Directions for Pensions in Pakistan

CASS Working Papers of Economics & National Affairs, Working Paper ID: EC024UC, 2021

10 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2021 Last revised: 11 Feb 2021

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: January 3, 2021

Abstract

Pensions and social protections are a complex political topic in all countries. In Pakistan, the difficulties arise from various structural and procedural elements, and this paper suggests certain directions, including: (1) looking at the wider (non)structures of informal economic life, (2) measuring the accrued actuarial burden, (3) changing to a defined contribution system, (4) noting the negative role of the IMF and other lenders, (5) digitization, and (6) attending to the politicization of pensions (civil & military).

Keywords: pensions, social protection, IMF, budget, developing country, Pakistan, defined benefit, defined contribution

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Directions for Pensions in Pakistan (January 3, 2021). CASS Working Papers of Economics & National Affairs, Working Paper ID: EC024UC, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761405 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3761405

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

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