Basic country data
- Population over 60 in 2010:
- 1,300,354 (4%)
- Projected population over 60 in 2050:
- 6,376,474 (7%)
- Poverty rate of total population:
- Income of country:
- Low income
- Social pension?
- Scheme information: Senior Citizens Grant (Pilot in 14 districts)
- Year introduced:
- Monthly pension benefit:
- 23000 Uganda Shillings (9 US$)
- 26.33 % of average income
- 72 % of international poverty line
- Age of eligiblity:
- 65 (60 in Karamoja Region)
- Regional and Universal
Resources on the pension in Uganda
Transforming cash transfers: beneficiary and community perspectives on the Senior Citizen Grant (SCG) in Uganda
Year: 2012 | Published by: Overseas Development Institute
This report investigates beneficiary and community perspectives on the Senior Citizens Grant (SCG) in Uganda. This is one of six country reports for the...
Year: 2012 | Published by: Development Pathways
This paper reports on the surprising finding that pensions may be contributing to a reduction in female genital cutting in Karamoja, Uganda, and suggests...
Year: 2012 | Published by: New Vision
News report detailing the planned expansion of Uganda's social pension pilot to five new districts by April 2012.
Press release: call for the sensitisation of communities ahead of the senior citizen's grant in Karamoja
There are calls for the sensitisation of communities ahead of the senior citizen's grant.
This online news report provides information on the Senior Citizens' Grant in Uganda.