Tanzania, United Republic of

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 2,756,813
  • % of total
  • 4.7%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 9,932,697
  • % of total
  • 16.8%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 4%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes (regional only)
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Low income

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

Data on social pensions

Zanzibar Universal Pension Scheme (ZUPS)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Zanzibar Universal Pension Scheme (ZUPS)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2016
  • Administrative Organisation
  • The Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children (MESWYWC)

Report on the workshop to review the draft operating procedures manual for the Zanzibar universal pension scheme (HelpAge internal Document)

Eligibility criteria

  • Age of eligibility
  • 70
  • Targeting approach
  • Universal
  • Detailed eligibility criteria
  • -A person 70 years of age or older -Is a Zanzibari resident/ resident of Zanzibar for over 10 years continuously after the age of 18.
  • References and notes

2016

Report on the workshop to review the draft operating procedures manual for the Zanzibar universal pension scheme (HelpAge internal Document)

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 20,000 (Shillings) Tzs
  • US$
  • 9
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 11.6%
  • $ PPP
  • 29.8
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 1%
  • References and notes

2016

Report on the workshop to review the draft operating procedures manual for the Zanzibar universal pension scheme (HelpAge internal Document)

Coverage

  • Number of recipients
  • 27,370
  • Coverage of population over the age of eligibility
  • 1.4%
  • Coverage of population 60+
  • 0.4%
  • References and notes

2016

HelpAge correspondence

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 1,650,000,000 (Shillings) Tzs
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.0%
  • References and notes

There is growing interest in Tanzania in the proposal to put in place a universal pension. In 2010 the Ministry of Labour and Employment produced a study on the feasibility of a universal pension in collaboration with HelpAge International.

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