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The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)

The G20’s focus on financial inclusion directly contributes to its core goal of achieving strong, sustainable, and balanced growth. Studies show that broader access to and participation in the financial system can reduce income inequality, boost job creation, accelerate consumption, increase investments in human capital, and directly help poor people manage risk and absorb financial shocks. ... See More +

Working Paper 90305 AUG 28, 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

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

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 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

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.

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.

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

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

Arabic

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

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The opportunities of digitizing payments (Vol. 2 of 2) : full report (English)
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AUG 28, 2014 90305 Working Paper
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
Indonesia - Financial Sector Reform and Modernization Development Policy Loan Program (English)
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MAY 20, 2014 73186 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 of 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 (Vol. 1 of 2) : 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
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
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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 Arabic
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