Botswana

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 152,247
  • % of total
  • 6.5%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 578,902
  • % of total
  • 24.8%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 93%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

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

Data on social pensions

State old age pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • State old age pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1996

2011

Republic of Botswana: Old age pension (webpage)

Eligibility criteria

2011

Republic of Botswana: Old age pension (webpage)

Adequacy

2012/13

World Bank (2013) Botswana social protection assessment

Coverage

2010

http://www.pension-watch.net/knowledge-centre/?guid=4e04a0bdd380c&order=n

Cost

Resources on the pension in Botswana

  • Botswana social protection assessment

    Year: 2013 | Published by: World Bank

    Author: World Bank

    A report on social protection in the World Bank including up to date data on the universal pension in the country.

  • Social Protection in Botswana - a model for Africa?

    Year: 2011 | Published by: Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme

    Author: P. White, S. Devereux

    Botswana has a strong and long-standing commitment to state-led social protection. Programming for poor, vulnerable and excluded groups is comprehensive by African standards, while...

  • Frontiers of Social Protection Brief Number 9: Social Protection in Botswana - a model for Africa?

    Year: 2011 | Published by: RHVP

    Author: P. White, S. Devereux

    Botswana has a strong and long-standing commitment to state-led social protection. Programming for poor, vulnerable and excluded groups is comprehensive by African standards, while...

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