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Comparative International Perspectives on Education and Social Change in Developing Countries and Indigenous Peoples in Developed Countries Comparative International Perspectives on Education and Social Change in Developing Countries and Indigenous Peoples in Developed Countries Новинка

Comparative International Perspectives on Education and Social Change in Developing Countries and Indigenous Peoples in Developed Countries

A volume in International Advances in Education:Global Initiatives for Equity and Social JusticeSeries Editors: Elinor L. Brown, University of Kentucky; Rhonda G. Craven, University of Western Sydney;and George McLean, Catholic Universities of AmericaDemocratizing educational access and building capacity in developing countries and amongst indigenous peoples in developed countries may beelusive but are hopeful goals. Many developing countries are striving to reengineer their incoherent education systems at a time when they aremost vulnerable, particularly with susceptibility to natural disasters, political unrests, and economic instabilities (UNESCO, 2007). Similarly,indigenous peoples in developed countries are seeking more control over education as they consider the long‐term effects of educational policiesthat have been forced on them.Research on education and social change in developing countries has a long history (Glewwe, 2002;Hanushek, 1995; Sider, 2011). However, there is limited research on educational capacity‐buildingin developing countries such as Kenya, Honduras, Haiti, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Peru, China, andThailand. Further, the educational frameworks by which Indigenous peoples (Māori, Canada's FirstNations, and American Indian/Alaska Natives) have been educated have some significant similaritiesto those encountered in developing countries. The compilation of chapters illuminates research andcollaborative initiatives between the authors and local leaders...
Ahmed Murtaza Sheraz, Ahmed Khawaja Waqar Role of ICT in combating corruption and improving public services Ahmed Murtaza Sheraz, Ahmed Khawaja Waqar Role of ICT in combating corruption and improving public services Новинка

Ahmed Murtaza Sheraz, Ahmed Khawaja Waqar Role of ICT in combating corruption and improving public services

Governments in both developing and developed countries provide services to its citizen however some provide better services than the others. Countries face many challenges while providing these services to citizens and many developing countries have failed to provide the public services efficiently and are facing issues while providing service delivery to its citizens. One of the issues is corruption. The developing countries need to adopt e-governance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to overcome these issues. Our research investigates whether ICT can combat corruption and improve Public Service Delivery (PSD) in developing countries. Findings of our research will help developing countries in combating corruption and improving public services.
Ryan Bartlett Managing Climate Change in Post-Conflict Nepal Ryan Bartlett Managing Climate Change in Post-Conflict Nepal Новинка

Ryan Bartlett Managing Climate Change in Post-Conflict Nepal

For the developing world, the impacts of climate change - from sea level rise and more potent and erratic precipitation patterns to rapid deglaciation - are becoming an increasingly frightening reality. Adaptation planning has thus become critical for policymakers in developing countries as these impacts begin to have serious detrimental economic and social implications. Due to a lack of data in many regions, the difficulty of scaling down global circulation models to the country level, and the relative nascence of adaptation theory and policy, however, there is little guidance as to what interventions are likely to be most effective, especially in post-conflict developing countries that face a number of institutional capacity constraints due to years of instability. Focusing on one such highly vulnerable country, this analysis assesses the challenges facing effective adaptation in Nepal and offers recommendations for policy makers moving forward.
Frew Hailu The trade police of developing countries Frew Hailu The trade police of developing countries Новинка

