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 Madagascar 39.07 2010
4 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.45 2012
5 Azerbaijan 36.03 2008
6 Mauritius 28.76 2012
7 Montenegro 28.44 2011
8 Afghanistan 27.62 2007
9 South Africa 23.87 2010
10 Ghana 22.83 2012
11 Georgia 22.58 2011
12 Dominica 21.01 2002
13 Zimbabwe 21.00 2007
14 Gabon 19.59 2005
15 Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.15 2007
16 Armenia 16.99 2014
17 Serbia 16.40 2010
18 Swaziland 15.70 2009
19 Fiji 14.02 2008
20 Hungary 13.93 2007
21 Paraguay 13.45 2011
22 Solomon Islands 13.03 2005
23 Bulgaria 13.02 2007
24 Costa Rica 12.41 2012
25 Djibouti 11.91 2012
26 Ukraine 11.76 2013
27 Philippines 11.64 2013
28 Belarus 11.09 2013
29 Mongolia 11.07 2012
30 Romania 10.91 2012
31 Chad 10.48 2011
32 Argentina 10.47 2012
33 Palau 10.47 2006
34 Ecuador 10.42 2012
35 Botswana 10.33 2009
36 Poland 10.24 2012
37 Mexico 10.21 2012
38 Kyrgyz Republic 10.00 2012
39 Peru 9.80 2012
40 Uganda 9.50 2012
41 Tanzania 9.39 2012
42 Brazil 9.10 2012
43 Moldova 9.04 2013
44 Croatia 8.92 2010
45 Russia 8.86 2014
46 Belize 8.62 2009
47 Kenya 8.01 2005
48 Pakistan 7.91 2013
49 Uruguay 7.77 2008
50 Bolivia 7.76 2012
51 Turkey 7.65 2012
52 Latvia 7.07 2009
53 Cabo Verde 7.05 2007
54 Panama 6.93 2012
55 Chile 6.82 2013
56 Lithuania 6.50 2008
57 Senegal 6.23 2011
58 Thailand 6.21 2013
59 Albania 6.02 2012
60 El Salvador 5.88 2012
61 Kiribati 5.62 2006
62 Burkina Faso 5.50 2014
63 Dominican Republic 5.25 2012
64 Colombia 5.17 2012
65 Jamaica 4.63 2010
66 Nicaragua 4.42 2009
67 Slovak Republic 4.37 2009
68 Honduras 4.21 2011
69 Bangladesh 4.00 2010
70 The Gambia 3.99 1998
71 Jordan 3.98 2010
72 Guatemala 3.91 2011
73 Tunisia 3.80 2010
74 Sri Lanka 3.65 2012
75 Egypt 3.56 2008
76 Rwanda 3.52 2010
77 Kazakhstan 3.34 2010
78 Yemen 3.27 2005
79 Vietnam 2.89 2014
80 Iraq 2.75 2012
81 Cameroon 2.61 2014
82 Nepal 2.51 2010
83 Tajikistan 2.43 2011
84 Bhutan 2.10 2007
85 Timor-Leste 2.06 2011
86 Malaysia 1.75 2008
87 Sudan 1.05 2009
88 Malawi 1.03 2013
89 Nigeria 0.63 2012
90 Haiti 0.57 2001
91 Papua New Guinea 0.04 2009
92 Sierra Leone 0.00 2011

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual