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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


Moving towards universal pension coverage in Mexico

15 May 2014

In his new Pension Watch briefing Larry Willmore explores the recent increase in pension coverage in Mexico. In this blog he provides an overview of some of the issues, which are covered in greater depth here. Despite having one... 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)


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


A social pension in Rwanda?

30 January 2012

A recent article in the Rwandan daily 'The New Times' called for the government to reconsider the exclusion of social pensions from Rwanda's flagship social protection programme - The Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (known as VUP). VUP aims to... Keep reading

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