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Making a living last longer : insights into older people's livelihood strategies

ERB, Susan
2011

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This research report explores the challenges faced by older people in securing a sustainable livelihood in four countries. The research found that older people face significant barriers in achieving livelihood security due to lack of regular, predictable and sufficient cash income such as non-contributory pensions. Gender, destitution, and emergency preparedness emerged as cross-cutting issues that affect older people’s livelihood challenges regardless of location. The research also found that older people have only limited access to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks, and therefore to credit and savings facilities. It concludes by highlighting key guiding principles for governments, community-based organisations, NGOs, MFIs and others working to support older people to achieve greater livelihood security

Disability brief : identifying and addressing the needs of disabled people

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
2005

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"The Disability Brief is an introduction to disability issues in development for operational staff and their government counterparts. The brief provides a background on disability and tools for addressing the needs of disabled people, including disability checklists, suggestions for addressing disability in development activities, resources to access knowledge on disability, implementation strategies, and case studies"

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