Welcome to Pension watch
Pension watch is a comprehensive online resource on non-contributory (social) pensions.
Four out of five older people worldwide have no access to 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
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Year: 2014 | Published by: ILO
This comparative analysis aims to help the ILO generate new thinking on ways to improve the impact of cash transfer programmes on women's poverty...
Year: 2014 | Published by: Global Coalition of Social Protection Floors
This statement from the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors argues that extending basic social security guarantees to all and ensuring improved quality of...
Year: 2014 | Published by: 3ie
The purpose of this evaluation was to quantify the impact of the 70 y m s programme on nutrition and mental health conditions. The...
Peace, prosperity and safety nets in Timor-Leste: competing priorities or complementary investments?
This paper examines the design and poverty impact of the primary cash transfer programs in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste using nationally representative survey...
Year: 2014 | Published by: TNP2K
This paper explores old age poverty in Indonesia and presents social pensions as an affordable option to enable government to improve social protection for...