ISSA Webinar: Actuarial contribution rates policy during economic fluctuations

30 de marzo de 2021 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Actuarial contribution rates policy during economic fluctuations

30 de marzo de 2021 | Virtual

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 09:00–11:00 (UTC/GMT +2 or CEST)

10:00–12:00 in Chișinău and Moscow
11:00–13:00 in Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan
12:00–14:00 in Tashkent
13:00–15:00 in Bishkek and Nursultan
15:00–17:00 in Ulaanbaatar

Language: Russian

Webinar organised in collaboration with the ISSA Liaison Office for Eurasia

The evolution of pension systems in Eurasia, rooted in the Soviet period, have been among the central features of the regional social security development in the 21st century. Current pension systems in Eurasia and beyond are under considerable pressure from an ageing population, compounded by the burden of the economic crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, the main concern of the governments in the region is how to ensure the sustainability of pension programmes, especially in conditions where the contribution rates should not exceed the capacities of insured persons, employers and the economy in general.


Keynote presentation: Report on Actuarial justifications for contribution rates in the light of responding to economic challenges

Arkady Soloviev Arkady Soloviev, Head of Actuarial Calculations and Strategic Planning Department, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFRF)
Elshad Khanalibayli Elshad Khanalibayli, Head, International Relations Department, State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SSPF), Azerbaijan
Almas Kurmanov Almas Kurmanov, Director General, State Social Insurance Fund (SSIF), Kazakhstan
Zhanat Kurmanov Zhanat Kurmanov, Chairperson of the Board, Unified Accumulative Pension Fund, JSC (UAPF-JSC), Kazakhstan
Elena Ţîbîrnă Elena Ţîbîrnă, Director General, National Office of Social Insurance (NSIO), Republic of Moldova
Dmitri Karasyov Dmitri Karasyov, Regional Coordinator for Eurasia, International Social Security Association (ISSA)

This webinar will examine the following:

  • Sources of financing of the pension programmes in Eurasia to cover risks of old-age, disability and survivorship
  • National practices to set contribution rates to ensure a long-standing equilibrium between the income and the disbursement of the scheme
  • How to maintain the value of the pension in the light of economic fluctuations: Good regional responses generated in the context of COVID⁠⁠-⁠⁠19


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction by Dmitri Karasyov, ISSA Regional Coordinator for Eurasia
  • Keynote presentation: Arkadii Solovev, PFRF, Russian Federation
  • Case experience of SSPF, Azerbaijan
  • Case experience of SSIF, Kazakhstan
  • Case experience of UAPF-JSC, Kazakhstan
  • Case experience of NSIO, Republic of Moldova
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions

Moderated by Andrey Pudov, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (to be confirmed)

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions without registration fee.