Reliable social security statistics are an important precondition for good governance and policy making. However, in many countries, the quantitative knowledge base on social security is incomplete and often does not follow international statistical standards. The overarching objective of the ILO Social Security Inquiry is to assist countries in improving their quantitative knowledge base on social security.
The ILO Social Security Inquiry identifies statistical information on social security, including employment-related social security schemes, public health, welfare and anti-poverty programmes and non-public schemes of different types transferring goods, services or cash to poor and vulnerable households.
Data availability in SSI Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia in SSI provides at present a limited set of data on long-term benefits and employment injury benefits. Indicators are partial and not representative of the national level but useful information is available by individual scheme.
Data covers long term and employment injury benefits as delivered by the the National insurance insurance corporation. One can find here expenditure, revenue and active contributors at the scheme level and detailed information by benefit regarding the number of beneficiaries and the expenditure by benefit. The period covered is 2001 to 2007.
Useful links and sources
The ISSA social security statistical database in developing countries