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29/11/2019 - This report describes the tax treatment of retirement savings in OECD countries. It also covers non-tax financial incentives provided to encourage individuals to save for retirement in funded private pension plans.
21-22 November 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Public trust in the financial sector is crucial for market economies and social progress. Unfortunately, more than ten years after the crisis, and in spite of significant reforms, trust in financial institutions in OECD countries still remains relatively low.
The newly created OECD Knowledge Partnership for Sustainable and Inclusive Infrastructure fosters evidence-based analysis of the interaction between sustainability and inclusiveness goals to help accelerate the transition to sustainable and inclusive economies.
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As APEC economies adopt measures to accelerate infrastructure development and financing, this report provides them with a selected set of effective approaches to financing infrastructure, including blended finance.
Pension assets have been growing over the last decade, reaching USD 44.1 trillion worldwide at the end of 2018, despite a decline relative to end-2017. This trend is attributable to positive real net returns over the long term, and to increased contributions paid as more people are being covered by a pension plan in a number of countries, especially in those with recent mandatory or auto-enrolment programmes.
The Task Force supports the implementation of the G20 High-level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection, specifically to arm policy makers and financial authorities with a body of knowledge, including comparative analyses of approaches adopted by a cross-section of economies, to inform their efforts to implement the Principles in their economies.
We are facing myriad environmental challenges. Global temperatures have risen by almost one degree relative to pre industrial levels. Extreme weather events such as record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains and major tropical storms are intensifying.
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This report responds to a call made by APEC Finance Ministers at their 23rd Ministerial Meeting in Lima in 2016 to advance “the design and implementation of financial literacy policies building on the expertise and standards developed by the OECD International Network on Financial Education”.