2011 Report page 17:
This index has now been prepared for three years and no country has yet attained an A-grade result — that is, an overall index value above 80.
Some commentators have therefore raised the following questions:
- What would an excellent retirement income system look like?
- Have you made it too hard?
- Is it possible or unrealistic to receive an A-grade?
This chapter considers these and related questions and shows that it is possible, with appropriate public policy, to develop a framework and system that delivers an A-grade pension system within a developed economy. Of course, it is recognised that no country can suddenly develop such a system but it is valuable to consider the features that are present in a national retirement income system that would have an index value above 80.