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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


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)


Gender and old-age pension protection in Asia

In this blog Dr Athina Vlachantoni and Professor Jane Falkingham talk about their research into gender and old-age pension protection in Asia, as discussed in their chapter in ‘Social Protection for Older Persons Social Pensions in Asia' The gender. Keep reading


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


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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