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    • Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people
    • English
    • 945 kb
    • 2016

    This report aims to stimulate discussion about some of the actions that governments and city authorities in low- and middle-income countries can take to build truly inclusive cities, focusing on three key themes: reclaiming urban spaces, healthy ageing, and safety and security.

    • Older voices in humanitarian crises: calling for change
    • English
    • 1.2 mb
    • 2016

    This report documents the situation of older refugees fleeing from conflict in Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence illustrating the failure of the humanitarian system to protect older people's rights or meet their needs. The stories highlight the limited progress the humanitarian system has made to address the neglect of older people and other vulnerable groups.

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    • Study on accessing healthcare by the older population in Myanmar
    • English
    • 545 kb
    • 2017

    The report examines the health status of older persons in Myanmar using various health indicators such as self-rated health status, self-reported symptoms, prevalence of non-communicable diseases, disability and functional limitations, and risk behaviours.

    • Intergenerational self-help club establishment, operation and management
    • English
    • 1.2 mb
    • 2017

    This manual explains how to establish, operate and manage intergenerational self-help clubs in Vietnam.

    • The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines
    • English
    • 1.5 mb
    • 2017

    The reports looks at how feasible a universal social pension is in the Philippines.

    • Infographic: The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines
    • English
    • 969 kb
    • 2017

    This infographic presents the data behind the feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines.

    • Older people's associations: a briefing on their impact, sustainability and replicability
    • English
    • 718 kb
    • 2017

    This briefing makes the case for multifunctional older peoples associations to provide for inclusive, sustainable community development in Asia that actively engages the growing population of people over 60 as agents of change, rather than passive beneficiaries in their own lives and communities.

    • Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
    • English
    • 1.3 mb
    • 2017

    The report paints a picture of the multiple sources of income that contribute to income security in old age and how they interact in five countries in Asia.

    • Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam infographic
    • English
    • 1.5 mb
    • 2017

    The infographic summarises some of the key messages in the report Work, family and social protection: Old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

    • Minimum standards for age and disability inclusion (Arabic) (plain blue-and-yellow version)
    • English
    • 2.2 mb
    • 2017

    The Arabic translation of the pilot version of the Minimum standards for age and disability inclusion in humanitarian action informs the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programmes across all sectors and phases of response, and in all emergency contexts, ensuring older people and people with disabilities are included. Targeting practitioners involved in humanitarian response at local, national, and international level, this document includes a set of key standards as well as sector-specific standards and suggested actions.

    • The feasibility of a universal social pension in the Philippines
    • English
    • 4.8 mb
    • 2017

    The report published by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (COSE) together with HelpAge International demonstrates the need for a robust pension system in the Philippines.

    • Informal social protection in Myanmar's central dry zone
    • English
    • 488 kb
    • 2016

    This briefing is about informal social protection systems in rural communities in Myanmar's central dry zone.

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