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Issues for civil service pension reform in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The paper summarizes the main factors behind the projected increase civil service pension costs in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It discusses the benefits and potential downsides to unifying civil service and national pension systems, drawing on regional and international best practices and experience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 110299 NOV 01, 2016

Schwarz,Anita M.; Abels,Miglena Disclosed

Pensions for public-sector employees : lessons from OECD Countries’ experience (English)

In 27 out of 34 OECD member countries, there is institutionally separate retirement-income provision for some or all public-sector workers. But the scope of these pension schemes varies significantly: from a modest top-up to the national pension arrangements (covering private-sector workers as well) to entirely independent retirement-income regimes. ... See More +

Working Paper 109429 OCT 01, 2016

Whitehouse,Edward R. Disclosed

Pension systems in Sub-Saharan Africa : brief review of design parameters and key performance indicators (English)

The paper summarizes key design characteristics and performance indicators of national and civil service pension schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). ... See More +

Working Paper 109428 OCT 01, 2016

Abels,Miglena; Guven,Melis U. Disclosed

How to target households in adaptive social protection systems? : relative efficiency of proxy means test and household economy analysis in Niger (English)

Proxy Means Test (PMT) and the Household Economy Analysis (HEA) are widely used methods to target chronically poor households and those suffering from food crises respectively. ... See More +

Working Paper 109528 AUG 01, 2016

Schnitzer,Pascale Disclosed

Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia : Volume 1 - Report (English)

Many policy makers across Sub-Saharan Africa, including in fragile and conflict-affectedsituations (FCS), consider youth employment a central policy issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 108183 AUG 01, 2016

Chapman,Emily Weedon; Heaner,Gwendolyn K. Disclosed

Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia (Vol. 2) : Volume 2 - Annexes (English)

Many policy makers across Sub-Saharan Africa, including in fragile and conflict-affectedsituations (FCS), consider youth employment a central policy issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 108183 AUG 01, 2016

Chapman,Emily Weedon; Heaner,Gwendolyn K. Disclosed

Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Austria-Turkey bilateral social security agreement (English)

The portability of social benefits is gaining importance given the increasing share of individuals working at least a part of their life outside their home country. ... See More +

Working Paper 106183 MAY 01, 2016

Holzmann,Robert; Fuchs,Michael; Pacaci Elitok,Secil; Dale,Pamela Disclosed

Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Germany-Turkey bilateral social security agreement (English)

The portability of social benefits is gaining importance given the increasing share of individuals working at least part of their life outside their home country. ... See More +

Working Paper 106233 MAY 01, 2016

Holzmann,Robert; Fuchs,Michael; Pacaci Elitok,Secil; Dale,Pamela Disclosed

Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Belgium-Morocco bilateral social security agreement (English)

The portability of social benefits is gaining importance given the increasing share of individuals working at least part of their life outside their home country. ... See More +

Working Paper 106184 MAY 01, 2016

Holzmann,Robert; Wels,Jacques; Dale,Pamela Disclosed

Do bilateral social security agreements deliver on the portability of pensions and health care benefits? A summary policy paper on four migration corridors between EU and non-EU member states (English)

This policy paper summarizes four corridor studies on bilateral social security agreements (BSSAs) between four European Union (EU) member and two non-member states, draws conclusions on their results, and offers recommendations. ... See More +

Working Paper 106186 MAY 01, 2016

Holzmann,Robert Disclosed

Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)

As part of the 2006-2011 National Development Plan, the Plurinational State of Bolivia launched two cash transfer programs and one youth labor training program aimed at promoting the accumulation of households’ human capital: the Juancito Pinto Educational Grant, the Juana Azurduy Mother-Child Grant, and my first decent job. ... See More +

Working Paper 100363 SEP 01, 2015

Apella,Ignacio Raul; Blanco, Gastón Disclosed

Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries (English)

The Pacific island countries (PICs) are some of the most exposed to frequent natural disasters and climate shocks, and their vulnerability is increasing due to mounting effects of climate change as well as demographic and economic forces. ... See More +

