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Targeting versus Universality : Is There a Middle Ground? (English)

In the last few years, proposals to introduce a universal basic income or universal basic income (UBI) have proliferated. Proponents point out that narrowly targeted programs exclude many of the poor. ... See More +

Brief 143730 OCT 01, 2019

Majoka,Zaineb; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Protecting All : Risk Sharing for a Diverse and Diversifying World of Work (English)

Forces disrupting markets and changing the nature of work present a fundamental challenge to prevailing employment-based risk-sharing policies in countries at all levels of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 141572 SEP 01, 2019

Packard,Truman G.; Gentilini,Ugo; Grosh,Margaret Ellen; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Palacios,Robert J.; Robalino,David A.; Santos,Indhira Vanessa Disclosed

Administrative Requirements and Prospects for Universal NDCs in Emerging Economies (English)

Many public policies are impossible to implement without adequate administrative systems in place. This is true for modern pension schemes and in particular, notional defined contribution (NDC) schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136871 APR 01, 2019

Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Progress and Challenges of Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes : Addressing Marginalization, Polarization, and the Labor Market (English)

This is the third publication to analyze progress, challenges, and adjustment options of this reform revolution for mandated public pension schemes. ... See More +

Publication 142712 JAN 01, 2019

Holzmann,Robert; Palmer, Edward; Palacios,Robert J.; Sacchi, Stefano Disclosed

Progress and Challenges of Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes (Vol. 2) : Addressing Gender, Administration, and Communication (English)

This is the third publication to analyze progress, challenges, and adjustment options of this reform revolution for mandated public pension schemes. ... See More +

Publication 142712 JAN 01, 2019

Holzmann,Robert; Palmer, Edward; Palacios,Robert J.; Sacchi, Stefano Disclosed

Incentives for Improving Birth Registration Coverage : A Review of the Literature (English)

This paper describes a framework of supply and demand factors that could affect birth registration coverage rates, particularly in the context of social transfers. ... See More +

Report 137312 DEC 31, 2018

Wenz,Kristen Margaret; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Framing the future of work (English)

Digital technologies affect employment through complex channels: automation, connectivity, and innovation. Labor-saving technologies coupled with reshoring may disrupt labor markets in developing countries and result in job losses. ... See More +

Brief 130983 OCT 17, 2018

Christensen, Luc; D’Souza, Ritika; Gatti,Roberta V.; Valerio,Alexandria; Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Integrating unique identification numbers in civil registration (English)

The objective of this report is to examine the process for assigning UINs (unique identification number) at birth and the mechanism for incorporating them into the civil register and including them on the physical birth certificate. ... See More +

Working Paper 128453 JUL 01, 2018

Dharwadker,Sanjay; Harbitz,Mia Elisabeth; Mills,Samuel Lantei; Palacios,Robert J.; Kim,Mijung; Desai,Vyjayanti Tharmaratnam; Marskell,Jonathan Daniel; Rietdijk, Wim; Weller, Ludger Disclosed

ID4D Country Diagnostic : Peru (English)

This report presents the context and findings emerging from the application of a new assessment tool for identification and was progressively developed as part of a multi-actor platform, including dedicated reference and technical working groups. ... See More +

Correspondence 142090 FEB 12, 2018

Reuben,William; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

ID4D Country Diagnostic : Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia’s system of identification is at a crossroads. For the first time, a proclamation issued in 2012 establishes two new government agencies tasked with the implementation and management of a civil registry and a national ID. ... See More +

Correspondence 142092 JUN 01, 2017

Gelb,Alan Harold; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)

This paper uses the FINDEX and administrative data toestimate the gender, ageand income compositionof workers covered bya mandated pensionscheme in a large numberof developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 113484 MAR 01, 2017

Majoka,Zaineb; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

ID4D Country Diagnostic : Mexico (English)

This report documents the most important types of identification (ID) that are currently being used in Mexico and the legal and institutional context in which they exist. ... See More +

Correspondence 142088 JAN 01, 2017

Nishikawa Chavez,Kenichi Victor; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 10, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo Chinese Disclosed

Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)

The population in East Asia and Pacific is aging rapidly, raising concerns about the implications for the region’s economic future. This report aims to crystallize what is known about the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. ... See More +

