Policy Brief: Key Considerations for Provision of Social Pension in Papua New Guinea

The objective of this policy brief is to highlight some of the key considerations and rational for the potential introduction of social pension in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The content of this note draws on the World Bank (WB) mission and discussions with the Government of PNG (GoPNG) that have taken place in mid-May, 2013. The information provided in this note aims to facilitate the dialogue towards potential introduction of the social pension in the country. This policy brief discusses the rational for the program, various policy options and budget costs, and what would be required for the program implementation.