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Savings Bank Seminar
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Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

TC9007411

Approval Date

April 24, 1991

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

FINANCIAL MARKETS

Subsector

BANKING MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 160,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 50,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 110,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-3693-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-3693-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
Publications
Published 2024
Financial Development, Growth, and Inequality: The Role of Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
This publication explores the relationships between institutions, financial development, and income inequality. It assesses the extent of reforms that can promote financial development and argues that institutional improvements capable of increasing financial development can simultaneously mitigate income inequality. This work, focusing on the Latin American and Caribbean region, uses a broad set of measures of financial development, financial institutions, and capital markets. It employs a comprehensive set of inequality indicators and income definitions, as well an econometric model of the financial possibility frontier, to demonstrate that institutions contributing to financial development also help reduce income inequality.
Blogs
Published 2024
Boosting Financial Inclusion Among the Vulnerable
By 2021, only 31% of Chile’s country’s population over 15 had saved in a financial institution, with especially low rates among the very poor, depriving them of the benefits of a range of financial services, including savings accounts, credit, and insurance products. The issue of how to increase financial inclusion and, in the process,
Blogs
Published 2024
Impulsando la inclusión financiera entre los vulnerables
En 2021, sólo el 31% de la población mayor de 15 años en Chile había ahorrado en una institución financiera, con tasas especialmente bajas entre los más pobres, lo que les priva de los beneficios de una serie de servicios financieros, como cuentas de ahorro, crédito y productos de seguros. La importancia de aumentar la
Publications
Published 2024
Taxation when Markets are not Competitive: Evidence from a Loan Tax
We study the interaction of market structure and tax-and-subsidy strategies utilizing pass-through estimates from the unexpected introduction of a loan tax in Ecuador, a quantitative model, and a comprehensive commercial-loan dataset. Our model generalizes bank competition theories, including Bertrand-Nash competition, credit rationing, and joint-maximization. While we find the loan tax is distortionary, neglecting the possibility of non-competitive lending inflates estimated tax deadweight loss by 80% because non-competitive banks internalize some of the burden. Conversely, subsidies are less effective in non-competitive settings. If competition were stronger, tax revenue would be 10% lower. The findings suggest that policymakers should consider market structure in tax-and-subsidy strategies.
Publications
Published 2024
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
Published 2022
Financial Challenges for Bahamian Firms
Financial institutions and markets are integral in enabling transactions, intermediating savings for businesses in need of financing, allocating scarce financial resources and facilitating risk diversification. Modern economies rely on these financial institutions and markets to finance private sector development. For economies like The Bahamas, the post-pandemic recovery will be fueled in part by such domestic
Blogs
Published 2023
¿Cómo se conectan la música clásica y el futuro de las pensiones?
Del mismo modo que un director de orquesta dirige una sinfonía, los responsables de las políticas de pensiones en América Latina y el Caribe han venido orquestado estrategias innovadoras para optimizar la suficiencia, cobertura y sostenibilidad de sus sistemas de pensiones. En efecto, la región está explorando nuevas “partituras pensionales” que incluyen el uso de
Publications
Published 2021
Can a Budget Recording Tool Teach Financial Skills to Youth?: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Diaries Study
We study the impact of a mobile app to record daily financial transactions, coupled with enumerator monitoring visits every two weeks, on youths' investment in financial literacy and financial behavior. The treatment led to a positive and statistically significant effect on financial literacy scores and greater awareness of market prices. Youth in the treatment group experienced significant improvements in access to credit. These effects persist eight months after the intervention is over.
Publications
Published 2023
President's Report 2023
IDB Report of the President 2023.
Publications
Published 2021
Energy Savings Insurance: Standard Platform for Structuring, Evaluating, and Monitoring Investment Projects in Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation with Guaranteed Energy Performance
Há esforços crescentes para promover o investimento verde com novos instrumentos nanceiros. No entanto, a velocidade com que os mercados tm adotado esses instrumentos tem sido limitada pela heterogeneidade e falta de informaçes sistemáticas para avaliar o quo verdes so os investimentos. O BID desenvolveu uma plataforma padro para estruturar, avaliar e monitorar projetos de investimento em ecincia energética e geraço distribuída com desempenho energético garantido. A plataforma procura preencher esta lacuna e estimular a modernizaço tecnológica, promovendo investimentos em tecnologias mais ecientes, onde a economia ou a geraço de energia so garantidas, graças à combinaço de contratos de performance, processos de validaço e seguros usados como mecanismo de mitigaço de riscos. A plataforma inclui uma ferramenta para estimar a economia ou energia do projeto proposto, listas de controle para a validaço e vericaço de desempenho e um formato para monitorar os resultados, uma vez implementado. A ferramenta para estimar a economia ou a energia gerada por um projeto segue a lógica de estabelecer uma linha de base, e, ento, determinar o impacto da nova tecnologia por meio de melhorias nos índices de desempenho ou geraço, seguindo as diretrizes técnicas da família de normas internacionais da série ISO 50000. Este documento apresenta os aspectos conceituais e práticos da plataforma, inclui protocolos para 12 tecnologias aplicáveis a projetos novos e substitutos, e apresenta exemplos para trs projetos especícos. Os principais usuários da plataforma so fornecedores de tecnologia, entidades de validaço, entidades nanceiras e seguradoras.
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