The New Ireland Social Pension: A review of the New Ireland Social Pension and Implications for The Papua New Guinea National Social Pension

The New Ireland Old Age and Disability Pension is a successful social protection initiative which has now has been in operation in New Ireland Province for six years. This is a significant achievement. Significant credit is due to the Honorable Sir Julius Chan and the New Ireland Provincial Administration for initiating and supporting the development of social protection in Papua New Guinea.The primary objective of this report has been to review the New Ireland Old Age and Disability Pension scheme. The second objective of the report has been to draw key lessons from the New Ireland experience with the implementation of the social pensions, which may inform the implementation of the national social pension.