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Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds : 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 +

Working Paper 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

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.

Uganda - First Uganda Pension Reform Policy Credit Project (PRPC) (English)

Project Information Document AB7516 FEB 20, 2014

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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; Abels, Miglena

The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2 of 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; Abels, Miglena

Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)

The global textile and apparel sector is critically important as an early phase in industrialization for many developing countries and as a provider of employment opportunities to thousands of low-income workers, many of them women. ... See More +

Publication 67524 JAN 21, 2014

Acevedo, Gladys Lopez; Robertson, Raymond English

Twenty years of health system reform in Brazil : an assessment of the sistema unico de saude (English)

It has been more than 20 years since Brazil's 1988 Constitution formally established the Unified Health System (Sistema Unico de Saude, SUS). ... See More +

Publication 78682 JUN 13, 2013

Gragnolati, Michele; Lindelow, Magnus; Couttolenc, Bernard

Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objectives of the Social Protection Project for Jamaica are to support Jamaica in strengthening its social protection system. (i) further improve the effectiveness of the Program for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) to foster investment by poor families in human capital accumulation; (ii) develop a structured system for assisting working age persons of PATH households seek and retain employment; (iii) enable the formulation of a reform program for the pension schemes for public sector workers; and (iv) develop a social protection strategy. ... See More +

Project Paper 78557 JUN 06, 2013

Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)

This paper first reviews the history of social insurance policy and coverage in urban China, documenting the evolution in the coverage of pensions and medical and unemployment insurance for both local residents and migrants, and highlighting obstacles to expanding coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6497 JUN 01, 2013

Giles, John; Wang, Dewen; Park, Albert

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

Price, Will; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Maldives - Additional Financing for the Pension and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 76816 APR 01, 2013

Serbia - Consolidated Collection and Pension Administration Reform Project (English)

Ratings for the Consolidated Collection and Pension Administration Reform Project for Serbia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was high, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2499 MAR 29, 2013

Benin - Health System Performance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)

The objectives of the Health System Performance Project for Benin include: (i) improving health facilities performance through Results-Based Financing (RBF); (ii) enhancing financial accessibility to health services; and (iii) strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Health. ... See More +

Project Paper 74787 JAN 30, 2013

China's pension system : a vision (English)

China is at a critical juncture in its economic transition. A comprehensive reform of its pension and social security systems is an essential element of a strategy aimed toward achieving a harmonious society and sustainable development. ... See More +

Publication 75730 JAN 01, 2013

Dorfman, Mark C.; Holzmann, Robert; Hinz, Richard; Wang, Dewen; Sin, Yvonne; O'Keefe, Philip

Modeling pension reform : the World Bank's pension reform options simulation toolkit (English)

Today's pension policies can affect retirement incomes and the public finances for decades to come. Retirement income systems that are affordable today, will often prove unsustainable in the future, given the twin pressures of demographic aging and the maturing of pension schemes. ... See More +

Brief 33381 JAN 01, 2013

Pensions (English)

The aim of a pension scheme is to ensure that recipients have a minimum level of income during their old age. Contributory pensions generally help to maintain consumption in old age at a similar level as during the recipient's working life while non-contributory pensions (often called social pensions) are usually aimed at preventing older people from falling into poverty. ... See More +

Brief 74438 DEC 01, 2012

French

Matching contributions for pensions (English)

Establishing robust, equitable, and effective social protection is essential to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity at all levels of development. ... See More +

Publication 73513 OCT 25, 2012

Holzmann, Robert; Hinz, Richard; Tuesta, David; Takayama, Noriyuki

Contribution collection (English)

Contribution collection is one of the key implementation challenges for the success of the national social security system. Without effective collection, the system will not be equitable and fiscally sustainable. ... See More +

Brief 73416 OCT 01, 2012

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Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds : Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Working Paper
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - First Uganda Pension Reform Policy Credit Project (PRPC) (English)
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FEB 20, 2014 AB7516 Project Information Document
The inverting pyramid : pension systems facing demographic challenges in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 31, 2014 84686 Publication
Sewing success? : employment, wages, and poverty following the end of the multi-fibre arrangement (Chinese)
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JAN 21, 2014 67524 Publication English
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (English)
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NOV 13, 2013 83751 Minutes
Twenty years of health system reform in Brazil : an assessment of the sistema unico de saude (English)
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JUN 13, 2013 78682 Publication
Jamaica - Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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JUN 06, 2013 78557 Project Paper
Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6497 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Afghanistan-Afghanistan: Safety Nets and Pension Administration Project : Afghanistan - Additional Financing for the Pension Administration and Safety Net Project (English)
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APR 09, 2013 AC6750 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Maldives - Additional Financing for the Pension and Social Protection Project : procurement plan (English)
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APR 01, 2013 76816 Procurement Plan
Serbia - Consolidated Collection and Pension Administration Reform Project (English)
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MAR 29, 2013 ICR2499 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Benin - Health System Performance Project : restructuring (Vol. 2 of 2) : Data sheet (English)
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JAN 30, 2013 74787 Project Paper
China's pension system : a vision (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 75730 Publication
Modeling pension reform : the World Bank's pension reform options simulation toolkit (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 33381 Brief
Pensions (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 74438 Brief French
Matching contributions for pensions (English)
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OCT 25, 2012 73513 Publication
Contribution collection (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73416 Brief