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New features and a refreshed look for Pension Watch!

01 March 2018

Today we are unveiling a refreshed version of our Pension Watch website. It was first launched in 2010 as a knowledge hub dedicated to monitoring the right to social security in older age, with a focus on tax-financed social... Keep reading


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


Global poverty challenges and experiences of social protection - a conference to celebrate 100 years of social pensions in Sweden.

08 October 2013

On the 1st and 2nd of October HelpAge International and the Church of Sweden held a conference on social protection and social pensions. It provided an opportunity for those interested in social protection, in Sweden and internationally, to share... Keep reading (1 Comment)


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


A social pension in Rwanda?

30 January 2012

A recent article in the Rwandan daily 'The New Times' called for the government to reconsider the exclusion of social pensions from Rwanda's flagship social protection programme - The Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (known as VUP). VUP aims to... Keep reading

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