Cash Transfers and Older People’s Access to Healthcare: A Multi-Country Study in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
This report presents the findings of the Social Protection and Access to Health Services for Older People in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe study into the relationship between cash transfers and older people’s access to health services, carried out by Development Action on behalf of HelpAge International and Age International. The importance of strong health systems and...
Hidden Victims of the Syrian Crisis: Disabled, injured and older refugees
The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan genocide and is described as the defining refugee crisis of our era. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, Syrian refugees are about to replace Afghans as the world’s largest refugee population. Within this refugee population older, disabled and injured refugees face...
Pension Watch Briefing #8: Electronic payment for cash transfer programmes
There is growing interest in the use of electronic payment (e-payment) systems in cash transfer programmes. When cash is transferred to beneficiaries through e-payment technologies such as mobile phone accounts or smartcards, there is potential to cut costs and reduce corruption compared with physical payment methods. E-payment systems can also improve accessibility and security for...
Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions for Older People in Emergencies
Guidelines and Tools
The core theme of this document is the inclusion and empowerment of older people and other vulnerable groups through consultation and consideration during the design and implementation of food security and livelihoods programmes. This document aims to provide general guidance on implementing food security and livelihoods programmes for older people and other vulnerable groups in emergency...
Cash transfers in emergencies: A practical field guide
Guidelines and Tools
A practical and user-friendly field guide for using cash to meet the needs of older people. This guide covers deciding if cash is appropriate, conducting initial assessments and market analysis, identifying beneficiaries and amounts, preparing the community and implementing cash transfers. The purpose of this document is to provide a practical step-by-step guide to planning, determining...
Cash Transfers in Emergencies: The Case of Indonesia and Vietnam
In October 2009, typhoon Ketsana brought heavy rains over Vietnam causing sudden and heavy flooding, which led to considerable loss of lives, shelters and livelihoods. Around the same time, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck the island of Sumatra in Indonesia causing massive loss of life and property. HelpAge International (HelpAge) responded in Indonesia and Vietnam with...