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World Bank support for pensions and social security

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  • Dorfman, Mark
  • Palacios, Robert
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    Pension and social insurance programs that prevent a substantial loss in consumption resulting from old age, disability, or death are an integral part of any social protection system. The dual objectives of such programs are to allow for the prevention of a sharp decline in income when these life-cycle events take place and protection against poverty in old age. This background paper reviews the World Bank's conceptual framework for the analysis of pension programs and defines the major challenges facing low and middle income countries, namely, coverage, adequacy and sustainability. The paper proposes a broad, forward-looking strategy to help address these challenges.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 70925.

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    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:70925

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    Keywords: Safety Nets and Transfers; Pensions&Retirement Systems; Emerging Markets; Debt Markets; Banks&Banking Reform;

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    1. Holzmann, Robert, 2012. "Global pension systems and their reform : worldwide drivers, trends, and challenges," Social Protection Discussion Papers 68934, The World Bank.
    2. Holzmann, Robert & Koettl, Johannes, 2011. "Portability of pension, health, and other social benefits : facts, concepts, issues," Social Protection Discussion Papers 62725, The World Bank.
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    7. Andrews, Colin & Galliano, Elena & Turk, Carolyn & Zampaglione, Giuseppe, 2011. "Social safety nets in fragile states : a community-based school feeding program in Togo," Social Protection Discussion Papers 64631, The World Bank.
    8. Werding, Martin & McLennan, Stuart, 2011. "International portability of health-cost coverage : concepts and experience," Social Protection Discussion Papers 63929, The World Bank.
    9. Andrews, Colin & Ovadiya, Mirey & Ribes Ros, Christophe & Wodon, Quentin, 2012. "Cash for work in Sierra Leone : a case study on the design and implementation of a safety net in response to a crisis," Social Protection Discussion Papers 73719, The World Bank.
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