The project consists of the following three components:
Component 1 will support National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in strengthening institutional capacity for social protection policy development and reforms.
The Component is coordinated by Expertise France (France) and it aims to achieve the following results:
- • Under the leadership of the NDRC, coordination of policy making among government agencies in areas related to social protection reform is strengthened;
• The capacity of the NDRC in policy development and implementation, notably establishing and enforcing a national policy evaluation technique in the area of social protection, is enhanced;
• National policy framework for a full coverage of old-age insurance system throughout China is consolidated by strengthening the interface of various schemes, pension funding pooling, old-age insurance scheme for civil servants/the employee of public agencies and the existing multi-layer pension system;
• Reform efforts in response to urbanization trends, in particular the harmonization and integration of the various basic social protection systems for different groups of beneficiaries, the portability of social insurances and better suited assistance schemes.
These results will be achieved by addressing a number of topics including the following:
Social insurance administration system reform;
National policy evaluation technique in the area of social protection (indicators, methods and programs);
Pension reform for public sector;
Evaluation of the combination of social pooling and individual accounts techniques in pension schemes for employees;
Multi-tiered design of pension systems (public pension, enterprise annuity and individual pension);
Vesting, indexation and adjustment mechanisms of pension benefit;
Ageing population and possible strategy of dealing with this situation;
Issues related to the informal sector integration in social security schemes;
Relationship between social-economic development and the redistribution function of social security;
Strategy of integrating social security system in urban and rural context also through the portability of social insurances;
Interaction between employment and social security policies;
Financial sustainability of pension schemes.
On 26 April 2016, the EU-China Social protection reform project Component 1 organised in Beijing, in collaboration with the Chinese National Development and reform Commission and the European Union Delegation for China and Mongolia ......
From 1 to 3 February 2016, a project mission composed of representatives from NDRC and from Component 1 technical team visited Shanghai, a city selected as pilot site for issues related to Demographic ageing and social protection. Accompanied by members of Shanghai Development and Reform commission ......