A unique and extremely useful book as it it combines academic insight, practical experience and real world results that will help developing nations learn from each other's experiences from expanding voluntary pension coverage – especially to non-salaried informal sector workers. The book would also help replicate and customize successful solutions from one developing country to another with lesser time required than in reinventing the wheel or building the systems all from a scratch.
It encapsulates an impressive range of insights from around the world – from an amazing group of regulators, researchers, practitioners, industry figures and government leaders. Each of them have brought together new and proven ideas based on their own unique experiences on the subject. As I know from my own experience as Executive Director at the World Bank, the book reflects two important ingredients -- real solutions and
a real passion for change -- that are essential to delivering positive results on the ground.
Chapter 11 features the status of pension inclusion in the Solomon Islands (SOI) and Fiji, with allusions to several other South Pacific Island Countries (PICs). References and inputs in this chapter have been drawn from the ongoing work on expanding pension inclusion to the informal sector undertaken by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in partnership with the respective Provident Funds of Fiji and the Solomon Islands.