The OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of different pension policy issues in OECD countries covering both public and private pension systems. This fourth edition discusses policy options to help governments ensure that people will get the most out of the pension system.

This report is the joint work of staff of the Insurance, Private Pensions and Financial Markets Division of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and the Social Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. It has benefited from contributions from national government delegates, particularly delegates to the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee, the Working Party on Private Pensions and the Working Party on Social Policy. The views expressed here do not necessarily correspond to those of the national authorities concerned.

The editorial team for this report was led by Pablo Antolin. Chapter 1 was prepared by Pablo Antolin, Ole Beier and Emmy Labovitch; Chapter 2 by Stéphanie Payet; Chapter 3 by Pablo Antolin and Emmy Labovitch with contributions from Diana Hourani; Chapter 4 by Emmy Labovitch; Chapter 5 by Stephanie Payet; Chapter 6 by Jessica Mosher; and Chapter 7 by Christian Geppert, Maciej Lis and Tomoko Onoda under the supervision of Hervé Boulhol. Comments and inputs from Romain Despalins, Richard Hinz and Diana Hourani are gratefully acknowledged. The authors of Chapter 7 would like to thank Boele Bonthuis, Jessica Mosher, Stephanie Payet, Monika Queisser and Andrew Reilly for their useful comments. Editorial and communication support was provided by Pamela Duffin, Kate Lancaster and Edward Smiley.

The OECD gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the European Union. The opinions expressed and arguments employed herein in no way reflect the official views of the European Union or its member countries. The research on private pensions contained in this publication has also benefited from the financial support of Principal International Group, and the Chilean Ministry of Finance.

Monika Queisser and Stefano Scarpetta of the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and Flore-Anne Messy, and Greg Medcraft of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs provided useful advice and feedback.

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