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Pension Reform Primer Notes

The World Bank Pension Reform Primer aims to provide a comprehensive toolkit for policy makers on designing and implementing pension reform. It is based on continuously updated information from countries that have introduced reforms emphasizing the role of privately-managed individual retirement accounts. Their experience offers a number of useful lessons for policy-makers elsewhere. The Primer is comprised of both Papers and short Notes (below).

Modeling Pension Reform: The World Bank’s Pension Reform Options Simulation Toolkit 2013/09

The Financial Crisis and Mandatory Pension Systems in Developing Countries: Short- and Medium-term Responses for Retirement Income Systems
2008/12

The World Bank Pension Conceptual Framework 2008/09

Veterans: Pensions and Other Compensation in Post-conflict Countries 2005/01

Second Pillars: Provider and Product Selection for Funded Individual Accounts 2005/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Transition: Paying for a Shift from Pay-as-You-Go Financing to Funded Pensions 2005/01

Notional Accounts: Notional Defined Contribution Plans as a Pension Reform Strategy 2005/01
Also available in French

Coverage: The Scope of Protection in Retirement Income Systems 2005/07
Also available in French and Spanish

Portfolio Limits: Pension Investment Restrictions Compromise Fund Performance 2000/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Administrative Charges: Options and Arguments for Controlling Fees for Funded Pensions 2005/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Guarantees: Counting the Cost of Guaranteeing Defined Contribution Pensions 2005/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Collection: Transferring Contributions to Individual Pension Accounts 2000/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Annuities: Regulating Withdrawals from Individual Pension Accounts 2005/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Retirement: Can Pension Reform Reverse the Trend to Earlier Retirement? 2000/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Public Management: Part I: How Well Do Governments Invest Pension Reserves? 2000/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Taxation: The Tax Treatment of Funded Pensions 2005/07
Also available in French and Spanish

Supervision: Building Public Confidence in Mandatory Funded Pensions 2005/01
Also available in French and Spanish

Switching: The Role of Choice in the Transition to a Funded Pension System 2005/07
Also available in French and Spanish

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