The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) is an independent international body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. Formed in July 2004, it was instigated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Network of Pension Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS).


IOPS currently has 87 members and observers representing 76 countries and territories worldwide. The organisation cooperates closely with other international organisations involved in pension supervision policy development and dialogue, including the OECD, World Bank, ISSA, IAIS and IMF.

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The major goal of the IOPS is to improve the quality and effectiveness of the supervision of private pension systems throughout the world, thereby enhancing their development and operational efficiency, and allowing for the provision of a secure source of retirement income in as many countries as possible.


  • acts as a standard-setting body on pension supervisory matters and regulatory issues, 
  • promotes international co-operation on pension supervision,
  • provides a worldwide forum for policy dialogue on pension supervision and
  • promotes, conducts and facilitates research in co-operation with relevant international bodies.

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The Programme of Work for 2017-2018 was approved by the Governing Membership at the Annual General Meeting held in Hong Kong, China in November 2016.

In addition to the completion and continuation of projects already launched, the Technical Committee agreed to start work on 5 new projects.

Past work programmes

‌ 2011-2012