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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

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 73186 MAY 20, 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

Electronic G2P payments : evidence from four lower-income countries (English)

This focus note presents the evidence gained from a comprehensive study of the experiences in developing and implementing e-payment schemes linked to financial inclusion in four lower-income countries, Haiti, Kenya, the Philippines, and Uganda. ... See More +

Brief 88170 APR 01, 2014

Zimmerman, Jamie M; Bohling, Kristy; Parker, Sarah Rotman

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 +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Pakistan - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 1 of 2) : Key findings and recommendations (English)

The diagnostic review for Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (CPFL) provides a detailed assessment of the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework in four segments of the financial sector: banking, microfinance, securities, and insurance. ... See More +

Working Paper 87763 MAR 01, 2014

Pakistan - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2 of 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

The diagnostic review for Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy (CPFL) provides a detailed assessment of the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework in four segments of the financial sector: banking, microfinance, securities, and insurance. ... See More +

Working Paper 87763 MAR 01, 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 Bank's regional strategy, reconfirmed with the Board in January 2013, revolves around interventions in the competitiveness area (where financial sector work features among the Bank's key delivery channels), in addition to interventions in adjoining pillars on social inclusion and climate change. ... See More +

Annual Report 88087 MAR 01, 2014

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 (Arabic)

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 22, 2014

English

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

Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (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 +

Working Paper 88866 JAN 01, 2014

Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (Nepali)

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 +

Working Paper 88866 JAN 01, 2014

English

Enhancing financial capability and behavior in low- and middle-income countries (English)

The Russia Trust Fund for Financial Literacy and Education was set up to support the advancement of financial literacy and capability in low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 89033 JAN 01, 2014

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

Making recourse work for base-of-the-pyramid financial consumers : Sistemas de recurso eficaces para los consumidores de servicios financieros de la base de la piramide (Spanish)

This case demonstrates some of the challenges base-of-the-pyramid (BoP) consumers face with the products and providers they use, and how access to effective non-judicial recourse options can help bridge gaps that are essential to building healthy financial inclusion in emerging markets and developing economies. ... See More +

Brief 88167 DEC 01, 2013

Chapman, Megan; Mazer, Rafael English, French

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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
Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 73186 Program Document
Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 83148 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Entrepreneurship education and training programs around the world : dimensions for success (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87599 Publication
Electronic G2P payments : evidence from four lower-income countries (English)
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APR 01, 2014 88170 Brief
Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Economic Updates and Modeling
Pakistan - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 1 of 2) : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 87763 Working Paper
Pakistan - Diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2 of 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 87763 Working Paper
Financial Sector Advisory Center (FinSAC) - Vienna annual report 2013 (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 88087 Annual Report
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 (Arabic)
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JAN 22, 2014 PAD734 Project Appraisal Document English
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
Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 88866 Working Paper
Nepal - Country partnership strategy for the period FY 2014-2018 (Vol. 2 of 2) : Executive summary (Nepali)
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JAN 01, 2014 88866 Working Paper English
Enhancing financial capability and behavior in low- and middle-income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89033 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
Making recourse work for base-of-the-pyramid financial consumers : Sistemas de recurso eficaces para los consumidores de servicios financieros de la base de la piramide (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2013 88167 Brief English, French