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This methodological framework is intended to help governments develop more effective disaster risk management strategies, particularly financial strategies, building on strengthened risk assessment and risk financing.
G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.
Focusing on the OECD's contribution to the G20 on financial consumer protection and education, Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, provided the keynote address for a conference on "Financial Regulation and Innovation in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies," aimed at identifying policy alternatives that would foster economic growth while enhancing financial inclusion levels.
Given the systemic dimension and country spill-overs in certain catastrophic risks, the G20 is well suited to play an important role through the exchange of best practices and experiences to address events that, according to our analysis, cost the world economy nearly $350 billion last year.
Improvements in the macroeconomic policy framework over the past two decades and prudent regulation of the financial system have contributed to reduce output volatility in Mexico relative to other OECD countries.
This roundtable focused on the role of insurance and private pension systems in fostering economic growth, including infrastructure development, innovation, and green growth.
This seminar focused on designing defined-contribution (DC) pension plans, linking the accumulation and payout phases, designing the payout phase of pension systems and annuities and longevity risk.
This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.
These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”