Funded and private pensions

Launch of the 2018 OECD Pensions Outlook


3 December 2018  Paris, France

The 2018 edition of the OECD Pensions Outlook discusses policy options to help governments ensure that people will get the most out of the pension system. It covers approaches to optimise the design of pension arrangements in order to improve retirement outcomes for members through increasing savings (using financial incentives and accounting for behavioural biases), efficiency (aligning charges with the costs of providing pensions, improving governance, investment and risk management), and the efficacy given different personal situations. 

This publication was launched in Paris on 3 December 2018 in the presence of Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, Nicolás Monckeberg, Labour and Social Security Minister of Chile, Preston Rutledge, Assistant Secretary of Labor to the US Department of Labor, Ambrogio Rinaldi, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions, and Greg Medcraft, OECD Director of Financial and Enterprise Affairs.

News release


Acess the publication


Keynote speech by Angel Gurría


Highlights booklet


Policy brief on survivor pensions


A complementary publication on Financial Incentives and Retirement Savings was released simultaneously. 


Further launch events

London on 7 December 2018

Washington DC on 11-12 December 2018



In the Outlook

  • The role of supplementary pension provision in retirement
  • Can countries improve the design of financial incentives to promote savings for retirement?
  • Pension costs in the accumulation phase: Policy options to improve outcomes in funded private pensions
  • Strengthening the application of OECD Core Principles of Private Pension Regulation
  • Improving retirement incomes considering behavioural biases and limited financial knowledge
  • Mortality differences across socio-economic groups and their implications for pension outcomes
  • Are survivor pensions still needed?







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Financial incentives and retirement savings

Fragmentation of retirement markets due to differences in life expectancy, 2016

Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?, 2015

Pensions Markets in Focus

Global Pensions Statistics

Pensions at a Glance

Mortality and Life Expectancy



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