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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

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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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Poverty and wellbeing for older Mozambicans: scratching the surface

28 May 2013

On 15 May, at Indy Village in Maputo, 250 researchers, academics, government officers, civil society actors, journalists and older people gathered at the invitation of the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESE) and HelpAge International to disc Keep reading (1 Comment)

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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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Supporting social protection floors: building a global coalition

07 May 2013

Last month I attended a meeting of the core group of seventeen members of the NGO Coalition for a Social Protection Floor which was facilitated by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – a German think-tank with a global presence. As always, it was... Keep reading (2 Comments)

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