Coverage of social safety net programs in 4th quintile (% of population) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Coverage of social safety net programs shows the percentage of population participating in 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 Botswana 67.47 2009
2 Liberia 58.73 2007
3 Uganda 56.15 2012
4 Lesotho 50.83 2014
5 South Africa 47.43 2010
6 Mauritania 46.67 2014
7 Egypt 46.53 2008
8 Swaziland 43.95 2009
9 Gabon 43.55 2005
10 Mauritius 42.55 2012
11 Malawi 41.75 2013
12 Rwanda 33.80 2010
13 Morocco 32.54 2009
14 Sierra Leone 27.92 2011
15 Tanzania 20.42 2012
16 Zimbabwe 19.20 2007
17 Cabo Verde 17.76 2007
18 Kenya 13.87 2005
19 Ethiopia 12.95 2010
20 Tunisia 11.67 2010
21 Dem. Rep. Congo 11.29 2012
22 Senegal 11.05 2011
23 Namibia 8.97 2009
24 Ghana 7.21 2012
25 Côte d'Ivoire 6.34 2002
26 Sudan 4.94 2009
27 Mozambique 4.74 2008
28 Djibouti 3.67 2012
29 Nigeria 3.21 2012
30 Burkina Faso 2.88 2014
31 The Gambia 2.70 1998
32 Niger 2.22 2011
33 Cameroon 1.10 2014
34 Congo 0.50 2005
35 Zambia 0.41 2010
36 Chad 0.37 2011
37 Central African Republic 0.23 2008
38 Madagascar 0.20 2010

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual