Publications & Documents


  • 5-August-2013

    English

    Deleveraging: challenges, progress and policies

    In the run-up to the financial crisis, indebtedness of households and non-financial businesses rose to historically high levels in many OECD countries; gross debt of financial companies rose dramatically relative to GDP. Much of the debt accumulation appears to have been based on excessive risk-taking and exceptional macro-economic conditions and therefore not sustainable.

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  • 2-August-2013

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    OECD Working Papers on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management

    OECD Working Papers on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management provide authoritative information on technical and policy issues in the area of public debt management (PDM) and government securities markets. Studies closely track structural issues, trends and challenges in government debt policies and markets.

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  • 1-August-2013

    English

    Assessing the cost effectiveness of index-linked bond issuance

    Sovereign index-linked bond issuance has grown significantly since the early 1980s and index-linked bonds have become a widely accepted part of the set of instruments that sovereign debt managers use for funding purposes. This paper sets out a methodology for assessing their cost effectiveness relative to other financing options, using UK examples for illustration.

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  • 19-July-2013

    English

    Retirement Savings Adequacy

    This project is investigating whether people are saving enough for retirement and examining the role that private pensions can play in the retirement readiness of the working age population.

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  • 19-July-2013

    English, PDF, 295kb

    Effective approaches to support the implementation of the G20 High-Level Principles of Financial Consumer Protection - Update Report

    Prepared for the G20 Summit on 5-6 September 2013, this update on the implementation of the G20 High-Level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection is organised around three priority principles: Disclosure and Transparency; Responsible Business Conduct of Financial Services Providers and their Authorised Agents; and, Complaints Handling and Redress.

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  • 18-July-2013

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    Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure: A Comparison between Australia and Canada

    At a time when many governments are looking to encourage private investment in infrastructure to bridge the infrastructure financing gap, this paper compares the experience of pension funds in Canada and Australia, looking at infrastructure policies, the pension system, investment strategies, asset allocation and governance of pension funds.

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  • 12-July-2013

    English

    Annuity products

    The OECD is working on improving the understanding of the problems facing annuity markets by focusing more closely on the nature of the guarantees provided by annuity products and their costs for insurance companies and consumers.

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  • 3-July-2013

    English, PDF, 1,817kb

    Developing a funded pension system in Russia

    Faced with the acute poverty of many Russian pensioners, the Russian government is engaged in wide-ranging systemic reforms. This report contributes to the policy discussion by identifying aspects of the system that may need to be reformed and describing the experience of other countries as a point of comparison.

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  • 1-July-2013

    English

    Italy and the euro area crisis: securing fiscal sustainability and financial stability

    Italy’s policy of fiscal consolidation and growth-friendly structural reforms has substantially improved its economic prospects, but the adverse sentiment that the country has faced in the sovereign bond market over the past years has deep roots.

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  • 28-June-2013

    English

    Russia-OECD-World Bank financial literacy programme

    This initiative supports the advancement of financial literacy and capability programmes in low and middle‑income countries. With funding provided by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the World Bank and the OECD have conducted methodological, analytical and policy work on financial literacy, capability and education.

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