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Philippines - Disaster Risk Management Policy Loan with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14794 AUG 19, 2015

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: Greece re-opened banks and made some payments to international creditors, while its Parliament approved a second round of reforms; Eurozone purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell more than expected in July; U.S. existing home sales jumped to highest level in over eight years, while initial jobless claims fell to a 42-year low; China flash manufacturing PMI fell noticeably in July; commodity prices expected to remain weak in 2015 despite a slight rebound in oil price; Some of the effects of negative rates are qualitatively analogous to those of very low but non-negative rates; that said, negative nominal interest rates may have undesirable side effects on financial stability, such as the erosion of bank profitability; negative rates may also exert pressures on non-bank financial institutions; negative rates may encourage excessive risk-taking; and negative rates might potentially necessitate a redesign of the functioning of financial transactions. ... See More +

Newsletter 99003 JUL 24, 2015

Trang Nguyen, Gerard Kambou and Xinghao Gong

Library window newsletter (vol. 3, no. 1) : South Eastern Europe and Balkans - Southeast Europe Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Technical Assistance (SEE CRIF TA) Project (English)

This Library window newsletter looking at information, technology, and personnel includes the following headings: new windows 3.0 printer drivers and report on laptops; gartner on line; personnel table of contents service; macintosh software collection expanded; mac corner and ITF macintosh support; the local area network and the ITFUS Mac Server; macintosh services; macintosh printing to HP laserjet printer. ... See More +

Newsletter 99122 JUL 20, 2015

Sue ONeill Johnson; Cease,Sean P.

Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)

Myanmar’s spending on and coverage of social protection programs is low. Developing the building blocks of a social protection system needs to be a gradual process based on strengtheninginstitutional capacity and ensuring fiscal sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 97954 JUL 07, 2015

Infante Villarroel,Alba Mariana

Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a CAT-DDO Project (English)

Program Information Document 97934 JUL 05, 2015

Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)

This paper presents an overview of the structure of probabilistic catastrophe risk models, discusses their importance for appraising sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance instruments and strategy, and puts forward a model and a process for improving decision making on the linked disaster risk management strategy and sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance strategy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7358 JUL 02, 2015

Ley-Borrás,Roberto; Fox,Benjamin Daniel

Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)

Uninsured natural disasters can have devastating effects on human welfare and economic growth, particularly in developing countries where large segments of the population are in poverty and government resources and capacity to assist in relief, recovery, and reconstruction are limited. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7356 JUL 02, 2015

De Janvry,Alain F.

Latin America - Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)

Project Appraisal Document PAD976 JUN 30, 2015

Doing digital finance right : the case for stronger mitigation of customer risks (English)

Low-income consumers stand to benefit greatly from more accessible and affordable digital financial services (DFS) offerings. Indeed, evidence from consumer research in 16 markets analyzed for this paper indicates that customers highly value and benefit from many basic DFS. ... See More +

Brief 99310 JUN 01, 2015

Mckee,Katharine; Kaffenberger,Michelle Anne; Zimmerman,Jamie Melissa

Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a CAT-DDO Project (English)

Program Information Document 97910 MAY 27, 2015

El Salvador - Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan Project with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT DDO) (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14751 MAY 07, 2015

Weather insurance savings accounts (English)

Better insurance against rainfall risk could improve the security of hundreds of millions of agricultural households around the world. However, customers have shown little demand for stand-alone insurance products. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7235 APR 08, 2015

Stein,Daniel Kevin; Tobacman,Jeremy

Japan-World Bank mainstreaming disaster risk management in developing countries : 2014-15 annual report (English)

The Japan-World Bank program for mainstreaming disaster risk management (DRM) in developing countries was established in February 2014 as a partnership between the Ministry of Finance of Japan (MoF) and the World Bank. ... See More +

Annual Report 99231 MAR 31, 2015

Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)

In 2005, Panama became the first country to develop a National Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This was a result of Panamas financial system and economic assets being increasingly at risk to natural hazards like extreme weather events and seismic activity. ... See More +

Brief 94762 MAR 01, 2015

Fiscal disaster risk assessment options for consideration : Pakistan (English)

Pakistan is vulnerable to a number of adverse natural events and has experienced a wide range of disasters over the past 40 years, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, cyclones, and tsunamis. ... See More +

Working Paper 94474 MAR 01, 2015

Forni, Marc; Khan, Haris; Mahul, Olivier; Fox, Ben; Gunasekera, Rashmin; White, Emily; Shah, Shiraz Ali; Tehsin, Ahsan

Responsible boards : action plan for a sustainable future (English)

As external pressures - including resource scarcity, globalization, and access to information - continue to increase, the way corporations respond to sustainability challenges will determine their long-term viability and competitiveness. ... See More +

Brief 95382 FEB 26, 2015

Arguden, Yilmaz

The Cook Islands : country note (English)

This country note is produced is part of The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment andFinancing Initiative (PCRAFI). The geographic spread of the Cook Islands poses logistical problems for any necessary post-disaster relief and response efforts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94980 FEB 01, 2015

Bailey,Barry John; Cook,Samantha Jane; Mahul,Olivier

Solomon Islands : country note (English)

This report aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in the Solomon Islands and to identify gaps where engagement could further develop financial resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 94983 FEB 01, 2015

Fiji : country note (English)

This note aims to build understanding of the existing disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) tools in use in Fiji and to identify gaps where potential engagement could further develop financial resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper 94981 FEB 01, 2015

Bailey,Barry John; Cook,Samantha Jane; Mahul,Olivier

Samoa : country note (English)

In 2012 Tropical Cyclone (TC) Evan offered a distressing reminder of Samoa’s exposure to natural hazards. TC Evan came only three years after the earthquake and tsunami of 2009, which affected 2.5 percent of the country’s population, causing 143 fatalities and associated economic losses equivalent to 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Working Paper 94984 FEB 01, 2015

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Philippines - Disaster Risk Management Policy Loan with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option Project (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 ICRR14794 Implementation Completion Report Review
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 99003 Newsletter
Library window newsletter (vol. 3, no. 1) : South Eastern Europe and Balkans - Southeast Europe Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Technical Assistance (SEE CRIF TA) Project (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 99122 Newsletter
Inventory of social protection programs in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97954 Working Paper
Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a CAT-DDO Project (English)
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JUL 05, 2015 97934 Program Information Document
Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7358 Policy Research Working Paper
Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7356 Policy Research Working Paper
Latin America - Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 PAD976 Project Appraisal Document
Doing digital finance right : the case for stronger mitigation of customer risks (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 99310 Brief
Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a CAT-DDO Project (English)
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MAY 27, 2015 97910 Program Information Document
El Salvador - Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan Project with a Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (CAT DDO) (English)
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MAY 07, 2015 ICRR14751 Implementation Completion Report Review
Weather insurance savings accounts (English)
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APR 08, 2015 WPS7235 Policy Research Working Paper
Japan-World Bank mainstreaming disaster risk management in developing countries : 2014-15 annual report (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 99231 Annual Report
Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94762 Brief
Fiscal disaster risk assessment options for consideration : Pakistan (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94474 Working Paper
Responsible boards : action plan for a sustainable future (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 95382 Brief
The Cook Islands : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94980 Working Paper
Solomon Islands : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94983 Working Paper
Fiji : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94981 Working Paper
Samoa : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94984 Working Paper