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Working Paper
Pension funds in sub-Saharan Africa

The population structure the world over is going through a demographic shift, and the elderly proportion is projected to increase with population growth...

Elderly care Pensions Saving
SA-TIED seminar on pension-related tax expenditures

On 03 May the SA-TIED programme will host an online seminar on pension-related tax expenditures. The presentation will be given by Agustin Redonda and Chris Axelson under the SA-TIED project work stream on Public revenue for inclusive development ...

3 May 2021
Online, Pretoria, South Africa
Past event
Good intentions falling short – the case of pension-related tax expenditures in South Africa

Tax benefits to boost contributions into pension funds or pension-related tax expenditures (PTEs) are used widely by governments worldwide to address issues related to the aging of population and the sustainability of retirement systems...

Inequality Tax administration data Tax expenditures
Working Paper
Assessing pension-related tax expenditures in South Africa: Evidence from the 2016 retirement reform

In 2016, the South African government introduced a comprehensive reform to simplify and harmonize the pension system in order to incentivize pension savings and increase the fairness of the retirement system...

Pensions Tax incentive Inequality
Working Paper
Old-age pensions and female labour supply in India

Whether cash transfers have unintended behavioural effects on the recipient household’s labour supply is of considerable policy interest...

Childcare Employment Income effect
Working Paper
Exploring options for a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland

The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection...

Microsimulation Old age Non-contributory pensions
Journal Article
The Intergenerational Impact of China's New Rural Pension Scheme

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

China Intergenerational Mobility Pensions
Journal Article
Identity Documents, Welfare Enhancement, and Group Empowerment in the Global South

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

Identity Legal empowerment Welfare
Working Paper
Smoothing or strengthening the ‘Great Gatsby curve’?: The intergenerational impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme

We examine the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on intergenerational wealth dependence using a nationally representative longitudinal household survey covering the period 2011–13...

China Intergenerational Mobility Pensions
Working Paper
Government intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model

African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...

Social security Pensions Contracts
Working Paper
Formalizing safety nets and the requirements to obtain them: An increased role for identity documents in the Global South

Having a birth certificate is a stepping stone to acquiring an array of rights and benefits, including other documents necessary to navigate in and outside of one’s home country...

Pensions Transfer payments
Standards, Codes and Pension Flows

by Helmut Reisen ​The case for mutual benefits arising from the global diversification of portfolios holds well for funded retirement savings...

Accounting Financial institutions Institutional economics
Finance and the Real Economy: Issues and Case Studies in Developing Countries

The present volume contains six papers on financial-policy issues and country experiences, presented at a joint ECLAC/UNU-WIDER/UNCTAD seminar held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 5-6 October 1992...

Banking Finance Pensions
Book Chapter
Pension System Reforms and Savings in Latin America and Caribbean Countries with Special Reference to Chile

From the book: Finance and the Real Economy

Banking Finance Pensions
Social Security in Developing Countries

The term "social security" has a very different meaning in underdeveloped countries -- whose populations live in great insecurity -- and is best understood as poverty alleviation...

Pensions Public welfare Social security
Book Chapter
Public Action for Social Security: Foundations and Strategy

From the book: Social Security in Developing Countries

Pensions Public welfare Social security
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