African Social Security Systems: An Ordinal Evaluation

  • John Dixon


The purpose of this paper is to rank the social security systems in 45 African countries using a comparative evaluation methodology that enables an assess ment to be ma(le of a country's statutory social security intention. The conclusion drawn is that the spread of African social security system design standards are comparable to those of Latin American countries, although the poorest designed African systems are somewhat superior to their Latin American counterparts. The very best designed African social security systems are in North Africa: Tunisia (with its world-class family support program), Algeria and Libya, although Mauritius also stands out.

Journal of Social Development in Africa Vol 15 No 1 2000, pp. 49-60

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