Social pensions database

HelpAge's social pensions database gathers information from a range of sources and draws on the knowledge of our worldwide team of social protection experts.It has data on over 100 social pension schemes running across the globe in low, middle and high-income countries.

This information is summarised in the country fact files, accessible via our interactive map

Download the Social pensions database in Excel

This version is from 01/03/2018. Please write to for previous versions.

Explore our interactive visualisations

We have developed three interactive visualisations which allow you to explore key dimensions of social pension schemes:

  • Adequacy
  • Coverage
  • Cost
  • The database is a living document that will grow as more information is gathered. If you have additional information on any of the schemes listed, please email