KIRIBATI

Social Protection in Kiribati

Kiribati

Kiribati is an island country comprised of 32 islands dispersed over 3.5 million kilometres of ocean. With a population of approximately 119,000 people Kiribati has some social protection schemes in place.

Hover over the icons below to see which of these life-cycle risks Kiribati is addressing and how.

Early Childhood Early Childhood
EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • Poor access to antenatal and post natal care
  • Unsafe birth
  • Poor access to immunisation
  • Stunting, malnutrition and hunger
  • Reduced cognitive development
School Age School Age
SCHOOL AGE
  • Malnutrition
  • Unable to access or stay in school
  • Child labour
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Loss of parents or carers
Youth Youth
YOUTH
  • Inadequate skills
  • Inability to access training
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Gender discrimination
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Alienation
Working Age Working Age
WORKING AGE
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Cost of children
  • Lack of childcare
  • Care of parents
  • Debt
  • Gender discrimination
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Support for the unemployed (new cash transfer program following te COVID-19 pandemic)
Old Age Old age
OLD AGE
  • Increasing frailty and disability
  • Inability to work
  • Lack of family care
  • Elder abuse
  • Senior Citizens Benefit, a universal non-contributory pension (70 years and older)
  • Provident Fund old age benefit for formal workers
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EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early Childhood
  • Poor access to antenatal and post natal care
  • Unsafe birth
  • Poor access to immunisation
  • Stunting, malnutrition and hunger
  • Reduced cognitive development
SCHOOL AGE
School Age
  • Malnutrition
  • Unable to access or stay in school
  • Child labour
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Loss of parents or carers
YOUTH
Youth
  • Inadequate skills
  • Inability to access training
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Gender discrimination
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Alienation
WORKING AGE
Working Age
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Cost of children
  • Lack of childcare
  • Care of parents
  • Debt
  • Gender discrimination
  • Commercial and sexual exploitation and abuse
  • Domestic violence
OLD AGE
Old Age
  • Increasing frailty and disability
  • Inability to work
  • Lack of family care
  • Elder abuse
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WORKING AGE
Working Age
  • Support for the unemployed (new cash transfer program following te COVID-19 pandemic)
OLD AGE
Old Age
  • Senior Citizens Benefit, a universal non-contributory pension (70 years and older)
  • Provident Fund old age benefit for formal workers

Kiribati has a Disability Support Allowance, universal disability benefit in place for people with disability.

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