Training course on income security for older persons in South Asia
ESCAP, in cooperation with ILO and ILO-ITC conducted a capacity building workshop on income security for older persons in South Asia from 11-14 December 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop featured 20 participants from Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from Government, pension funds, and regulatory authorities. The workshop increased awareness on policy options in design, implementation, reform, and management of effective and efficient schemes of income security for older persons. It provided advanced knowledge and capacities for the analysis and redesign of current systems, based on a wide breadth of comprehensive examples, with the aim of developing an international perspective on pension issues through comparative analysis and sharing experiences of other schemes.