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Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (English)

An audit study was conducted in peri-urban Mexico to understand the quality of information and products offered to low-income potential customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6902 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Martinez Cuellar, Cristina; Mazer, Rafael Keenan

Insurance and inclusive growth (English)

While the real sector and governments (along with a few micro economists) have long recognized the core economic role that the insurance function plays, the mainstream economics profession has largely treated it as invisible background. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6943 JUN 01, 2014

Lester, Rodney

Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)

How much do countries spend on social protection? Do social protection programs cover all poor people? And, how well are they targeted? It is notoriously hard to find comprehensive cross-country data on social protection programs which can help answer such questions and allow to benchmark social protection systems. ... See More +

Working Paper 88769 JUN 01, 2014

Cerutti, Paula ; Fruttero, Anna ; Grosh, Margaret ; Kostenbaum, Silvana ; Oliveri, Maria Laura ; Rodriguez-Alas, Claudia ; Strokova, Victoria

Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : pooling risk to safeguard against catastrophes generated by natural events (English)

Countries in the Caribbean and Central America are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects associated with earthquakes, tropical cyclones, and other major hydro-meteorological events such as excessive rainfall. ... See More +

Working Paper 87924 JUN 01, 2014

Spanish

Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : pooling risk to safeguard against catastrophes generated by natural events : Asociacion entre el Caribe y Centro America para aseguramiento contra riesgo catastrofico : agrupacion de riesgos para protegerse contra catastrofes generadas por eventos naturales (Spanish)

Countries in the Caribbean and Central America are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects associated with earthquakes, tropical cyclones, and other major hydro-meteorological events such as excessive rainfall. ... See More +

Working Paper 87924 JUN 01, 2014

English

Central America - Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)

The Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project for Central America objective is to enable the access of Honduras and Nicaragua to efficient sovereign risk insurance associated with tropical cyclones, earthquakes, and or excess rainfall. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD994 MAY 16, 2014

Spanish

Central America - Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project : Amerique Centrale - Proyecto de Seguros Contra Riesgo de Catastrofe para Honduras y Nicaragua (Spanish)

The Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project for Central America objective is to enable the access of Honduras and Nicaragua to efficient sovereign risk insurance associated with tropical cyclones, earthquakes, and or excess rainfall. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD994 MAY 16, 2014

English

Economic resilience: definition and measurement : Economic resilience: definition and measurement (English)

The welfare impact of a disaster does not only depend on the physical characteristics of the event or its direct impacts in terms of lost lives and assets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6852 MAY 01, 2014

Hallegatte, Stephane

Korea - Insurance core principles : detailed assessment of observance (English)

This report is an assessment of Korea's compliance with International Association of Insurance Supervisors' Insurance Core Principles (ICPs), as adopted in October 2011. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 89501 MAY 01, 2014

Albania - Insurance core principles : detailed assessment of observance (English)

This assessment of Albania's compliance with the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Insurance Core Principles (ICP) was carried out as part of the 2013 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 89246 FEB 01, 2014

Building Morocco's resilience : inputs for an integrated risk management strategy (English)

Top decision makers and governments worldwide are witnessing an accelerating number of major shocks-global financial crises, hyper-volatility in commodity prices, devastating natural disasters, intercontinental pandemics as well as the changing nature of terrorism threats. ... See More +

Working Paper 83782 JAN 30, 2014

Michel-Kerjan, Erwann; Scawthorn, Charles; Baeumler, Axel E. N.; Banerjee, Aditi; Rondot, Pierre; Medouar, Mohamed; Mahul, Olivier; Boudreau, Laura; Davila-Bonazzi, Antonia; Dana, Julie French

The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance (English)

Since 2012, there has been a rapid increase in the number of mobile microinsurance (MMI) products. The use of relatively low-cost mobile channels in microinsurance offers the potential to reach poorer and more remote clients, which in turn could reshape the microinsurance footprint and contribute to financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 88166 JAN 01, 2014

Tellez, Camilo; Zetterli, Peter Spanish, French

The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance : Le nouvel environnement mondial de la microassurance mobile (French)

