The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Linking ageing to development agendas in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and approaches

Linking ageing to development agendas in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and approaches
Linking ageing to development agendas in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and approaches
International calls and frameworks for policies on ageing in sub-Saharan African countries, encapsulated in the UN Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing (2002) and the African Union Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing (2003), have resulted in little concrete policy action. The lack of progress calls for critical reflection on the status of policy debates and arguments on ageing in the sub-region. In a context of acute development challenges and resource constraints, the paper links the impasse in policy action to a fundamental lack of clarity about how rationales and approaches for policy on ageing relate to core national development agendas. It then explicates four steps required to elucidate these connections, namely: (a) A full appreciation of key aspects of mainstream development agendas; (b) identification of ambiguities in calls for policy on ageing; (c) pinpointing of key perspectives, arguments and queries for redressing the ambiguities; and (d) addressing ensuing information needs. We argue that advocacy and research on ageing in sub-Saharan Africa need to consider the framework proposed in the paper urgently, in order to advance policy and debate on ageing in the region.
1874-7884
51-73
Aboderin, Isabella
9fa3bfba-7737-4c40-8b1c-eb718fcfbec6
Ferreira, Monica
faedaf5d-94a1-420e-9336-b16b41667698
Aboderin, Isabella
9fa3bfba-7737-4c40-8b1c-eb718fcfbec6
Ferreira, Monica
faedaf5d-94a1-420e-9336-b16b41667698

Aboderin, Isabella and Ferreira, Monica (2009) Linking ageing to development agendas in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and approaches. Journal of Population Ageing, 1 (1), 51-73. (doi:10.1007/s12062-009-9002-8).

Record type: Article

Abstract

International calls and frameworks for policies on ageing in sub-Saharan African countries, encapsulated in the UN Madrid Plan of Action on Ageing (2002) and the African Union Policy Framework and Plan of Action on Ageing (2003), have resulted in little concrete policy action. The lack of progress calls for critical reflection on the status of policy debates and arguments on ageing in the sub-region. In a context of acute development challenges and resource constraints, the paper links the impasse in policy action to a fundamental lack of clarity about how rationales and approaches for policy on ageing relate to core national development agendas. It then explicates four steps required to elucidate these connections, namely: (a) A full appreciation of key aspects of mainstream development agendas; (b) identification of ambiguities in calls for policy on ageing; (c) pinpointing of key perspectives, arguments and queries for redressing the ambiguities; and (d) addressing ensuing information needs. We argue that advocacy and research on ageing in sub-Saharan Africa need to consider the framework proposed in the paper urgently, in order to advance policy and debate on ageing in the region.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: March 2009
Organisations: Gerontology

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 359425
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359425
ISSN: 1874-7884
PURE UUID: d8c73eb0-a192-4b20-abae-859ef6ec5ce4

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 01 Nov 2013 14:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:21

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×