Frew Hailu The trade police of developing countries

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Economics - Other, Wollega University, course: economics, language: English, abstract: The failure of the Seattle ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to launch a new round of multilateral trade negotiations brings into sharp focus the increasing divide between developed and developing countries in their respective agendas for reforming the international trading environment. The developing countries need a genuine and well-defined agenda for moving the reform process forward. While there is no unanimity among developing countries with regard to the particular items that belong on the agenda, there are common areas of interest that are different from the agenda of the developed countries. This essay attempts to set the background for a new round of multilateral negotiations, though it may take place later than was thought possible on the eve of the Seattle meeting (Rajapatirana, 2000)The 1980s saw nearly all the developing countries reform their trade regimes, improve their economic performance, and provide increased access to exports from developed countries. Many developing countries joined the WTO, and many others are now waiting in the wings to join. The 1990s saw a continuation of the reform trend of the 1980s, despite a few pauses such as the 1994 payments crisis in Mexico and the East Asian crisis that began in 1997. The implementation of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations since the m...
Christian Thanner Knowledge Management - Developing a Knowledge Management Framework for International Projects Christian Thanner Knowledge Management - Developing a Knowledge Management Framework for International Projects Новинка

Christian Thanner Knowledge Management - Developing a Knowledge Management Framework for International Projects

The focus of this work is the complexity involved in international projects and the particular difficulty involved in managing knowledge for this more and more common type of project team. The idea of managing knowledge for international projects is a relatively new one, and for this reason this work concentrates on the following questions: What are the major knowledge requirements involved in international projects? How does the knowledge transfer typically take place? What are the core elements and basic success factors for knowledge management in international projects? In the first, more theoretical, section the topics projects, knowledge, and knowledge management are discussed. In the empirical part the EU-funded project GILDANET is analyzed to observe the theoretical findings in business reality and to point out the specific difficulties and key success factors for managing knowledge in this context. The final outcome is the development of a basic knowledge management framework for international projects.
Camilo Mendoza Value Capture for Funding Mass Transit Infrastructure Camilo Mendoza Value Capture for Funding Mass Transit Infrastructure Новинка

Camilo Mendoza Value Capture for Funding Mass Transit Infrastructure

Mass transit projects are developing everywhere, and specifically Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems are taking place in many countries. Funding such projects is a big issue for public entities. Value capture is an option. It is the process by which a portion or all increments in land value attributed to "community efforts" are recouped by the public sector. A research of several value capture mechanisms for funding transit projects is carried out throughout this report. More than 20 tools are described. These instruments can be divided in three groups: i) value capture from the developers, ii) value capture from the community and iii) value capture from "within". Using the case of Colombian first BRT project (held in Bogota) I suggest value capture instruments and mechanisms to be implemented in the city as a way to help funding the infrastructure of the system. Lessons can be learned to find new sources of funding mass transit projects around the globe.
Benjamin Lueber Trade Relations between the EU and Developing Countries Benjamin Lueber Trade Relations between the EU and Developing Countries Новинка

Benjamin Lueber Trade Relations between the EU and Developing Countries

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Development Politics, grade: 7, University of Groningen (Faculteit Letteren), course: Faculty of Arts, language: English, abstract: The research question of this paper, first of all, necessitates an outline of the main tenets of the dependency theory. Thus, the first sub-question will be: How does the dependency theory account for the underdevelopment in the South? The second research question provides a closer examination of the composition, the details and the evolution of trade policy between the EU and developing countries. Therefore, the second chapter will address the sub-question: How has trade policy and development cooperation of the EU with the developing country manifested itself, and what are the circumstances under which the trade regimes of the EC towards developing countries have come into existence?Based on a better understanding of EU trade policy, the effect of EU trade on developing countries will subsequently be analyzed. The question that underlies the third chapter is: Have the trade policies of the EU contributed to the external constraints which hamper the development of developing countries?
Hingham Mass. Town The commemorative services of the First Parish in Hingham on the 200 Anniversary of the building of its meeting-house Hingham Mass. Town The commemorative services of the First Parish in Hingham on the 200 Anniversary of the building of its meeting-house Новинка

Hingham Mass. Town The commemorative services of the First Parish in Hingham on the 200 Anniversary of the building of its meeting-house

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "Hingham [Mass.] : The Parish", 1882 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.The commemorative services of the First Parish in Hingham on the 200 Anniversary of the building of its meeting-house.
Hugo Hens S.L. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises Hugo Hens S.L. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises Новинка

