Pension Reform in the Baltics, Russia, and other Countries of the Former Soviet Union (BRO)

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 1, 1998

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Despite their increasing fiscal burden, the public pension systems of BRO countries are failing to provide adequate social protection. Although there is a broad consensus about the need for pension reforms, BRO countries are debating whether to embark on systemic reforms or whether to correct the distortions in their pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pension systems. The paper reviews the measures taken by BRO countries during the transition period to address their pension problems and examines the options for further reform. It makes a strong case for a gradual reform approach aimed at establishing a multi-pillar system over the long run, but initially focused on implementation of “high-quality” reforms of the PAYG system.

Series:

Working Paper No. 98/11

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 1998

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451842753/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0111998

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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