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From cash to accounts : switching how women save in Uganda (English)

In Sub Saharan Africa women are often not protecting their savings through formal devices but instead keeping their savings in more vulnerable savings options. ... See More +

Brief 98924 JUL 01, 2015

Buehren,Niklas Disclosed

Bangladesh - Strengthening the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 91196 SEP 01, 2014

Disclosed

Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ? (English)

Private sugar processors in Andhra Pradesh, India use an unusual form of vertical coordination. They issue 'permits' to selected cane growers a few weeks before harvest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6975 JUL 01, 2014

Patlolla, Sandhyarani; Goodhue, Rachael E.; Sexton, Richard J. Disclosed

Developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)

Demographic aging strains pension systems around the world, leading frequently to large pension expenditures and deficits. The increasing awareness of a looming pension crisis has led to a wave of pension reforms, particularly in the last decade. ... See More +

Publication 38060 NOV 01, 2006

Rocha, Roberto; Thorburn, Craig Disclosed

Determinants of saving in Pakistan (English)

Pakistan has experienced strong spurts of economic growth since its independence in 1947, and the economy is in a rapid expansion again with an annual output growth averaging 6 percent for the last four years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37631 AUG 01, 2006

Vincelette, Gallina A. Disclosed

How will China's saving-investment balance evolve ? (English)

This paper investigates how China's saving, investment, and saving-investment balance will evolve in the decades ahead. Household saving in China is relatively high compared with OECD countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3958 JUL 01, 2006

Kuijs, Louis Disclosed

An analysis of money's worth ratios in Chile (English)

Empirical analyses of annuities markets have been limited to a few industrial countries and restricted by data limitations. Chile provides excellent conditions for research on annuities because of the depth of its market and the availability of data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3926 MAY 01, 2006

Thorburn, Craig; Rocha, Roberto; Morales, Marco Disclosed

Piloting index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia (English)

The newsletter describes the index-based livestock insurance program in Mongolia designed in the context of a World Bank lending operation with the Government of Mongolia. ... See More +

Newsletter 38956 MAR 01, 2006

Mahul, Olivier; Skees, Jerry

Testing genuine saving (English)

The World Bank has been publishing estimates of adjusted net or "genuine" saving since 1999. This measure of saving treats depletion of natural resources as a type of economic depreciation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3577 APR 01, 2005

Hamilton, Kirk Disclosed

Supervision : building public confidence in mandatory funded pensions : La supersion : como generar confianza public en las pensiones capitalizadas obligatorias (Spanish)

The regulation and supervision of individual pension accounts has been a neglected issue. In contrast, much has been written on financing the transition to funded pensions and the design of benefits. ... See More +

Brief 33387 JAN 01, 2005

Whitehouse, Edward French, English

Pension funds and national saving (English)

The authors conduct an empirical study on the effect of the accumulation of pension fund financial assets, on national saving, using a panel of 43 industrial, and developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3410 SEP 01, 2004

Lopez Murphy, Pablo; Musalem, Alberto R.

Insurance regulation in Jordan : New rules--old system (English)

The Jordanian insurance market has been free from extensive state ownership and pervasive premium, product, investment, and reinsurance controls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3298 MAY 01, 2004

Vittas, Dimitri

Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Chinese)

Over two billion people worldwide lack any type of formal social security protection. Poor people are the least likely to benefit from coverage, yet they are the most vulnerable to risk and economic stress. ... See More +

Brief 34207 DEC 01, 2003

Latortue, Alexia; Cohen, Monique; McCord, Michael J.; Churchill, Craig Arabic, Russian, French, English Disclosed

Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Arabic)

Over two billion people worldwide lack any type of formal social security protection. Poor people are the least likely to benefit from coverage, yet they are the most vulnerable to risk and economic stress. ... See More +

Brief 34207 DEC 01, 2003

Latortue, Alexia; Cohen, Monique; McCord, Michael J.; Churchill, Craig Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Russian)

Over two billion people worldwide lack any type of formal social security protection. Poor people are the least likely to benefit from coverage, yet they are the most vulnerable to risk and economic stress. ... See More +

Brief 34207 DEC 01, 2003

Latortue, Alexia; Cohen, Monique; McCord, Michael J.; Churchill, Craig Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (English)

Over two billion people worldwide lack any type of formal social security protection. Poor people are the least likely to benefit from coverage, yet they are the most vulnerable to risk and economic stress. ... See More +

Brief 34207 DEC 01, 2003

Latortue, Alexia; Cohen, Monique; McCord, Michael J.; Churchill, Craig Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

The role of occupational pension funds in Mauritius (English)

Mauritius belongs to a select group of developing countries where contractual savings-savings with insurance companies and pension funds-exceed 40 percent of GDP and represent a major potential force in the local financial system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3033 APR 30, 2003

Vittas, Dimitri

Argentina - Report on the observance of standards and codes (ROSC) : insolvency and creditor rights systems : Argentina - Reporte de observancia de standares y codigos (ROSC) : sistemas de insolvencia y de derechos de credito (Spanish)

In 1995, Argentina enacted a new modern insolvency law that substantially improved corporate liquidations and rehabilitations. After almost seven years of experience, some legal and institutional weaknesses persist: (1) corporate workouts are difficult in practice; (2) the unified insolvency regime causes severe problems in judicial interpretation of many legal provisions, causing court congestion with insolvency cases; (3) an uneven playing field discourages rehabilitation; (4) a lack of insolvency specialization among judges impedes efficiency and uniformity in large commercial centers; and (5) sindicos are perceived as lacking objectivity and sufficient expertise to manage complex restructurings. ... See More +

Insolvency Assessment (ROSC) 37454 JUN 01, 2002

English Disclosed

Determinants of life insurance consumption across countries (English)

The importance of life insurance companies as part of the financial sector has significantly increased over the past decades, both as provider of important financial services to consumers and as a major investor in the capital market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2792 FEB 28, 2002

Beck, Thorsten; Webb, Ian

Contractual savings institutions and banks' stability and efficiency (English)

The authors analyze the relationship between the development of contractual savings institutions and banks' efficiency, credit, and liquidity risks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2751 DEC 31, 2001

Impavido, Gregorio; Musalem, Alberto R.; Tressel, Thierry

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From cash to accounts : switching how women save in Uganda (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98924 Brief
Bangladesh - Strengthening the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General Project : procurement plan (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91196 Procurement Plan
Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production : ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6975 Policy Research Working Paper
Developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38060 Publication
Determinants of saving in Pakistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 37631 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
How will China's saving-investment balance evolve ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2006 WPS3958 Policy Research Working Paper
An analysis of money's worth ratios in Chile (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3926 Policy Research Working Paper
Piloting index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 38956 Newsletter
Testing genuine saving (English)
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APR 01, 2005 WPS3577 Policy Research Working Paper
Supervision : building public confidence in mandatory funded pensions : La supersion : como generar confianza public en las pensiones capitalizadas obligatorias (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2005 33387 Brief French, English
Pension funds and national saving (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 WPS3410 Policy Research Working Paper
Insurance regulation in Jordan : New rules--old system (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3298 Policy Research Working Paper
Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2003 34207 Brief Arabic, Russian, French, English
Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2003 34207 Brief Russian, French, Chinese, English
Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2003 34207 Brief Arabic, French, Chinese, English
Microinsurance : a risk management strategy (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 34207 Brief Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
The role of occupational pension funds in Mauritius (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3033 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - Report on the observance of standards and codes (ROSC) : insolvency and creditor rights systems : Argentina - Reporte de observancia de standares y codigos (ROSC) : sistemas de insolvencia y de derechos de credito (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2002 37454 Insolvency Assessment (ROSC) English
Determinants of life insurance consumption across countries (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 WPS2792 Policy Research Working Paper
Contractual savings institutions and banks' stability and efficiency (English)
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DEC 31, 2001 WPS2751 Policy Research Working Paper