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Honduras - Additional Financing (AF) for the Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Additional Financing (AF) for the Social Protection Project for Honduras are to: (i) strengthen institutional capacity of the Ministry of the Presidency and the Family Allowance Program (PRAF) agency to administer and manage a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program through the development of mechanisms and instruments for targeting of beneficiaries, monitoring compliance, making payments and transparency; and (ii) increase school attendance among students in grades 1 to 6 and the utilization of preventive health services among families participating in the CCT Program. ... See More +

Project Paper PAD1245 FEB 26, 2015

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal

Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)

This review of the Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy Framework (CPFL) in Paraguay was undertaken in response to a request for technical assistance in this area made by the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP). ... See More +

Working Paper 93928 JAN 01, 2015

Spanish

Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Paraguay estudio de diagnostico de proteccion del consumidor y educacion financiera : principales hallazgos y recomendaciones (Spanish)

This review of the Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy Framework (CPFL) in Paraguay was undertaken in response to a request for technical assistance in this area made by the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP). ... See More +

Working Paper 93928 JAN 01, 2015

English

Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)

This review of the Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy Framework (CPFL) in Paraguay was undertaken in response to a request for technical assistance in this area made by the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP). ... See More +

Working Paper 93928 JAN 01, 2015

Spanish

Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Paraguay estudio de diagnostico de proteccion del consumidor y educacion financiera : comparacion con las Buenas Practicas (Spanish)

This review of the Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy Framework (CPFL) in Paraguay was undertaken in response to a request for technical assistance in this area made by the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP). ... See More +

Working Paper 93928 JAN 01, 2015

English

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

Paraguay - Strategy of alliance for fiscal years 2015-18 (English)

Paraguay is undergoing a dynamic transformation. While historically often lagging behind the economic performance in the region, growth and poverty reduction kept pace with the ‘golden decade’ in Latin America recently: economic activity expanded on average by 4.9 percent annually from 2003 to 2013 while poverty was almost halved, dropping from 44 percent to 24 percent during the same period. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 93619 DEC 01, 2014

Spanish

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

The World Bank Group, at the request of the Moroccan Central Bank (Banque Al-Maghrib BAM), completed a demand-side assessment on financial capability and inclusion in Morocco. ... See More +

Working Paper 94185 DEC 01, 2014

Zottel, Siegfried; Ortega, Claudia Ruiz; Randall, Douglas; Xu, Sarah Yan

Paraguay - National financial inclusion strategy 2014-2018 (English)

In support of the National Development Plan and in recognition of its commitment to the Maya Declaration process for financial inclusion the Central Bank of Paraguay (BCP), Ministry of Finance (MH), Secretary of Planning (STP), and National Institute of Cooperativism (INCOOP) put forward this National Financial Inclusion Strategy (ENIF for the Spanish name of Estrategia Nacional de Inclusion Financiera). ... See More +

Working Paper 95392 DEC 01, 2014

Grace, Dave; Hwang, Jane; Mora, Alfonso Garcia

Paraguay - Country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)

Paraguay is undergoing a dynamic transformation. While historically often lagging behind the economic performance in the region, growth and poverty reduction kept pace with the ‘golden decade’ in Latin America recently: economic activity expanded on average by 4.9 percent annually from 2003 to 2013 while poverty was almost halved, dropping from 44 percent to 24 percent during the same period. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 82487 NOV 07, 2014

Promoting womens 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

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Honduras - Additional Financing (AF) for the Social Protection Project : restructuring (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 PAD1245 Project Paper
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
Guidance note on the development and implementation of national strstegies on financial education and of financial education programmes (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94246 Working Paper
Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Key findings and recommendations (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93928 Working Paper Spanish
Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy : Paraguay estudio de diagnostico de proteccion del consumidor y educacion financiera : principales hallazgos y recomendaciones (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 93928 Working Paper English
Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Comparison with good practices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93928 Working Paper Spanish
Paraguay diagnostic review of consumer protection and financial literacy (Vol. 2) : Paraguay estudio de diagnostico de proteccion del consumidor y educacion financiera : comparacion con las Buenas Practicas (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2015 93928 Working Paper English
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
Paraguay - Strategy of alliance for fiscal years 2015-18 (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 93619 Country Assistance Strategy Document Spanish
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Morocco : a demand-side assessment (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 94185 Working Paper
Paraguay - National financial inclusion strategy 2014-2018 (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 95392 Working Paper
Paraguay - Country partnership strategy for the period FY15-FY18 (English)
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NOV 07, 2014 82487 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Promoting womens 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