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Benefits and costs of social pensions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The lack of efficient social security systems, the presence of large informal sectors, and the pace at which the population is aging in some Sub-Saharan African countries are red flags warning of a potential long-term problem: that is, the inability of countries to provide old-age income security to all. ... See More +

Working Paper 107234 JUN 01, 2016

Guven,Melis U.; Leite, Phillippe G. Disclosed

The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners (English)

The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance to policy makers and practitioners on 'how to' aspects in designing and implementing public works programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 74233 APR 01, 2010

Andrews,Colin; Del Ninno,Carlo; Rodriguez Alas,Claudia P; Subbarao,Kalanidhi French Disclosed

The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners : La conception et l’exécution de programmes de travaux publics : une boîte à outils destinée aux praticiens (French)

The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance to policy makers and practitioners on 'how to' aspects in designing and implementing public works programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 74233 APR 01, 2010

Andrews,Colin; Del Ninno,Carlo; Rodriguez Alas,Claudia P; Subbarao,Kalanidhi English Disclosed

Pension system reforms (English)

In typical pension systems, individuals are asked to make contributions and based on the number of contributions made and the level of those contributions, a pension is awarded. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37431 SEP 01, 2006

Schwartz, Anita M. Disclosed

Comparing Individual Retirement Accounts in Asia : Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and PRC (China) (English)

This paper compares the different approaches of Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and China with respect to how they manage their respective defined contribution, individual retirement account systems. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37432 SEP 01, 2006

Pai, Yasue Disclosed

Disability, poverty and schooling in developing countries : results from eleven household surveys (English)

This paper analyzes the relationship between whether a young person has a disability, the poverty status of their household, and their school participation using 11 household surveys from nine developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35148 NOV 01, 2005

Filmer, Deon Disclosed

The new pensions in Kazakhstan : challenges in making the transition (English)

In June of 1997 Kazakhstan embarked on a dramatic reform of its pension system, replacing the inherited pay as you go regime with one based entirely on fully funded individual accounts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33986 SEP 01, 2005

Hinz, Richard P.; Zviniene, Asta; Vilamovska, Anna-Marie Disclosed

Household's vulnerability to shocks in Zambia (English)

Zambia is a county characterized by a high incidence of poverty and exposure to several types of shocks like HIV/AIDS, macroeconomic instability and periodic droughts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 33985 SEP 01, 2005

Del Ninno, Carlo; Marini, Alessandra Disclosed

Focalizacion de programas en Chile : el sistema CAS (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32758 JUN 01, 2005

Larranaga, Osvaldo Disclosed

Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (Russian)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32762 JUN 01, 2005

Lindert, Kathy English Disclosed

Reforming Brazil's Cadastro Unico to improve the targeting of the Bolsa Familia Program (English)

This case study is part of six country case study reports that were commissioned in 2003 by the World Bank specifically for the purposes of a summary report on the design and implementation of household targeting systems in the following countries: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32757 JUN 01, 2005

de la Briere, Benedicte; Lindert, Kathy Disclosed

Targeting social spending to the poor with proxy - means testing: Colombia's SISBEN system (English)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32759 JUN 01, 2005

Castaneda, Tarsicio Disclosed

La focalizacion en el Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades de Mexico (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32761 JUN 01, 2005

Orozco, Monica; Hubert, Cecilia Disclosed

Sistema de identificacion de la poblacion objetivo : SIPO en Costa Rica (Spanish)

The report is part of a series of studies by the Bank within selected countries, specifically to report on the design and establishment of household convergence systems in terms of social strategies, in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32760 JUN 01, 2005

Viquez, Roxana M. Disclosed

Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (English)

While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32762 JUN 01, 2005

Lindert, Kathy Russian Disclosed

Changing patterns of child labor around the world since 1950 : the roles of income growth, parental literacy, and agriculture (English)

Using country-level data, this report lays out the broad stylized facts regarding the relationship between child labor and per capita GDP, adult literacy, and the share of agriculture in the economy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32741 MAY 01, 2005

Gunnarsson, Victoria; Orazem, Peter F.; Sedlacek, Guilherme Disclosed

A technology white paper on improving the efficiency of social safety net program delivery in low income countries an introduction to available and emerging mobile technologies (English)

This document outlines various available and emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) and provides a framework to assess how these technologies may be used to improve the efficiency of the delivery of safety net programs. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32753 MAY 01, 2005

Gallaher, Mike Disclosed

Pension supervision : understanding international practice and country context (English)

This paper proposes an approach to classifying and measuring the primary elements of private pension supervision, and undertakes an evaluation using a representative set of countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32755 MAY 01, 2005

Hinz, Richard P.; Mataoanu, Anca Disclosed

Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French)

The paper provides a first investigation into the portability of pension and health care benefits for international migrants. It is based on available literature and newly minted data, but more importantly on selective case studies from main migrant-sending and receiving countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32750 MAY 01, 2005

Holzmann, Robert; Koettl, Johannes; Chernetsky, Taras English Disclosed

Who has the yam, and who has the knife? Social Action funds and decentralization in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda (English)

This publication, Who has the yam and who has the knife, seeks to illustrate and address the creative tension needed to ensure an equitable distribution of power over the development process, by examining how putting the yam (resources) and the knife (the Financing Agreement) in the hands of the central, and district bureaucracies, and communities respectively can contribute to democratic decentralization. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 32749 MAY 01, 2005

Lenneiye, N. Mungai Disclosed

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Benefits and costs of social pensions in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 107234 Working Paper
The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners (English)
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APR 01, 2010 74233 Working Paper French
The design and implementation of public works programs : a toolkit for practitioners : La conception et l’exécution de programmes de travaux publics : une boîte à outils destinée aux praticiens (French)
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APR 01, 2010 74233 Working Paper English
Pension system reforms (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37431 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Comparing Individual Retirement Accounts in Asia : Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and PRC (China) (English)
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SEP 01, 2006 37432 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Disability, poverty and schooling in developing countries : results from eleven household surveys (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 35148 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The new pensions in Kazakhstan : challenges in making the transition (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33986 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Household's vulnerability to shocks in Zambia (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 33985 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Focalizacion de programas en Chile : el sistema CAS (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32758 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2005 32762 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Reforming Brazil's Cadastro Unico to improve the targeting of the Bolsa Familia Program (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32757 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Targeting social spending to the poor with proxy - means testing: Colombia's SISBEN system (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
La focalizacion en el Programa de Desarrollo Humano Oportunidades de Mexico (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32761 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sistema de identificacion de la poblacion objetivo : SIPO en Costa Rica (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2005 32760 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32762 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Changing patterns of child labor around the world since 1950 : the roles of income growth, parental literacy, and agriculture (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32741 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A technology white paper on improving the efficiency of social safety net program delivery in low income countries an introduction to available and emerging mobile technologies (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32753 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pension supervision : understanding international practice and country context (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32755 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Portability regimes of pension and health care benefits for international migrants: an analysis of issues and good practices : Regimes de transferabilite des pensions et des prestations de soins de sante des migrants internationaux :une analyse des enjeux et des bonnes pratiques (French)
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MAY 01, 2005 32750 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Who has the yam, and who has the knife? Social Action funds and decentralization in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 32749 Working Paper (Numbered Series)