclusive post-2015 framework with some teeth!

31 January 2013

Yesterday, I had the honour of moderating the roundtable debate on ageing and disability with my colleague AK Dube of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities, as part of this week's meeting of the UN High-level Panel in... Keep reading


World Economic Forum: Ageing on the agenda

28 January 2013

Last week, I was at the World Economic Forum. It was a productive few days, with lots of interesting discussions happening. Here are just some of the points I have taken from my time in Davos. On economics, politics... Keep reading


The poverty dynamics of older Mozambicans: new research with IESE

28 January 2013

With an estimated 1.2 million people over the age of 60, Mozambique has the third largest older population in Southern Africa. However, unlike many of the countries in the region, it does not have a social pension with extensive... Keep reading (3 Comments)

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