Financing and investment

Social security and the challenge of sustainability

Social security systems are facing new challenges that differ significantly from those experienced decades ago, and which involve major implications for their financing. There is a wide consensus on what is expected from social security systems - coverage extension and the provision of adequate benefits.

The ISSA has released the Social Security Reserve Fund Monitor 2016 report, produced in collaboration with CEM Benchmarking. As for previous editions, the report covers the performance of...
The ISSA has released the Social Security Reserve Fund Monitor 2015 report, produced in collaboration with CEM Benchmarking. As for previous editions, the report covers the performance of...
In a number of countries the assets held by reserve funds represent a significant percentage of GDP. Larger funds often manage assets of over USD 20 billion. The ISSA's Social Security ...
It is commonplace for many social security pension systems to be financed on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis: in any given year, current contributors allow the use of their contributions to pay...
In a number of countries the assets held by reserve funds represent a significant percentage of GDP. Larger funds often manage assets of over USD 20 billion. The ISSA's Social Security Reserve...
For international financial markets in general, and for the investment performance of many social security reserve funds more particularly, the three-year period 2009–2011 was a volatile one. In...
Rwanda is known for its remarkable success story in extending access to health care to its entire population. This process took an important further step in July 2011 with the introduction of...
On average, OECD countries are currently spending almost 10 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) on health. In the future, health spending will be a greater part of the economy than it...
As social security schemes are impacted by the combined pressures of short-term fiscal constraints and long-term demographic changes, the critical contribution of actuaries to the sustainable...
The Vice-President of Argentina, Mr Amado Boudou, has called for social security systems to be seen as key tool for investing in the "real" economy and for ensuring growth with social inclusion...
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