Unit work listed in ‘Ageing in Africa’ Directory

Work from the Unit's Social Science programme has been listed in the Directory of Research on Ageing in Africa: 2004-2015.

The Directory demonstrates the growing body of rigorous and in-depth research into ageing across Africa and aims to profile, promote and encourage research into the health and needs of people aged 50 years or over in Africa, and to enable the use of evidence for policy. Such evidence is essential to enable countries undergoing rapid demographic and epidemiological transitions to develop appropriate policy responses and to monitor the implementation and impact of those policies.

Submissions for the directory were summarized according to how the research results addressed the policy directions of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), and the research methods that were applied.

According to the authors, it is hoped that this Directory will enhance networking and political action and facilitate collaborative research efforts to focus on older persons in Africa.

The directory is available at the UN Population Division website;

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