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

Definition: Adequacy of social insurance programs is measured by the total transfer amount received by the population participating in social insurance programs as a share of their total welfare. Welfare is defined as the total income or total expenditure of beneficiary households. Social insurance programs include old age contributory pensions (including survivors and disability) and social security and health insurance benefits (including occupational injury benefits, paid sick leave, maternity and other social insurance). 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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Rank Country Value Year
1 Ghana 96.41 2012
2 Thailand 75.27 2013
3 Poland 74.28 2012
4 Romania 67.70 2012
5 Syrian Arab Republic 67.63 2003
6 Belarus 63.07 2016
7 Congo 62.89 2005
8 Hungary 61.24 2007
9 Serbia 57.15 2015
10 China 55.35 2013
11 Montenegro 53.66 2014
12 Lithuania 51.43 2008
13 Kazakhstan 49.86 2015
14 Côte d'Ivoire 49.55 2015
15 Brazil 48.37 2015
16 Latvia 47.82 2009
17 Slovak Republic 46.41 2009
18 Uruguay 45.66 2012
19 Turkey 44.74 2016
20 Kyrgyz Republic 44.37 2013
21 South Africa 44.21 2014
22 Ukraine 44.01 2015
23 Mozambique 43.10 2008
24 Argentina 42.83 2013
25 Fiji 42.80 2008
26 Croatia 42.78 2010
27 Ecuador 41.77 2016
28 Cabo Verde 40.62 2007
29 Benin 39.49 2003
30 Egypt 39.25 2008
31 Moldova 38.85 2013
32 Colombia 38.21 2014
33 Mexico 37.16 2014
34 Mauritius 36.44 2012
35 Bulgaria 36.38 2007
36 Djibouti 34.85 2012
37 Mauritania 34.80 2008
38 Haiti 34.60 2012
39 Bolivia 34.44 2014
40 Bangladesh 34.36 2010
41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 34.08 2015
42 Zambia 34.02 2010
43 Albania 33.23 2012
44 Jordan 33.11 2010
45 Timor-Leste 32.78 2011
46 Costa Rica 32.65 2014
47 Armenia 32.64 2014
48 Sri Lanka 32.10 2012
49 Panama 31.47 2014
50 Jamaica 31.31 2010
51 El Salvador 30.52 2014
52 Pakistan 30.43 2013
53 Malaysia 30.28 2008
54 Lao PDR 29.84 2007
55 Nigeria 29.29 2015
56 Tonga 29.12 2009
57 Dominica 28.96 2002
58 Vietnam 28.94 2014
59 Togo 28.50 2011
60 Paraguay 28.11 2014
61 Palau 27.98 2006
62 Honduras 27.86 2013
63 Bhutan 27.64 2012
64 Dem. Rep. Congo 27.29 2012
65 Dominican Republic 26.98 2014
66 Chad 26.89 2011
67 Russia 26.26 2016
68 Belize 25.12 2009
69 Mongolia 23.40 2012
70 Chile 23.39 2015
71 Burkina Faso 22.55 2014
72 Malawi 22.48 2016
73 Guatemala 22.32 2014
74 Gabon 20.14 2005
75 Peru 19.91 2014
76 Iraq 19.64 2012
77 Uganda 19.05 2012
78 Samoa 18.65 2008
79 Nepal 18.25 2010
80 Tanzania 17.15 2014
81 Nicaragua 17.14 2014
82 Afghanistan 15.70 2007
83 Mali 15.51 2009
84 Solomon Islands 14.57 2005
85 Yemen 13.74 2005
86 Senegal 13.30 2011
87 Comoros 13.23 2004
88 Niger 13.10 2014
89 Cambodia 12.54 2013
90 Liberia 11.81 2016
91 Guinea 10.27 2012
92 Philippines 9.75 2015
93 Tajikistan 8.00 2011
94 Kenya 5.65 2015
95 The Gambia 5.22 2010
96 India 4.54 2011
97 Rwanda 4.24 2013
98 Cameroon 3.29 2014
99 Papua New Guinea 1.43 2009
100 Azerbaijan 0.24 2015

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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