Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 1,581,768
  • % of total
  • 5.4%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 5,013,272
  • % of total
  • 17.0%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 33%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • No
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Resources on the pension in Ghana

  • 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,...

  • Online News Report - Ghana: Government to institute social pension for all?

    Year: 2012

    Author: GBC Ghana

    This online news article documents a statement from the Government of Ghana that they are 'exploring measures to implement a social pension'.

  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2009

    Year: 2009 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association

    Author: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association (ISSA)

    The third issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of Africa. The combined findings...

  • Fiscal space for strengthened social protection

    Year: 2009 | Published by: Unicef and ODI

    Author: Unicef and ODI

    This report examines the situation in five countries in west and central Africa with regard to fiscal space, with a view to identifying scope...

  • Ageing and poverty in africa and the role of social pensions

    Year: 2005 | Published by: International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

    Author: N. Kakwani, K. Subbarao

    In many low income African countries, three factors are placing an undue burden on the elderly. First, the burden on the elderly has enormously...

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