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Social Security Programs Throughout the World
This site of the U.S. Social Security Administration highlights the principal features of social security programs in more than 170 countries: old-age, survivors, and disability; sickness and maternity; work injury; unemployment; and family allowances.

Afghanistan
Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD)
Ministry of Finance

Albania
Instituti i Sigurimeve Shoqërore (Social Insurance Institute)
Ministry of Finance

Algeria
National Retirement Fund
National Social Security Fund for Nonwage Earners

Andorra
National Social Security Found

Angola
Ministry of Finance

Argentina
Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social

Armenia
Armenia Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Aruba
Social Security Bank

Australia
Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia
Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA)
Centrelink
ComSuper (Administers superannuation for members of the Australian public service, participating employers, and members of the Australian defence force)
Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Austria
Österreichischen Sozialversicherung (Main Association of Austrian Social Insurance Agencies)
Pension Insurance Institution

Azerbaijan
State Social Protection Fund

Bahamas, TheTop of page icon
The Government of the Bahamas

Bahrain
General Organization for Social Insurance

Bangladesh
Ministry of Social Welfare

Barbados
National Insurance Scheme

Belarus
Social Security Fund

Belgium
Federale Overheidsdienst Sociale Zekerheid (Federal Public Service Social Security)
Rijksdienst voor Pensioenen (National Pension Office)
Rijksdienst voor Sociale Zekerheid (National Office of Social Security)

Belize
Belize Social Security Board

Bermuda
Department of Social Insurance

Bhutan
National Pension & Provident Fund

Botswana
Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs

Brazil
Ministério da Previdência Social

Brunei
Ministry of Health
Department of Labor

Bulgaria
Financial Supervision Commission
National Social Security Institute

Burkina Faso
Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale

CambodiaTop of page icon
The National Institute of Statistics

Canada
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) for Federal Pension Plans
Régie des rentes du Québec (Quebec Pension Board)

Cameroon
National Social Insurance Fund

Cape Verde
Centro Nacional de Pensoes Sociais
National Social Insurance Institute

Chile
Superintendencia de Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (Superintendency of Pension Fund Management Companies)

China
Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Colombia
Instituto de Seguros Sociales
Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia

Costa Rica
Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Costa Rican Social Security Fund)
Superintendencia de Pensiones (SUPEN)

Côte d'Ivoire
Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale

Croatia
Hrvatski Zavod Za Mirovinsko Osiguranje (Pension Insurance Fund)

Czech Republic
Ceská Správa Sociálního Zabezpecení (Social Security Administration)
Ministerstvo Práce A Sociálních Vecí (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs)

DenmarkTop of page icon
Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension (Labor Market Supplementary Pension Scheme)
Finanstilsynet (Financial Supervisory Authority)

Dominica
Dominica Social Security

Dominican Republic
Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Social
Direccion de Informacion y Defensa de los Afiliados
Superintendencia de Pensiones de la Republica Dominicana (SIPEN)

EcuadorTop of page icon
Banco Central del Ecuador
Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social

El Salvador
Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social

Estonia
Sotsiaalministeerium (Ministry of Social Affairs)

FinlandTop of page icon
Finnish Centre for Pensions
Kansaneläkelaitos-Folkpensionsanstalten (Social Insurance Institution)

Fiji
National Provident Fund

France
Caisse des Français de l'Étranger (CFE) (Fund for French Citizens Abroad)
Caisse National d'assurance Viellesse (La Cnav) (National Old-Age Pension Insurance Fund)
Portail de la Sécurité Sociale

GambiaTop of page icon
Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation

Georgia
Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs

Germany
Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BAFin)
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie)
Old Age Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung)

Ghana
Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning

Greece
General Secretariat of Social Security
Social Insurance Institute (Idryma Koinonikon Asfaliseon (IKA))
Social Security Organization for the Self-Employed

Grenada
National Insurance Scheme

Guatemala
Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (IGSS)
Ministerio de Trabajo y Previsión Social

Guyana
Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security
National Insurance Scheme

HondurasTop of page icon
Instituto de Seguridad Social

Hong Kong
Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority
MPFEXPRESS.COM
Social Welfare Department

Hungary
Országos Nyugdíjbiztosítási Fõigazgatóság (Central Administration of National Pension Insurance)
Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA)

IcelandTop of page icon
State Social Security Institute

India
Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
Ministry of Labour
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Indonesia
Jamsostek (Employees Social Security System)

