Swaziland

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 67,833
  • % of total
  • 4.9%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 205,445
  • % of total
  • 14.8%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 77%
  • 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 Grant

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old Age Grant
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2005

2015

Swaziland Old Age Grant Impact Assessment

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2015 (Swaziland)

Eligibility criteria

2015

Swaziland: Response to OHCHR

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2015 (Swaziland)

Adequacy

Coverage

2015/2011

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 132,000,000 Lilangeni
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.3%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Swaziland

  • Swaziland: Response to OHCHR

    Year: 2011

    Author: Department of Social Welfare

    This document answers questions on older people, rights and social protection within Swaziland.

  • Social security programs throughout the world: Africa, 2011

    Year: 2011

    Author: SSA

    Social security programs throughout the world: Africa, 2011 provides information on social security schemes throughout Africa.

  • Swaziland Old Age Grant Impact Assessment

    Year: 2010 | Published by: RHVP, HelpAge International, UNICEF

    Author: J. Orr, K. Vincent, T. Cull

    This report, produced by RHVP, HelpAge International and UNICEF, describes and analyses the results of 402 household surveys undertaken throughout Swaziland in November 2009...

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