Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Nepal - सङ्घीय मामिला तथा सामान्य प्रशासन मन्त्रालय, MOFALD (Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration), Nepal - महिला, बालबालिका तथा जेष्ठ नागरिक मन्त्रालय, MoWCSW (Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare), World Bank Group
References
[1] World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount of SDR107.6 Million (US$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. . Accessed 16 May 2018. [2] World Bank. n.d. “Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet Concept Stage”. . Accessed 16 May 2018.
Population group
Persons with disabilities

Programme Details

Programme objectives

Social security allowances in Nepal (including the old-age pension, single woman’s pension, child grant, disability grant, and endangered ethnicity grant) aim to assist groups considered socially and/or economically vulnerable. 

References
World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Start date
1996
References
Rana, Arun S. 2012. “Nepal: Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index”. Asian Development Bank. <https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/76068/44152-012-reg-tacr-15.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Conditionalities (if any)
No conditionalities.
Coverage
Full disability grant: 30,860 people; Partial disability grant: 31,324 people (according to the 2015-16 fiscal year budget)
References
World Bank. n.d. Universal old-age and disability pensions, and other universal allowances in Nepal. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. <http://www.social-protection.org/gimi/gess/RessourcePDF.action?ressource.ressourceId=53960> . Accessed 16 May 2018.
Programme expenditure
NPR38,735,182 (budget estimate for all social security allowances during the 2017-18 fiscal year)
References
MoF 2017. “Budget Speech of Fiscal Year 2017/18”. Government of Nepal Ministry of Finance. <http://www.mof.gov.np/uploads/document/file/Budget_Speech_207475_20170530011441.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
References
Arruda, P.; Markhof, Y.; Franciscon, I.; Silva, W. and Bilo, C. 2020. Overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in South Asia from a child and equity perspective. Research Report No. 46. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. < https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/RR46_Overview_of_non_contributory_social_protection_programmes.pdf>. Accessed 22 February 2021.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
Arruda, P.; Markhof, Y.; Franciscon, I.; Silva, W. and Bilo, C. 2020. Overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in South Asia from a child and equity perspective. Research Report No. 46. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. < https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/RR46_Overview_of_non_contributory_social_protection_programmes.pdf>. Accessed 22 February 2021.
Target groups
People living with disabilities
References
Arruda, P.; Markhof, Y.; Franciscon, I.; Silva, W. and Bilo, C. 2020. Overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in South Asia from a child and equity perspective. Research Report No. 46. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. < https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/RR46_Overview_of_non_contributory_social_protection_programmes.pdf>. Accessed 22 February 2021.
Eligibility criteria
People living with disabilities over the age of 16 qualify for a disability identity card. All those who are fully disabled are eligible to receive the benefit; district-wise quotas apply to the partially disabled. The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare oversees the identification of people living with disabilities. ‘Full disability’ is defined as that which makes people dependent on others for daily life. ‘Partial disability’ is defined as that which does not prevent people from performing daily life functions without help from others
References
[1] World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018. [2] World Bank. n.d. Universal old-age and disability pensions, and other universal allowances in Nepal. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. <http://www.social-protection.org/gimi/gess/RessourcePDF.action?ressource.ressourceId=53960> . Accessed 16 May 2018. [3] World Bank. n.d. “Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet Concept Stage”. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/753401468053354813/pdf/ISDS-Print-P154548-10-29-2015-1446157284411.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018. [4] LWF Nepal. 2017. “A report on Participatory Food Security Policy Mapping in Nepal”. Lutheran World Federation Nepal and Right to Food National Network Nepal. <https://nepal.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/documents/nepal_participatoryfoodsecuritypolicymapping.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.

Coverage and other information

Contribution type and amount
No contributions.
Type of benefits
Cash
References
Arruda, P.; Markhof, Y.; Franciscon, I.; Silva, W. and Bilo, C. 2020. Overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in South Asia from a child and equity perspective. Research Report No. 46. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. < https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/RR46_Overview_of_non_contributory_social_protection_programmes.pdf>. Accessed 22 February 2021.
Amount of benefits
Full disability grant: NPR2,000 per month; Partial disability grant: NPR600 per month
References
World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Payment/delivery frequency
Benefits are distributed by Village Development Committees and municipalities every four months (three times per year).
References
World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
VDCs and municipalities distribute the money. The government plans to expand Postal Saving Banks to all local levels and use them as the delivery mechanism for the country's social security allowances
References
[1] World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018. [2] MoF 2017. “Budget Speech of Fiscal Year 2017/18”. Government of Nepal Ministry of Finance. <http://www.mof.gov.np/uploads/document/file/Budget_Speech_207475_20170530011441.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.
Benefit recipients
Beneficiaries themselves
References
Arruda, P.; Markhof, Y.; Franciscon, I.; Silva, W. and Bilo, C. 2020. Overview of non-contributory social protection programmes in South Asia from a child and equity perspective. Research Report No. 46. International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth and UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia. < https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/RR46_Overview_of_non_contributory_social_protection_programmes.pdf>. Accessed 22 February 2021.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Social Security District Coordination Committees, in coordination with District Development Committees oversee monitoring the programme. A number of monitoring and evaluation measures are foreseen Under the Strengthening Systems for Social Protection and Civil Registration Project, including three rounds of beneficiary surveys, as well as activities supporting citizen engagement and accountability for the country's social security allowances
References
[1] World Bank 2016. “Project Appraisal Document On A Proposed Credit In The Amount Of Sdr 107.6 Million (Us$150 Million Equivalent) To Nepal For A Strengthening Systems For Social Protection And Civil Registration Project”. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/609981480906831854/pdf/1480906826924-000A10458-P154548-PAD-for-Board-Nov-8-2016-ym-11112016.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018. [2] LWF Nepal. 2017. “A report on Participatory Food Security Policy Mapping in Nepal”. Lutheran World Federation Nepal and Right to Food National Network Nepal. <https://nepal.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/documents/nepal_participatoryfoodsecuritypolicymapping.pdf>. Accessed 16 May 2018.