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 or download our social pensions database.
Social pensions database
Our social pensions database has the latest data on over 100 social pension schemes around the world.
Pensions in action
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Should older people be targeted? Social pensions for the elderly or social assistance for households
This presentation was originally given at the World Bank on April 3, 2013. Charles Knox-Vydmanov, Social Protection Policy Adviser at HelpAge International, explores whether...
Should the Elderly be Targeted? Social Pensions for the Elderly or Social Assistance for Households: Lessons from Brazil rural pension scheme
Year: 2013 | Published by: IADB
This presentation draws on lessons from Brazil's rural social pension and was given at a Morning Symposium on Social Assitance vs Social Pensions at...
Year: 2013 | Published by: IPC
This one pager focuses on Brazil's Benef cio de Presta o Continuada (BPC Continuous Cash Benefit). It explores the impacts of the BPC on...
World Report on Child Labour: Economic vulnerability, social protection and the fight against child labour
Year: 2013 | Published by: ILO
This new report is the first in a series to be published annually by the ILO s International Programme on the Elimination of Child...
Year: 2013 | Published by: The Hindu
Following protests by the Pensions Parishad, it is reported that the Prime Minister has agreed to negotiate a consensus on the expansion of the...