Since 2012, there has been a rapid increase in the number of mobile microinsurance (MMI) products. The use of relatively low-cost mobile channels in microinsurance offers the potential to reach poorer and more remote clients, which in turn could reshape the microinsurance footprint and contribute to financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 88166 JAN 01, 2014

Tellez, Camilo; Zetterli, Peter English, Spanish

The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance : El nuevo panorama mundial del microseguro movil (Spanish)

Since 2012, there has been a rapid increase in the number of mobile microinsurance (MMI) products. The use of relatively low-cost mobile channels in microinsurance offers the potential to reach poorer and more remote clients, which in turn could reshape the microinsurance footprint and contribute to financial inclusion. ... See More +

Brief 88166 JAN 01, 2014

Tellez, Camilo; Zetterli, Peter English, French

Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria is exposed to nearly all types of climate extremes, including floods, droughts, and others, as well as earthquakes. The combination of insurance products, early warning systems, information campaigns, infrastructure adaptation measures, and strict regulations can be very useful in tackling the negative climate change impacts. ... See More +

Working Paper 89101 JAN 01, 2014

Shah, Jitendra; Milova, Eolina; Murisic, Maja; Kpundeh, Sydnella; Murthi, Mamta; Repnik, Markus; Ahmed, Kulsum

Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (English)

Bulgaria is exposed to nearly all types of climate extremes, including floods, droughts, and others, as well as earthquakes. The combination of insurance products, early warning systems, information campaigns, infrastructure adaptation measures, and strict regulations can be very useful in tackling the negative climate change impacts. ... See More +

Working Paper 89101 JAN 01, 2014

Shah, Jitendra; Milova, Eolina; Murisic, Maja; Kpundeh, Sydnella; Murthi, Mamta; Repnik, Markus; Ahmed, Kulsum

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Europe and Central Asia - Swiss Seco for South East and Central Europe Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Trust Fund Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 30, 2014 89674 Procurement Plan
Europe and Central Asia - South East Europe and Caucasus Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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JUL 30, 2014 89685 Procurement Plan
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6902 Policy Research Working Paper
Insurance and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6943 Policy Research Working Paper
Social assistance and labor market programs in Latin America : methodology and key findings from the social protection database (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88769 Working Paper
Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : pooling risk to safeguard against catastrophes generated by natural events (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 87924 Working Paper Spanish
Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : pooling risk to safeguard against catastrophes generated by natural events : Asociacion entre el Caribe y Centro America para aseguramiento contra riesgo catastrofico : agrupacion de riesgos para protegerse contra catastrofes generadas por eventos naturales (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2014 87924 Working Paper English
Central America - Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project (English)
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MAY 16, 2014 PAD994 Project Appraisal Document Spanish
Central America - Honduras and Nicaragua Catastrophe Risk Insurance Project : Amerique Centrale - Proyecto de Seguros Contra Riesgo de Catastrofe para Honduras y Nicaragua (Spanish)
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MAY 16, 2014 PAD994 Project Appraisal Document English
Economic resilience: definition and measurement : Economic resilience: definition and measurement (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6852 Policy Research Working Paper
Korea - Insurance core principles : detailed assessment of observance (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 89501 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Europe and Central Asia - South East Europe and Caucasus Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 31, 2014 86651 Procurement Plan
Progress report on mainstreaming disaster risk management in World Bank Group operations : meeting of the committee of the whole - chair summary (English)
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MAR 11, 2014 86481 Board Summary
Albania - Insurance core principles : detailed assessment of observance (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 89246 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Building Morocco's resilience : inputs for an integrated risk management strategy (English)
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JAN 30, 2014 83782 Working Paper French
The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88166 Brief Spanish, French
The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance : Le nouvel environnement mondial de la microassurance mobile (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 88166 Brief English, Spanish
The emerging global landscape of mobile microinsurance : El nuevo panorama mundial del microseguro movil (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 88166 Brief English, French
Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2014 89101 Working Paper
Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89101 Working Paper