Towards universal social security for the elderly in Mozambique

R. Castel-Branco; R. Vicente Andrés
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This policy brief analyzes the feasibility of implementing a universal old age pension system in Mozambique in the short term (2019-2024).

In Mozambique, social assistance for the elderly is a right enshrined in the constitution. Mozambique currently has 1.25 million elderly people, which corresponds to 4.5% of the population. Although assistance during old-age is a right, half of all elderly people are not yet covered by social security — whether through the mandatory social security subsystem (contributory) or the basic social security subsystem (non-contributory).

Policy brief 1627 Mozambique Pensions , Old-age , Poverty , Universal benefits