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  • 20-March-2019

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    OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal

    This review provides policy recommendations on how to improve the Portuguese pension system, building on the OECD’s best practices in pension design. It details the Portuguese pension system and identifies its strengths and weaknesses based on cross-country comparisons. The Portuguese pension system consists of an old-age safety net, a pay-as-you-go defined benefit scheme and voluntary private savings. The safety net includes an old-age social pension and a complement (the so-called Complemento Solidário para Idosos or CSI), both of which pursue similar objectives but have different eligibility criteria. The defined benefit scheme has two main components: the general social security scheme (regime geral da Segurança Social) and the civil-servant pension scheme (Caixa Geral de Aposentações or CGA). The latter has been closed to new entrants since 2006 with new civil servants contributing to the general scheme. Funded voluntary pensions make up a very small share of total pension entitlements. The OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Portugal is the fourth in the series, after Ireland (2014), Mexico (2016) and Latvia (2018), with a fifth review on Peru under preparation. 
  • 28-August-2017

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    Raising skills in Portugal

    Despite significant progress made, improving skills remains one of Portugal’s key challenges for raising growth, living standards and well-being.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Reducing inequality and poverty in Portugal

    Portugal has one of the most unequal income distributions in Europe and poverty levels are high. The economic crisis has halted a long-term gradual decline in both inequality and poverty and the number of poor households is rising, with children and youths being particularly affected. Unemployment is one of the principal reasons why household incomes declined.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

    Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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  • 24-February-2012

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

    Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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  • 10-March-2010

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010 - Portugal Country Note

    This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2011: Country Notes

    Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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  • 3-March-2009

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009 - Portugal Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Portugal.

  • 13-February-2007

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007: Portugal Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Portugal.

  • 7-February-2006

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    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006: Progress in Responding to the 2005 Policy Priorities - Portugal Country Note

    This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for Portugal. In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.

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