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Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)

This short note analyzes the fiscal and distributive impacts of the proposed pension reform currently under discussion in Brazil. It argues that the projected aging of Brazil`s population makes pension reform a necessity to regain the financial sustainability of the public pension system. ... See More +

Working Paper 114183 APR 11, 2017

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Zviniene,Asta; Olinto,Pedro Disclosed

Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean : Main report (English)

Financing public infrastructure is an important challenge in the growth agenda of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Subject to fiscal constraints, many countries in the LAC region have been looking at private sector financing as an alternative for financing public investment. ... See More +

Working Paper 114418 JAN 01, 2017

Garcia-Kilroy,Catalina; Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Private financing of public infrastructure through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

Financing public infrastructure is an important challenge in the growth agenda of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Subject to fiscal constraints, many countries in the LAC region have been looking at private sector financing as an alternative for financing public investment. ... See More +

Working Paper 114418 JAN 01, 2017

Garcia-Kilroy,Catalina; Rudolph,Heinz P. Portuguese, English Disclosed

Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Private financing of public infrastructure through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Portuguese)

Financing public infrastructure is an important challenge in the growth agenda of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Subject to fiscal constraints, many countries in the LAC region have been looking at private sector financing as an alternative for financing public investment. ... See More +

Working Paper 114418 JAN 01, 2017

Garcia-Kilroy,Catalina; Rudolph,Heinz P. Spanish, English Disclosed

Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

Financing public infrastructure is an important challenge in the growth agenda of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Subject to fiscal constraints, many countries in the LAC region have been looking at private sector financing as an alternative for financing public investment. ... See More +

Working Paper 114418 JAN 01, 2017

Garcia-Kilroy,Catalina; Rudolph,Heinz P. Spanish, Portuguese Disclosed

Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)

The movement from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension system has important implications in the area of portfolio allocation. While the focus of defined benefit pension funds is essentially in the long term, some defined contribution funds might have incentives to invest with shorter-term horizons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7784 AUG 04, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Sabat,Jorge Disclosed

Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)

After the financial crisis, some Central and Eastern Europe countries partially or totally reversed the pension reforms they had initiated in the previous two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7779 AUG 03, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships : Los siete pecados de alianzas público-privadas deficientes (Spanish)

There are three stakeholders in a public-private partnership (PPP), (a) the government in office, (b) private firms (financial and non-financial) and investors (individual and institutional), and (c) final beneficiaries (taxpayers or users, present and future). ... See More +

Working Paper 102050 JAN 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Rudolph,Heinz P. English Disclosed

The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships (English)

There are three stakeholders in a public-private partnership (PPP), (a) the government in office, (b) private firms (financial and non-financial) and investors (individual and institutional), and (c) final beneficiaries (taxpayers or users, present and future). ... See More +

Working Paper 102050 JAN 01, 2015

De La Torre,Augusto; Rudolph,Heinz P. Spanish Disclosed

Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

The main goal of any pension system is to ensure that members receive an adequate pension income when they retire. Whilst traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans set out what that pension income will be in advance and then strive to deliver it, the growing number of defined contribution (DC) plans accumulates a sum of assets which can then be turned into a pension income on retirement. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P. Disclosed

Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

Defined contribution pension systems have faced criticism in the wake of the financial and economic crisis for not delivering adequate and sustainable pension incomes at retirement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6813 MAR 01, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P. Disclosed

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena Disclosed

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The pension and old age security systems that originated in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been effective in sharply reducing poverty rates among the elderly throughout Europe. ... See More +

Publication 84686 JAN 31, 2014

Schwarz, Anita M.; Arias, Omar S.; Zviniene, Asta; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Eckardt, Sebastian; Koettl, Johannes; Immervoll, Herwig; Abels, Miglena Disclosed

Reversal and reduction, resolution, and reform : lessons from the financial crisis in Europe and Central Asia to improve outcomes from mandatory private pensions (English)

This report examines the impact of the financial crisis on privately funded pensions in the Europe and Central Asia region. It describes their pension systems and the impact of the crisis. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 77779 MAY 01, 2013

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Price,William Joseph Disclosed

Upgrading investment regulations in second pillar pension systems : a proposal for Colombia (English)

The passivity of the demand for pension products is one of the striking features of mandatory pension systems. Consequently, the provision of multiple investment alternatives to households (multifund schemes) does not ensure that contributions are invested efficiently. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5775 AUG 01, 2011

Castaneda, Pablo; Rudolph, Heinz P. Disclosed

Development banks : role and mechanisms to increase their efficiency (English)

Past performance of development banks, has generally been considered poor and the value of state ownership questioned. There are few institutions that achieve the optimum balance of effectively addressing a policy objective while being financially sustainable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5729 JUL 01, 2011

Gutierrez, Eva; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Homa, Theodore; Beneit, Enrique Blanco Disclosed

Annuities and other retirement products : designing the payout phase (English)

This book examines recent changes in the landscape of retirement products and annuity markets in five countries. All the selected countries (Australia, Chile, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland) have mandatory or quasi-mandatory savings schemes. ... See More +

Publication 60052 FEB 18, 2011

Rocha, Roberto; Vittas, Dimitri; Rudolph, Heinz P. Disclosed

Challenges of the mandatory funded pension system in the Russian Federation (English)

The overwhelming number of contributors that have been allocated into the default option is one of the main characteristics of the Russian second pillar. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5514 DEC 01, 2010

Rudolph, Heinz P.; Holtzer, Peter Disclosed

Evaluating the financial performance of pension funds (English)

Since the early 1980s, the structure of arrangements to provide retirement income has gradually moved from defined benefit (DB) systems to various types of arrangements in which the provision of pensions is backed by assets, either in individual accounts or in collective schemes. ... See More +

Publication 52709 JUN 14, 2010

Hinz, Richard; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Antolin, Pablo; Yermo, Juan Disclosed

A summary and update of developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)

The rapid growth of the market for retirement products in Chile has its origins in the pension reform that was implemented in 1981. But the successful development of an active annuity market also reflects many other factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5325 JUN 01, 2010

Rocha, Roberto; Rudolph, Heinz P. Disclosed

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Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)
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APR 11, 2017 114183 Working Paper
Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114418 Working Paper
Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Private financing of public infrastructure through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 114418 Working Paper Portuguese, English
Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Private financing of public infrastructure through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 114418 Working Paper Spanish, English
Private financing of public infrastructures through PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114418 Working Paper Spanish, Portuguese
Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7784 Policy Research Working Paper
Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 03, 2016 WPS7779 Policy Research Working Paper
The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships : Los siete pecados de alianzas público-privadas deficientes (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 102050 Working Paper English
The seven sins of flawed public-private partnerships (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 102050 Working Paper Spanish
Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Economic Updates and Modeling
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia : Overview (English)
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JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
Reversal and reduction, resolution, and reform : lessons from the financial crisis in Europe and Central Asia to improve outcomes from mandatory private pensions (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 77779 Other Financial Sector Study
Upgrading investment regulations in second pillar pension systems : a proposal for Colombia (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5775 Policy Research Working Paper
Development banks : role and mechanisms to increase their efficiency (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5729 Policy Research Working Paper
Annuities and other retirement products : designing the payout phase (English)
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FEB 18, 2011 60052 Publication
Challenges of the mandatory funded pension system in the Russian Federation (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5514 Policy Research Working Paper
Evaluating the financial performance of pension funds (English)
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JUN 14, 2010 52709 Publication
A summary and update of developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5325 Policy Research Working Paper