Funded and private pensions

Launch of the 2020 OECD Pensions Outlook


 7 December 202012.00-13.15 (CET)Virtual Event

The OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of different pension policy issues in OECD countries covering both public and private, defined benefit and defined contribution, pay-as-you-go and funded retirement provisions. Prepared against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition discusses policy guidelines to help governments strengthen the resilience of their retirement savings and old-age pension systems.


This publication was launched virtually on 7 December 2020 by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, followed by a roundtable discussion between Greg Medcraft, OECD Director of Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Olivia Mitchell, Executive Director of the Pension Research Council in Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Eric J. Pan, President and CEO of the Investment Company Institute, and Helen Rowell, Deputy Chair of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority and President of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors.

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News release COVID-19 crisis adds pressure to private and public pensions systems | Annonce presse La crise du COVID-19 intensifie la pression sur les systèmes de pension privés et publics 


Policy Note: Tackling the impact of COVID019 on old-age pensions and retirement saving


Staying the course: Don't let COVID-19 affect your pension too | Gardez le cap: ne laissez pas le COVID-19 affecter aussi votre retraite


Data insights: Measures to offset the impact of COVID-19 on old-age pensions and retirement savings | Données déchiffrées : Mesures visant à compenser l'impact du COVID-19 sur les pensions de vieillesse et l'épargne-retraite




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Previous editions of the OECD Pensions Outlook 2018 | 2016 | 20142012

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



Retirement savings and old-age pensions in the time of COVID-19


How can policy makers assess the adequacy of retirement income?

On what basis should policy makers select default investment strategies for DC retirement savings?


How can the regulatory framework promote sustainable risk sharing in retirement income arrangements?

Investment strategies for future retirement income and the stability of financial markets


Good communications can help people choose optimal investment strategies for retirement savings

How can workers in non-standard forms of work have the opportunity to save for retirement?





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