Lesotho

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 151,379
  • % of total
  • 6.7%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 302,373
  • % of total
  • 13.4%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 85%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Income group
  • Lower middle income

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

Data on social pensions

Old Age Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old Age Pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2004
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Old Age Pensions Act (2005)

2012

The Old Age Pension in Lesotho: an examination of the institutional impact

Eligibility criteria

Adequacy

2014/15

Launch of Lesotho’s National Social Protection Strategy (Development Pathways Paper)

Coverage

2015

Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho National Social Protection Strategy

Cost

This video, in two parts, examines the impact of Lesotho's Old Age Pension.

Part One

Part Two

Resources on the pension in Lesotho

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