Adequacy of social safety net programs (% of total welfare of beneficiary households) - Country Ranking

Definition: Adequacy of social safety net programs is measured by the total transfer amount received by the population participating in social safety net programs as a share of their total welfare. Welfare is defined as the total income or total expenditure of beneficiary households. Social safety net programs include cash transfers and last resort programs, noncontributory social pensions, other cash transfers programs (child, family and orphan allowances, birth and death grants, disability benefits, and other allowances), conditional cash transfers, in-kind food transfers (food stamps and vouchers, food rations, supplementary feeding, and emergency food distribution), school feeding, other social assistance programs (housing allowances, scholarships, fee waivers, health subsidies, and other social assistance) and public works programs (cash for work and food for work). Estimates include both direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Source: ASPIRE: The Atlas of Social Protection - Indicators of Resilience and Equity, The World Bank. Data are based on national representative household surveys. (datatopics.worldbank.org/aspire/)

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Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Mauritania 44.12 2008
2 Congo 39.79 2005
3 Azerbaijan 36.03 2008
4 Mauritius 28.76 2012
5 Montenegro 27.95 2011
6 Afghanistan 27.62 2007
7 Madagascar 24.12 2010
8 South Africa 23.87 2010
9 Ghana 22.83 2012
10 Georgia 22.58 2011
11 Gabon 21.07 2005
12 Vietnam 19.31 2014
13 Cameroon 18.41 2007
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.15 2007
15 Armenia 17.07 2013
16 Serbia 16.40 2010
17 Swaziland 15.70 2010
18 Fiji 14.02 2008
19 Hungary 13.93 2007
20 Paraguay 13.45 2011
21 Solomon Islands 13.03 2005
22 Bulgaria 13.02 2007
23 Costa Rica 12.41 2012
24 Djibouti 11.91 2012
25 Ukraine 11.80 2013
26 Philippines 11.64 2013
27 Mongolia 11.07 2012
28 Romania 10.91 2012
29 Argentina 10.47 2012
30 Palau 10.47 2006
31 Cambodia 10.46 2008
32 Ecuador 10.42 2012
33 Botswana 10.33 2009
34 Poland 10.24 2012
35 Mexico 10.21 2012
36 Kyrgyz Republic 9.90 2011
37 Timor-Leste 9.81 2007
38 Peru 9.80 2012
39 Brazil 9.10 2012
40 Moldova 9.04 2013
41 Belize 8.62 2009
42 Belarus 8.15 2012
43 Kenya 8.01 2005
44 Pakistan 7.91 2013
45 Uruguay 7.77 2008
46 Bolivia 7.76 2012
47 Croatia 7.68 2008
48 Turkey 7.65 2012
49 Albania 7.13 2012
50 Latvia 7.07 2009
51 Cabo Verde 7.05 2007
52 Panama 6.93 2012
53 Liberia 6.90 2007
54 Lithuania 6.50 2008
55 Senegal 6.23 2011
56 El Salvador 5.88 2012
57 Kiribati 5.62 2006
58 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.39 2005
59 Dominican Republic 5.25 2012
60 Colombia 5.17 2012
61 Jamaica 4.63 2010
62 Nicaragua 4.42 2009
63 Slovak Republic 4.37 2009
64 Honduras 4.21 2011
65 Malawi 4.08 2010
66 Jordan 3.98 2010
67 Guatemala 3.91 2011
68 Tunisia 3.80 2010
69 Thailand 3.68 2009
70 Sri Lanka 3.65 2012
71 Egypt 3.56 2008
72 Chile 3.39 2013
73 Kazakhstan 3.34 2010
74 Yemen 3.27 2005
75 Iraq 2.75 2012
76 Nepal 2.51 2010
77 Tajikistan 2.43 2011
78 Bhutan 2.10 2007
79 Tanzania 1.95 2010
80 Rwanda 1.89 2010
81 Malaysia 1.75 2008
82 Nigeria 0.83 2012
83 Papua New Guinea 0.62 2009
84 Bangladesh 0.41 2010
85 Sierra Leone 0.00 2011

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual