Micropensions: helping the poor to save for the future

21-Jun-2011    Many emerging economies face a daunting outlook of persistent old-age poverty. This article argues that micropension provisions offer a simple and effective means to alleviate this problem.

The article discusses the following topics:

  • Socio-economic challenges of global ageing
  • The 'youth bulge' in Africa
  • Global ageing, social security and the role of micropensions
  • The market for micropensions
  • Trends in the micro finance industry

 

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