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Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : ទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅ (Khmer)

Cambodia has become one of the world’s leaders in poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Cambodia sustained an average growth rate of 7.6 percent in 1994-2015, ranking sixth in the world, and has now become a lower middle-income economy. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115189 AUG 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)

This paper evaluates effectiveness of microfinance using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method applied to data collected in a recent randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8028 APR 17, 2017

Cintina,Inna; Love,Inessa Disclosed

Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)

Brief 113227 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Seasonality of rural finance (English)

Simultaneity of borrowing, withdrawal of savings, and loan defaults due to the pronounced seasonality of ag-riculture often leads to investment failure of rural financial institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7986 FEB 28, 2017

Khandker,Shahidur R.; Samad,Hussain A.; Badruddoza,Syed Disclosed

Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

The paper provides evidence on the number and volume of financial transactions undertaken by agents (local businesses that double as more convenient, lower cost alternatives to formal branches) of the largest microfinance institution operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7984 FEB 27, 2017

Cull,Robert J.; Gine,Xavier; Harten,Sven; Rusu,Anca Bogdana Disclosed

Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program for Results : Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program -for-Results Project (English)

Program Information Document 113653 JAN 23, 2017

Mohamed,Karim Badr El-Din Arabic Disclosed

Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)

This brief talks about the natural catastrophe and weather index insurance in Haiti. Haiti is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with earthquakes, hurricanes and flashfloods. ... See More +

Brief 113744 JAN 01, 2017

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Creating opportunity for micro business in Central Asia : microfinance in Central Asia - financial inclusion (Russian)

In this region IFC is increasing activities in sustainable alleviation of poverty, particularly by focusing on capacity building in areas such as savings mobilization and diversification. ... See More +

Working Paper 94829 JAN 01, 2017

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Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : overview (English)

Cambodia has become one of the world’s leaders in poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Cambodia sustained an average growth rate of 7.6 percent in 1994-2015, ranking sixth in the world, and has now become a lower middle-income economy. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 115189 JAN 01, 2017

Khmer Disclosed

Microfinance and index insurance : testing business models in the agricultural sector (English)

While access to credit is a key instrument toalleviate rural poverty, microfinance institutions(MFIs) are often unable to expand their agriculturelending portfolio. ... See More +

Brief 113733 DEC 01, 2016

Assah,Fatou C.; Sberro-Kessler,Rachel Disclosed

Indonesia : Project snapshot (English)

Around 133 million people in Indonesia live in or near high-risk earthquake zones, with economic exposure reaching an estimated USD 79 billion. ... See More +

Brief 113730 NOV 08, 2016

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The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)

Recent evidence suggests only modest social and economic impacts of microfinance. Favorable cost-benefit ratios then depend on low costs. This paper uses proprietary data on 1,335 microfinance institutions between 2005 and 2009, jointly serving 80.1 million borrowers, to calculate the costs of microfinance and other elements of the microfinance business model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7786 AUG 08, 2016

Cull,Robert J.; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Morduch,Jonathan J. Disclosed

Serving the Very Small Enterprise (VSE) segment by microfinance institutions in the Arab World (English)

Increasing access to finance for Very Small, Small and Medium Enterprises (VSEs/SMEs) has become an important goal for many governments and development agencies as VSEs/SMEs are viewed as main drivers of economic growth and creators of employment. ... See More +

Working Paper 109537 AUG 01, 2016

Khaled,Mohammed Ali H.; Beshay,Karen Ramses Wanis Disclosed

Facilitating access to finance for household investment in sanitation in Bangladesh (English)

These nine case studies were prepared by the World Bank’s Water Global Practice to highlight existing blended finance experiences in the water sector. ... See More +

Brief 107975 AUG 01, 2016

Disclosed

Bangladesh - GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic communities and vulnerable peoples development framework (English)

The objective of the GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program for Bangladesh is to ensure that the ethnic minorities in the project areas benefit equally (both in terms of needs and quality) from its various interventions. ... See More +

