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Mexico - Gender Assessment (English)

Gender equality is a key pathway to ensuring lasting poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Identifying the main gender gaps that a country faces, across different domains, better informs policy design. ... See More +

Working Paper 136536 APR 30, 2019

Cadena,Kiyomi E.; Tavares,Paula Magarinos Torres; Anderson,Mary Alice; Inchauste Comboni,Maria Gabriela; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; Santillán, Alma; Iacovone,Leonardo; Arceo-Gómez, Eva; Reteguis, Nayda Almodóvar; Ríos Cázares, Alejandra; Saucedo Carranza,Cecilia Belem Spanish Disclosed

The ABCs of NDCs (English)

Nonfinancial defined contribution (NDC) pension schemes have been successfully implemented since the mid-1990s in a number of European countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136555 APR 01, 2019

Holzmann,Robert Disclosed

The Norwegian NDC Scheme : Balancing Risk Sharing and Redistribution (English)

The main goals of reforming the Norwegian old-age pension system toward nonfinancial defined contributions (NDC) in 2011 were to improve long-run fiscal sustainability and labor supply incentives. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136552 APR 01, 2019

Stølen, Nils Martin; Fredriksen, Dennis; Hernæs, Erik; Holmøy, Erling Disclosed

The Italian NDC Scheme : Evolution and Remaining Potholes (English)

Starting from a reconstruction of the political context in which the Italian 1995 pension reform took shape, this paper reviews the essential features of the 1995 and post-1995 legislation and assesses its fundamental shortcomings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136548 APR 01, 2019

Gronchi, Sandro; Nisticò, Sergio; Bevilacqua, Mirko Disclosed

Sweden’s Fifteen Years of Communication Efforts (English)

It is desirable that pension reforms and legislated rules have the backing of thepopulation or at least are accepted by voters. With the objective of achieving “acceptance,”the Swedish Pensions Agency publishes an annual actuarial balance of the solvency of the whole public pension system and distributes to each participant information on his or her individual accumulated notional balance and funded accounts, movements during the year,and estimates of the projected individual future pension amount. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136553 APR 01, 2019

Boado-Penas,María del Carmen; Settergren,Ole; Ekheden,Erland; Naka,Poontavika Disclosed

NDC : The Generic Old-Age Pension Scheme (English)

This paper defines a universal public pension scheme (UPPS) as a government mandated lifecycle longevity insurance scheme that transfers individual consumption from the working years to retirement. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136551 APR 01, 2019

Góra,Marek; Palmer,Edward Disclosed

The Notional and the Real in China’s Pension Reforms (English)

This paper discusses the potential expansion of the role of the notional defined contribution (NDC) paradigm in the ongoing reforms of retirement provision in China. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136542 APR 01, 2019

Lu,Bei; Piggott,John; Zheng,Bingwen Disclosed

The Swedish NDC Scheme : Success on Track with Room for Reflection (English)

Sweden’s reform began with a published sketch in 1992 and developed into nonfinancial defined contribution (NDC) legislation in 1994. This paper discusses the underpinnings of the Swedish NDC scheme’s financial stability, factors influencing the adequacy of benefits, and its interplay with other components of the pension system: the public financial defined contribution scheme, the minimum pension guarantee, and the occupational schemes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136539 APR 01, 2019

Palmer, Edward; Könberg, Bo Disclosed

The Politics of NDC Pension Scheme Diffusion : Constraints and Drivers (English)

Nonfinancial defined contribution (NDC) schemes offer governments desirable properties in terms of efficiency, fairness, and financial sustainability and an opportunity to deflect the blame for pension cuts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136556 APR 01, 2019

Guardiancich,Igor; Weaver,R. Kent; Demarco,Gustavo C.; Dorfman,Mark Charles Disclosed

Overview on Heterogeneity in Longevity and Pension Schemes (English)

Differences in life expectancy between high and low socioeconomic groups are often large and have widened in recent decades. In the United States, the differences may now be as large as ten to fourteen years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136560 APR 01, 2019

Lee,Ron; Sanchez-Romero,Miguel Disclosed

Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

This paper shows that as the educational composition in the fifty-five to sixty-four year-old age bracket improved between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the effective retirement age rose rapidly in the Central and Eastern European region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136567 APR 01, 2019

Gal,Robert I.; Radó,Márta Disclosed

Gender and Family : Conceptual Overview (English)

This paper starts from the fact that women receive lower pensions than men on average, and considers policies to address that fact. Women typically have lower wages than men, a greater likelihood of part-time work and more career breaks, and thus generally a less complete contribution record. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136568 APR 01, 2019

