Social pensions database

HelpAge's social pensions database gathers information from a range of sources and draws on the knowledge of our worldwide team of social protection experts.

It has data on over 100 social pension schemes running across the globe in low, middle and high-income countries.

This information is summarised in the country fact files, accessible via our interactive map

This version is from 26/05/2017. Please write to for previous versions.

This database will be particularly useful for researchers and policy makers working within social protection to compare the characteristics of different pension schemes.

The database is a living document that will grow as more information is gathered. If you have additional information on any of the schemes listed, please email

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