Publications & Documents


30-January-2009

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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

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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.

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

8-January-2009

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Pensions at a Glance: Asia/Pacific - 2009 Edition

The report analyses the retirement income systems of 18 Asian countries, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam. It says that reform is needed ....

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7-January-2009

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Pensions in Asia/Pacific - Ageing Asia must face its pension problems

Many of Asia's retirement-income systems are ill prepared for the rapid population ageing that will occur over the next two decades.

7-January-2009

English

Asian countries should reform their pension systems, says OECD

Many Asian countries will need to reform their pension systems in order to deliver sustainable and adequate retirement incomes for today’s workers, according to a new OECD report.

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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