Iran
Social Security Organization
Ministry of Welfare and Social Security

Ireland
Department of Social Protection
Pensions Board

Israel
Ministry of Finance - Capital Markets, Insurance & Savings Division
National Insurance Institute

Italy
Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS)
Instituto Nazionale di Previdenza per i Dipendenti dell'Amministrazione Pubblica (National Institute of Social Security for Civil Servants)
Pension Funds Supervision Commission (COVIP) for Occupational and Personal

Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
National Institute of Population and Social Security Research

Jordan
Social Security Corporation

KazakhstanTop of page icon
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
State Fund of Social Insurance

Kenya
Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development
Retirement Benefits Authority

Korea, South
National Pension Service
Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs

Kuwait
Public Institution for Social Security

Kyrgyz Republic
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

LaosTop of page icon
Social Security Organization

Latvia
Ministry of Welfare
State Social Insurance Agency

Lebanon
National Social Security Fund

Lesotho
Ministry of Labour

Liechtenstein
AHV IV FAK Institutes

Liberia
National Social Security & Welfare Corperation

Libya
Social Security Fund Investments

Lithuania
Ministry of Social Security and Labour
State Social Insurance Fund Board

Luxembourg
Ministère de la Sécurité Sociale
Social Security Organizations

MacaoTop of page icon
Social Security Fund

Macedonia
Agency for Supervision of Fully Funded Pension Insurance (MAPAS)
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Malaysia
Ministry of Human Resources
Employees Provident Fund

Maldives
Ministry of Health

Marshall Islands
Social Security Administration

Mauritius
National Pensions Board

Mexico
Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) (Mexican Social Security Institute)
Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE) (Social Security Institute for Civil Servants)
Comision Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social

Micronesia
Social Security Administration

Myanmar
Ministry of Labour

Moldova
Ministry of Social Protection, Family, and Children
National Office of Social Insurance

Monaco
Caisses Sociales de Monaco

Mongolia
State Social Insurance General Office

Morocco
Caisse Marocaine des Retraites (Moroccan Retirement Fund)
Caisse Interprofessionnelle Marocaine de Retraites
Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale (National Social Security Fund)

NepalTop of page icon
Ministry of Local Development
Employee's Provident Fund

Netherlands
Nederlandsche Bank (Pensions and Insurance Supervisory Authority)
Sociale Verzekeringsbank (Social Insurance Bank)
Uitvoering Werknemersverzekeringen (Social Security Agency)

Netherlands Antilles
Algemeen Pensioenfonds Nederlandse Antillen

New Zealand
Government Policy on Pre-Funding New Zealand Superannuation
Ministry of Social Development - Work and Income
Ministry of Social Development
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Retirement Commission

Nicaragua
Instituto Nicaragüense de Seguridad Social (Nicaraguan Social Security Institute)

Nigeria
National Pension Commission
Trustfund Pensions Plc

Norway
Trygdeetaten Informasjonssider (Social Security Agency Information Pages)

Oman
Public Authority for Social Insurance

PakistanTop of page icon
Employee's Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI)

Panama
Caja de Seguro Social (Social Security Fund)

Palau
Palau Social Security System

Papua New Guinea
Bank of Papua New Guinea

Paraguay
Instituto de Previsión Social

Peru
Oficina de Normalización Previsional
Superintendencia de Banca y Seguros

Philippines
Philippine Social Security System

Poland
Social Insurance Institution (ZUS)

Portugal
Caixa Geral de Aposentacoes (CGA) (Civil Servants Pensions Institution)
Direcção-Geral dos Regimes da Segurança Social
Ministerul Muncii, Solidaritatii Sociale si Familiei
Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation

RomaniaTop of page icon
Ministry of Labor, Family, and Equal Opportunities
National Pension and Social Insurance Fund

Russia
Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

Rwanda
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

SamoaTop of page icon
National Provident Fund

Saudi Arabia
General Organization for Social Insurance

Senegal
L'institution de Prévoyance Retraite du Sénégal (IPRES)

Seychelles
Seychelles Pension Fund

Serbia and Montenegro
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy

Singapore
Central Provident Fund

Slovak Republic
Ministerstvo Práce, Socialnych Vecí a Rodiny (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family)
Sociálna Poistovna (Social Insurance Agency)

