Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries Dataset (SALMIC)

The 'Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries Dataset' research project collected data on social assistance programmes in low and middle income countries from 2000-2015. Indicators cover programme design and objectives, reach and transfer levels, institutionalisation, and financial resources for:

  • Worldwide
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • South Asia
  • East Asia and Pacific

The main dataset can be downloaded in Excel and Stata formats. Files are available for the full dataset and separately by region. Data files are available in Excel and Stata. Excel files include all the variables in Stata files but in addition they include long string variables. These variables are not available in the Stata files.