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Social Security Data (ISSA)


Data description

ISSAThe International Social Security Association database provides data on 170 social security systems worldwide:

  • Social security systems: country profiles
  • Social security scheme descriptions
  • Good practices in social security
  • Social security reform
  • Complementary and private pensions
  • Social security related resources

The International Social Security Association (ILO, Geneva) promotes social security "as the social dimension in a globalising world by supporting excellence in social security administration."


Time period

Social security systems' data is from 1994 to 2019.


Support links

Related ILO databases provide additional observations:

Related ISSA publications are available via this directory.


How to access data

Data is available on the ISSA Social Security Country Profiles portal.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]



Page last updated on 27 May 2020