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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

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

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 Spanish, Russian, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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 Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, 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 Spanish, Arabic, French, Chinese, English Disclosed

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

Saving - what do we know, and why do we care? (Chinese)

In principle, there is little reason people, and countries facing different shocks, and income streams should strive for optimal saving rates. But in practice, the inter-temporal choices that underlie saving, are subject to externalities, market failures, and policy distortions, that can cause saving rates to differ from welfare-maximizing levels. ... See More +

Brief 26711 AUG 30, 1999

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