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What people want : investigating inclusive insurance demand in Ethiopia (English)

One important barrier to insurance markets that are more inclusive is the necessity to better understand the needs of low-income and other un- and underserved populations. ... See More +

Working Paper 124532 JAN 01, 2018

Biese,Katie; Mccord,Michael J.; Baez,Katherine; Kelly,Eamon John; Thorburn,Craig W. Disclosed

Ethiopia Diagnostic Review of Financial Consumer Protection : Key Findings and Recommendations (English)

The objective of the Diagnostic Review of Financial Consumer Protection in Ethiopia is to assess the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for financial consumer protection (FCP) and develop prioritized and tailored recommendations aimed at supporting the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) in developing and operationalizing improvements to that framework. ... See More +

Working Paper 132904 APR 01, 2017

Popovic,Andrej; Boeddu,Gian Luciano; Thorburn,Craig W.; Traversa,Marco; Zanza,Alice Dubiwa Disclosed

Moldova - Financial sector assessment (English)

Although Moldova has made some important advances since the 2008 FSAP update, risks to banking sector stability have become severe. There is an urgent need, therefore, to improve transparency and governance in the banking system. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 94491 DEC 01, 2014

Ard,Laura A.; Caceres,Carlos Enrique; Chatain,Pierre-Laurent; Clark,Leif Michael; Coleman,Brett E.; Cotelnic,Ghenadie; Garrido, Jose; Gray,Neil Simon M.; Khachatryan,Armine; Khalil,Uzma; Khiaonarong, Tanai; Lobet,Jean Michel; Ronen Mevorach,Irit; Mortlock,Geoffrey John; Naseer, Abdul; Paunescu, Lucretia; Seal, Katharine; Thorburn,Craig W.; Walker, David Disclosed

Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (Vol. 2) : Costa Rica - A cinco años del CAFTA-DR : evaluación de los resultados iniciales en la economía costarricense (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been fundamental in creating a stable framework for Costa Rica's trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 2014

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Sanchez,Susana M.; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Lopez,J. Humberto; Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Lachy Castillo,Diana Mercedes; Ulku,Hulya; Thorburn,Craig W.; Vidal,Eloy Eduardo Disclosed

Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)

The Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been fundamental in creating a stable framework for Costa Rica's trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 2014

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Sanchez,Susana M.; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Lopez,J. Humberto; Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Lachy Castillo,Diana Mercedes; Ulku,Hulya; Thorburn,Craig W.; Vidal,Eloy Eduardo Disclosed

Philippines - The insurance sector : a market and risk based review - technical note (English)

This note summarizes the conclusions of the review of the insurance sector in the Philippines as part of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). ... See More +

Working Paper 79233 APR 01, 2010

Thorburn,Craig W. Disclosed

The market for retirement products in Australia (English)

Australia introduced a mandatory retirement savings scheme in 1992. This built on pre-existing voluntary occupational plans. The new scheme has been very successful in expanding coverage and mobilizing large financial savings that are equal to close to 100 percent of GDP. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4749 OCT 01, 2008

Brunner, Gregory Gordon; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

Insurers : too many, too few, or "just right"? initial observations on a cross-country dataset of concentration and competition measures (English)

In many markets, industry and policymakers agree that there may be too many insurers. In others, the consensus is that there could be benefit from more competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4578 MAR 01, 2008

Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

Financial sector dimensions of the Colombian pension system (English)

This paper provides an assessment of the funded pension system and the quality of the regulatory framework for both accumulation and payout phase. ... See More +

Publication 40536 JAN 01, 2007

Rudolph, Heinz; Cheikrouhou, Hela; Rocha, Roberto; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

Developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)

Demographic aging strains pension systems around the world, leading frequently to large pension expenditures and deficits. The increasing awareness of a looming pension crisis has led to a wave of pension reforms, particularly in the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 38060 NOV 01, 2006

Rocha, Roberto; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

An empirical analysis of the annuity rate in Chile (English)

Empirical analyses of annuities markets have been limited to a few industrial countries and restricted by data limitations. Chile provides excellent conditions for research on annuities because of the depth of its market and the availability of data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3929 JUN 01, 2006

Rocha, Roberto; Morales, Marco; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

Chile - An empirical analysis of the annuity rate (English)

Empirical analysis of annuities markets have been limited to a few developed countries and restricted by data limitations. Chile provides excellent conditions for research on annuities due to the depth of its market and the availability of data. ... See More +

Working Paper 44345 MAY 01, 2006

Rocha, Roberto; Morales, Marco; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

An analysis of money's worth ratios in Chile (English)

Empirical analyses of annuities markets have been limited to a few industrial countries and restricted by data limitations. Chile provides excellent conditions for research on annuities because of the depth of its market and the availability of data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3926 MAY 01, 2006

Thorburn, Craig; Rocha, Roberto; Morales, Marco Disclosed

On the measurement of solvency of insurance companies : recent developments that will alter methods adopted in emerging markets (English)

Solvency-both as an economic requirement in the market and as a regulatory and supervisory tool-is critical to all insurance markets. Current market conditions, coupled with expected institutional changes, will place particular burdens on emerging and developing markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3199 FEB 01, 2004

Craig Thorburn

A conceptual framework for retirement products : Risk sharing arrangements between providers and retirees (English)

Voluntary annuity markets are, in most countries, smaller than what the theoretical and part of the empirical literature would suggest. There are both demand and supply constraints that hamper the development of annuity markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3208 FEB 01, 2004

Impavido, Gregorio; Thorburn, Craig; Wadsworth, Mike

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What people want : investigating inclusive insurance demand in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124532 Working Paper
Ethiopia Diagnostic Review of Financial Consumer Protection : Key Findings and Recommendations (English)
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APR 01, 2017 132904 Working Paper
Moldova - Financial sector assessment (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 94491 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (Vol. 2) : Costa Rica - A cinco años del CAFTA-DR : evaluación de los resultados iniciales en la economía costarricense (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2014 84607 Working Paper
Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 84607 Working Paper
Philippines - The insurance sector : a market and risk based review - technical note (English)
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APR 01, 2010 79233 Working Paper
The market for retirement products in Australia (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4749 Policy Research Working Paper
Insurers : too many, too few, or "just right"? initial observations on a cross-country dataset of concentration and competition measures (English)
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MAR 01, 2008 WPS4578 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial sector dimensions of the Colombian pension system (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40536 Publication
Developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38060 Publication
An empirical analysis of the annuity rate in Chile (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3929 Policy Research Working Paper
Chile - An empirical analysis of the annuity rate (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 44345 Working Paper
An analysis of money's worth ratios in Chile (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3926 Policy Research Working Paper
On the measurement of solvency of insurance companies : recent developments that will alter methods adopted in emerging markets (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 WPS3199 Policy Research Working Paper
A conceptual framework for retirement products : Risk sharing arrangements between providers and retirees (English)
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FEB 01, 2004 WPS3208 Policy Research Working Paper