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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:
  • 250 (8 US$)
  • 13.48 % of average income
  • 40 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 55 women 60 men
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 21%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.19% of GDP

Since the information on the Food Subsidy Programme was entered in the database the scheme design has developed significantly. This will be updated here once we have completed some ongoing work on the technical design of the Social Pensions Database.

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.

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