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The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)

Policy makers and regulators have devoted much effort to reforms aimed at improving financial stability in response to lessons from the 2007-09 crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7722 JUN 21, 2016

Cihak,Martin; Mare,Davide Salvatore; Melecky,Martin Disclosed

Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)

Financial capability, as defined by the World Bank and in this report, is the capacity to act in one’s best financial interest, given socioeconomic and environmental conditions. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS18885 JUN 15, 2016

Zottel,Siegfried; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Khoury, Fares Disclosed

Sao Tome and Principe - First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project (English)

Ratings for the First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project for Sao Tome and Principe were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, risk to global environment outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR00003735 JUN 14, 2016

Disclosed

Saving for old age (English)

Countries around the world face a retirement crisis brought on by aging populations, declining birthrates, and fiscal shortfalls. As a result, policy makers increasingly seek to understand retirement savings patterns, a crucial component of the safety net for the elderly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7693 JUN 02, 2016

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Klapper,Leora; Panos,Georgios A. Disclosed

India - Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project (English)

The development objective of Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project in India is to improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women in select districts of Jharkhand. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1630 MAY 27, 2016

Disclosed

Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-20 (English)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) covers the five-year period FY16-20. Anchored in the government’s medium-term development plan as outlined in a January 2015 Cabinet of Ministers Program of Action, it also reflects the analysis and recommendations of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) 2015 Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Uzbekistan and the lessons learned from the Completion Report of the previous CPS. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 105771 MAY 19, 2016

Russian Disclosed

Nigeria – National Social Safety Nets Project (English)

The development objective of the National Social Safety Nets Project for Nigeria is to provide access to targeted transfers to poor and vulnerable households under an expanded national social safety nets system. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1687 MAY 16, 2016

Disclosed

Cambodia - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)

This Country Engagement Note (CEN) provides a framework for the partnership between Cambodia and the World Bank Group (WBG) during FY2016-2017. ... See More +

Country Engagement Note 104843 APR 27, 2016

Disclosed

The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)

The youth unemployment rate is exceptionally high in developing countries. Because the quality of education is arguably one of the most important determinants of youth's labor force participation, governments worldwide have responded by creating job training and placement services programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7656 APR 27, 2016

Chakravarty,Shubha; Lundberg,Mattias K. A.; Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Zenker,Juliane Disclosed

Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)

A business plan competition is conducted to test whether survey instruments or panel judges are able to identify the fastest growing firms. Participants submitted six- to eight-page business plans and defended them before a three- or four-judge panel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7647 APR 20, 2016

Fafchamps,Marcel; Woodruff,Christopher M. Disclosed

Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (English)

While remaining robust, growth in 2015 eased slightly to 7.0 percent, slightly below the 7.1 percent achieved in 2014. The performance of the garment sector improved in 2015, while signs of economic moderation and weakness persisted in the tourism and agriculture sectors, respectively. ... See More +

Working Paper 104756 APR 11, 2016

Ly,Sodeth Khmer Disclosed

Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)

Procurement Plan 104923 APR 01, 2016

Disclosed

India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)

Ratings for the Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project for India were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Status and Results Report ICR3711 MAR 23, 2016

Disclosed

Financial inclusion and financial capability in Morobe and Madang Provinces, Papua New Guinea (English)

This first national survey of financial capacity among Papua New Guinea (PNG) population presents the initial findings that are of particular relevance to the country’s policy makers, educators and researchers. ... See More +

Working Paper 105185 MAR 16, 2016

Wei Zhang Disclosed

India - Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (English)

Ratings for the Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project for India were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderate, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3538 MAR 05, 2016

Disclosed

Colombia - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-21 (English)

The WBG’s Colombia Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) analyzed key constraints and opportunities that will impact Colombia’s development in the context of three defining country characteristics. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 101552 FEB 23, 2016

Disclosed

Sri Lanka - Ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity : a systematic country diagnostic (English)

Sri Lanka is in many respects a development success story. With economic growth averaging more than 7 percent a year over the past five years on top of an average growth of 6 percent the preceding five years, Sri Lanka has made notable strides towards the goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity (the ‘twin goals’). ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 103246 FEB 01, 2016

Disclosed

Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)

A credit reporting system is an integral part of a well-functioning credit market. It reduces information asymmetries and helps increase access to credit. ... See More +

Brief 105114 FEB 01, 2016

Jiang Nan (Charlotte); Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan; Zand Yazdani,Yasmin Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)

Ratings for the Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project for Middle East and North Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR3647 JAN 16, 2016

Disclosed

Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)

The development objective of the Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project for Egypt is to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework of the microfinance sector in Egypt. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document 89569 JAN 14, 2016

Disclosed

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The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability : a study of trade-offs and synergies (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7722 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing financial capability and inclusion in Senegal : a demand-side survey (English)
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JUN 15, 2016 ACS18885 Working Paper
Sao Tome and Principe - First Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation Project (English)
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JUN 14, 2016 ICR00003735 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Saving for old age (English)
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JUN 02, 2016 WPS7693 Policy Research Working Paper
India - Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project (English)
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MAY 27, 2016 PAD1630 Project Appraisal Document
Uzbekistan - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-20 (English)
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MAY 19, 2016 105771 Country Assistance Strategy Document Russian
Nigeria – National Social Safety Nets Project (English)
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MAY 16, 2016 PAD1687 Project Appraisal Document
Cambodia - Country engagement note for the period FY2016-2017 (English)
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APR 27, 2016 104843 Country Engagement Note
The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal : impact evaluation report on the employment fund (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7656 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying gazelles : expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7647 Policy Research Working Paper
Cambodia - Economic update : improving macroeconomic and financial resilience (English)
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APR 11, 2016 104756 Working Paper Khmer
Russian Federation - Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project : procurement plan (Russian,English)
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APR 01, 2016 104923 Procurement Plan
India - Scaling Up Sustainable and Responsible Microfinance Project (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 ICR3711 Implementation Status and Results Report
Financial inclusion and financial capability in Morobe and Madang Provinces, Papua New Guinea (English)
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MAR 16, 2016 105185 Working Paper
India - Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project (English)
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MAR 05, 2016 ICR3538 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Colombia - Country partnership framework for the period FY16-21 (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 101552 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Sri Lanka - Ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity : a systematic country diagnostic (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103246 Systematic Country Diagnostic
Expanding financial inclusion through better credit reporting (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 105114 Brief
Middle East and North Africa - Enhancing Microfinance amongst Women and Youth Project (English)
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JAN 16, 2016 ICR3647 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Egypt - Inclusive Regulations for Microfinance Project (English)
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JAN 14, 2016 89569 Project Appraisal Document