IPS Researcher Speaks on Pension Coverage in Sri Lanka

13 – 14 June 2019
Seoul, South Korea

IPS Research Officer, Ashani Abayasekara, made a presentation on Pension Coverage in Sri Lanka at the 14th Pension Experts Meeting held at the Seoul Garden Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, on 13 – 14 June 2019.

In the context of a rapidly aging population in Sri Lanka, the presentation focused on the importance of extending pension coverage of different pension schemes among the eligible population, current constraints faced in this regard, and potential policy measures that can facilitate greater coverage, drawing from international best practices.

The meeting – an annual event held focusing on different aspects of pension systems – brought together more than 30 representatives from 15 countries in the Asia and Pacific region, who shared respective country experiences on recent policy developments in the area of pension coverage expansion, outstanding issues experienced, and the most effective policy responses in moving forward.