Indigenous Peoples Plan SFG2305 JUN 27, 2016

Lopez,Jessica Anne Disclosed

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey : Amélioration de la capacité financière et de l’inclusion financière au Sénégal : Une èvaluation de lavaluation de la demande (French)

Financial capability, as defined by the World Bank and in this report, is the capacity to act in one’s best financial interest, given socioeconomic and environmental conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18885 JUN 15, 2016

Zottel,Siegfried; Khoury, Fares English Disclosed

Developing islamic finance in the Philippines (English)

This report was prepared as part of the World Bank engagement in the Philippines to support Islamic Finance and Financial Inclusion. It provides an overview on the context for the development of Islamic finance in the Philippines and is accompanied by two focused reports providing further detail and suggestions on enhancing financial inclusion in the Philippines through Islamic microfinance and assessment of the status of financial inclusion in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)and the proposed Bangsamoro territory. ... See More +

Working Paper 106382 JUN 09, 2016

Mylenko,Nataliya Disclosed

Nicaragua - Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14904 MAY 31, 2016

Disclosed

Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)

Front-line loan officers of microfinance institutions are important in acquiring information on potential borrowers and selecting them in accordance with the microfinance institution's mission. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7680 MAY 23, 2016

Jia,Xiangping; Cull,Robert J.; Guo,Pei; Ma,Tao Disclosed

Guinea - First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project (English)

The development objectives of First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project in Guinea are to support the post Ebola recovery as well as to improve public finances, mining sector transparency, and the financial health of the energy sector. ... See More +

Program Document 103647 MAY 19, 2016

Disclosed

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Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : ទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅ (Khmer)
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AUG 01, 2017 115189 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Re-evaluating microfinance : evidence from propensity score matching (English)
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APR 17, 2017 WPS8028 Policy Research Working Paper
Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113227 Brief
Seasonality of rural finance (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7986 Policy Research Working Paper
Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector : evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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FEB 27, 2017 WPS7984 Policy Research Working Paper
Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program for Results : Egypt - Strengthening Microfinance Sector for Promoting Inclusion Program -for-Results Project (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 113653 Program Information Document Arabic
Microinsurance catastrophe risk organisation (MICRO) : Haiti (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113744 Brief
Creating opportunity for micro business in Central Asia : microfinance in Central Asia - financial inclusion (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2017 94829 Working Paper
Cambodia – Sustaining strong growth for the benefit of all : a systematic country diagnostic (Vol. 2) : overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115189 Systematic Country Diagnostic Khmer
Microfinance and index insurance : testing business models in the agricultural sector (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113733 Brief
Indonesia : Project snapshot (English)
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NOV 08, 2016 113730 Brief
The microfinance business model : enduring subsidy and modest profit (English)
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AUG 08, 2016 WPS7786 Policy Research Working Paper
Serving the Very Small Enterprise (VSE) segment by microfinance institutions in the Arab World (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 109537 Working Paper
Facilitating access to finance for household investment in sanitation in Bangladesh (English)
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AUG 01, 2016 107975 Brief
Bangladesh - GPOBA for OBA Sanitation Microfinance Program : indigenous peoples plan : Small ethnic communities and vulnerable peoples development framework (English)
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JUN 27, 2016 SFG2305 Indigenous Peoples Plan
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey : Amélioration de la capacité financière et de l’inclusion financière au Sénégal : Une èvaluation de lavaluation de la demande (French)
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JUN 15, 2016 ACS18885 Working Paper English
Developing islamic finance in the Philippines (English)
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JUN 09, 2016 106382 Working Paper
Nicaragua - Micro, Small And Medium Enterprise Development Project (English)
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MAY 31, 2016 ICRR14904 Implementation Completion Report Review
Commercialization and mission drift : evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 WPS7680 Policy Research Working Paper
Guinea - First Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Operation Project (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 103647 Program Document