Hugo Hens S.L. Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises

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Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about «sick buildings», thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability – all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics (in English speaking countries sometimes referred to as building science). The discipline embraces domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. In some countries, fire safety is also included. Through the application of physical knowledge and its combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing building parts, building envelope, whole buildings and built environment performance, although for the last the wording «urban physics» is used. Today, building physics has become a key player on the road to a performance based building design. The book deals with the description, analysis and modeling of heat, air and moisture transport in building assemblies and whole buildings with main emphasis on the building engineering applications, including examples. The physical transport processes determine the performance of the building envelope and may influence the serviceability of the structure and the whole building. Compared to the second edition, in this third edition the text has partially been revised and extended.
Frank Machens Impact of the concept of shared value (SV) on developing countries (Creating Shared Value) Frank Machens Impact of the concept of shared value (SV) on developing countries (Creating Shared Value) Новинка

Frank Machens Impact of the concept of shared value (SV) on developing countries (Creating Shared Value)

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Banking, Stock Exchanges, Insurance, Accounting, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, language: English, abstract: This Bachelor Thesis is exploring the Impact of the lately introduced Concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV) on Developing Countries. CSV has first been published in the key article "The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value" by KRAMER and PORTER. It describes a new approach in the relation between companies and societal needs. The implementation of this concept in developing countries with there particular needs, appears to be promising for the revelation of a high-contrast result. The Thesis is starting with the usual introductory part prior to giving exact definitions of the term "Developing Country", CSV and the related concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Hereby, CSV is getting critically discussed. Following is the fundamental methodical instrument, the Case Studies. Three CSV-projects are analysed and their impact on the affected developing countries displayed. The fourth Chapter summarises the outcome of the prior sections and presents the results.The key advantages of CSV are the inclusion of the profit maximisation principle, its accentuated Cooperation between participants and the recognition of Interdependences between the differing areas of impact. Contrary, there is a vast need for further scientific research. The thesis reveals disadvantages...
Developing Countries in the World Trading System: The Uruguay Round and Beyond Developing Countries in the World Trading System: The Uruguay Round and Beyond Новинка

Developing Countries in the World Trading System: The Uruguay Round and Beyond

Experience suggests that trade liberalization has contributed substantially to the remarkable growth of industrialised countries. However, for various reasons many developing countries have not yet been able to integrate successfully into global markets and reap the growth-inducing and poverty-reducing benefits of trade. This book argues that while developing countries are heavily represented in the WTO - accounting for about four fifths of its membership -there is still plenty of scope for the world trading system to work more effectively in their interests. The book examines the achievements of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in reforming the world trading system and the challenges to future reforms. It begins with an overview of the genesis of the world trading system and moves on to examine the key issues as they relate to developing countries. These include further liberalization of agricultural trade; abolition of the Multifibre Arrangement; environmental and labour standards; competition policy; regional integration in South East Asia; and the implications for developing Asian countries of the liberalization of the Chinese economy and its WTO membership. Furthermore, the book discusses the links between trade liberalization and poverty reduction -drawing on the experience of Asian countries - and puts forward arguments on how trade liberalization could effect a greater reduction in poverty. This is a timely and succinct presentation of the critical issues relat...
Sabah Noori Abbas Al Mihyawi Assessment of Investment Attractiveness in Arab Countries Sabah Noori Abbas Al Mihyawi Assessment of Investment Attractiveness in Arab Countries Новинка

Sabah Noori Abbas Al Mihyawi Assessment of Investment Attractiveness in Arab Countries

Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, University of Szczecin (Faculty of Economics and Management), language: English, abstract: The flow of investments in developing countries varies greatly across countries. In this research, due to the lack of capital markets in some of the Arab countries we have been focusing on foreign direct investment as one of types of foreign investment. Foreign investment comprises foreign direct investment (FDI), which inflows have provided the strong impetus on economic development across countries. FDI serves as an important source of supply of funds for domestic investments, promoting capital formation in the host country. Nowadays, more attention is paid to the issues of foreign direct investments at both national and international levels. According to World Investments reports, many developing countries, including the Arab countries, have attracted only small amounts of FDI inflows despite their efforts towards the economic openness. It means many factors impede the flow of foreign capital to Arab countries. The attractiveness of investment is a set of features and factors that allow the investor to evaluate the potential of any country to be more attractive for investment than the other one. Many factors include economic factors, social factors and political factors, which lead to increase in foreign direct investment. The potential investor considers these factors when c...
Dimitri Uzunidis Innovation Capabilities and Economic Development in Open Economies Dimitri Uzunidis Innovation Capabilities and Economic Development in Open Economies Новинка

Dimitri Uzunidis Innovation Capabilities and Economic Development in Open Economies

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The innovation capacity-building can contribute to improve the integration of developing countries in the world economy. The economic development has been a much discussed subject of the period after the Second World War until the 1990s. After the implementation of a global regulation system for trade and capital flows in the 1990s, the development economics has almost disappeared in favor of different theories on globalization, on finance and on international trade. The purpose of this book is to show that the innovation capacity building in developing countries is necessary to improve their weight in the world economy and to facilitate their economic ties with northern countries. However, there are important difficulties due to the lack of proactive economic policies. Our aim is to contribute to the revival of the development economics. The issue of improving the well-being of the world population as a whole is highly topical. However, studies neglect the need to give economic, financial, technological and political resources to developing countries to promote their own development. One of the most important means is to strengthen their innovation capabilities that allow them to better integrate into the world economy.
Jan Sandred Managing Open Source Projects. A Wiley Tech Brief Jan Sandred Managing Open Source Projects. A Wiley Tech Brief Новинка

Jan Sandred Managing Open Source Projects. A Wiley Tech Brief

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The only guide to managing and integrating the open source model With the phenomenal success of Linux, companies are taking open source business solutions much more seriously than ever before. This book helps to satisfy the growing demand for guidance on how to manage open source enterprise development projects. Expert Jan Sandred explores the open source philosophy, describes current software tools for managing open source projects, and provides expert guidance on how to organize and manage open source projects using the Internet as a collaboration tool. With the help of several fascinating and instructive case studies, Sandred explores practical concerns such as building, motivating, and managing virtual teams; structuring tasks and meeting deadlines; establishing trust; project management software tools; maintaining project security; and more.
TOWARDS A LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. ECO-CITIES IN EAST ASIA TOWARDS A LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. ECO-CITIES IN EAST ASIA Новинка

TOWARDS A LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. ECO-CITIES IN EAST ASIA

With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of “eco-city” proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced.This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute on Eco-cities in East Asia on 27 February 2009 in Singapore. Contributed by scholars, officials and environmental specialists from Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the papers focus on how individual governments in these countries undertake eco-city projects. The book also highlights best practices that are useful to policy makers and anyone else who seeks to learn from the experiences of other countries in order to reduce their ecological footprints.
David Shore A. Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations. Managing Successful Projects David Shore A. Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations. Managing Successful Projects Новинка

David Shore A. Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations. Managing Successful Projects

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Implement change that fosters sustainable growth and better patient care Health care projects depend on astute management of change. But more than anything else, they depend on leaders who pay attention, who understand the importance of starting right, and who know how to launch projects that succeed. If leaders can increase the percentage of successful projects, patients, and practitioners everywhere will be better off and so will the organizations that depend on these projects for innovation. In Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects. Author David A. Shore of the Harvard School of Public Health speaks directly to the health care leaders and managers who see the need for change, but keep encountering nearly insurmountable challenges. Through his research, Shore discovered that most implementation failures occur because of a poor launch, and that strengthening processes and operations during the early weeks of a new project is a key to continued success. The book covers issues like: The preliminary groundwork that cultivates a stronger launch Systematic and selective project selection Building the team that accomplishes change Skill-building and record-keeping systems that foster sustainable growth Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations gives leaders and managers the practical, easy-to-implement ideas and methodologies to start and manage projects successfully.
Mehdi Shafaeddin Competitiveness and Development. Myth and Realities Mehdi Shafaeddin Competitiveness and Development. Myth and Realities Новинка

