IOPS/RBA/MFW4A Workshop: Strengthening pension systems in Africa through effective supervision


4-5 September 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

The aim of the workshop was to cover selected policy issues and address current challenges related to the development of sustainable pension systems in the African continent.
As pension reforms advance in the region, strong and efficient supervisory regimes to oversee private pension industry are essential.

The following topics, identified as particularly relevant to pension regulators and supervisors in the region, were debated at the meeting:

  • IOPS Principles on Private Pension Supervision;
  • Development and design of risk-based pension supervision;
  • Governance of pension supervisory authorities;
  • Long-term investment by pension funds and capital market development; and
  • Communication and financial education on pension issues.

 Taking into consideration the different levels of development of pension systems of the countries in the African region– some having well developed private pension systems and others only moving to funded pension schemes – the goal was to provide a useful context for a policy dialogue and exchange of knowledge and expertise among all participants of the event.

Our aim was to organise an interactive meeting, where participants were encouraged to share interesting experiences and developments in the private pension sector of their respective jurisdictions.  



>> Draft Agenda (pdf)

>> Information note (pdf)

>> Opening Remarks - Dr. Edward Odundo (pdf)

>> Opening Remarks - StefanNalletamby (pdf)

>> Closing Remarks - Dr. Edward Odundo (pdf)

>> Presentations (zip file)


Sally Day-Hanotiaux, IOPS


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