Global AgeWatch Index 2014: Focus on income security
It highlights which countries are doing best for their older populations and how this links with policies towards pensions, health, education, employment and social environment.
This year, the Index Insight report has a special focus on income security. It looks at how different countries are responding to people's right to a secure income in later life, particularly by extending pension coverage.
Welcome to Pension watch
Pension watch is a comprehensive online resource on non-contributory (social) pensions.
In low and middle income countries the majority of older people do not recieve a pension. Social pensions are non-contributory cash transfers paid regularly to older people. They are widely acknowledged to be one of the most effective social protection tools to reduce old age poverty and invest in human capital development. They can help older people live with dignity and support the realisation of the human right to an adequate standard of living. Find out how much a social pension would cost in your country, visit our knowledge centre, view our blogs or download our social pensions database.
www.pension-watch.net has been developed by HelpAge International with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The website has a wide range of publications and country evidence to provide a global overview on social pensions, and their role in development. It aims to become the most comprehensive knowledge base on social pensions.
Social pensions database
Our social pensions database has the latest data on over 100 non-contributory pension schemes around the world.
Pensions in action
Watch our film "Social Protection for Older People in Africa"
Year: 2015 | Published by: Kathmandu Post
News article mentioning increase in benefit level for Old Age Allowance in Nepal
This report provides a broad view on income security in older age in low and middle-income countries. It suggests that social pensions can and...
Year: 2014 | Published by: NCCR
In Nepal, the Old Age Allowance is an essential lifeline for the elderly, but a series of constraints in its design and implementation are...
Spanish. This Government resource provides statistical information on Bolivia's social pension.
This Government webpage provides information on non contributory benefits in Mauritius - including the social pension.