Publications 2017-07-04T16:32:26+00:00

Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people (executive summary)

This is the executive summary of a report that aims to stimulate discussion about some of the actions that governments and city authorities in low- and middle-income countries can take to build truly inclusive cities, [...]

Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people

This report draws on focus group discussions, expert opinions and network project experience to argue how our cities need to change to protect and promote the rights of older people living in urban environments. The [...]

Older citizen monitoring: achievements and learning

This report highlights older citizen monitoring (OCM) achievements and challenges and reflects a wide range of innovative and diverse approaches to OCM developed across the HelpAge global network. Language: English Published: HelpAge International, 2016 Size: [...]

Tackling ageism through consciousness-raising

This guide is for older people who are interested in starting a consciousness-raising group to share their experiences of ageism and discuss how they might take action on how to improve their lives. Language: English [...]

AgeNews No.19

In this edition of AgeNews, we recap the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Network Regional Conference and the Age Demands Action Rights campaign, and look at ageing policy consultations in Myanmar, the older people's associations exchange programme in [...]

Pensions means testing vs universal targeting: assumptions of efficiency and affordability

This brief revisits two social policy assumptions regarding universal social pensions. It illustrates the emerging evidence that universal social pensions are both economically viable and efficient strategies to alleviate older-age income deprivation. Language: English Published: [...]

Intergenerational self-help clubs in Thuong Xuan and Ba Thuoc, Vietnam

This brochure explains how HelpAge International and Thanh Hoa Association of the Elderly, Vietnam are supporting intergenerational self-help clubs to reduce poverty and improve people's health. Language: English Published: HelpAge International (Vietnam Country Office), 2016 [...]

Community-Based Social Protection in the Dry Zone, Myanmar

HelpAge International (Myanmar Country Office), with funding from LIFT donor consortium, has embarked on a three-year project to expand social protection to vulnerable households in Myanmar’s central dry zone. The project seeks to strengthen community [...]

2016 ASEM Expert Forum on Human Rights of Older Persons: Chair’s Statement

The ASEM Expert Forum on Human Rights of Older Persons was held in follow-up to the ASEM Conference on Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons during 15-16 June 2016, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The [...]

End the neglect: a study of humanitarian financing for older people

Our annual study of humanitarian financing of older people illustrates the failure of the current system to allocate adequate resourcing to address older people’s needs. It offers a sobering analysis of the extent to which [...]

Thailand old age pensions: advocating for change

This poster summarises the development of old age pension in Thailand. It shows the policy changes that result from what HelpAge and the network in Thailand have worked together for the improved old age pension [...]

AgeNews No.18

In this edition, we report the 1st National Dementia Plan of Indonesia, disaster resilience projects in Cambodia and Vietnam, and a campaign on diabetes with an exclusive interview with two senior officers from WHO. The [...]

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Regional newsletter

In AgeNews 21, we look at long term care study in Asia Pacific region, social protection and the push for a universal pension scheme in Philippines, ageing and income security in Asia and Nepal post the earthquake two years ago.


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