Mehdi Shafaeddin Competitiveness and Development. Myth and Realities

In 'Competitiveness and Development', the author explains the confusion surrounding the concept of competitiveness in the context of developing countries; proposes policies for achieving competitiveness at a high level of development; examines its possibilities and constraints; and suggests policy changes necessary at the national and international levels. Shafaeddin illustrates how developed countries impose restrictive policies on developing countries through international financial institutions and the WTO, as well as regional and bilateral agreements, which limit their policy space for promoting dynamic comparative advantage in order to achieve competitiveness at a high level of development. Ultimately, such policies lock developing countries that are at early stages of development in specialization based on static comparative advantage and competitiveness at a low level of development.
Driss Kettani, Bernard Moulin E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries. Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project Driss Kettani, Bernard Moulin E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries. Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project Новинка

Driss Kettani, Bernard Moulin E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries. Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project

Drawing lessons from the eFez Project in Morocco, this volume offers practical supporting material to decision makers in developing countries on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically e-government implementation. The book documents the eFez Project experience in all of its aspects, presenting the project's findings and the practical methods developed by the authors (a roadmap, impact assessment framework, design issues, lessons learned and best practices) in their systematic quest to turn eFez's indigenous experimentations and findings into a formal framework for academics, practitioners and decision makers. The volume also reviews, analyzes and synthesizes the findings of other projects to offer a comparative study of the eFez framework and a number of other e-government frameworks from the growing literature.
Advances in Research and Praxis in Special Education in Africa, Caribbean, and the Middle East Advances in Research and Praxis in Special Education in Africa, Caribbean, and the Middle East Новинка

Advances in Research and Praxis in Special Education in Africa, Caribbean, and the Middle East

This edited volume explores various issues pertaining to the education of children with disabilities in Africa,the Caribbean and Middle East. As a group, persons with disabilities have been subjected to social, culturaland educational exclusions of various forms and for various socially-scripted reasons. In education, forinstance, individuals with disabilities have been altogether excluded from educational participation in manyparts of the developing world or they have been excluded from pursuing meaningfully beneficial higherlevels of education in developed countries like the United States. One of the social responses/remedies to thewidely-acknowledged exclusionary practices experienced by learners with disabilities has been the widespread implementation of inclusive practicesin the education of individuals with disabilities across countries, in the west and the developing regions of the world. A distinctive marker of differencein the way inclusive practices have been enacted in western countries versus those in the developing world has primarily stemmed from the fact thatmajority of western countries operate under funded mandates that also regulate the provision of education to persons with disabilities. While the idealof inclusion has been highly desirable, many of countries in the developing world have floundered in their implementation due to lack sound legislativeframework to guide implementation coupled with socio-cultural factors related to negative perceptions of dis...
Shigi S.J. Evarist William Human empowerment towards sustainable economic development Shigi S.J. Evarist William Human empowerment towards sustainable economic development Новинка

Shigi S.J. Evarist William Human empowerment towards sustainable economic development

This book is an economic and philosophical discourse on sustainable economic development inspired by Ujamaa and the philosophy of self-reliance advocated by Julius Nyerere as a policy towards social and economic development. The book explores human empowerment as a means to sustainable economic development. It argues that human empowerment in developing countries can build on Nyerere's approach to development founded on community participation. However, self-reliance is not possible without the ability to build sustainable development and-, self-reliance philosophy and efforts towards development in their current forms have lacked the ability to intensify people's capability. Human empowerment is needed to produce people with vision, who can reflect on situations, initiate relevant and responsible action, and thereby transform situations for the common good. The empowerment I recommend is endowed on education, entrepreneurship and civil societies. Building on Amartya Sen's philosophy of the capability approach to development, empowerment will provide relevant solution for developing countries to break away from economic dependency and the vicious cycle of poverty.
Emerald Group Publishing Limited New Perspectives in Economics. Research from Developing Countries Emerald Group Publishing Limited New Perspectives in Economics. Research from Developing Countries Новинка

