Non-contributory social protection through a child and equity lens in Algeria
Algeria is located in North Africa, on the Mediterranean coast. In 2016, around 33 per cent of the country’s 40.6 million inhabitants were younger than 18 years, and 11.6 per cent were younger than 5. With a Human Development Index of 0.745, Algeria ranks in the ‘high human development’ category (83rd out of 188 countries). In 2011, 5.5 per cent of the population lived below the national poverty line. Poverty levels tended to be higher in urban areas (5.8 per cent) than in rural areas (4.8 per cent).