OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.
The World Social Security Forum will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 14 to 18 October 2019. It will be hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.
The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security. Involving more than 1,000 participants, from more than 150 countries, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers in social security administration, it will provide an unparalleled source of exclusive networking, knowledge, and inspiration for ISSA member organizations.
Highlighting the positive impact of EU actions in the health sector in the Central African Republic (CAR), speakers will engage in a lively debate around user fees and the provision of health services in post-crisis CAR and other countries. A link with the development and implementation of Performance-Based Financing in fragile contexts will also be established.
The global poverty rate fell from 36% in 1990 to 10% in 2015, or by a billion people. At the same time, inequality rose across the world, particularly in China and India, which have driven the decline in global poverty. Social protection is playing an increasingly important role in reducing poverty thanks to higher coverage, better programmes and greater financing.
The use of local enumerators and researchers to gather qualitative and quantitative evidence in hard-to-reach areas require the adoption of robust methodologies, accurate planning, flexibility, monitoring skills and the capacity to adapt to a changing environment. The two speakers will discuss lessons from their multi-annual experience in leading multi-cultural evaluation teams in conflict and violence-affected zones.