This webinar features the PIDS paper, “Silver Linings for the Elderly in the Philippines: Policies and Programs for Senior Citizens”, which assessed the current policies and programs to address the specific needs of the elderly in the Philippines. It determined the extent of access of senior citizens to these programs as well as evaluated their health and economic status. Moreover, it identified gaps in policies and programs by comparing the needs against available services for the elderly. It also provided policy recommendations to improve policy designs and targeting processes in order to increase the access of senior citizens to social protection programs.

The full text of this study may be downloaded from


Addressing the Needs of Senior Citizens in the Philippines by Dr. Celia Reyes, President, PIDS

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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