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Enhancing access to finance for technology entrepreneurs : analysis of highly innovative, high growth start-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Nepal (English)

Highly innovative (HI) start-ups in developing countries generally lack financial resources and access to a sufficient customer base to effectively scale and grow their businesses. ... See More +

Working Paper 93034 DEC 06, 2014

Chellapen, Yanese; Arasaratnam, Amirthan; Shen, Fangda

Promoting womenapos;s economic empowerment : what works ? (English)

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the client. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7087 NOV 01, 2014

Buvinic, Mayra; Furst-Nichols, Rebecca

Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes, and offers a large number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean

Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)

Among other common forms of government financial control, caps on interest rates have been declining over the past several decades as most industrialized countries and a rising number of developing countries continue liberalizing their financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7070 OCT 01, 2014

Maimbo, Samuel Munzele; Henriquez Gallegos, Claudia Alejandra

Bhutan - Country assistance strategy completion report (CASCR) review for the period FY2011-14 : IEG review (English)

This review examines the implementation of the FY11-FY14 Bhutan Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) of FY11and the CPS Progress Report (CPSPR) of FY13, and assesses the CPS Completion Report (CPSCR). ... See More +

CAS Completion Report Review 90720 SEP 12, 2014

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (English)

The key findings and recommendations presented in this report cover 4 main areas: financial inclusion, financial capability, relationship between financial inclusion and capability, and financial consumer protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 88901 AUG 01, 2014

Zottel, Siegfried; Ortega, Claudia Ruiz; Xu, Sarah Yan Portuguese

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment : Fortalecendo a capacidade e a inclusão financeira em Moçambique : avaliação ao lado da demanda (Portuguese)

The key findings and recommendations presented in this report cover 4 main areas: financial inclusion, financial capability, relationship between financial inclusion and capability, and financial consumer protection. ... See More +

Working Paper 88901 AUG 01, 2014

Zottel, Siegfried; Ortega, Claudia Ruiz; Xu, Sarah Yan English

Mozambique - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Operation Project (English)

The development objective of the First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Operation (FSDPO) Project for Mozambique is to reinforce financial stability, increase access to finance by households and firms, and enhance the development of long-term financial markets. ... See More +

Program Document 77556 JUN 16, 2014

Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (English)

An audit study was conducted in peri-urban Mexico to understand the quality of information and products offered to low-income potential customers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6902 JUN 01, 2014

Gine, Xavier; Martinez Cuellar, Cristina; Mazer, Rafael Keenan

Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)

This focus note presents emerging evidence on selected behavioral biases relevant to financial consumer protection,5 their consequences, and how market conduct regulation and other measures might best reduce abuse and produce better services and ultimately better outcomes for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 90955 JUN 01, 2014

Mazer, Rafe; McKee, Katharine; Fiorillo, Alexandra

Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)

This focus note presents emerging evidence on selected behavioral biases relevant to financial consumer protection,5 their consequences, and how market conduct regulation and other measures might best reduce abuse and produce better services and ultimately better outcomes for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 90955 JUN 01, 2014

Mazer, Rafe; McKee, Katharine; Fiorillo, Alexandra

Poland - Country economic memorandum : saving for growth and prosperous aging (English)

The recent financial crisis has emphasized the role of national saving for rising economic growth and promoting development. Since the crisis began, global markets have experienced deteriorating public finances, household deleveraging, differing speeds of recovery, and eroding confidence in financial systems, all of which have deterred long-term investments. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 88624 JUN 01, 2014

Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan Program (English)

The Indonesia Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan aims to promote the development of a stable, efficient and inclusive financial sector to help the Government of Indonesia (GOI) achieve its medium-term economic development and poverty reduction goals. ... See More +

Program Document 93252 MAY 20, 2014

Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC) - Vienna : annual report 2013 (English)

Financial sector development and stability is critical to the growth and shared prosperity of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. The World Bankapos;s regional strategy, reconfirmed with the Board in January 2013, revolves around interventions in the competitiveness area (where financial sector work features among the Bankapos;s key delivery channels), in addition to interventions in adjoining pillars on social inclusion and climate change. ... See More +

Annual Report 88087 MAY 19, 2014

Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (English)

Following a ten-year civil war that ended in 2006 and led to the transition from a centuries-old monarchy to a republic based on a multi-party democracy, Nepal remains at a crossroads. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 83148 MAY 01, 2014

Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)

There is a growing interest in the role that entrepreneurship can play as a catalyst to achieve economic and social development objectives, including growth, innovation, employment, and equity. ... See More +

Publication 87599 APR 22, 2014

Valerio, Alexandria; Parton, Brent; Robb, Alicia

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Enhancing access to finance for technology entrepreneurs : analysis of highly innovative, high growth start-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Nepal (English)
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DEC 06, 2014 93034 Working Paper
Promoting womenapos;s economic empowerment : what works ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7087 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 Policy Research Working Paper
Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7070 Policy Research Working Paper
Bhutan - Country assistance strategy completion report (CASCR) review for the period FY2011-14 : IEG review (English)
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SEP 12, 2014 90720 CAS Completion Report Review
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) - Enhancing Microfinance Amongst Women and Youth in MENA Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation de marche (French)
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SEP 05, 2014 91298 Procurement Plan
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 88901 Working Paper Portuguese
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Mozambique : a demand-side assessment : Fortalecendo a capacidade e a inclusão financeira em Moçambique : avaliação ao lado da demanda (Portuguese)
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AUG 01, 2014 88901 Working Paper English
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) - Enhancing Microfinance Amongst Women and Youth in MENA Project : procurement plan : Plan de passation de marche (French)
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JUL 24, 2014 90428 Procurement Plan
Mozambique - First Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 16, 2014 77556 Program Document
Financial (dis-)information : evidence from an audit study in Mexico (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6902 Policy Research Working Paper
Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90955 Brief
Applying behavioral insights in consumer protection policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90955 Brief
Poland - Country economic memorandum : saving for growth and prosperous aging (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88624 Country Economic Memorandum
Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 93252 Program Document
Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC) - Vienna : annual report 2013 (English)
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MAY 19, 2014 88087 Annual Report
Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 83148 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Kyrgyz - diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90422 Working Paper
Kyrgyz - diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90422 Working Paper
Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87599 Publication