SELECTED TECHNICAL NOTES
Social Protection Reform Project Component 1 is actively contributing to the on-going
reform of the Chinese pension system, in close collaboration with the National
Development and Reform Commission – NDRC – and other key national
and provincial stakeholders.
life, a number of technical research, exchanges and dialogues have been
conducted, addressing a great variety of technical topics, and reporting the
wealth of European experience in the various aspects of social protection
reform to the Chinese reality and prospects.
activities have been duly documented and enshrined in a very rich and detailed
series of publications and report available notably from the project website in English and in Chinese
languages, it was felt useful to supplement this scientific documentation with
a set of short notes, presenting in a concise yet accessible manner the
fundamentals of European experience in main pension reform topics, as those
might be relevant for the Chinese – and indeed other countriesŐ endeavors
to improve upon their respective existing systems.
presents 22 such Notes, covering 12 technical topics. Their contents is derived
from project works, be it works under the current project or under its
predecessor, the EU-China Social security reform project (2006-2010).
Most of the
Notes are authored by the undersigned, who takes full
responsibility for their contents. However, it is a pleasure to hereby
acknowledge the kind and very efficient collaboration of Koen Vleminckx,
Director of Research and International cooperation, Federal Public Service
Social Security, Belgium, who on the occasion of a mission conducted under the
auspices of the Project, contributed several Notes in direct response to
requests by the Chinese stakeholders.
A Preface has also been included, which draws
a lot on project technical works to present the most striking features of the
Chinese pension system, which in a sense justifies the choice of the topics to
which individual Technical Notes are devoted.
Great thanks are due to my colleague Mr. Fang
Lianquan from the EU-China SPRP Component 1 and from the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences, who carefully read a first version of this preface, and made a
number of very useful suggestions for its improvement.
Social Protection Reform Project
PENSION SCHEME EVALUATION
AFFORDABILITY OF PENSION SCHEMES
REFORM FOR PUBLIC SECTORS
MULTITIER PENSION SYSTEMS
NOTIONAL DEFINED CONTRIBUTIONS
VESTING AND PORTABILITY