Synthesis Report: Evaluation of Retirement Systems within SADC

This report provides an overview and evaluation of retirement systems of the 15 countries within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The overall aims of the study were to compile and systematise the information available on retirement systems in the region, including informal mechanisms and mechanisms used by informal sector workers. The study gives explicit recognition to the role that housing investment can play in retirement planning and how many households save for their retirement by investing in their homes.

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