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Identifying the Majority:Methodologies Measuring revalence of Identity Documents
The general objective of this project is to contribute to the promotion of access to rights and social services by the poorest of the region via the development of statistical tools for accurately measuring the prevalence of identity documents among adults. Specific objectives are: (i) to contribute to the piloting of questions on adult documentation that could eventually be incorporated in national household surveys and in the 2010 census round; (ii) to contribute to awareness raising and capacity building of government officials working in national statistics agencies; (iii) to contribute to improved targeting of vulnerable populations in IDB projects; and (iv) to generate knowledge for the upcoming regional conference on identity documents, to be entitled, Todos Somos, and general research by the Bank under the Building Opportunities for the Majority initiative.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RS-T1336

Approval Date

March 8, 2007

Project Status

Cancelled

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Subsector

SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 130,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 130,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/KM-10312-RS Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Markets and Governance for Poverty Reduc Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/KM-10312-RS
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Markets and Governance for Poverty Reduc
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Datasets
Published 2023
Social Indicators of Latin America and the Caribbean
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Datasets
Published 2023
IDB Social Indicators Dictionary
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Datasets
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OLAS/SCL WASH Household Survey Dataset
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Publications
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Taxation when Markets are not Competitive: Evidence from a Loan Tax
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Publications
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The Promises of Digital Bank Accounts for Low-income Individuals
The push for adopting digital modes of payment rests on three promises: increased efficiency of transactions, increased financial inclusion, and improvements in the financial well-being of low-income individuals. We experimentally test the extent to which these promises are fulfilled. We exploit the random assignment into an intervention to encourage direct deposits of recurrent government benefits into digital bank accounts in Colombia. Switching from cash to direct deposits reduces disbursement errors and increases access to benefits among eligible beneficiaries. It also increases the ownership of bank accounts, the demand for formal loans, and loan take-up among individuals without a financial history. However, we do not find evidence of improvements in financial well-being across any of our metrics.
Blogs
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MICI Reflections: Access to Remedy and Dispute Resolution: Contributions to the Conversation Based on MICI's Experience
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Blogs
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Datasets
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OLAS/SCL WASH Household Survey Dataset - Regional Estimates
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Publications
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President's Report 2023
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