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  • 7-December-2020

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    Staying the Course: Don’t let COVID-19 affect your pension too

    Planning for tomorrow may seem like wishful thinking when life today is tough. COVID-19 is disrupting the livelihoods of many around the globe. On top of the health threat, many people have lost their jobs, especially in hard-hit sectors like tourism, retail and aviation, making it harder to save for retirement.

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  • 7-December-2020

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    COVID-19 crisis adds pressure to private and public pensions systems

    The COVID-19 crisis has compounded the challenges facing retirement savings and old-age pension arrangements and added new ones, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-December-2020

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    OECD Pensions Outlook 2020

    The 2020 edition of the OECD Pensions Outlook examines a series of policy options to help governments improve the sustainability and resilience of pension systems. It considers how to ensure that policy makers balance the trade-off between the short-term and long-term consequences of policy responses to COVID-19; how to determine and assess the adequacy of retirement income; how funded pension arrangements can support individuals in non-standard forms of work to save for retirement; how to select default investment strategies; how to address the potential negative consequences from frequent switching of investment strategies; and, how retirement income arrangements can share both the investment and longevity risks among different stakeholders in a sustainable manner. This edition also discusses how governments can communicate in a way that helps people choose their optimal investment strategies.
  • 7-December-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Pensions Outlook

    7 December 2020 - Every two years, the OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of the main policy issues affecting pensions in OECD countries and assesses trends in retirement income systems. It discusses policy initiatives for strengthening the sustainability and resilience of pension systems, funded private pension systems in particular.

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  • 4-December-2020

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    Financial incentives and retirement savings

    Launched in 2014, this project reviews the cost effectiveness of tax and other financial incentives. It assesses more efficient ways of using public money to increase savings for retirement, retirement income and replacement rates.

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  • 4-December-2020

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    Financial incentives for funded private pension plans: OECD country profiles, 2020

    04/12/2020 - This report describes the tax treatment of retirement savings in OECD countries. It also covers non-tax financial incentives provided to encourage individuals to save for retirement in funded private pension plans.

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  • 3-December-2020

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    The role of funded pensions in providing retirement income to people in non-standard forms of work

    The role and design of funded private pensions will change as labour market patterns change and the proportion of workers engaged in non-standard forms of work is growing in many OECD countries. This OECD-EU project analyses whether workers who are self-employed or employed under non-standard contracts require different forms of funded pension provision.

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  • 1-December-2020

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    Leveraging technology and innovation for disaster risk management and financing

    This joint report by OECD and ADB examines how emerging technologies and innovation can improve the management of disaster and climate risks and the availability and affordability of financial protection tools.

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  • 19-November-2020

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    Pension Policy Notes and Reviews

    The Pension Policy Notes summarise the main features of countries’ pension systems and the policy challenges each of them faces and the Pension Policy Reviews provide an in-depth analysis of the different components of countries’ pension systems.

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  • 19-November-2020

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    OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Czech Republic

    This review provides policy recommendations on how to improve the Czech pension system, building on the OECD’s best practices in pension design. It details the Czech pension system and identifies its strengths and weaknesses based on cross-country comparisons. The Czech pension system consists of a mandatory pay-as-you-go public scheme and a voluntary private scheme. The public defined-benefit scheme has two main components: a contribution-based basic pension and an earnings-related pension. The review also describes the first layer of old-age social protection in the Czech Republic. The OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Czech Republic is the sixth in the pension review series.
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