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Botswana

  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 117,057 (6%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 373,027 (13%)
  • Poverty rate of total population:
  • 31%
  • Income of country:
  • Upper middle income
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: State old age pension
  • Year introduced:
  • 1996
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 220 Pulas (32 US$)
  • 5.13 % of average income
  • 111 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 65.0
  • Targeting:
  • Universal
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 65%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.26% of GDP

Resources on the pension in Botswana

  • Botswana social protection assessment

    Year: 2013 | Published by: World Bank

    Author: World Bank

    A report on social protection in the World Bank including up to date data on the universal pension in the country.

  • Social Protection in Botswana - a model for Africa?

    Year: 2011 | Published by: Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme

    Author: P. White, S. Devereux

    Botswana has a strong and long-standing commitment to state-led social protection. Programming for poor, vulnerable and excluded groups is comprehensive by African standards, while...

  • Frontiers of Social Protection Brief Number 9: Social Protection in Botswana - a model for Africa?

    Year: 2011 | Published by: RHVP

    Author: P. White, S. Devereux

    Botswana has a strong and long-standing commitment to state-led social protection. Programming for poor, vulnerable and excluded groups is comprehensive by African standards, while...

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