Emerald Group Publishing Limited New Perspectives in Economics. Research from Developing Countries

New Perspectives in Economics: Research from Developing Countries is a new collection of topical articles that represent the very highest level of scholarship in the field of economics. A mixture of original research and thought leadership pieces combine to examine the changing economic landscape in developing countries in Africa and Asia in particular. Topics covered, among others include: - Socioeconomic determinants of poverty;- Analysis of financial structure and economic growth;- Growth elasticity of poverty; This book provides researchers, professionals, managers and policy makers with an easy-to-read selection of interesting research articles all of which have been cited by peers within the economics research community.
Joseph Katie Do Political Issues Compared With Technological Issues Have A Greater Affect On The Economy Of A Developing Country. Joseph Katie Do Political Issues Compared With Technological Issues Have A Greater Affect On The Economy Of A Developing Country. Новинка

Joseph Katie Do Political Issues Compared With Technological Issues Have A Greater Affect On The Economy Of A Developing Country.

Master's Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: A, University of Portsmouth, language: English, abstract: Political, technological, social and cultural factors of different countries are affecting the economic conditions of that region both in positive and negative ways. But it majorly depends on the changes taking place in all of the above mentioned factors. The current study look into the impacts of political issues compared with technological issues on economies of developing countries. The purpose to narrowly focus the developing countries here is to go deep into the details of the reasons based on political and technological factors which are not letting the developing countries to grow and progress in the modern world. The literature has already identified many factors that are hindering the economic growth of countries but very little research has been done on this topic specific to the context of developing countries so this research study would be more focused toward this area. Developing countries as the name indicates are the countries which are struggling to get developed and thus they have to pay more attention toward problems occurring due to political, technological and several different issues. Another important fact to mention here is that although previous studies have identified individual impacts of different factors like political, technological, social and cultural factors etc on the economy of individua...
Simionescu Liliana Nicoleta Impact of remittances on CEE countries Simionescu Liliana Nicoleta Impact of remittances on CEE countries Новинка

Simionescu Liliana Nicoleta Impact of remittances on CEE countries

The Impact of Remittances on CEE Countries studies the effect of migration on investment, consumption, and labor productivity growth rate in 12 developing CEE countries. Migrants' remittances are important given the economic context of the receiving countries' economies. Remittances reduce poverty, increase investment, and also they come as an extra income for households. The importance of this book is given by the period analyzed for 12 developing countries, namely the economic context of 12 CEE countries during transition after the collapse of Soviet Union. The period analyzed is between 1990-2010. The temporary migration resulted in remittances are reflected on macroeconomics outcomes of the 12 CEE receiving countries' economies.
Mathilde Laderud Is international trade causing obesity in developing countries. Mathilde Laderud Is international trade causing obesity in developing countries. Новинка

Mathilde Laderud Is international trade causing obesity in developing countries.

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Economics - Foreign Trade Theory, Trade Policy, grade: A, , course: Economics, international trade, obesity, corruption, developing countries, global south, nestle, Pacific Island Nations, language: English, abstract: This research paper was written as my final honors thesis in economics. I was questioning the somewhat sudden high rates of obesity found in many developing countries today. I found several reasons for why obesity has sky rocketed in the global south, finding that most trends leading to obesity derived from the western lifestyle. One significant change between the western world and the developing world is that for the global south the transition to industrialization and development happened at a much faster pace. The sudden modernization has in many places led to extreme changes in behavior and lifestyle. The one trend that reoccured in most developing countries and had the highest effect on obesity rates was the infiltration of food products, mostly from western food corporations. I look at some specific practices made by companies like Nestle and others, as well as looking at behavioral changes in some of the worst hit areas like the Pacific Island nations.
Brian Cooke Management of Construction Projects Brian Cooke Management of Construction Projects Новинка