Barr,Nicholas Disclosed

NDC Schemes and Heterogeneity in Longevity : Proposals for Redesign (English)

A positive relationship between lifetime income and life expectancy leads to a redistribution mechanism when the average cohort life expectancy is applied for annuity calculation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136564 APR 01, 2019

Holzmann,Robert; Alonso-García,Jennifer; Labit-Hardy,Heloise; Villegas,Andrés M. Disclosed

Annuities in (N)DC Pension Schemes : Design, Heterogeneity, and Estimation Issues (English)

This paper identifies and discusses four issues in creating annuities in (nonfinancial) defined contribution (NDC) schemes that are essential for systems’ financial stability and fair inter or intragenerational redistribution. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136562 APR 01, 2019

Palmer,Edward; Gosson de Varennes,Yuwei Zhao de Disclosed

NDC Schemes and the Labor Market : Issues and Options (English)

Defined contribution (DC) schemes whether unfunded or funded are often considered superior to defined benefit (DB) schemes in their ability to address labor market issues, particularly in encouraging formal employment and delayed retirement. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136565 APR 01, 2019

Holzmann,Robert; Robalino,David A.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Healthy China : Deepening Health Reform in China : Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery (English)

This report recommends that China maintain the goal and direction of its healthcare reform, and continue the shift from its current hospital-centric model that rewards volume and sales, to one that is centered on primary care, focused on improving the quality of basic health services, and delivers high-quality, cost-effective health services. ... See More +

Publication 135662 MAR 28, 2019

Disclosed

Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)

Do service providers respond to pecuniary incentives to serve the poor? Service delivery to the poor is complicated by the extra effort required to deliver services to them and the intrinsic incentives of service providers to exert this effort. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8666 DEC 06, 2018

Banuri,Sheheryar; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Keefer,Philip E.; Robyn,Paul Jacob Disclosed

Global Tobacco Control Program : Some Perspectives from Across the World (English)

Tobacco use is a significant hurdle to development gains worldwide. It is the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking-related illness costs billions of dollars each year, imposing a heavy economic toll on countries, both in terms of direct medical care for adults and lost productivity.In spite of these achievements, much more needs to be done to control this health scourge. ... See More +

Working Paper 132341 NOV 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure : An International Benchmarking Exercise (English)

Governments of developing countries typically spend between 20 and 30 percent of gross domestic product. Hence, small changes in the efficiency of public spending could have a major impact on aggregate productivity growth and gross domestic product levels. ... See More +

WPS8586 SEP 13, 2018

Herrera Aguilera,Santiago; Ouedraogo,Abdoulaye Disclosed

Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)

Procurement Plan STEP9982 MAY 31, 2018

ABOUAME SALE Disclosed

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Mexico - Gender Assessment (English)
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APR 30, 2019 136536 Working Paper Spanish
The ABCs of NDCs (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136555 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Norwegian NDC Scheme : Balancing Risk Sharing and Redistribution (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136552 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Italian NDC Scheme : Evolution and Remaining Potholes (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136548 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Sweden’s Fifteen Years of Communication Efforts (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136553 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
NDC : The Generic Old-Age Pension Scheme (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136551 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Notional and the Real in China’s Pension Reforms (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136542 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Swedish NDC Scheme : Success on Track with Room for Reflection (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136539 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Politics of NDC Pension Scheme Diffusion : Constraints and Drivers (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Overview on Heterogeneity in Longevity and Pension Schemes (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136560 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Labor Market Participation and Postponed Retirement in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136567 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender and Family : Conceptual Overview (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136568 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
NDC Schemes and Heterogeneity in Longevity : Proposals for Redesign (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2019 136564 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Annuities in (N)DC Pension Schemes : Design, Heterogeneity, and Estimation Issues (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2019 136562 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
NDC Schemes and the Labor Market : Issues and Options (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136565 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Healthy China : Deepening Health Reform in China : Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery (English)
See More +
MAR 28, 2019 135662 Publication
Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor : Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? (English)
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DEC 06, 2018 WPS8666 Policy Research Working Paper
Global Tobacco Control Program : Some Perspectives from Across the World (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2018 132341 Working Paper
Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure : An International Benchmarking Exercise (English)
See More +
SEP 13, 2018 WPS8586
Cameroon/AFRICA- P154908- Livestock Development Project - Procurement Plan (English)
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MAY 31, 2018 STEP9982 Procurement Plan