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Mobile money services development : the cases of the Republic of Korea and Uganda (English)

This study intends to increase understanding of how different types of mobile money services have developed in different environments. For this purpose, two countries were selected, the Republic of Korea and Uganda. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6786 FEB 01, 2014

Gutierrez, Eva; Choi, Tony

Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America (English)

Since the 1990s, financial systems around the world, and especially those in developing countries, have gained in soundness, depth, and diversity, prompted in part by a series of financial sector and macroeconomic reforms aimed at fostering a market-driven economy in which finance plays a central role. ... See More +

Publication 83498 DEC 17, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Anginer, Deniz; Auqui, Martin; Calderon, Cesar; Ceballos, Francisco; Cortes, Mariano; De la Torre, Augusto; DHulster, Katia; Dijkman, Miquel; Feyen, Erik; Gutierrez, Eva; Heysen, Socorro; Ize, Alain; Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Peria, Maria Soledad Martinez; Raddatz, Claudio; Seelig, Steven A.; Serven, Luis; Williams, Thomas

What regulatory frameworks are more conducive to mobile banking ? empirical evidence from findex data (English)

Mobile banking services offer great potential to expand financial services, particularly payment services, to the poor. They also provide a convenient and cost effective way to access bank accounts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6652 OCT 01, 2013

Gutierrez, Eva; Singh, Sandeep

Dissecting foreign bank lending behavior during the 2008-2009 crisis (English)

This paper analyzes the lending behavior of foreign-owned banks during the recent global crisis. Using bank-level panel data for countries in Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Latin America, the paper explores the role of affiliate and parent financial characteristics, host location, as well as the impact of parent geographic origin and reach on foreign banks credit growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6674 OCT 01, 2013

Choi, Moon Jung; Gutierrez, Eva; Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad

Systemic oversight frameworks in LAC : current practices and reform agenda (English)

The world financial crisis that started in the US housing market in 2008 brought into evidence deep failures of prudential oversight, linked for the most part to a failure to comprehend and handle systemic risk in a way that could prevent systemic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5941 JAN 01, 2012

Gutierrez, Eva; Caraballo, Patricia

Development banks : role and mechanisms to increase their efficiency (English)

Past performance of development banks, has generally been considered poor and the value of state ownership questioned. There are few institutions that achieve the optimum balance of effectively addressing a policy objective while being financially sustainable. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5729 JUL 01, 2011

Gutierrez, Eva; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Homa, Theodore; Beneit, Enrique Blanco