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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
National Solidarity Assistance Programme “Pension 65“ (2011-)
Peru

 

 

Date: 2011-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: This programme is the succesor of the pilot "Gratitud" programme executed during the last months of Alan Garcia's second government (2006-2011). "Pension 65" seeks to provide social protection to adults over sixty-five years, living in vulnerable situations, by giving them a financial subsidy that enable an increase in their welfare; and by improving their access to public services through intersectoral and intergovernmental coordination. "Pension 65" began to be implemented on the departments of Amazonas, Ancash, Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Junín, La Libertad, Lima, Piura, and Puno. "Pension 65" is currently operating in all regions of the country.
   

Characteristics

Target population: Households with adults aged 65 years in extreme poverty
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: 1) Geographic: 2009 Poverty map
2) Proxy means test
Instrument of selection: Single Socioeconomic Questionnaire (FSU)
Registry of recipients: Household Targeting System (SISFHO)
Comments: This transfer is inconsistent with other pensions and public subsidies, excepting the Health Integral Insurance (SIS) and the National Mobilization Programme for Literacy (Pronama).
   

Institutionality

Legal framework: Supreme Decree Nº 040-2014 PCM; Supreme Decree No 081-2011-PCM; Decreto de Urgencia No 56-2011
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
Source of funding: Government of Peru
   

1) Pension 65

Recipient(s): All beneficiary households of the programme
Mode of transfer: Flat transfer
Mode of delivery: Deposit in bank account
Periodicity of delivery: Bimonthly
Recipient of the transfer: Direct beneficiary
Maximum per household: Does not have
Comments: The transfer is executed by the Bank of Nation
Amount : PEN$ 250/bimonthly

 

2) Fostering social protection

Recipient(s): All participant households of the programme
Recipient of the transfer: Direct beneficiary
Description: The goal is to provide additional services to the participants, such as health (through an agreement with the Ministry of Health) and the reassessment of the elderly in their community through recognition of their ancestral knowledge

 

Evaluación de Impacto del Programa Pensión 65: nueva evidencia causal de las pensiones no contributivas en Perú

Author: Galiani, S. and Gertler, P.
Date: 2016
Publication info: Lima, Ministry of Economy and Finance [online]
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Cognitive functioning among poor elderly persons: evidence from Peru

Author: Novella, R., and Olivera, J.
Date: 2017
Publication info: IZA Journal of Development and Migration 7:19.
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Analysis of the relationship between cognitive functioning and socio-demographic variables of elderly persons living in poverty

 

Evaluación de impacto del Programa Nacional de Asistencia Solidaria Pensión 65 - Resultados finales

Author: Gertler, Paul and Galiani, Sebastián
Date: 2016
Publication info: Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas (MEF)/ Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Encuesta de percepciones de los usuarios del programa Pensión 65 de 2016

Author: Montenegro, Alexandra; Campos, Miguel and Guerrero, Elmer
Date: 2016
Publication info: Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Study

 

Encuesta de percepciones de los usuarios del programa Pensión 65 de 2015

Author: Oré, Sarita; Montenegro, Alexandra; Campos, Miguel and Guerrero, Elmer
Date: 2015
Publication info: Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Study

 

Encuesta de percepciones de los usuarios del programa Pensión 65 de 2014

Author: Oré, Sarita; Campos, Miguel and Guerrero, Elmer
Date: 2015
Publication info: Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Study

 

Evaluación cualitativa del uso de la transferencia en el programa Pensión 65

Author: Escaffi, José Luis; Andrade, Raúl and Maguiña, Daniela
Date: 2014
Publication info: Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Evaluation

 

Evaluación de impacto del Programa Nacional de Asistencia Solidaria Pensión 65 - Línea de base

Author: Tudela et al.
Date: 2013
Publication info: Ministerio de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social (MIDIS), Lima
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Impacto laboral potencial del acceso a Pensión 65: un primer análisis

Author: Torres, J. and Salians, C.
Date: 2016
Publication info: Consorcio de Investigación Económica y Social (CIES)
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

The Effects of Non-Contributory Pensions on Material and Subjective Well Being

Author: Bando, R., Galiani, S. and Gertler, P.
Date: 2017
Publication info: IDB Working Paper Series Nº IDB-WP-840
Link: See Webpage
Topic: Impact evaluation

 

Social protection for older people in extreme poverty in Peru

Author: Pensión 65 Team
Date: 2016
Publication info: HelpAge International
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information

 

 

 

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