Publication 102126 DEC 01, 2015

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Umapathi,Nithin; Somanathan,Aparnaa; Palacios,Robert J.; Giles,John T.; Flochel,Thomas; Van Doorn,Ralph; Pradelli,Juan; Huang,Yang; Moroz,Harry Edmund; Sen,Shonali; Velamuri,Malathi; Hasegawa,Naoko; Ozden,Caglar; Testaverde,Mauro; Tong, Minna Han; Hu,Yuqing; Nakayama,Risa; Beath,Andrew; Ikeda,Yukiyo English Disclosed

Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar has a mix of contributory and non-contributory programs providing some elements of social security but for a very small section of the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 97960 JUL 07, 2015

Dutta,Puja Vasudeva; O'Keefe,Philip B.; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Who is poorer? : poverty by age in the developing World (English)

This note shows that based on headcount poverty rates, at the household level, households with elderly members are roughly equally poor to non-elderly households, though with variation when using more detailed compositions, and the elderly are less poor than children in 98 percent of the countries sampled when comparing different age groups. ... See More +

Working Paper 106888 JUN 01, 2015

Evans,Brooks Fox; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Identification for Development (ID4D) country diagnostic : Cote d'Ivoire (English)

The report is organized into the following sections: section two presents the approach and methodology of the evaluation used. It gives an overview of the Identification Systems Analysis (ISA). ... See More +

Working Paper 108189 JUN 01, 2015

Atick,Joseph J; Palacios,Robert J.; Ouerghi,Azedine Disclosed

An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)

Co-residence is an important source of support for the elderly, especially in countries where pension systems do not cover most of the population. ... See More +

Brief 96557 MAY 01, 2015

Evans,Brooks Fox; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Evaluation of social protection systems : identification module report - Morocco : Evaluation des systèmes de protection sociale : module identification rapport pays - Maroc (French)

Working Paper 103118 SEP 01, 2014

Atick,Joseph J; Palacios,Robert J.; Angel-Urdinola,Diego; Chen,Dorothee; El Kadiri El Yamani,Fatima; Pino, Ariel Disclosed

Identification for Development (ID4D) country diagnostic : Morocco (English)

The report is organized as follows. Section two reviews the identity ecosystem in Morocco. The section discusses in detail five identification programs that seem to have complementary strengths and that can be considered as assets. ... See More +

Working Paper 107931 JUL 01, 2014

Atick,Joseph J; Palacios,Robert J.; Angel-Urdinola,Diego; Chen, Dorothée; El Kadiri El Yamani,Fatima; Pino, Ariel Disclosed

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Targeting versus Universality : Is There a Middle Ground? (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 143730 Brief
Protecting All : Risk Sharing for a Diverse and Diversifying World of Work (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 141572 Working Paper
Administrative Requirements and Prospects for Universal NDCs in Emerging Economies (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136871 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Progress and Challenges of Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes : Addressing Marginalization, Polarization, and the Labor Market (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142712 Publication
Progress and Challenges of Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes (Vol. 2) : Addressing Gender, Administration, and Communication (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142712 Publication
Incentives for Improving Birth Registration Coverage : A Review of the Literature (English)
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DEC 31, 2018 137312 Report
Framing the future of work (English)
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OCT 17, 2018 130983 Brief
Integrating unique identification numbers in civil registration (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128453 Working Paper
ID4D Country Diagnostic : Peru (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 142090 Correspondence
ID4D Country Diagnostic : Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 142092 Correspondence
What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113484 Brief
ID4D Country Diagnostic : Mexico (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 142088 Correspondence
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102126 Publication Chinese
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2015 102126 Publication English
Strengthening social security provision in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97960 Working Paper
Who is poorer? : poverty by age in the developing World (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 106888 Working Paper
Identification for Development (ID4D) country diagnostic : Cote d'Ivoire (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 108189 Working Paper
An examination of elderly co-residence in the developing world (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96557 Brief
Evaluation of social protection systems : identification module report - Morocco : Evaluation des systèmes de protection sociale : module identification rapport pays - Maroc (French)
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SEP 01, 2014 103118 Working Paper
Identification for Development (ID4D) country diagnostic : Morocco (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 107931 Working Paper