Brian Cooke Management of Construction Projects

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Construction Management is a wide ranging discipline, but ultimately it is a demanding, hands-on discipline concerned with the management of people, plant and materials, all mobilised to complete a building project safely, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction. Management of Construction Projects is a highly illustrated series of case studies based on seven live construction management projects, demonstrating the very practical nature of managing projects. The detailed case studies cover a variety of construction projects, varying in value from £1million to £117 million, including a major inner city office block, a portal framed factory unit, a university refurbishment project, a superstore & car park and a new school building. The case studies emphasise detailed on site management procedures and identify a predominantly functional approach to managing projects. A number of related chapters covering practical and theoretical aspects of construction management support and illustrate the individual case studies. With a strong emphasis on the practical nature of the subject, Management of Construction Projects is an ideal introduction to the subject for all students on construction and related degree and diploma programmes. It will be of particular interest to students preparing for the CIOB EPA programme and the new NVQ courses at level 4 and 5 in construction management.
Неустановленный автор Dominican Republic - Approaches Towards a Sustainable Tourism Development Неустановленный автор Dominican Republic - Approaches Towards a Sustainable Tourism Development Новинка

Неустановленный автор Dominican Republic - Approaches Towards a Sustainable Tourism Development

Diploma Thesis from the year 2001 in the subject Tourism, grade: 1.3, Heilbronn University, language: English, abstract: Often referred to as the 'smokeless industry', tourism has become one of the fastest growing, most dynamic sectors of economic growth in the world. Tourism is a key sector in many developing countries, which show potential. However, over-reliance on tourism, especially mass tourism carries significant risks to tourism-dependent economies. As a result, many developing countries have since espoused the principle of sustainability in shaping their tourism policies. However, few of them have been able to convert this into concrete action owing to the short-term economic interests to which, all too often, priority is given, to the detriment of protecting social and environmental assets.The purpose of this paper is to create and formulate clear, firm and equitable guidelines in a tourism policy concept that is set in the context of sustainable development and aims further to raise the competitive position of a destination. Theory will be demonstrated in practical terms in the case of the Caribbean tourism destination, the Dominican Republic.
Stephen Pryke Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations Stephen Pryke Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations Новинка

Stephen Pryke Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations

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The first book demonstrating how to apply the principles of social network analysis to managing complex projects This groundbreaking book gets project managers and students up to speed on state-of-the-art applications of social network analysis (SNA) for observing, analysing, and managing complex projects. Written by an expert at the leading edge of the SNA project management movement, it clearly demonstrates how the principles of social network analysis can be used to provide a smarter, more efficient, holistic approach to managing complex projects. Project managers, especially those tasked with managing large, complex construction and engineering projects, traditionally have relied upon analysis and decision-making based upon hierarchical structures and vaguely defined project systems, much of which is borrowed from historic scientific management approaches. However, it has become apparent that a more sophisticated methodology is required for observing project systems and managing relationships with today’s more knowledgeable and demanding clients. Social network analysis (SNA) provides just such an approach. Unfortunately, existing books on social network analysis are written primarily for sociologists and mathematicians, with little or no regard for the needs of project managers – until now. The first and only book of its kind, Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations: Offers a framework and a fully-developed approach to applying SNA theory and methodologies to large, complex projects Describes highly effective strategies and techniques for managing the iterative and transient relationships between network-defining actor roles involved in the delivery of complex projects Uses numerous real-world examples and case studies of successful applications of SNA to large-scale construction and engineering projects around the world Draws on its author’s decades of experience managing complex projects for demanding clients, as well as his extensive academic research in Project Management Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations is an important working resource for project management professionals and consultants, especially those serving the construction and engineering industries. It is also an excellent text/reference for postgraduate students of project management and supply chain management, as well as academic researchers of project management.
Mirjam Bult-Spiering Strategic Issues in Public-Private Partnerships Mirjam Bult-Spiering Strategic Issues in Public-Private Partnerships Новинка

