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This paper discusses why the development of pension systems is important for the African region. It also looks at the current pension arrangements in selected African countries.
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This paper reviews the impact of ageing on private pensions, in particular on the payout phase, assesses the part that annuities can play in financing retirement, and examines the role of financial markets in facilitating the allocation on assets accumulated in defined contribution pension plans
The Global Forum addressed a wide range of issues of high relevance to national policy debate on retirement savings in both developed and emerging economies.
The OECD- IFEP Symposium on Financial Education: Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis goals are to - Highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis - Share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education - Reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers,
This conference focused on advancing and elevating the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, with a special focus on South East Asian economies, as well as sharing country-specific experiences in implementing financial education strategies, reviewing applied research and discussing best practices.
These guidelines aim at setting international standards for the governance of private pension funds with a view to protecting people's pensions from mismanagement and fraud.
This publication provides in-depth information on the regulation and supervision of voluntary and mandatory occupational pension plans as well as mandatory private pension schemes in 58 countries worldwide.
The Brazil/OECD International Conference was organised as a part of a series of international events to celebrate 30th anniversary of the National Secretariat of Pension Funds.
Adopted in March 2008, these Guidelines provide a framework for licensing regulations and the assessment of licensing applications from pension entities to determine whether or not they stand up to certain criteria: adequate governance structures, management in the best interest of plan members and other beneficiaries, financial security and performance of pension entities and maximimum operational efficiency.
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Many people have a poor understanding of the financial issues that affect their lives, according to OECD analysis. To help them, OECD countries have agreed new good practices on financial education relating to private pensions and insurance.