In 2008 Bolivia introduced a universal social pension for people over 60, the Renta Dignidad (dignity pension). It now reaches 91% of older people in Bolivia, compared to only 14% who are covered by the contributory system.
Our new Pension watch briefing explores the impact of the Renta Dignidad in English and Spanish. It shows that, not only is the pension having positive impacts on the older people who receive it, but also on the children that live with them. It highlights the importance of the pension in Bolivia and suggests some potential improvements.
In this blog post Joel Mendizabal one of the authors explores some of the findings of his research.