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Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)

This report provides an overview of current pension challenges and opportunities formembers of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF)1. There is an urgent need to address pensionissues in the region to address fiscal, macroeconomic, sustainability, equity and welfarechallenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 118862 AUG 01, 2017

Price,William Joseph; Pallares-Miralles,Montserrat; Demarco,Gustavo C.; Attia,Habib Disclosed

Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)

This paper looks at the impact of members' ability to switch pension fund provider and /or portfolio on the allocation of pension funds to long-term investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8143 JUL 11, 2017

Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique; Fuentes,Olga; Searle,Pamela; Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth Disclosed

Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)

The potential for pension funds to contribute to capital markets and thereby economic growth has been argued on a theoretical basis and demonstrated empirically. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8136 JUL 05, 2017

Stewart,Fiona Elizabeth; Despalins,Romain; Remizova,Inna Disclosed

Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)

Social pensions - non-contributory provisions for old age, mostly means-tested—have mushroomed in the global South since the 1990s, and have also been advocated by international organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper 117953 JUL 01, 2017

Böger,Tobias; Leisering,Lutz Disclosed

Options for reforming early retirement system for special and hazardous occupations in Montenegro (English)

The report is structured as follows. In the first section, authors refer to the demographic and labor market context in Montenegro, which indicate the risks and challenges ahead of the pension system in Montenegro. ... See More +

Working Paper 117099 JUN 29, 2017

Vukajlović-Grba, Danijela; Chłoń-Domińczak, Agnieszka Disclosed

Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII (English)

Ratings for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII for West Bank and Gaza were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was high, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately unsatisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR4190 JUN 09, 2017

Disclosed

Bulgaria - Insurance and pensions supervision : technical note (English)

This technical note results from the Financial Sector Assessment (FSAP) conducted in the period 17 January 2017 and 1 February 2017. The note covers the activities of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), the state of the pension and insurance sectors and the challenges to their development. ... See More +

Working Paper 116498 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)

This short note analyzes the fiscal and distributive impacts of the proposed pension reform currently under discussion in Brazil. It argues that the projected aging of Brazil`s population makes pension reform a necessity to regain the financial sustainability of the public pension system. ... See More +

Working Paper 114183 APR 11, 2017

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Zviniene,Asta; Olinto,Pedro Disclosed

What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)

This paper uses the FINDEX and administrative data toestimate the gender, ageand income compositionof workers covered bya mandated pensionscheme in a large numberof developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 113484 MAR 01, 2017

Majoka,Zaineb; Palacios,Robert J. Disclosed

Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)

The movement from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension system has important implications in the area of portfolio allocation. While the focus of defined benefit pension funds is essentially in the long term, some defined contribution funds might have incentives to invest with shorter-term horizons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7784 AUG 04, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P.; Sabat,Jorge Disclosed

Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)

After the financial crisis, some Central and Eastern Europe countries partially or totally reversed the pension reforms they had initiated in the previous two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7779 AUG 03, 2016

Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

World - Outcome based assessments for private pensions : Methodology with a case study for Costa Rica (English)

This report illustrates a new methodology to develop an Outcomes and Risk Based Supervision (ORBS) framework for funded pensions with a case study of Costa Rica. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18888 JUN 24, 2016

Price,William Joseph Disclosed

World - Outcome based assessments for private pensions (Vol. 2) : A handbook (English)

This report illustrates a new methodology to develop an Outcomes and Risk Based Supervision (ORBS) framework for funded pensions with a case study of Costa Rica. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18888 JUN 01, 2016

Price,William Joseph; Ashcroft,John Steven; Inglis,Richard Evan Disclosed

New participatory approaches in the formulation of public policies in Chile : the experience of the presidential advisory council for pension reform : Nuevas modalidades participativas en la formulación de politicas públicas en Chile : la experiencia del consejo asesor presidencial para la reforma previsional (Spanish)

La Presidenta Michelle Bachelet asumió la jefatura de estado en 2006 con dos grandes promesas: el Gobierno Ciudadano y la Reforma Previsional. Mientras la primera apuntaba a desarrollar un estilo de gobierno que considerara las necesidades, opiniones y sensibilidades de la ciudadanía, la Reforma Previsional pretendía transformar un componente central de la política social, prácticamente inalterado desde 1981, cuando se introdujo el régimen de capitalización individual en Chile. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 108728 JAN 01, 2016

Marcel,Mario Disclosed

The "gender pension-gap" in the aging societies of East Asia : a policy note from the East Asia and Pacific umbrella facility for gender equlity (English)

Over the years pension systems have been an essential policy tool for the economic protection of older adults across countries and regions. But in a context of widespread inequality, not everyone enjoys the same level of protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 114037 JAN 01, 2016

O'Keefe,Philip B.; Chłoń-Domińczak,Agnieszka 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

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 97270 JUN 11, 2015

Disclosed

China - Guangdong Social Security Integration and Migrant Training Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)

Procurement Plan 96767 MAR 10, 2015

Disclosed

Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)

Ponzis are among the most ubiquitous and least understood phenomena of economic life. They acquired a certain salience with the global financial crisis of 2008 and the crash of Bernie Madoff’s celebrated Ponzi scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6967 JUL 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik Disclosed

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Arab pension systems : trends, challenges and options for reforms (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118862 Working Paper
Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment (English)
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JUL 11, 2017 WPS8143 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8136 Policy Research Working Paper
Social citizenship for older persons? : measuring the social quality of social pensions in the global south and explaining their spread (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117953 Working Paper
Options for reforming early retirement system for special and hazardous occupations in Montenegro (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 117099 Working Paper
Palestinian Liberation Organization (For the Benefit of the Palestinian Authority) - Palestinian National Development Plan - Development Policy Grant VII (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 ICR4190 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Bulgaria - Insurance and pensions supervision : technical note (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 116498 Working Paper
Summary note on pension reform in Brazil : why is it needed and what will be its impact? (English)
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APR 11, 2017 114183 Working Paper
What can we learn about pensions from the FINDEX data? (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113484 Brief
Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 04, 2016 WPS7784 Policy Research Working Paper
Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies (English)
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AUG 03, 2016 WPS7779 Policy Research Working Paper
World - Outcome based assessments for private pensions : Methodology with a case study for Costa Rica (English)
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JUN 24, 2016 ACS18888 Working Paper
World - Outcome based assessments for private pensions (Vol. 2) : A handbook (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 ACS18888 Working Paper
New participatory approaches in the formulation of public policies in Chile : the experience of the presidential advisory council for pension reform : Nuevas modalidades participativas en la formulación de politicas públicas en Chile : la experiencia del consejo asesor presidencial para la reforma previsional (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2016 108728 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The "gender pension-gap" in the aging societies of East Asia : a policy note from the East Asia and Pacific umbrella facility for gender equlity (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 114037 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Energy Efficiency Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUN 11, 2015 97270 Procurement Plan
China - Guangdong Social Security Integration and Migrant Training Project : procurement plan (English,Chinese)
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MAR 10, 2015 96767 Procurement Plan
Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6967 Policy Research Working Paper