ASIA/PACIFIC - It is only relatively recently that social security reform has emerged as an important public policy concern in many countries in Asia and the Pacific, according to Professor Mukul Asher of the National University of Singapore in a new paper.
Political consensus to pension reforms is vital to tackle the difficult issue of civil service pension reform, says Asher, as civil service pensions in many countries in the region were introduced when government service meant relatively low wages, but they are now costly for governments to finance.
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