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Are Cash Transfers a Means to Promote “Meaningful” Independent Living for Persons with Disabilities?

Expert commentaries - Date: 31 March 2017 / Author: Ola Abu Al Ghaib

Despite progress made around disability and social policy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), there are still concerns that cash transfers in developing contexts may reinforce perceptions that persons with disabilities are dependent and incapable of work, rather than being a mechanism for meeting their needs and facilitating their...

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The Political Economy of Mineral Resource Governance and Children’s Rights in Papua New Guinea

Resources - Author: Catherine MacDonald / Year: 2016

Papua  New  Guinea  has  had  a diverse history  of  contestation  over  resource  revenues during  its past forty  years  since  independence. The  major  actors  have  been  the national and provincial level governments and politicians, international development agencies,  resources  companies  and  local  landowners  in  project  development areas. This paper explores the...

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HIV Care and Support

Resources - Year: 2016

The purpose of this document is to: Describe what HIV care and support is. Describe the purpose of care and support in the context of the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. Illustrate how care and...

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Challenges in Long-Term Care of the Elderly in Central and Eastern Europe

Resources - Author: Kenichi Hirose, Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska / Year: 2016

Long-term care of the elderly is an imminent policy issue for countries facing profound demographic transformations due to ageing. Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries face complex challenges in securing accessible, adequate and sustainable long-term care. While CEE countries anticipate a growing number of elderly persons in need of...

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Panorama Laboral de América Latina y el Caribe 2015

Resources - Year: 2015

El Panorama Laboral 2015 de América Latina y el Caribe advierte que se registra un “cambio de tendencia” en los indicadores de empleo, con un deterioro en la situación laboral de las mujeres y los jóvenes e indicios de que podría estar subiendo la informalidad a través de “una...

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Formalizing Domestic Work

Resources - Year: 2016

Many countries around the world are at the onset of a care crisis: with the ageing of the population, and continually increasing rates of female labour participation, families are increasingly turning to domestic workers to care for their homes, children, and ageing parents. While an increasing share of domestic...

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Long-term Care of Older Persons in China

Resources - Author: Du Peng / Year: 2015

The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old – those above 80 years – increases the need for long-term care for older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series examines the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons...

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Income Security for Older Persons in the Republic of Korea

Resources - Author: Sukmyung Yun / Year: 2015

This project working paper discusses the prevailing system of income security for older persons in the Republic of Korea with regards to coverage, beneficiaries, and sustainability. It also discusses recently undertaken reforms of the income security system with regards to their budgetary implications. After the introduction of a mandatory...

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Long-term Care of Older Persons in Japan

Resources - Author: Reiko Hayashi / Year: 2016

The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old – those above 80 years – increases the need for long-term care of older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series examines the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons...

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Long-term Care of Older Persons in Singapore

Resources - Author: Kim Choo Peh / Year: 2016

The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old – those above 80 years – increases the need for long-term care of older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series examines the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons...

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Income Security for Older Persons in Fiji

Resources - Author: Vijay Naidu / Year: 2016

Population ageing is becoming an increasing challenge in Fiji. The demographic transformation has been accompanied by widespread socioeconomic changes, which have principally affected social support systems. With decreasing family size and changing economic demands, support systems for the most vulnerable have come under severe stress. A combination of factors,...

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Long-Term Care of Older Persons in India

Resources - Author: A.B. Dey / Year: 2016

Older persons, particularly the oldest-old, are the fastest growing population segment in India and many of them require or will require long-term care in the future. The paper discusses policies on population ageing in India, such as the National Policy on Older Persons and the National Programme for Health...

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Employment Failing Young People? Addressing the Supply-Side Bias and Individualization in Youth Employment Programming

Resources - Author: Justin Flynn, Marjoke Oosterom, Philip Mader, Santiago Ripoll / Year: 2017

International development actors increasingly focus on youth employment as a key development challenge. The recognition of high rates of unemployment, underemployment and job insecurity among young people around the world has led to a plethora of youth employment interventions, as well as often problematic discourses about youth “dividends and...

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WWDA Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability

Resources - Year: 2016

Over two million women and girls with disability live in Australia – that’s approximately 20 percent of all women and girls. Like everyone else, we all have different lives and experiences. We also have different personal experiences of disability. As a group, however, women and girls with disability experience...

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“Without my pension I would be dead for a long time”: social protection for older persons affected by HIV/AIDS

Expert commentaries - Date: 1 December 2016 / Author: Stefan Hofmann

In the past 15 years, evidence has emerged on the role of social protection in mitigating older people’s vulnerability to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, evidence on older people as carers of orphaned grandchildren revealed their extraordinary commitment for their families, as well as their severe...

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