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Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds : Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

The main goal of any pension system is to ensure that members receive an adequate pension income when they retire. Whilst traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans set out what that pension income will be in advance and then strive to deliver it, the growing number of defined contribution (DC) plans accumulates a sum of assets which can then be turned into a pension income on retirement. ... See More +

Working Paper 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

Defined contribution pension systems have faced criticism in the wake of the financial and economic crisis for not delivering adequate and sustainable pension incomes at retirement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6813 MAR 01, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (English)

The development objective of the Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project for Jordan is to enhance financial services and products and to strengthen financial protection mechanism for MSMEs, while enhancing governance. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD734 JAN 09, 2014

Can you help someone become financially capable ? a meta-analysis of the literature (English)

This paper presents a systematic and comprehensive meta-analysis of the literature on financial education interventions. The analysis focuses on financial education studies designed to strengthen the financial knowledge and behaviors of consumers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6745 JAN 01, 2014

Miller, Margaret; Reichelstein, Julia; Salas, Christian; Zia, Bilal

Bhutan - Private Sector Development Project (English)

The Private Sector Development Project for Bhutan had an overall satisfactory outcome, with the performances of both the Bank and the borrower being deemed satisfactory as well. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2850 DEC 31, 2013

The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil (English)

This paper studies the impact of a comprehensive financial education program spanning six states, 868 schools, and approximately 20,000 high school students in Brazil through a randomized control trial. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6723 DEC 01, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; de Souza Leao, Luciana; Legovini, Arianna; Marchetti, Rogelio; Zia, Bilal

Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge (English)

This report describes a baseline measure of the financial capability of the Mexican adult population. Chapter one describes the Mexican context and the rationale for the financial capability study. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 82134 NOV 01, 2013

Reddy, Rekha; Bruhn, Miriam; Tan, Congyan Spanish

Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge : Capacidades financieras en Mexico : resultados de la encuesta nacional sobre comportamientos, actitudes y conocimientos financieros (Spanish)

This report describes a baseline measure of the financial capability of the Mexican adult population. Chapter one describes the Mexican context and the rationale for the financial capability study. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 82134 NOV 01, 2013

Reddy, Rekha; Bruhn, Miriam; Tan, Congyan English

Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge (English)

Over the past decade Mexican consumers have witnessed a dramatic increase in the availability and diversity of consumer financial products. As financial products become more broadly available, financial capability - the ability of consumers to make sound financial decisions and use financial products effectively and responsibly is of crucial importance in accelerating financial inclusion. ... See More +

Working Paper 83568 NOV 01, 2013

Reddy, Rekha; Bruhn, Miriam; Tan, Congyan

Peru - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (English)

The diagnostic review for consumer protection and financial literacy (CPFL) provides a detailed assessment of the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework for consumer protection in four segments of the financial. ... See More +

Working Paper 84655 NOV 01, 2013

Byskov, Steen; Jaeger, Johanna; Caal, Guillermo; Den-Toll, Karen; Karmali, Nadeem; Rutman, Jose; Thomas, David; Izaguirre, Juan Carlos

Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (English)

Project Information Document 83816 OCT 20, 2013

Arabic

Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (Arabic)

Project Information Document 83816 OCT 20, 2013

English

Africa impact evaluation update : evidence to inform development operations (English)

This quarterly publication provides the latest rigorous evidence on crucial issues for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each article aims to give specific evidence-based information. ... See More +

Working Paper 81742 OCT 01, 2013

Evans, David; Kirkwood, Daniel; Buitano, Mapi; Berman, Beatrice

Responsible lending : overview of regulatory tools (English)

This paper provides an overview of key regulatory actions a government may implement to support responsible lending. It covers a range of possible interventions, including the provision of information, developing consumers' ability to use that information, formal requirements for responsible behavior of the lenders, and regulatory limits for loans. ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 83284 OCT 01, 2013

Nigeria - Housing Finance Project (English)

The objective of the Housing Finance Project for Nigeria is to increase access to housing finance by deepening primary and secondary mortgage markets in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 78760 AUG 30, 2013

Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? ... See More +

Brief 81450 AUG 14, 2013

Cole, Shawn; Sampson, Thomas; Zia, Bilal

Indonesia - Who you train matters identifying complementary effects of financial education on migrant households (English)

This brief summarizes who you train matters identifying complementary effects of financial education on migrant household. There has long been a concern among policymakers that too much of remittances are consumed and too little saved, limiting the development impact of migration. ... See More +

Brief 81523 AUG 14, 2013

Doi, Yoko; McKenzie, David; Zia, Bilal

Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)

This brief summarizes why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico. The financial literacy course lasts approximately a half day. ... See More +

Brief 81524 AUG 14, 2013

Bruhn, Miriam; Ibarra, Gabriel Lara; McKenzie, David

Financial capability surveys around the World : why financial capability is important and how surveys can help (English)

Financial capability is increasingly becoming a priority for policymakers in both high income and emerging economies, as it is recognized as contributing to financial stability, financial inclusion, and to the effective functioning of financial markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 80767 AUG 01, 2013

Zottel, Siegfried; Perotti, Valeria; Bolaji-Adio, Adedayo

Paving the road to better financial decision-making in Mongolia (English)

Financial capability has become a priority for policy makers seeking to promote beneficial financial inclusion and to ensure financial stability and functioning financial markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 82057 AUG 01, 2013

Zottel, Siegfried; Perotti, Valeria; Heidelk, Tillmann Mongolian

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Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds : Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Working Paper
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (English)
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JAN 09, 2014 PAD734 Project Appraisal Document
Can you help someone become financially capable ? a meta-analysis of the literature (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6745 Policy Research Working Paper
Bhutan - Private Sector Development Project (English)
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DEC 31, 2013 ICR2850 Implementation Completion and Results Report
The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6723 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82134 Other Financial Sector Study Spanish
Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge : Capacidades financieras en Mexico : resultados de la encuesta nacional sobre comportamientos, actitudes y conocimientos financieros (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2013 82134 Other Financial Sector Study English
Financial capability in Mexico : results from a national survey on financial behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83568 Working Paper
Peru - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84655 Working Paper
Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (English)
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OCT 20, 2013 83816 Project Information Document Arabic
Jordan - Enhancing Governance and Strengthening the Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project (Arabic)
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OCT 20, 2013 83816 Project Information Document English
Africa impact evaluation update : evidence to inform development operations (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81742 Working Paper
Responsible lending : overview of regulatory tools (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 83284 Other Financial Sector Study
Nigeria - Housing Finance Project (English)
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AUG 30, 2013 78760 Project Appraisal Document
Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81450 Brief
Indonesia - Who you train matters identifying complementary effects of financial education on migrant households (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81523 Brief
Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular? Experimental evidence from Mexico (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81524 Brief
Financial capability surveys around the World : why financial capability is important and how surveys can help (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80767 Working Paper
Paving the road to better financial decision-making in Mongolia (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 82057 Working Paper Mongolian