Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Population group
Elderly persons

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide formal care support to elderly persons, in line with traditional Kiribati kinship support. 

References
Kidd, Stephen. and Ueantabo Mackenzie. 2012. “Kiribati country case study”. AusAID Pacific social protection series: poverty, vulnerability and social protection in the Pacific. Canberra: Australian Agency for International Development. <http://www.mfed.gov.ki/sites/default/files/Kiribati%20Case%20Study.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Start date
2004
References
Kidd, Stephen. and Ueantabo Mackenzie. 2012. “Kiribati country case study”. AusAID Pacific social protection series: poverty, vulnerability and social protection in the Pacific. Canberra: Australian Agency for International Development. <http://www.mfed.gov.ki/sites/default/files/Kiribati%20Case%20Study.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Coverage
3,344, 63 per cent of whom were women (2015), 4,720, 53 per cent of whom were women (2016).
References
Personal communication.
Programme expenditure
AUD 2.9 million in 2016
References
Personal communication.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Elderly
Eligibility criteria
Applicants must live in Kiribati (including Christmas Island and other islands within Kiribati jurisdiction) and be aged 65 years and above.
References
Personal communication.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
Personal communication.
Amount of benefits
AUD50 for people aged 65-69; AUD 60 for those over 70.
References
Personal communication.
Payment/delivery frequency
Monthly
References
DFAT. 2014. Kiribati Program Poverty Assessment. <http://kiribati.embassy.gov.au/files/twaa/140313%20Poverty%20Assessment%20.pdf>. Accessed 19 November 2018.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Recipients collect their monthly allowance from their respective island councils. Welfare officers deliver allowances directly to mobility-impaired beneficiaries’ homes.
References
Personal communication.
Benefit recipients
Recipients themselves
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
From 65 years of age until death
References
Personal communication.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
Monitoring is only focused on account reconciliation and is carried out by the Ministry of Finance and MWYSA at the end of each month
References
Personal communication.