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Governments must continue reforms to ensure that public and private retirement income provision is socially as well as financially sustainable, according to a new OECD report.
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Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.
Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.
This book contains three reports focusing on different institutional approaches to the financial management of large-scale catastrophes in selected OECD and non-OECD countries, the role of risk mitigation and insurance in reducing the impact of natural disasters, and the importance of strategic leadership in the management of non-conventional crises.
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.
This publication compiles papers and reports from an OECD conference on catastrophic risks and insurance held in 2004. The combination of leading academic analysis, and information and experience sharing by governments and private sector representatives involved in the financial management of catastrophe risks, makes this publication a
Is poverty inevitable? Should people help themselves or rely on the state? Can we afford to pay pensions to people who retire with several decades of life expectancy ahead of them? Such issues will be at the heart of talks between OECD Social Affairs Ministers in Paris on 31 March-1 April 2005
Paris, 22-23 November 2004. This conference addressed the issue of the management and compensation of large-scale disasters - be they natural catastrophes, accidental man-made disasters, or terrorist acts.
The challenge of ageing populations has countries seeking new ways to finance retirement plans. OECD research suggests implementing a range of reforms, from changing workplace practices and labor policies to altering state pension plans and encou...