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/)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Mauritania 44.12 2008
2 Belarus 42.16 2016
3 Congo 39.79 2005
4 Dem. Rep. Congo 37.45 2012
5 South Africa 29.38 2014
6 Georgia 29.18 2011
7 Mauritius 28.76 2012
8 Afghanistan 27.62 2007
9 Serbia 22.18 2015
10 Montenegro 22.09 2014
11 Dominica 21.01 2002
12 Gabon 19.59 2005
13 Brazil 17.27 2015
14 Armenia 16.99 2014
15 Indonesia 15.94 2015
16 Eswatini 15.70 2009
17 Côte d'Ivoire 14.74 2015
18 Paraguay 14.22 2014
19 Fiji 14.02 2008
20 Hungary 13.93 2007
21 Mexico 13.90 2014
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 13.80 2015
23 Costa Rica 13.31 2014
24 Solomon Islands 13.03 2005
25 Bulgaria 13.02 2007
26 Kazakhstan 12.60 2015
27 Ecuador 12.57 2016
28 Djibouti 11.91 2012
29 Argentina 11.31 2013
30 Kyrgyz Republic 11.15 2013
31 Mongolia 11.07 2012
32 Ukraine 10.98 2015
33 Romania 10.91 2012
34 Chad 10.48 2011
35 Palau 10.47 2006
36 Poland 10.24 2012
37 Botswana 9.53 2009
38 Uganda 9.46 2012
39 Moldova 9.04 2013
40 Croatia 8.92 2010
41 Belize 8.62 2009
42 Peru 7.99 2014
43 Pakistan 7.91 2013
44 Uruguay 7.77 2008
45 Bolivia 7.62 2014
46 El Salvador 7.39 2014
47 Senegal 7.22 2011
48 Latvia 7.08 2009
49 Cabo Verde 7.05 2007
50 Russia 6.80 2016
51 Panama 6.78 2014
52 Turkey 6.51 2016
53 Lithuania 6.50 2008
54 Thailand 6.21 2013
55 Azerbaijan 6.08 2015
56 Albania 6.02 2012
57 Kenya 5.99 2015
58 Honduras 5.65 2013
59 Kiribati 5.62 2006
60 Burkina Faso 5.50 2014
61 Philippines 5.43 2015
62 Chile 5.38 2015
63 Dominican Republic 5.25 2014
64 Colombia 5.10 2014
65 Jamaica 4.63 2010
66 India 4.62 2011
67 Rwanda 4.59 2013
68 Nicaragua 4.42 2009
69 Slovak Republic 4.37 2009
70 Bangladesh 4.00 2010
71 The Gambia 3.99 1998
72 Jordan 3.98 2010
73 Tunisia 3.80 2010
74 Tanzania 3.69 2014
75 Sri Lanka 3.65 2012
76 Egypt 3.56 2008
77 Guatemala 3.38 2011
78 Yemen 3.27 2005
79 Malawi 3.01 2016
80 Liberia 2.99 2016
81 Vietnam 2.89 2014
82 Iraq 2.75 2012
83 Cameroon 2.61 2014
84 Nepal 2.51 2010
85 Tajikistan 2.43 2011
86 China 2.34 2013
87 Nigeria 2.19 2015
88 Bhutan 2.10 2007
89 Timor-Leste 2.06 2011
90 Malaysia 1.75 2008
91 Niger 1.63 2014
92 Sudan 1.05 2009
93 Ghana 0.70 2005
94 Haiti 0.57 2001
95 Papua New Guinea 0.04 2009

More rankings: Africa | Asia | Central America & the Caribbean | Europe | Middle East | North America | Oceania | South America | World |

Limitations and Exceptions: When interpreting ASPIRE performance indicators based on household surveys, it is important to note that the extent to which information on specific transfers and programs is captured in the household surveys can vary a lot across countries. Moreover, household surveys do not capture the universe of social protection programs in the country, in best practice cases just the largest programs. As a consequence, ASPIRE indicators are not fully comparable across program categories and countries; however, they provide approximate measures of social protection systems performance. In addition, there may be cases where ASPIRE performance indicators differ from official WB country reports as ASPIRE indicators are based on a first level analysis of original survey data and unified methodology that does not necessarily reflect country-specific knowledge and in depth country analysis relying on administrative program level data and/or imputations.

Aggregation method: Simple average

Periodicity: Annual