Towards Universal Social Security for the Elderly in Mozambique
In Mozambique, social assistance for the elderly is a right enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic. Mozambique currently has 1.25 million elderly people, which corresponds to 4.5% of the population. Although assistance during old-age is a right, half of all elderly people are not yet covered by social security — whether through the mandatory social security subsystem (contributory) or the basic social security subsystem (non-contributory).
This policy brief analyzes the feasibility of an Universal Old Age pension in Mozambique in the short term (2019-2024).