Slovenia
Zavod Za Pokojninsko In Invalidsko Zavarovanje Slovenije

South Africa
Department of Social Development

Solomon Islands
National Provident Fund Board

Spain
Ministerio de Administraciones Publicas (Ministry of Public Administrations)
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales (Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs)
Mutualidad General de Funcionarios Civiles del Estado (Social Security for Civil Servants)

Sri Lanka
Employees' Provident Fund

St. Kitts and Nevis
Social Security Board

St. Lucia
National Insurance Corporation

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
National Insurance Services

Swaziland
National Provident Fund
Ministry of Finance

Sweden
Finansinspektionen (Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority)
Försäkringskassan (National Social Insurance Administration)

Switzerland
Assurance-vieillesse et survivants (AVS) et Assurance-invalidité (AI) (Alters-und Hinterlassenenversicherung (AHV) und Invalidenversicherung (IV), Assicurazione-vecchiaia e superstiti (AVS) e Assicurazione invalidità (AI) Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance)
L’Office fédéral des assurances sociales (Federal Social Insurance Office)

TaiwanTop of page icon
Labor Insurance Department of the Council of Labor Affairs
Social Affairs Department of the Ministry of the Interior
Bureau of Labor Insurance

Tanzania
Ministry of Labour, Youth & Sports Development
National Social Security Fund
PPF Pensions Fund

Thailand
Government Pension Fund
Ministry of Labor

Trinidad & Tobago
National Insurance Board

Tunisia
Ministère des Affaires Sociales, de la Solidarité et des Tunisiens à l'étranger
National Pension and Providence Fund

Turkey
T.C. Çalisma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanligi (Ministry of Labour and Social Security)

UgandaTop of page icon
National Social Security Fund
Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development
Bank of Uganda

Ukraine
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

United Kingdom
Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland
HM Revenue & Customs - National Insurance Contributions
Local Government Pension Division
Morris Review of the Actuarial Profession
Pensions Regulator

United States
Social Security Administration
SEC Cost Calculator (for Calculation of US Mutual Funds Cost)
Thrift Savings Plan
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Uruguay
Banco de Previsión Social (Social Insurance Bank)
Servicio de Retiros y Pensiones de las Fuerzas Armadas (Armed Forces Retirements & Pensions Service)
Ministry of Labor and Social Security
Central Bank of Uruguay

Vanuatu
Provident Fund BoardTop of page icon

Venezuela
Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales (Social Security Institute)

Vietnam
Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs

West Bank and Gaza
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Yemen
Private Pension Fund

Zimbabwe
National Social Security Authority
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Non-Governmental / Academic

ARC Center of Excellence for Population Ageing Research

Asociacion de Instituciones de Inversiones Colectivas y Fondos de Pensiones, Spain
Asociacion Gremial de Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones, Chile
Asociación Internacional de Organismos de Supervisión de Fondos de Pensiones
Cato Institute - Project on Social Security Choice
Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Italy
Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social (CIESS) (Inter-American Center for Social Security Studies)
Conferencia Interamericana de Seguridad Social (CISS) (Interamerican Conference on Social Security)

Employee Benefit Research Institute, U.S.
European Federation for Retirement Provision

Federacion Internacional de Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (FIAP)
(International Federation of Pension Fund Administrators)
Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening (FIRST) Initiative
Global Action on Aging

HelpAge International

ID21 Society & Economy Research
Institute of Retirement Funds of South Africa
Institute of Pension Research, Japan
Inter-American Development Bank
International Association for the Study of the Insurance Economics, Switzerland
International Center for Pension Research, Mexico
International Labour Organization (ILO) - Social Security Policy & Development Branch - STEP Programme
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - Social Security Reform Project
International Pension Research Network
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Invest India Economic Foundation

Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies

National Academy of Social Insurance
Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement)

Organisation for Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Insurance and Pensions
OECD Working Paper Series on Insurance and Private Pensions
Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford

Pensions & Investments Online - International Newspaper of Money Management
Pension Reforms - Retirement Policy & Research Centre, University of Auckland
Pension Research Council, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Pension Watch

Rotman International Centre for Pension Management, University of Toronto

UNRISD - Ageing, Development and Social Protection

World Bank - Administrative & Civil Service Reform
World Bank - Conference on Public Pension Fund Management, Sept. 2001
World Bank - Financial Sector
World Bank Institute - Pension Reforms
World Health Organization - Ageing and Life Course, Dept. of Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Top of page icon




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