A Brief Note On Zambia 's Social Protection

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Zambia’s social protection

Zambia has a long history of contributory social security schemes, which are based on the social insurance model and limited to providing protection against loss of income due to retirement, disability and death. Therefore, the scope of coverage is limited, and working women are often excluded because they are mostly in informal jobs. The national social security institutions are the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), the Fund for Public Service Pension (PSPF) and Local Authorities Pensions Fund (LASF). In addition, a number of pension plans and employment and occupational injury sickness "Compensation Fund under the Workers ' Compensation Board Workers Control Fund (WCFCB)
Steps need to be taken to expand coverage for those in the formal sector, working with a contract of employment, and for those who are gainfully employed. This finding confirms that most people working lack adequate social security coverage.

There are a number of non-contributory programs in Zambia, including the Plan of Public Welfare Assistance (PWAS) which is the oldest and largest scheme; a group of social cash transfers financed by international donors and applied by the PWAS regimes; Food Security Pack (FSP), a government-funded provision of basic agricultural inputs scheme, transfer of technology and training to households vulnerable small-scale family; School Feeding Program, funded by the World Food Program and Urban Self-Help Project, a public works program…
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