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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

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

Mahul, Olivier; Cook, Samantha; Bailey, Barry

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

Mahul, Olivier; Cook, Samantha; Bailey, Barry

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

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

Tonga : country note (English)

Tonga is an archipelago composed of 172 Islands spread across a combined land and sea area of 72,000k

Working Paper 94986 FEB 01, 2015

Vietnam - Additional Financing for the Forest Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 93596 JAN 08, 2015

Managing risk with insurance and savings : experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel (English)

Although there is fast-growing policy interest in offering financial products to help rural households manage risk, the literature is still scant as to which products are the most effective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7176 JAN 01, 2015

Delavallade, Clara; Dizon, Felipe; Hill, Ruth Vargas; Petraud, Jean Paul

Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)

The Pacific Island region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and climate-related hazards, costing some countries up to an average of 6.6 percent gross domestic product (GDP) every year. ... See More +

Brief 94991 JAN 01, 2015

Rahman, Shaela

Panama - Strategic framework for the financial management of disaster risk (English)

Disasters associated with the impact of natural hazards have had adverse social and fiscal effects on Panama over time, and the Government of Panama (GoP) is therefore committed to strengthening the financial management of disaster risks. ... See More +

Working Paper 94987 JAN 01, 2015

Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)

IAD is an independent and objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value to the World Bank Group (WBG) by improving the operations of WBG’s entities. ... See More +

Board Report 93226 DEC 10, 2014

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)

This paper uses a global computable general-equilibrium framework with new detail on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey -- to quantify the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on the Levant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7135 DEC 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros

Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)

Risk-aversion has generally been found to decrease in income. This may lead one to expect that poor countries will be more risk-averse than rich countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7137 DEC 01, 2014

Vieider, Ferdinand M.; Beyene, Abebe; Bluffstone, Randall; Dissanayake, Sahan; Gebreegziabher, Zenebe; Martinsson, Peter; Mekonnen, Alemu

The Pacific disaster risk financing and insurance program (English)

Pacific Island countries (PICs) face critical challenges for financial resilience to disasters. The Pacific disaster risk financing and insurance program (DRFIP) is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group, the Secretariat of the Pacific community (SPC and SOPAC), and their partners, with grant funding from the Government of Japan. ... See More +

Working Paper 94992 NOV 01, 2014

Mahul, Olivier; Cook, Samantha

Lebanon - Water Supply Augmentation Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 91145 SEP 30, 2014

Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY2014 fourth quarter activity report (English)

The Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) is an independent and objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value to the World Bank Group (WBG) by improving the operations of the WBG organizations. ... See More +

Board Report 90432 SEP 03, 2014

How do countries measure, manage, and monitor fiscal risks generated by public-private partnerships? Chile, Peru, South Africa, Turkey (English)

The topic of managing fiscal risks arising from public-private partnerships is receiving increased attention as more governments turn toward this type of financing for large infrastructure projects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7041 SEP 01, 2014

Aslan, Cigdem; Duarte, David

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Weather insurance savings accounts (English)
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APR 08, 2015 WPS7235 Policy Research Working Paper
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
Fiji : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94981 Working Paper
Solomon Islands : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94983 Working Paper
Samoa : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94984 Working Paper
Tonga : country note (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 94986 Working Paper
Vietnam - Additional Financing for the Forest Sector Development Project : procurement plan (English)
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JAN 08, 2015 93596 Procurement Plan
Managing risk with insurance and savings : experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7176 Policy Research Working Paper
Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94991 Brief
Panama - Strategic framework for the financial management of disaster risk (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94987 Working Paper
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (English)
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DEC 10, 2014 93226 Board Report
Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7135 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia : risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7137 Policy Research Working Paper
The Pacific disaster risk financing and insurance program (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 94992 Working Paper
Lebanon - Water Supply Augmentation Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91145 Board Summary
Internal Audit Vice Presidency (IADVP) : FY2014 fourth quarter activity report (English)
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SEP 03, 2014 90432 Board Report
How do countries measure, manage, and monitor fiscal risks generated by public-private partnerships? Chile, Peru, South Africa, Turkey (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 WPS7041 Policy Research Working Paper