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Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)

This study tests the effectiveness of behavioral-based disclosure formats. Around 1,700 individuals from Mexico and Peru chose among loans and savings accounts presented in different formats, including a simplified key facts statement (KFS) and current marketing brochures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8210 OCT 04, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Cuellar,Cristina Martínez; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

Montenegro - Financial Sector Policy Based Guarantee Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14951 JUN 30, 2016

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Understanding how consumer risks in digital social payments can erode their financial inclusion potential (English)

Digital Social Payments (DSPs) offer a variety of potential benefits over traditional cash, voucher, or in-kind methods. Proponents most often cite increased efficiency, reduced leakage, and faster, more convenient and more secure payments to recipients. ... See More +

Brief 106038 MAR 01, 2016

Zimmerman,Jamie Melissa; Baur,Silvia Brigitte Disclosed

Mozambique - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (insurance, private pensions and securities) (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

This Review of Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (CPFL) in Mozambique’s insurance, pensions and securities sectors complements the 2012 CPFL Review of the banking and non-bank credit institutions sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 103333 NOV 01, 2015

Grady,Rosamund Clare; Wrede,Peter Friedrich Wilhelm; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Symonds,Richard L.; Faria,Jorge Joao Disclosed

Mozambique - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (insurance, private pensions and securities) : Key findings and recommendations (English)

This Review of Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (CPFL) in Mozambique’s insurance, pensions and securities sectors complements the 2012 CPFL Review of the banking and non-bank credit institutions sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 103333 NOV 01, 2015

Grady,Rosamund Clare; Wrede,Peter Friedrich Wilhelm; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Symonds,Richard L.; Faria,Jorge Joao Disclosed

Rwanda - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (private pensions and securities) (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

This review of consumer protection and financial literacy (CPFL) in the private pensions and securities sectors in Rwanda complements the 2013 review of Rwanda’s banking, microfinance, and insurance sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 113823 NOV 01, 2015

Berg,Gunhild; Castillo,Leyla V. Disclosed

Rwanda - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (private pensions and securities) : Key findings and recommendations (English)

This review of consumer protection and financial literacy (CPFL) in the private pensions and securities sectors in Rwanda complements the 2013 review of Rwanda’s banking, microfinance, and insurance sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 113823 NOV 01, 2015

Berg,Gunhild; Castillo,Leyla V. Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: United States consumer price index was stable in September; Industrial Production (IP) declined for second consecutive month;Eurozone IP declined at the fastest pace in a year; fitch cut Brazil’s credit rating to lowest investment grade; India’s consumer price inflation and IP accelerated; inflation edged up in Nigeria and Ghana; adjustments to the upcoming fed tightening cycle could be smooth, but there is a risk that it is accompanied by bouts of financial market volatility; allowing exchange rates to adjust will be an important buffer to shocks emanating from rising U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 101227 OCT 16, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat; Stocker,Marc; Nguyen,Trang Van; Gong,Xinghao Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia,Pacific,Europe,Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 101202 OCT 15, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia,Pacific,Europe,Central Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 101201 OCT 14, 2015

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

China - Hubei Jinzhou Historic Town Restoration and Protection Project : environmental and social impact assessment - executive summary (English)

This document summarizes the potential environmental and social impacts of the project based on above-mentioned safeguards documents. It highlights the key environmental and social safeguards issues related to the project construction and operation, describes the main findings and conclusion of impact assessment, and summarizes main mitigation measures and implementation management plan and frameworks. ... See More +

Board Report 100317 AUG 01, 2015

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Zimbabwe - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)

In the last decade, Zimbabwe’s financial sector survived the periods of hyperinflation and the collapse of the national currency that led to the adoption of a multi-currency system in early 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 111758 JUL 01, 2015

Disclosed

Zimbabwe - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparision with good practices (English)

In the last decade, Zimbabwe’s financial sector survived the periods of hyperinflation and the collapse of the national currency that led to the adoption of a multi-currency system in early 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 111758 JUL 01, 2015

Disclosed

Pakistan - Off-grid lighting consumer perceptions : study overview (English)

For the last decade, Pakistan has been in the grip of a severe energy crisis. More than 144 million people across the country do not have reliable access to the grid, either because they are not connected or because they experience daily blackouts which often last over 12 hours per day. ... See More +

Working Paper 112595 MAY 26, 2015

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Vietnam - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

In 2011, only 21.4 percent of Vietnamese adults had an account at a formal financial institution, and only 36.9 percent of all borrowers used a formal lender - both indicators are well below the regional averages in the East Asia and Pacific. ... See More +

Working Paper 111757 MAY 01, 2015

Disclosed

Vietnam - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)

In 2011, only 21.4 percent of Vietnamese adults had an account at a formal financial institution, and only 36.9 percent of all borrowers used a formal lender - both indicators are well below the regional averages in the East Asia and Pacific. ... See More +

Working Paper 111757 MAY 01, 2015

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Jamaica - Consumer protection and financial literacy : technical note (English)

This technical note is based on a mission conducted from April 24 to May 9, 2014 to Kingston and other parts of Jamaica. The mission also conducted a short mystery shopping exercise with the assistance of a representative from the national consumer’s league. ... See More +

Working Paper 96316 APR 01, 2015

Rutledge,Susan Disclosed

Indonesia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

This diagnostic study was undertaken by the World Bank in response to a request from Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), the Indonesian Financial Services Authority, and Bank Indonesia, the nation’s central bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 111628 DEC 01, 2014

Disclosed

Indonesia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)

This diagnostic study was undertaken by the World Bank in response to a request from Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), the Indonesian Financial Services Authority, and Bank Indonesia, the nation’s central bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 111628 DEC 01, 2014

Disclosed

Philippines - Diagnostic review of consumer protection in the Banking sector : Key findings and recommendations (English)

The Philippines has made an impressive progress in consumer protection in the banking sector, as shown by the wide range of laws and of regulatory instruments, their active use and enforcement, and by provision of complaint resolution services. ... See More +

Working Paper 111732 NOV 01, 2014

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Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products : evidence from a multi-country study (English)
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OCT 04, 2017 WPS8210 Policy Research Working Paper
Montenegro - Financial Sector Policy Based Guarantee Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2016 ICRR14951 Implementation Completion Report Review
Understanding how consumer risks in digital social payments can erode their financial inclusion potential (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 106038 Brief
Mozambique - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (insurance, private pensions and securities) (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 103333 Working Paper
Mozambique - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (insurance, private pensions and securities) : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 103333 Working Paper
Rwanda - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (private pensions and securities) (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 113823 Working Paper
Rwanda - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (private pensions and securities) : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 113823 Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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OCT 16, 2015 101227 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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OCT 15, 2015 101202 Newsletter
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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OCT 14, 2015 101201 Newsletter
China - Hubei Jinzhou Historic Town Restoration and Protection Project : environmental and social impact assessment - executive summary (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 100317 Board Report
Zimbabwe - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 111758 Working Paper
Zimbabwe - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparision with good practices (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 111758 Working Paper
Pakistan - Off-grid lighting consumer perceptions : study overview (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 112595 Working Paper
Vietnam - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 111757 Working Paper
Vietnam - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 111757 Working Paper
Jamaica - Consumer protection and financial literacy : technical note (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96316 Working Paper
Indonesia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 111628 Working Paper
Indonesia - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 111628 Working Paper
Philippines - Diagnostic review of consumer protection in the Banking sector : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 111732 Working Paper