Social protection

Social protection provides secure incomes for people in old age, and it provides long-term benefits too.

Here's what we're doing to secure a regular income for older people.

Pension watch

Visit the Pension watch online resource

In low and middle income countries, only one in four older people receive a pension, although it is one of the most effective social protection tools to reduce old age poverty.

Find out more by visiting our online resource on non-contributory (social) pensions.

Social protection policy

We passionately support social protection for people in the developing world - whether in the form of cash payments, such as a pension, or insurance.

Find out how we're influencing policy makers to ensure a secure income for older people.

Social protection in Asia

Working on the fields in Thailand (c) Robin Wyatt/HelpAge International

How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? Our Work, family and social protection report investigates.

Pensions in Africa

Watch our film to see how pensions are having an impact in Africa.

Social Protecion for older women

(c) HelpAge International

Women around the world regularly face discrimination and disadvantages due to their gender. This has a detrimental effect on the financial security and overall quality of life of women as they age. 

Read the stories of older women and find out what social protection means to them

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