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Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)

Similar to other low-income countries, in Myanmar social protection benefits are usually provided through direct cash or food distribution. With the rapid development of the financial and telecommunications market in the country, there is the potential for a gradual transition to electronic payment systems for current and future social protection transfers, once adequate legal and regulatory frameworks are in place. ... See More +

Working Paper 97965 JUL 07, 2015

Stokkel,Inge Mathilde Maria

India - Low Income Housing Finance Project : environmental assessment : Social and environmental assessment (English)

The Social and Environmental Assessment (SEA) report for the project consists of an assessment of the sector followed by appropriate Social and Environmental Due Diligence (SEDD) measures to integrate SE considerations into project implementation by NHB and its pre-financing and/or refinancing of QPLI lending operations to primary borrowers. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1315 JUN 19, 2015

Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Over the last decade Latin America and the Caribbean region has achieved important progress towards the World Bank Groups goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting income growth of the bottom 40 percent, propelled by remarkable economic growth and falling income inequality. ... See More +

Publication 97881 JUN 18, 2015

Cord,Louise J.; Genoni,Maria Eugenia; Rodriguez Castelan,Carlos

Technical assistance (non-lending) for financial inclusion initiative : Government of Meghalaya (English)

Lack of access to finance is a critical issue in the Indian state of Meghalaya, particularly in rural and tribal areas: Meghalaya is situated in the North East Region (NER) in India which remains the most financially excluded region in the country. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS14087 JUN 17, 2015

Jaison,Shiny

Azerbaijan - Country partnership framework for the period FY2016-20 (English)

The country partnership framework (CPF) for Azerbaijan covering the period FY2016-20, sets out the World Bank Group (WBG) support to the country on its path toward a sustainable, inclusive, and private sector-led growth underpinned by a diversified asset base. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 95860 JUN 03, 2015

Financing development : the role of a deeper and more diversified financial sector (English)

Growth recovery in 2014 is certainly good news. This time last year, we estimated the 2014 growth rate at 5.7 percent. Against all odds, the economy grew by 7 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 97842 JUN 01, 2015

Pakistan - Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)

The Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit (FSIG-II) Project for Pakistan will aim to achieve two broad objectives: fostering private and financial sector development to bolster economic growth, and mobilizing revenue while expanding fiscal space to priority social needs. ... See More +

Program Document 96376 MAY 21, 2015

The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)

Significant progress has been made in addressing the fault lines that led to the global financial crisis. The European Union (EU) is gradually implementing a new financial architecture - aiming to achieve more integrated, competitive, and hopefully, better supervised financial institutions - while addressing the resolvability of systemic banking institutions without recourse to fiscal support, and implementing international agreements directed at enhancing the resilience of banking institutions such as Basel III and the financial stability board (FSB) recommendations. ... See More +

Annual Report 97666 MAY 01, 2015

Montes-Negret,Fernando; DHulster,Katia

Jamaica - Consumer protection and financial literacy : technical note (English)

This technical note is based on a mission conducted from April 24 to May 9, 2014 to Kingston and other parts of Jamaica. The mission also conducted a short mystery shopping exercise with the assistance of a representative from the national consumer’s league. ... See More +

Working Paper 96316 APR 01, 2015

Rutledge,Susan

Jamaica - Financial sector assessment (English)

Jamaica has experienced 30 years of low economic growth and high fiscal deficits, with a significant impact on the development of the financial sector. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 96310 APR 01, 2015

Honduras - Social Protection Project : additional financing : Honduras - Para el Proyecto de Proteccion Social : financiamiento adicional (Spanish)

The objectives of 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

English

Honduras - Social Protection Project : additional financing (English)

The objectives of 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

Spanish

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

Research at work 2015 : turning insight into impact (English)

As the World Bank sets its sights on achieving the Twin Goals, rigorous and policy-relevant research remains as critical as ever. This report covers the key outputs, achievements, and results for the World Bank’s Research Department. ... See More +

Working Paper 95721 JAN 01, 2015

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

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Developing scalable and transparent benefit payment systems in Myanmar (English)
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JUL 07, 2015 97965 Working Paper
India - Low Income Housing Finance Project : environmental assessment : Social and environmental assessment (English)
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JUN 19, 2015 SFG1315 Environmental Assessment
Shared prosperity and poverty eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 97881 Publication
Technical assistance (non-lending) for financial inclusion initiative : Government of Meghalaya (English)
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JUN 17, 2015 ACS14087 Working Paper
Azerbaijan - Country partnership framework for the period FY2016-20 (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 95860 Country Assistance Strategy Document
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Financial sector assessment program : financial inclusion technical note (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98307 Working Paper
Financing development : the role of a deeper and more diversified financial sector (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97842 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Pakistan - Second Fiscally Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Development Policy Credit Project (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 96376 Program Document
The World Bank financial sector advisory center : Vienna annual report 2014 (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97666 Annual Report
Jamaica - Consumer protection and financial literacy : technical note (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96316 Working Paper
Jamaica - Financial sector assessment (English)
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APR 01, 2015 96310 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Honduras - Social Protection Project : additional financing : Honduras - Para el Proyecto de Proteccion Social : financiamiento adicional (Spanish)
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FEB 26, 2015 PAD1245 Project Paper English
Honduras - Social Protection Project : additional financing (English)
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FEB 26, 2015 PAD1245 Project Paper Spanish
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
Research at work 2015 : turning insight into impact (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 95721 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
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