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Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending—country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)

Sovereign credit guarantees and government on-lending can catalyze private sector investment and fulfill specific policy objectives. However, contingent liabilities stemming from guarantees and contingent assets stemming from on-lending expose governments to risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7538 JAN 22, 2016

Bachmair,Fritz Florian

Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending - country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)

Sovereign credit guarantees and government on-lending can catalyze private sector investment and fulfill specific policy objectives. However, contingent liabilities stemming from guarantees and contingent assets stemming from on-lending expose governments to risk. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 102884 JAN 01, 2016

Bachmair,Fritz Florian

Agricultural sector risk assessment : methodological guidance for practitioners (English)

In the agricultural sector, risks are inherent and ubiquitous, posing potentially serious consequences for stakeholders and consumers. Risks disrupt supply chains, causing extensive financial and economic losses. ... See More +

Working Paper 100320 JAN 01, 2016

Choudhary,Vikas; P. D’Alessandro, Stephen; Giertz, Åsa; Suit,Kilara Constance; Johnson,Traci Jeanette; Baedeker, Tobías; Caballero,Ricardo Jorge

Morocco - Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Project (English)

Program Information Document PID0036645 OCT 22, 2015

D'Almeida,Charlene

Mozambique - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

This note examines agricultural risk in Mozambique and its impacts on crop production between 1992 and 2015. It summarizes the findings of an agricultural risk and solutions assessment carried out in 2013 and 2014 to prioritize risks based on their frequency and severity of impact, and to identify any areas of Mozambique’s existing agricultural risk management framework that can be improved. ... See More +

Brief 100123 OCT 01, 2015

Suit,Kilara Constance; Choudhary,Vikas

Niger - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)

Niger, owing to its climatic, institutional, livelihood, economic, and environmental context, is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world. ... See More +

Brief 100122 OCT 01, 2015

Toure,El Hadj Adama; Choudhary,Vikas; Ba, Amadou; Christienson, Garry; Josserand,Henri P.

EU regular economic report two : sustaining recovery, improving living standards (English)

The European Union (EU) Regular Economic Report (RER), is a semiannual publication of the World Bank Group and covers economic developments, prospects, and economic policies in the European Union. ... See More +

Working Paper 102089 SEP 01, 2015

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

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR14794 AUG 19, 2015

The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (English)

In 1998, Hurricane Mitch swept across Central America causing unprece¬dented damage in its wake. In Nicaragua, over 3,000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were left homeless due to related flooding and mudslides. ... See More +

Brief 99268 AUG 01, 2015

Spanish

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; United States existing home sales jumped to highest level in over eight years, while initial jobless claims fell to a 42-yearlow; 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 theerosion of bank profitability; negative rates may also exert pressures on non-bank financial institutions; negative rates may encourage excessive risk-taking; negative rates might potentially necessitate a redesign of the functioning of financial transactions. ... See More +

Newsletter 99756 JUL 24, 2015

Nguyen,Trang Van; Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao

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

Albania : Southeast Europe Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility TA : integrated safeguards data sheet concept stage (English)

Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet 99112 JUL 20, 2015

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 : Haciendo bien las finanzas digital : el caso más fuerte para la mitigación de riesgos de clientes (Spanish)

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

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Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending—country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7538 Policy Research Working Paper
Contingent liabilities risk management : a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending - country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 102884 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agricultural sector risk assessment : methodological guidance for practitioners (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 100320 Working Paper
Morocco - Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Project (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 PID0036645 Program Information Document
Mozambique - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100123 Brief
Niger - Agricultural sector risk assessment (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100122 Brief
EU regular economic report two : sustaining recovery, improving living standards (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 102089 Working Paper
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
The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99268 Brief Spanish
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 99756 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JUL 24, 2015 99003 Newsletter
Albania : Southeast Europe Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility TA : integrated safeguards data sheet concept stage (English)
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JUL 20, 2015 99112 Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
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 : Haciendo bien las finanzas digital : el caso más fuerte para la mitigación de riesgos de clientes (Spanish)
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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