Last updated: 25/10/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To assist the elderly and people living with disabilities withtheir mobility. 

Start date
2011
References
Fiji Government. 2015. “OVER 46,000 BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S BUS FARE SUBSIDY”. The Fijian Government website. <http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/OVER-46000-BENEFIT-FROM-GOVT%E2%80%99S-BUS-FARE-SUBSIDY.aspx>. Accessed 19 August 2018.
Coverage
46,750 (44,784 elderly persons and 1,966 persons with disabilities) in 2015.
References
Fiji Government. 2015. “OVER 46,000 BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S BUS FARE SUBSIDY”. The Fijian Government website. <http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/OVER-46000-BENEFIT-FROM-GOVT%E2%80%99S-BUS-FARE-SUBSIDY.aspx>. Accessed 19 August 2018.
Programme expenditure
FJD150,000 (2015).
References
Fiji Government. 2015. “OVER 46,000 BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S BUS FARE SUBSIDY”. The Fijian Government website. <http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/OVER-46000-BENEFIT-FROM-GOVT%E2%80%99S-BUS-FARE-SUBSIDY.aspx>. Accessed 19 August 2018.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Elderly persons and persons with disabilities.
References
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. n.d. “Social welfare: other assistance”. MWCPA website. <http://www.welfare-women.gov.fj/index.php/social-welfare/other-assistance.html>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Eligibility criteria
Must be 60 years and over, or a person with a permanent disability, as attested by a letter from the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons.
References
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. n.d. “Social welfare: other assistance”. MWCPA website. <http://www.welfare-women.gov.fj/index.php/social-welfare/other-assistance.html>. Accessed 19 November 2018.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Subsidy (reduced prices in public transportation).
References
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. n.d. “Social welfare: other assistance”. MWCPA website. <http://www.welfare-women.gov.fj/index.php/social-welfare/other-assistance.html>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Amount of benefits
Bus card—Persons aged 60 years and older receive a 50 per cent subsidy on bus fare, while persons with disabilities travel on public buses for free using the card.
References
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. n.d. “Social welfare: other assistance”. MWCPA website. <http://www.welfare-women.gov.fj/index.php/social-welfare/other-assistance.html>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Bus cards are delivered to beneficiaries, who should present them when boarding the bus.
References
Fiji Government. 2015. “OVER 46,000 BENEFIT FROM GOVT’S BUS FARE SUBSIDY”. The Fijian Government website. <http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/OVER-46000-BENEFIT-FROM-GOVT%E2%80%99S-BUS-FARE-SUBSIDY.aspx>. Accessed 19 August 2018.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves.