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Delivering pensions in remote rural Tanzania

The Kwa Wazee pension scheme, established in 2003, reaches 1,100 older-headed households in six wards of Muleba District in North-western Tanzania. The scheme provides selected pensioners with a cash transfer of 12,000TZS (7.50USD) a month, with an additi Keep reading


Post-2015: social protection underpins sustainable development

24 June 2013

As the date for the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaches, debate around what a post-2015 development framework should look like has intensified. Between 17 and 19 June 2013 the fourth session of the Open Working... Keep reading


Darfur: Older people still hard at work

12 June 2013

As I stepped down last week from the World Food Programme's helicopter in Habila, West Darfur; the extreme heat hit me. Then driving down the dusty road on my way to a HelpAge project, the driver told me that... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Addressing ageing and food security in Africa

11 June 2013

As the recent G8 Nutrition Summit shows, governments and NGOs have often overlooked the nutrition needs and food security of older people. The event, held on 8 June, brought together global leaders from diverse fields, including science, politics and... Keep reading


Should older people be targeted? Social pensions for the elderly or social assistance for households

07 June 2013

In April 2013 Charles Knox-Vydmanov presented at the World Bank's Morning Symposium on Social Pensions vs Social Assistance. On 6 June 2013 he repeated this presentation at HelpAge International. Watch the video below to see his exploration of whether... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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