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A small social pension in Indonesia has a big impact

09 November 2017

Indonesia is an ageing society. There are approximately 20 million older people, and by 2050 this is projected to reach 70 million. But with only 11% accessing contributory pension schemes, there is very limited income security for the vast... Keep reading

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5 ways we effectively engaged the Myanmar Government with ageing and social protection policy

30 June 2017

June is an exciting month for us here in Myanmar. All older people over the age of 90 are now eligible to receive 10,000 Burmese kyat (around US$7) per month from a new universal social pension - the first... Keep reading

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Harnessing the press to get Malawi talking about its forthcoming universal pension

01 September 2016

In October 2015, HelpAge was asked by our partner the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare in Malawi to carry out a universal pension feasibility study in collaboration with the Malawi Network of Organisations for Older People... Keep reading

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Bangladesh's new social security strategy to bring 30m into safety net programmes

22 December 2015

Bangladesh's long-awaited National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) has been launched - the first life-course approach to policy that will bring more than 30 million people into social safety net programmes. Intending to reduce extreme poverty, improve Keep reading

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Breaking the silence on elder abuse in Moldova

25 November 2015

On 12 November 2015 we launched the research report, Breaking the Silence: Elder abuse in the Republic of Moldova, which brought to light the hidden and distressing phenomenon of discrimination and abuse of older women and men. The report... Keep reading

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