To achieve its mission and vision, APSA with the support of technical assistance from FSD Africa, supports its members and stakeholders through three tailored initiatives at country and regional level:
Policy and Regulatory Support
This workstream will support regulators with development or revision of pension investment policies, regulations and/or guidelines. This is expected to ensure that there is an enabling policy and regulatory environment to support increased savings for retirement and diversification of investments into alternative assets and climate-related investments or funds.
Research, Knowledge Management and Capacity building
This workstream will support members with capacity building, peer-to-peer learning among members and initiatives aimed at increasing literacy on retirement products and investments to increase the pension coverage. APSA will also provide members with access to research on topical issues relevant to the pension industry and a centralised database to address data challenges peculiar to the pension industry in Africa.
Collaboration and Networking
APSA collaborates with pension industry stakeholders to promote best practices, share knowledge, and leverage resources. The annual forums bring together pension supervisory bodies from the across the continent, professionals, and pension sector practitioners to deliberate on pension sector matters.
The forums also provide the opportunity to engage with non-African stakeholders in the pension sector for knowledge sharing and leveraging off their innovative practices.