Basic country data
- Population over 60 in 2010:
- 1,846,387 (6%)
- Projected population over 60 in 2050:
- 8,471,678 (17%)
- Poverty rate of total population:
- Income of country:
- Low income
- Social pension?
- Scheme information: Old Age Allowance
- Year introduced:
- 1995 - first payment (Extended in 2008)
- Monthly pension benefit:
- 500 Rupees (6 US$)
- 14.44 % of average income
- 40 % of international poverty line
- Age of eligiblity:
- % of population over 60 covered:
Resources on the pension in Nepal
This article from The kathmandu Post explores the Old Age Allowance, drawing on the author's experiences of conducting research in Mid-Western Nepal.
Year: 2012 | Published by: ADB
This publication aims to address the knowledge gap of social pension reform in Asia and the Pacific. In particular, it examines what has been...
Year: 2010 | Published by: HelpAge International
This HelpAge International paper outlines the crucial role that social transfers can play in reducing intergenerational and chronic poverty and accelerating progress to achieve...
Year: 2010 | Published by: United Nations Human Rights Council
To collect information to prepare the 2010 annual report of the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty, a questionnaire...
Year: 2010 | Published by: Chronic Poverty Research Centre
The Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database aims to: - provide a summary of the evidence available on the effectiveness of social assistance interventions...