Suriname

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 60,227
  • % of total
  • 10.6%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 132,717
  • % of total
  • 23.4%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

Data on social pensions

Algemene Oudedags Voorzieningsfonds (AOV) (State old age pension)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Algemene Oudedags Voorzieningsfonds (AOV) (State old age pension)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1973

2012

Suriname: Stifled in development and scared of getting old (Social Watch Paper)

National Report on ageing in Suriname

Eligibility criteria

2012

Correspondence with regional HelpAge Staff

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 500 Surinamese Dollar
  • US$
  • 152
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 19.8%
  • $ PPP
  • 252.8
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 437%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • From March 2012, the transfer amount is 500 Surinamese Dollars
  • References and notes

Coverage

Cost

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