Publications & Documents


  • 27-January-2009

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    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.

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  • 22-January-2009

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    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • 7-November-2008

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    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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  • 3-November-2008

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    IAIS-OECD Questionnaire on the Corporate Governance of Insurers

    The IAIS and the OECD joint questionnaire on the corporate governance of insurers aimed to obtain information on current practices in corporate governance at insurers and views on what might constitute good practices for the governance of insurers.

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  • 30-October-2008

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    OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions: Mombasa, Kenya, 30-31 October 2008

    The Global Forum addressed a wide range of issues of high relevance to national policy debate on retirement savings in both developed and emerging economies.

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  • 21-October-2008

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    OECD-IEFP Symposium on Financial Education

    The OECD- IFEP Symposium on Financial Education: Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis goals are to - Highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis - Share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education - Reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers,

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  • 21-October-2008

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    OECD-Bank Indonesia International Conference on Financial Education

    This conference focused on advancing and elevating the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, with a special focus on South East Asian economies, as well as sharing country-specific experiences in implementing financial education strategies, reviewing applied research and discussing best practices.

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