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    • Older people count: Making data fit for purpose
    • English
    • 1.0 mb
    • 2014

    Global AgeWatch Policy Brief 4 contributes to the “data revolution” debate by highlighting the lack of data on older women and men, leading to their absence in many development policies and interventions, and recommends ways to make data systems fit for purpose in today’s ageing world.

    • Global Agewatch Index 2013: Insight report
    • English
    • 1.6 mb
    • 2013

    This report presents the first-ever overview of the wellbeing of older people around the world. It brings together internationally comparative data on older people’s income, health, education and employment, and how supportive they feel their environment is.

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    • Why health systems must change: Addressing the needs of ageing populations in low- and middle-income countries
    • English
    • 1.6 mb
    • 2014

    This briefing discusses the results of pilot healthcare programmes in four countries, which show that health systems must provide more integrated health and care services to meet the needs of ageing populations.

    • Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees
    • English
    • 1.4 mb
    • 2014

    This report provides evidence on the situation of older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees. It is for humanitarians to use in designing responses, and to support the delivery of inclusive activities which identify and respond to the needs of people with specific needs.

    • Ageways 82: Emergencies
    • English
    • 1.1 mb
    • 2014

    Ageways 82 describes the particular ways in which older people are affected by crises. It recommends how to include them in the response, with case studies from Typhoon Haiyan and other emergencies.

    • Home care for older people: The experience of ASEAN countries
    • English
    • 3.1 mb
    • 2014

    This report looks at the development of a volunteer-based home care model and its expansion to address the gaps in providing care and support for older people through the ROK-ASEAN Home Care for Older People Project. It also presents learning, key achievements and impacts of the project.

    • Towards universal pensions in Tanzania: Evidence on opportunities and challenges from a remote area, Ngenge ward, Kagera
    • English
    • 1.1 mb
    • 2014

    This study builds on previous research by exploring the impacts of the cash transfer and the practical lessons for implementation in very remote settings. The two main elements of the research were complemented by focus group discussions, case studies and interviews with a wider set of stakeholders.

    • Displacement and older people: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011
    • English
    • 2.3 mb
    • 2014

    This study shows that, although older people were disproportionately affected by the disaster, they are also resourceful and resilient. It also shows the importance of emergency preparedness at the personal, community and institutional level.

    • Older people count: Making data fit for purpose
    • English
    • 1.0 mb
    • 2014

    Global AgeWatch Policy Brief 4 contributes to the “data revolution” debate by highlighting the lack of data on older women and men, leading to their absence in many development policies and interventions, and recommends ways to make data systems fit for purpose in today’s ageing world.

    • Age and Disability Monitor 1
    • English
    • 1.4 mb
    • 2014

    The Age and Disability Monitor provides a bi-monthly overview of the most pressing issues and needs faced by people with specific needs; including people with disabilities, people with injuries and older people among the refugees from and internally displaced people within Syria.

    • Including older women and men in HIV data
    • English
    • 410 kb
    • 2013

    This paper explores how data on HIV is collected, analysed and reported, and the challenges arising for older women and men as a result. It highlights the risks and implications of HIV for the older age group and recommends how to ensure that data includes people aged 50 and over.

    • The rights of older people in Kyrgyzstan
    • English
    • 501 kb
    • 2013

    This summary showcases the key findings of a survey HelpAge carried out in 2012 with 104 women and men over the age of 50 in Kyrgyzstan. The findings provide evidence of gaps in the protection of older people’s human rights and reinforce the need for national and international action, mechanisms and processes to ensure that the human rights of older people are better addressed.

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