Last updated: 29/4/2019

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Nepal - सङ्घीय मामिला तथा सामान्य प्रशासन मन्त्रालय, MOFALD (Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration), World Bank Group
References
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.
Population group
Ethnic groups

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
2009
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
23,346 people (2015)
References
[1] 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. [2] 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.
Programme expenditure
NPR38,735,182 (budget estimate for all social security allowances for 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
[1] 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. [2] 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
[1] 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. [2] 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
Members of ten endangered ethnic groups (i.e: Bankariya, Hayu, Kisan, Kusbadiya, Kusunda, Lepcha, Meche, Raji, Raute, Surel)
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] Indigenous Voice. 2019. “Indigenous Peoples - National”. <https://www.indigenousvoice.com/en/indigenous-peoples/national.html> . Accessed 08 February 2019.
Eligibility criteria
Beneficiaries are members of the ten ethnic groups which are officially recognised as being endangered (i.e: Bankariya, Hayu, Kisan, Kusbadiya, Kusunda, Lepcha, Meche, Raji, Raute, Surel)
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] Indigenous Voice. 2019. “Indigenous Peoples - National”. <https://www.indigenousvoice.com/en/indigenous-peoples/national.html> . Accessed 08 February 2019.

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
NPR2,000 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
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
Village Development Committees and municipalities distribute the money. The government plans to expand Postal Saving Banks to all local levels and to have them serve as the delivery mechanism for the country's social security allowances
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. 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 are in charge of 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
[2]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. [5] 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.