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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

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

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

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

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

Contractual savings, stock, and asset markets (English)

The authors study the relationship between the development of insurance, and contractual savings, (the assets and portfolio composition of pension funds, and life and non-life insurance companies) and the development of stock markets (market capitalization and value traded). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2490 NOV 30, 2000

Impavido, Gregorio; Musalem, Alberto R.

The decumulation (payout) phase of defined contribution pillars - policy issues in the provision of annuities and other benefits (English)

Most countries reforming their pension system, focus more on the accumulation phase, than on the decumulation (pay-out), because the number of beneficiaries is likely to be small initially, especially if older workers are discouraged from joining the new system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2464 OCT 31, 2000

James, Estelle; Vittas, Dimitri

Genuine saving as a sustainability indicator (English)

Growth theory provides the intellectual underpinning for expanded national accounting and, through the measure of genuine saving, an indicator of when economies are on an unsustainable development path. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 22744 OCT 31, 2000

Hamilton, Kirk

The World Bank economic review 14 (3) (English)

Saving in developing countries: an overview by Norman Loayza, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, and Luis Serven. Can Africa's saving collapse be reversed? by Ibrahim A. ... See More +

Publication 21716 SEP 30, 2000

Loayza, Norman; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Serven, Luis; Elbadawi, Ibrahim A.; Mwega, Francis M.; Denizer, Cevdet; Wolf, Holger C.; Montiel, Peter J.; Rodrik, Dani; Aron, Janine; Muellbauer, John; Kraay, Aart; Shankar, Rashmi; Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asl'; Levine, Ross Disclosed

Contractual savings or stock market development - Which leads? (English)

The authors study the relationship between the development of contractual savings (assets of pension funds, and life insurance companies) and non-life insurance, and, the development of stock markets (market capitalization and value traded). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2421 AUG 31, 2000

Catalan, Mario; Impavido, Gregorio; Musalem, Alberto R.

Household saving in developing countries: inequality, demographics and all that. how different are Latin America and South East (English)

East Asia and Latin America have diverged in several dimensions in the past three decades. This paper compares household saving behavior in two countries in each region, using synthetic cohort techniques, to shed light over some of their differences. ... See More +

Working Paper 28162 APR 11, 2000

Attanasio, Orazio; Szekely, Miquel

What drives private saving around the world? (English)

The authors investigate the policy and non-policy factors behind saving disparities, using a large panel data set and an encompassing approach including several relevant determinants of private saving. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2309 MAR 31, 2000

Loayza, Norman; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Serven, Luis

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From cash to accounts : switching how women save in Uganda (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98924 Brief
Developing annuities markets : the experience of Chile (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38060 Publication
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
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
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
Contractual savings, stock, and asset markets (English)
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NOV 30, 2000 WPS2490 Policy Research Working Paper
The decumulation (payout) phase of defined contribution pillars - policy issues in the provision of annuities and other benefits (English)
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OCT 31, 2000 WPS2464 Policy Research Working Paper
Genuine saving as a sustainability indicator (English)
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OCT 31, 2000 22744 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank economic review 14 (3) (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 21716 Publication
Contractual savings or stock market development - Which leads? (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 WPS2421 Policy Research Working Paper
Household saving in developing countries: inequality, demographics and all that. how different are Latin America and South East (English)
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APR 11, 2000 28162 Working Paper
What drives private saving around the world? (English)
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MAR 31, 2000 WPS2309 Policy Research Working Paper