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.
Global AgeWatch Index : Focus on Income security
The Global AgeWatch Index presents a unique snapshot of the situation of older people in 96 countries of the world today.
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.
The 2014 Insight report had a special focus on income security. It looked at how extending pension coverage improved income security in later life. The 2015 insight report calls for the inclusion of statistics on older persons in global data sets.
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: 2016 | Published by: The World Bank
This regional flagship series presents analyses of issues relevant to the region, drawing on the global knowledge and experience of the World Bank and...
Year: 2015 | Published by: Myanmar Times
This is an article report about the introduction of the social pension including the proposed amount and number of beneficiaries.
This article reports on the positive impacts of Peru's Pension 65.
Year: 2015 | Published by: Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE)
This is a summary of the study titled The Philippines Social Pension at Four Years . The study provides lessons on two areas key...
Can a Small Social Pension Promote Labor Force Participation? Evidence from the Colombia Mayor Program
Year: 2015 | Published by: World Bank Group
One of the primary motivations behind the establishment of noncontributory pension programs is to allow beneficiaries to retire from the labor force. Yet, as...