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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

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 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

Cote d’Ivoire - Identification for development : identification system analysis (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

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

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

Morocco - Country assessment : Identification for Development (ID4D) - identification systems analysis (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

World Bank support for pensions and social security (English)

Pension and social insurance programs that prevent a substantial loss in consumption resulting from old age, disability, or death are an integral part of any social protection system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70925 MAR 01, 2012

Dorfman, Mark; Palacios, Robert Disclosed

Coverage : how much of the labor force is covered by the pension system? (English)

This briefing note looks at issues in the measurement of coverage by the formal pension system of people of working age. It is the second in a series describing the World Bank's Pension Reform Indicators and Database. ... See More +

Working Paper 70348 JAN 01, 2012

Romero-Robayo, Carolina; Palacios, Robert; Pallares-Miralles, Montserrat; Whitehouse, Edward Disclosed

Administrative efficiency : Assessing the cost of running public pension systems (English)

The cost of administering public pensions matters because it must ultimately be paid by individuals, either as taxpayers or through lower benefits. ... See More +

Brief 70353 JAN 01, 2010

Sluchynsky,Olegskiy; Whitehouse,Edward; Palacios,Robert Disclosed

Options for a voluntary pension scheme in Bhutan (English)

The Government of Bhutan is considering options for introducing a voluntary pension system. This paper provides policy options in this area. The paper begins with a brief description of the existing pension schemes in Bhutan. ... See More +

Working Paper 69016 DEC 15, 2009

Palacios, Robert Disclosed

Social pensions Part I : their role in the overall pension system (English)

Cash transfers for the elderly with little or no link to previous contribution, or work history are employed in many countries to provide income support for the elderly. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36237 MAY 01, 2006

Palacios, Robert; Sluchynsky, Oleksiy Disclosed

Old age poverty in the Indian states : what do the household data tell us (English)

This paper examines the inter-state disparity in living standards and incidence of poverty among elderly persons in India. The analysis is based on the fifty-second round (1995-96) National Sample Survey (NSS) household-level data. ... See More +

Working Paper 37842 MAY 01, 2006

Pal, Sarmistha; Palacios, Robert Disclosed

Civil-service pension schemes around the world (English)

There are separate pension schemes for civil servants in about half of the world’s countries, including some of the largest developing economies, such as Brazil, China and India. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90340 MAY 01, 2006

palacios, Robert ; Whitehouse, Edward Disclosed

Implicit pension debt: issues, measurement and scope in international perspective (English)

This paper argues that it is important to take into account unfunded public pension liabilities as part of an assessment of the overall fiscal situation, including the fiscal positions of pension schemes pre and post reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30153 MAR 01, 2004

Holzmann, Robert; Palacios, Robert; Zviniene, Asta

Pension reform in the Dominican Republic (English)

Arguably, the most important public policy initiative under way today in the Dominican Republic is the reform of its social security programs. The reform is taking place in the context of an economic crisis that will make a complex implementation process even more difficult in the first few years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29140 DEC 01, 2003

Palacios, Robert J.

Managing public pension reserves Part II : lessons from five recent OECD initiatives : Managing public pension reserves - Part II : lessons from five recent OECD initiatives (English)

A large number of public pension schemes around the world have accumulated significant reserves. Pre-funding might reduce the risk that future governments will not be able to meet pension obligations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33407 JUL 01, 2002

Palacios, Robert Disclosed

Individual accounts as social insurance : a World Bank perspective (English)

The trend toward including individual accounts as part of the mandatory pension system continues unabated. Nine Latin American countries have introduced individual accounts (Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua) and several more are preparing to do so (Ecuador, Dominican Republic) . ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23303 JUN 30, 2001

Holzmann, Robert; Palacios, Robert

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What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113484 Brief
Live long and prosper : aging in East Asia and Pacific (English)
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DEC 10, 2015 102126 Publication
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
Cote d’Ivoire - Identification for development : identification system analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 108189 Working Paper
Who is poorer? : poverty by age in the developing World (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 106888 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
Morocco - Country assessment : Identification for Development (ID4D) - identification systems analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 107931 Working Paper
World Bank support for pensions and social security (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 70925 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Coverage : how much of the labor force is covered by the pension system? (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70348 Working Paper
Administrative efficiency : Assessing the cost of running public pension systems (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 70353 Brief
Options for a voluntary pension scheme in Bhutan (English)
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DEC 15, 2009 69016 Working Paper
Social pensions Part I : their role in the overall pension system (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 36237 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Old age poverty in the Indian states : what do the household data tell us (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 37842 Working Paper
Civil-service pension schemes around the world (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 90340 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Implicit pension debt: issues, measurement and scope in international perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 30153 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pension reform in the Dominican Republic (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 29140 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Managing public pension reserves Part II : lessons from five recent OECD initiatives : Managing public pension reserves - Part II : lessons from five recent OECD initiatives (English)
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JUL 01, 2002 33407 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Individual accounts as social insurance : a World Bank perspective (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 23303 Working Paper (Numbered Series)