Mozambique

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 1,478,317
  • % of total
  • 4.8%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 4,437,106
  • % of total
  • 14.5%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Low income

Data on social pensions

Programa de Subsido Social Basico (PSSB) (Basic Social Subsidy Programme)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Programa de Subsido Social Basico (PSSB) (Basic Social Subsidy Programme)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1992
  • Administrative Organisation
  • National Institute for Social Action (INAS)
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • National Policy of Older people 2002/Law of Social Protection 2007

Basic Information on the Programmes of the National Basic Social Security Strategy 2010-2014

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 55 women 60 men
  • Targeting approach
  • Means-tested
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Households without the means to satisfy their basic needs and without any member that has labour capacity.
  • References and notes

2015

Budget Brief Social Welfare Sector in Mozambique

From gas to cash : policy options for transferring resource revenues to citizens in Mozambique (English)

Adequacy

2015

World Bank, From gas to cash : policy options for transferring resource revenues to citizens in Mozambique (English)

Coverage

2014

Budget Brief Social Welfare Sector in Mozambique

Cost

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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