Publications & Documents


  • 26-November-2013

    English

    Pension reforms on track but the challenges of adequacy and inequality in old age remain, says OECD

    Recent reforms of pension systems have helped to contain the rise in future costs resulting from ageing populations and increasing life expectancy. Governments now need to do more to encourage people to work longer and save more for their retirement to ensure that benefits are adequate enough to maintain standards of living into old-age.

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  • 6-November-2013

    English

    Institutional Investors and Infrastructure Financing

    This paper identifies the main trends in long-term financial intermediation focusing on the role of institutional investors in providing long-term finance for growth and development. It also highlights infrastructure as one specific sector that is facing major challenges in long-term financing.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English

    Pension funds achieve high returns in most OECD countries in 2012

    Pension fund assets achieved high returns in almost all OECD countries in 2012, with a real return greater than 5% in 18 countries, according to the 2013 edition of Pension Markets in Focus.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English

    2013 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions

    The 2013 Global Forum focused on a number of critical policy, regulatory and supervisory issues affecting private and public pension provision in the Asia region.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English

    Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2013

    Pensions are a major policy issue in developed and developing countries alike. However, pension reform is challenging and controversial because it involves long-term planning by governments faced with numerous short-term pressures. It often provokes heated debates and, sometimes, street protests.

    Countries can learn valuable lessons from others’ pension systems and their experiences of retirement-income reforms. However, national pension systems are very complicated, involving much institutional, technical, and legal elements. Consequently, international comparisons are very difficult to undertake, making it difficult to transfer policy lessons between countries. Hence, this publication aims to fill this gap, with a particular focus on countries in the Asia/Pacific regions.

    This study combines rigorous analysis with clear and easy-to-understand presentations of empirical results. It does not advocate any particular kind of pension system or type of reform. The goal is to inform debates on retirement-income systems with data that people with different visions for the future of pensions can all use as a reference point.

  • 4-November-2013

    English, PDF, 3,739kb

    Pension Markets in Focus 2013

    After showing an average negative rate of return on investment across the OECD zone in 2011, pension fund assets achieved high returns in almost all OECD countries in 2012, with a real return greater than 5% in 18 countries, according to the latest edition of Pension Markets in Focus.

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  • 4-November-2013

    French, PDF, 463kb

    Le Point sur les marchés des pensions des pays de l’OCDE

    En 2012, les plans de retraite privés dans l’OCDE, qui représentaient au total 32 100 milliards USD, étaient proposés par des fonds de pension (67.9%), des banques et des sociétés d’investissement (18.5%), des sociétés d’assurance (12.8%) ou des employeurs les provisionnant au bilan (0.8%).

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  • 23-October-2013

    English

    Institutional investors and green infrastructure investments

    This paper examines how institutional investors can access green infrastructure, the extent to which this is currently happening, and the barriers to scaling up these investment flows. Based on four case studies, broader lessons are drawn for governments on the policy settings which may support investment in green infrastructure by institutional investors.

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  • 30-September-2013

    English

    Sovereign debt and financial stability

    In-depth analysis from the OECD addresses the financial market dimension of sovereign debt challenges to assist policy makers in designing, adopting, and implementing appropriate policies.

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  • 26-September-2013

    English

    OECD-Latin America Seminar on enhancing transparency and monitoring of insurance markets

    This regional seminar in Montevideo, Uruguay, focused on the monitoring and transparency of insurance markets in Latin America through the provision of sound insurance statistics and indicators, regionally and globally.

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