Benefit incidence of social safety net programs to poorest quintile (% of total safety net benefits)

Definition: Benefit incidence of social safety net programs to poorest quintile shows the percentage of total social safety net benefits received by the poorest 20% of the population. 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.

Description: The map below shows how Benefit incidence of social safety net programs to poorest quintile (% of total safety net benefits) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Peru, with a value of 67.98. The country with the lowest value in the world is Vietnam, with a value of 0.00.

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/)

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual