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

Board Summary 91145 SEP 30, 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

Colombia - Bogota Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in support of the Second Phase of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program (English)

The Bogota Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in support of the Second Phase of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program of Colombia had a moderately satisfactory outcome with a moderately satisfactory performance from both the Bank and borrower. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2952 JUL 17, 2014

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

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

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 (Numbered Series) 88769 JUN 01, 2014

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

Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)

This focus note presents emerging evidence on selected behavioral biases relevant to financial consumer protection,5 their consequences, and how market conduct regulation and other measures might best reduce abuse and produce better services and ultimately better outcomes for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 90955 JUN 01, 2014

Mazer, Rafe; McKee, Katharine; Fiorillo, Alexandra

Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)

This focus note presents emerging evidence on selected behavioral biases relevant to financial consumer protection,5 their consequences, and how market conduct regulation and other measures might best reduce abuse and produce better services and ultimately better outcomes for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 90955 JUN 01, 2014

Mazer, Rafe; McKee, Katharine; Fiorillo, Alexandra

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

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

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Lebanon - Water Supply Augmentation Project : chair summary (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 91145 Board Summary
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
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
Colombia - Bogota Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in support of the Second Phase of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 ICR2952 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Insurance and inclusive growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6943 Policy Research 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
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 (Numbered Series)
Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90955 Brief
Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90955 Brief
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6902 Policy Research Working Paper
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