5 October 2004 - Riga, Latvia
The OECD Expert Meeting on pensions and insurance in the Baltic Countries was held in Riga, Latvia on 5 October 2004. This expert meeting was organized by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development within the framework of the OECD Baltic regional co-operation programme and thanks to the kind assistance of the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bank of Latvia, Financial and Capital Markets Commission and Banking Institution of Higher Education.
The objective of this meeting was to promote high-level policy dialogue on insurance and pension reform between OECD and Baltic counterparts in order to foster the development of effective insurance and pension regulatory and supervisory structures in Baltic countries. The agenda of this meeting included follow-up sessions on issues already considered during former conferences and workshops, which were deemed particularly relevant by Baltic policy makers (such as pays-out or supervisory issues in the case of private pensions schemes), as well as selected and arising new concerns and issues in the Baltic States and OECD countries (such as financial education and private health insurance).
The expert meeting brought together high-level officials from relevant ministries and supervisory authorities as well as private sector representatives and academics from both OECD and Baltic countries.
- Pension supervisory structures in the OECD area, by Juan Yermo (OECD)
- Withdrawal period options, by David Lindeman (consultant to the OECD)