Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index 

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What do the findings reveal about future pensions?
The widespread economic impact of COVID-19 is creating very real issues for retirees, both now and in the future. Combined with increasing life expectancies and rising pressure on public resources to support the health and welfare of older citizens, COVID-19 has the potential to exacerbate retirement insecurity around the world.

The challenges of the time present us with an opportunity to come together as a global community. It's a chance to learn from each other, with the aim of providing retirees dignity and confidence in retirement.

Now in its 12th year, the Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index (MCGPI) report benchmarks each retirement income system using more than 50 indicators and covers almost two-thirds of the world's population. This year’s Global Pension Index also produces some surprising results, which could influence current policy debates. 

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2020 Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index

System Overall 2020 index value Sub-index values
Adequacy Sustainability Integrity
Argentina 42.5 54.5 27.6 44.4
Australia 74.2 66.8 74.6 85.5
Austria 52.1 64.4 22.1 74.6
Belgium 63.4 74.6 32.4 88.9
Brazil 54.5 72.6 22.3 70.7
Canada 69.3 68.2 64.4 77.8
Chile 67.0 56.5 70.0 79.6
China (mainland) 47.3 57.4 36.2 46.7
Colombia 58.5 62.5 45.5 70.5
Denmark 81.4 79.8 82.6 82.4
Finland 72.9 71.0 60.5 93.5
France 60.0 78.7 40.9 57.0
Germany 67.3 78.8 44.1 81.4
Hong Kong SAR 61.1 54.5 50.0 87.1
India 45.7 38.8 43.1 60.3
Indonesia 51.4 45.7 45.6 68.7
Ireland 65.0 74.7 45.6 76.5
Israel 74.7 70.7 72.4 84.2
Italy 51.9 66.7 18.8 74.4
Japan 48.5 52.9 35.9 59.2
Korea 50.5 48.0 53.4 50.3
Malaysia 60.1 50.1 58.6 78.0
Mexico 44.7 36.5 55.8 42.2
Netherlands 82.6 81.5 79.3 88.9
New Zealand 68.9 65.5 62.9 82.9
Norway 71.2 73.4 55.1 90.3
Peru 57.2 59.5 49.2 64.6
Philippines 43.0 38.9 53.4 34.8
Poland 54.7 59.9 40.7 65.9
Saudi Arabia 57.5 59.6 51.6 62.4
Singapore 71.2 74.1 59.9 82.5
South Africa 52.8 43.0 45.7 78.3
Spain 57.7 71.0 27.5 78.5
Sweden 71.2 65.2 72.0 79.8
Switzerland 67.0 59.5 64.2 83.1
Thailand 40.8 36.8 40.8 47.3
Turkey 42.7 44.2 24.9 65.3
UK 64.9 59.2 58.0 83.7
USA 60.3 58.9 62.1 59.9
Average 59.7 60.9 50.0 71.3
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