Realising income security in old age: A study into the feasibility of a universal old age pension in Malawi

by Charles Knox-Vydmanov, Flavia Galvani, Alister C. Munthali et al.
Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare – In collaboration with HelpAge International, October 2016

40 pp. 3.4 MB

Many governments in developing countries are setting up non-contributory programs to assist older people, most of whom are not covered by formal pension schemes. Malawi is no stranger to the international advancement of social security and social protection. The aim of the study was to address the knowledge gap of social pension reforms in Malawi. The study examined what has been learned from the programs operating in different African countries, and highlights the key policy and budgetary issues that arise. The study has concluded that social pensions represent an important component of an institutional foundation for old-age social protection.

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