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Social protection in developing countries – The Lesotho Old Age Pension (MSc Thesis)

2014 — By Eirik Winnberg

By using the example of the noncontributory pension scheme in Lesotho, the author explores the process of implementing social protection in developing countries, looking at how constraints can be overcome and what consequences can be found. This paper also looks at the justification for directing such a transfer at the elderly, considering both potential benefits and downsides. The research question for the thesis is as follows:

  • How has the Lesotho pension scheme been implemented, and what consequences can be identified?