Case study M: Extension of the contributory pension scheme to small-scale farmers in Zambia

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Abstract

Zambia embarked on an ambitious plan to extend pension schemes to informal economy workers, including small scale farmers, who are traditionally excluded from pension schemes. The extension of coverage is aided by enactment of statutory instrument that enables design of a scheme with peculiar financing such as reduced contribution rates, and benefit package including short-term benefits such as maternity benefits, family funeral grant, and access to credit. Administratively a mixed approach of public-private model has been embraced through partnerships between the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and informal economy worker associations, and the private sector. This chapter presents considerations for the implementation of pension schemes to small scale farmers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Social Protection Systems
EditorsEsther Schüring, Markus Loewe
Pages403-409
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781839109119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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