Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229305
Authors: 
Khalfan, Twahir
Kisanga, Elineema
Leyaro, Vincent
Masekesa, Faith
Noble, Michael
Wright, Gemma Clare
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/81
Abstract: 
The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection. A growing number of emerging economies, including East African countries, are introducing universal old age pensions to guarantee at least a basic level of social security. However, such a benefit has not been established in Tanzania Mainland, and a lack of adequate financing is viewed as one of the main constraints. This paper employs a data set from Tanzania-the Household Budget Surveys-and applies a taxbenefit microsimulation model for Tanzania (TAZMOD) to explore possible options for designing and financing a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland. The findings of this paper present evidence on reform scenarios and financing options that could be adopted by Tanzania Mainland to establish and sustain a universal old age pension.
Subjects: 
microsimulation
old age
public pensions
social security
Tanzania
JEL: 
H55
I38
J14
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-838-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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