Working Paper 100084 SEP 01, 2015

Costella,Cecilia Valentina; Ivaschenko,Oleksiy Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Social sectors at a glance (English)

Traditional benchmarks to assess performance rely on unconditional rankings or regional averages. This paper uses a recently developed methodology based on quantile regressions and initial conditions to propose alternative benchmarks for social sectors in Kyrgyz Republic. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 99275 AUG 01, 2015

Azevedo,Joao Pedro Wagner De; Calvo,Paula Andrea; Nguyen, Minh; Posadas,Josefina Disclosed

Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas (English)

Most safety net programs in low and middle-income countries have hitherto been conceived for rural areas. Yet as the global urban population increases and poverty urbanizes, it becomes of utmost importance to understand how to make safety nets work in urban settings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98253 JUL 01, 2015

Gentilini,Ugo Disclosed

Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This report provides an initial stocktaking of the characteristics, environment and performance of public and private pensions and elderly assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 98131 JUL 01, 2015

Dorfman,Mark Charles Disclosed

Social protection in fragile and conflict-affected countries : trends and challenges (English)

This study examines the role of social protection programming, and programming design and implementation features, that are prominent in fragile and conflict-affected states. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 96378 APR 01, 2015

Ovadiya,Mirey; Kryeziu,Adea; Masood,Syeda; Zapatero Larrio,Eric Disclosed

Defining, measuring, and benchmarking administrative expenditures of mandatory social security programs (English)

This study provides a framework for comparison and benchmarking of administrative expenditures of public and private social security programs. The paper presents the genesis of the inquiries into the subject, reviewing some of the most relevant literature on administrative expenditures and the costs of mandatory programs produced over the past two decades. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 95198 FEB 01, 2015

Sluchynsky, Oleksiy Disclosed

Old-age financial protection in Malaysia : challenges and options (English)

This policy paper presents key findings and suggestions on Malaysia’s old-age financial protection system within the context of the country’s broader social security framework. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 92725 NOV 01, 2014

Holzmann, Robert Disclosed

Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)

This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90030 AUG 01, 2014

Golan, Jennifer; Sicular, Terry; Umapathi, Nithin Disclosed

Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)

This paper reviews key issues in the 'cash versus food' debate, including as they relate to political economy, theory, evidence, and practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89502 JUL 01, 2014

Gentilini, Ugo Disclosed

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Issues for civil service pension reform in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 110299 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pensions for public-sector employees : lessons from OECD Countries’ experience (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109429 Working Paper
Pension systems in Sub-Saharan Africa : brief review of design parameters and key performance indicators (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109428 Working Paper
How to target households in adaptive social protection systems? : relative efficiency of proxy means test and household economy analysis in Niger (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 109528 Working Paper
Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia : Volume 1 - Report (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108183 Working Paper
Household enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states : results from a qualitative toolkit piloted in Liberia (Vol. 2) : Volume 2 - Annexes (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 108183 Working Paper
Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Austria-Turkey bilateral social security agreement (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106183 Working Paper
Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Germany-Turkey bilateral social security agreement (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106233 Working Paper
Assessing benefit portability for international migrant workers : a review of the Belgium-Morocco bilateral social security agreement (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106184 Working Paper
Do bilateral social security agreements deliver on the portability of pensions and health care benefits? A summary policy paper on four migration corridors between EU and non-EU member states (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 106186 Working Paper
Effectiveness of targeting mechanisms utilized in social protection programs in Bolivia (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100363 Working Paper
Integrating disaster response and climate resilience in social protection programs in the Pacific Island Countries (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100084 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Social sectors at a glance (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99275 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Entering the city : emerging evidence and practices with safety nets in urban areas (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98253 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pension patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98131 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social protection in fragile and conflict-affected countries : trends and challenges (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96378 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Defining, measuring, and benchmarking administrative expenditures of mandatory social security programs (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95198 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Old-age financial protection in Malaysia : challenges and options (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 92725 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Any guarantees? : China's rural minimum living standard guarantee program (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90030 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Our daily bread : what is the evidence on comparing cash versus food transfers? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89502 Working Paper (Numbered Series)