The Kosovo Pension Reform: Achievements and Lessons

This paper tells the story of the Kosovo reform and draws policy and implementation lessons from the experience. The paper discusses policy issues and implementation experience in great detail, to serve as a resource for others interested in various aspects of the Kosovo reform. Readers who want to understand an overview of the reform and key lessons drawn from the experience may wish to turn immediately to: Section II.2, which presents an overview of the three pillars; Sections III.7 and IV.18, which present the specific challenges confronted in implementing Pillars I and II, respectively; and Section VI, which summarizes the lessons learned about policy and implementation issues from the Kosovo reform experience.