Algeria

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 4,027,662
  • % of total
  • 9.6%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 13,221,579
  • % of total
  • 31.5%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 59%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

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

Data on social pensions

Allocation forfaitaire de solidarite

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Allocation forfaitaire de solidarite
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Social development agency

Agence de Development Social,Allocation forfaitaire de solidarite

Allocation Forfaitaire de Solidarité ( AFS ) web page

Eligibility criteria

2015

Agence de Development Social,Allocation forfaitaire de solidarite

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 3,000 Dinars
  • US$
  • 28
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 8.4%
  • $ PPP
  • 101.5
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 176%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • Amount is increased by 120 dinars per dependent up to a limit of three (3) people.
  • References and notes

Coverage

2015

HelpAge calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 10,247,796,000 Dinars
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Algeria

  • 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...

  • Social Pensions Part I: Their Role in the Overall Pension System

    Year: 2006 | Published by: World Bank

    Author: R. Palacios, O. Sluchynsky

    Cash transfers for the elderly with little or no link to previous contribution or work history are employed in many countries to provide income...

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