Having good information about older people’s lives, the contexts in which they live, the challenges they face and the contributions they make are essential parts of effective development policies and programmes. Better data disaggregated by age is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ‘Leave No One Behind’ pledge.
Claire Melamed, Emma Samman and Laura Rodriguez Takeuch from the Overseas Development Institute discuss the important of data in relation to older people in developing countries.
Globally, older women are contributing unrecognised yet critical support to their families, communities and economies through their paid and unpaid work. Our new report gives voice to older women’s experience of work and sets out recommendations for how to address this inequality.
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