Publications & Documents


  • 4-February-2009

    English

    Pensions, Purchasing-Power Risk, Inflation and Indexation (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 77)

    The rapid rise in inflation in 2006-07 has attracted attention – once again – both to how pensions systems should react to changes in prices, and to how they do so in practice...

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  • 30-January-2009

    English

    Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

    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.

  • 27-January-2009

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    Working Paper 32: Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure

    This paper is designed as an overview piece, discussing if pension funds should invest in infrastructure on a theoretical basis, whether they do in practice, and, if not, how (and if) regulators can encourage and assist them to do so.

  • 27-January-2009

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    Working Paper 31: Pension Coverage and Informal Sector Workers: International Experiences

    This paper provides an overview of selected country experiences, and provides some suggestions for governments in developing countries considering implementing their own pension reform to ensure that informal sector workers receive the retirement income they need.

  • 27-January-2009

    English, , 460kb

    Working Paper 30: Pensions in Africa

    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.

  • 22-January-2009

    English

    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    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.

  • 16-January-2009

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    Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

    Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

  • 6-January-2009

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    Working Paper 29: Ageing and the Payout Phase of Pensions, Annuities and Financial Markets

    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

  • 18-December-2008

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    Financial Crisis: Deposit Insurance and Related Financial Safety Net Aspects

    Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.

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  • 7-November-2008

    English

    Filling the Pension Gap: Coverage and Value of Voluntary Retirement Savings (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 69)

    The current generation of workers can expect lower pension benefits in retirement than the current generation of pensioners. Private, voluntary pension savings will therefore play a greater role in providing for old age. This paper calculates the size of the “pension gap”.

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