Many developed and developing nations currently face the challenge of providing financial security to their population, including retirement security for the ageing and economic opportunity for the young. As life expectancy increases, new approaches are required to support ageing populations, especially in a post-financial crisis environment. Many retirement and social protection programs are unsustainable; while costs rapidly increase, governments continue to limit their exposure. With the decline of social protection programs and defined employer benefit systems, the role of individual responsibility has assumed critical importance. Yet many individuals have limited experience in making intelligent financial decisions.
The World Economic Forum fosters the improvement of future social protection systems by an on-going dialogue and discussion with its members and affiliates, for example in its Global Agenda Council for Social Security Systems as well with its dedicated initiative.
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Results from our London round table Preparing for Prosperous Longevity White Paper on Retirement Income Systems – a cross-country comparison
The initiative offers the following upcoming activities:
- Round table Hong Kong, December 11, 2013: Ageing: Status quo and how does Asia prepare best?
- Balanced support: What is the right balance between private and public preparation for prosperous longevity?
- Criteria for well-being of Asian pensioners
- Round table Annual Meeting, January 25, 2013