Papua New Guinea

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 523,693
  • % of total
  • 6.2%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 1,497,069
  • % of total
  • 17.8%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 3%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Mandatory occupational retirement system
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes (regional only)
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

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

Data on social pensions

Old Age and Disabled Pension Scheme (New Ireland only)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old Age and Disabled Pension Scheme (New Ireland only)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2009

2015

The new Ireland social pension : a review of the new Ireland social pension ( World Bank Report)

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 60
  • Targeting approach
  • Regional and Universal
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • Age verification is undertaken at the Ward level, in conjunction with the Chairman of Village Planning Committee.
  • References and notes

2015

The new Ireland social pension : a review of the new Ireland social pension ( World Bank Report)

The new Ireland social pension : a review of the new Ireland social pension ( World Bank Report)

Adequacy

2012-2013

The new Ireland social pension : a review of the new Ireland social pension ( World Bank Report)

Coverage

2013

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Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 3,010,320 Kina
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.0%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Papua New Guinea

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