Harkin Institute Director of Retirement Security Policy Rayna Stoycheva recently joined the DSM USA Policy HQ Podcast to discuss retirement security, including the government’s role in creating innovative legislation to make retirement planning and saving easier.

Lance Schoening of Principal Financial Group also participated in the podcast, which is produced by The Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Stoycheva shared how her interest in social safety nets started while growing up in eastern Europe at a time when countries in the region were transitioning to market economies and democratic governance. She and Schoening also discussed current access and participation rates for retirement saving, as well as efforts by federal and state governments to improve these rates.

Listen to Stoycheva’s remarks here.

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