The FPB’s studies cover 11 main themes: Energy, Environmental economic accounts and analyses, International economy, Labour market, Macroeconomic forecasts and analyses, Public finances, Sectoral accounts and analyses, Social protection, demography and prospective studies, Structural studies, Sustainable development, Transport.
This Committee (set up by the law of 5 September 2001) publishes an annual report which assesses the financial and social consequences for the different statutory pension schemes, social security schemes for salaried workers and self-employed workers and the scheme of guaranteed income for the elderly from the population’s evolution (see the theme ‘Demography’).
The Study Committee can undertake specific studies related to ageing, on its own initiative or at the request of the government. The Law entrusts the FPB with the secretariat of the Committee. The FPB thus plays an important role in drawing up the necessary assessments and preparing the annual report of the Committee. The annual report is the starting point for the annual advice given by the General Government Financing Requirement department of the High Council of Finance and for the government’s annual Memorandum on Ageing.