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The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)

Younger adults make up a disproportionately large share of unbanked adults worldwide. Data from the Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database show that 44 percent of youth (ages 18-25) have an account at a formal financial institution, compared with 55 percent of older adults (ages 26-64). ... See More +

Brief 82398 OCT 01, 2013

Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Kumar, Atisha; Randall, Douglas

Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society (English)

It is typically assumed that being hard-working or clever is a trait of the person, in the sense that it is always there, in a fixed manner. However, in an experiment with almost 600 boys in India, cues to one's place in the traditional caste order turn out to influence the expression of these traits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6223 OCT 01, 2012

Pandey, Priyanka; Hoff, Karla

ThE-Junction newsletter (fiftieth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: diversity: the essence of institution; humble beginnings to ambassador; a letter from Rashad Kaldany, acting International finance Corporation (IFC) Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and gay around the globe. ... See More +

Newsletter 72966 SEP 28, 2012

Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi (English)

In many African countries, the timing of important life events -- such as school-leaving, first marriage, and entry into the labor market -- is thought to be strongly tied to migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6200 SEP 01, 2012

Poulin, Michelle; Beegle, Kathleen

How can countries' Talent Abroad help transform institutions at home? : instruments and policies of diaspora engagement (English)

This note draws a parallel between a venture entrepreneur developing her high-risk high return venture with the help of a network of professional service providers and investors and a diaspora member constructing, with support of her own problem-solving networks, a portfolio of project with her home country‘s institutions. ... See More +

Working Paper 70380 JAN 01, 2012

Kuznetsov, Yevgeny

Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : FY07-12 Diversity and inclusion strategy - 2011 Annual update to the Human Resources Committee (English)

On November 30, 2011, the Human Resources Committee (HRC) considered the fourth annual update of the FY07-12 Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: 2011 Annual Update to the Human Resources Committee (HRC2011-0010). ... See More +

Board Report 67118 NOV 30, 2011

Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences (English)

Economists have traditionally treated preferences as exogenously given. Preferences are assumed to be influenced by neither beliefs nor the constraints people face. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5760 AUG 01, 2011

Fehr, Ernst; Hoff, Karla

ThE-Junction newsletter (twenty-fourth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: profiles in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leadership; project: ambassador; and aperture: good practice in D&I. ... See More +

Newsletter 57304 OCT 14, 2010

Guatemala - Participacion de la mujer en el proceso de toma de decisiones en tierras comunales (Spanish)

This study is an outgrowth of a previous study on communal land in Guatemala. The purpose is to identify which are the factors that determine low representation and participation by women in the decision-making process in indigenous and peasant organizations. ... See More +

Policy Note 70643 JUN 30, 2010

Contreras, Ana Violeta Reyna

ThE-Junction newsletter (eighteenth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: diversity awards give tribute to "leaders in the new bank"; Hoff on ideology: implications for development policy? ... See More +

Newsletter 54181 APR 17, 2010

ThE-Junction newsletter (sixteenth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: micro inequities: the power of small; Robbins to Administrative and Client Support (ACS): embracing change now; and Banaji: awareness of 'mind bugs' fights exclusion. ... See More +

Newsletter 53776 MAR 29, 2010

ThE-Junction newsletter (fourteenth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: coming soon: celebration of diversity month; Thunell inaugurates International Finance Corporation (IFC) diversity and inclusion coordinators; and diversity: a U.S. maritime perspective. ... See More +

Newsletter 53288 FEB 26, 2010

Social norms and communication influence (English)

Social norms can be understood as either 'what most people think and do' or, alternatively, 'what individuals believe most people think and do.' ... See More +

Brief 52628 JAN 01, 2010

The long-run impacts of adult deaths on older household members in Tanzania (English)

HIV/AIDS is drastically changing the demographic landscape in high-prevalence countries in Africa. The prime-age adult population bears the majority of the mortality burden. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5037 SEP 01, 2009

Adhvaryu, Achyuta R.; Beegle, Kathleen

Caste and punishment : the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement (English)

Well-functioning groups enforce social norms that restrain opportunism, but the social structure of a society may encourage or inhibit norm enforcement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5040 SEP 01, 2009

Fehr, Ernst; Hoff, Karla; Kshetramade, Mayuresh

ThE-Junction newsletter (seventh edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: Information Solutions Group (ISG): diversity, one step at a time; question and answer (Q&A) with Fayez Choudhury; International Bank and Reconstruction Development (IBRD) diversity indicators country directors and country managers; external good practice corner; and beyond diversity to inclusion and human equity. ... See More +

Newsletter 51643 JUN 15, 2009

International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility (English)

This paper examines the relationship between international migration and source country fertility. The impact of international migration on source country fertility may have a number of causes, including a transfer of destination countries' fertility norms and an incentive to acquire more education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4925 MAY 01, 2009

Beine, Michel; Schiff, Maurice; Docquier, Frederic

ThE-Junction newsletter (fourth edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: diversity awards cap month-long celebration; Robbins: stories to spark diversity dialogue; animating diversity: and World Bank Institution (WBI) quiz show is big hit. ... See More +

Newsletter 51640 APR 06, 2009

ThE-Junction newsletter (third edition) (English)

ThE-Junction newsletter includes the following headings: testing personal prejudice: a prerequisite for progress; protection equal rights; Qureshi: harnessing diversity for an effective organization; and international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. ... See More +

Newsletter 51639 MAR 30, 2009

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The Global Findex database : financial inclusion of youth (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82398 Brief
Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6223 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (fiftieth edition) (English)
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SEP 28, 2012 72966 Newsletter
Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6200 Policy Research Working Paper
How can countries' Talent Abroad help transform institutions at home? : instruments and policies of diaspora engagement (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 70380 Working Paper
Report to the Board from the Human Resources Committee : FY07-12 Diversity and inclusion strategy - 2011 Annual update to the Human Resources Committee (English)
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NOV 30, 2011 67118 Board Report
Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5760 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (twenty-fourth edition) (English)
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OCT 14, 2010 57304 Newsletter
Guatemala - Participacion de la mujer en el proceso de toma de decisiones en tierras comunales (Spanish)
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JUN 30, 2010 70643 Policy Note
ThE-Junction newsletter (eighteenth edition) (English)
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APR 17, 2010 54181 Newsletter
ThE-Junction newsletter (sixteenth edition) (English)
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MAR 29, 2010 53776 Newsletter
ThE-Junction newsletter (fourteenth edition) (English)
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FEB 26, 2010 53288 Newsletter
Social norms and communication influence (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52628 Brief
Senegal - Second Agricultural Services Producer Organizations Project : procurement plan : Senegal - Plan de passation des marches : procurement plan (French)
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JAN 01, 2010 55249 Procurement Plan
The long-run impacts of adult deaths on older household members in Tanzania (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5037 Policy Research Working Paper
Caste and punishment : the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5040 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (seventh edition) (English)
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JUN 15, 2009 51643 Newsletter
International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4925 Policy Research Working Paper
ThE-Junction newsletter (fourth edition) (English)
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APR 06, 2009 51640 Newsletter
ThE-Junction newsletter (third edition) (English)
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MAR 30, 2009 51639 Newsletter