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Mozambique

  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 1,190,767 (5%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 3,779,388 (8%)
  • Poverty rate of total population:
  • 75%
  • Income of country:
  • Low income
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: Programa de Subsido Social Basico (PSSB) (Basic Social Subsidy Programme)
  • Year introduced:
  • 1992
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 280 Mozambican metical (7 US$)
  • 15.47 % of average income
  • 42 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 55 women 60 men
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 24%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.27% of GDP

Francisco's story

As part of ODI's Transforming Cash Transfers research, beneficiaries were asked to talk about their experiences of receiving cash transfers. Here Francisco talks about the PSA.

Resources on the pension in Mozambique

  • Older citizen monitoring

    Year: 2016 | Published by: HelpAge International

    Author: A. Livingstone, C. Knox-Vydmanov, L. Donaldson and A. Heslop

    This report provides insight into the HelpAge network's experience of older citizen monitoring (OCM) since 2002. OCM is a form of community based monitoring,...

  • Basic Social Protection in Mozambique - Grandma Regina

    Year: 2015 | Published by: ILO

    Author: ILO Social Protection

    This video gives a brief introduction to the Basic Social Protection Subsidy Programme (PSSB). It gives a good summary of the ways in which...

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