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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


Pensions in remote areas - what can be learnt from the Kwa Wazee Programme in Kagera?

Kwa Wazee is an NGO that has been running a comprehensive support programme for older people in Muleba district, Tanzania since 2003. The central component of the programme is a pension targeted at older people with little family support or with... Keep reading (1 Comment)


The reach and impact of Bolivia's social pension

28 January 2014

This blog explores some of the key findings from Pension watch briefing 12 which is available in English and in Spanish. These are based on two longer pieces of research (in Spanish). Since 2008, Bolivia's social protection regime for... Keep reading


Social protection for older people in Central Asia

In this post Professor Jane Falkingham and Dr Athina Vlachantoni talk about their chapter on Social Protection for older people in Central Asia, published in 'Social Protection for Older Persons: Social Pensions in Asia.' You can read more about... Keep reading

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