Blockchain knows no borders: How can global governance meet the challenge?

The latest report from the OECD’s Global Blockchain Policy Forum underlines the opportunities for blockchain to support cross-border economic activity, and the need for international cooperation to realise these benefits and mitigate risks to global governance. OECD’s Oliver Garrett-Jones unpacks what this means for governments and industry, and where international efforts are headed.

Not-so-stable coins: a double-edged sword for decentralised finance and the key bridge linking DeFi to TradFi

Institutional investors are increasingly participating in digital asset markets and this can pose investor risks at the micro-level while potentially creating channels of contagion between DeFi and traditional finance (TradFi). OECD’s Iota Nassr considers the multitude of potential risks involved in the growing crypto-asset and DeFi markets and the role policy makers can play to evaluate and address these risks.

Governments need to address the gender gap in retirement savings arrangements

The difference in retirement income between men and women averages 26% across OECD countries, clearly signaling gender inequality despite efforts by governments in recent decades to reduce the gender gap in pension systems. The growing role of retirement savings arrangements within pension systems calls for a deeper analysis of their contribution to this gender pension gap.