Mirjam Bult-Spiering Strategic Issues in Public-Private Partnerships

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Managing PPP projects is not a routine job, as every PPP project is different and should be managed accordingly. These projects require considerable capability and skills from both public sector and private sector managers involved, Strategic Issues in Public Private Partnerships, Second Edition, delivers the insight and tools necessary to assist those managers. As Public private partnership (PPP) arrangements become an increasingly popular way for national governments to fund and develop public infrastructure and urban areas with private sector contributions, a better understanding of the risks involved is crucial. The second edition of Strategic Issues in Public Private Partnerships : Provides an international overview of the application of concessions – the most common form of PPP [eg PFI (Private Finance Initiative); BO(O)T (Build/Own/Operate/Transfer) or DBFMO (Design/Build/Finance/ Maintain/Operate)]. Focusses on the introduction of concessions and the problems encountered, the solutions found for these problems, and the different approaches to concessions chosen across different countries. Provides a strategic overview for those involved in setting up and managing PPP projects. Illustrates lessons from different national backgrounds and gives managers the insight and tools to manage PPP projects effectively. Essential reading for Contractors & funding organizations involved in PPP projects as well as Researchers in construction management and public administration.
Chulu Jimmy Public Finance in Developing Economies Chulu Jimmy Public Finance in Developing Economies Новинка

Chulu Jimmy Public Finance in Developing Economies

Most developing countries often implement policies that have aggravated rather than corrected the free market failures. So, it is argued that market failures ought to be corrected by the government by implementing policies that can be proved to be more successful and realistic on long term economic sustainability. Experience has shown that public finance policy reforms in most developing economies have not the corrected the free market failures. In real terms, public finance policies should be designed on the basis of promoting a stable economic growth and development. It can be argued that there is a greater desire among the developing countries to increase their productivity so that the people can attain substantially a better quality of life. Public finance affects developing economies in many different ways. However, also public finance policies do affect key sectors of the economy in many different ways. This is true especially that the economic problems facing the developing countries are extremely difficult to address due to the declining fiscal capacity. It can be highlighted that the developing economies should shape their development within overall macroeconomic balance.
MD PhD Rahul M. Jindal The Story of the First Kidney Transplant in Guyana, South America. And Lessons for Developing Countries MD PhD Rahul M. Jindal The Story of the First Kidney Transplant in Guyana, South America. And Lessons for Developing Countries Новинка

MD PhD Rahul M. Jindal The Story of the First Kidney Transplant in Guyana, South America. And Lessons for Developing Countries

The first part of the book narrates the story of a single mother from Georgetown in Guyana who made an appeal to help her son dying of kidney failure to obtain a kidney transplant which was not available in their country. They needed help to travel to India to get the transplant. The flyer appealing for help lands in the hands of a Guyanese-American, George Subraj, who is intrigued by this appeal. He seeks the help of Indian-born Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Rahul M. Jindal, who, in turn, organizes a medical team to perform the surgery. This is also a story of how Americans come together to save the life of a young man in Guyana, whose determined single mother refused to give up. In the second part of the book, the social aspects of transplantation are discussed which include medical compliance, anxiety and depression in kidney transplant recipients and social networks pertaining to kidney transplantation. In the third part of the book, the economics of kidney transplantation in developing countries are discussed, along with the economics of peritoneal versus hemodialysis, pre-emptive kidney transplantation for developing countries, health policy for treating renal failure in developing countries and finally commercialization of kidney transplantation - a problem which is increasing world-wide.
Al-Jarmuozi Maeen Ali, El-Gamal Ahmad Mahmoud, Moussa Sameh Mohamed Genetic Studies in Potato Al-Jarmuozi Maeen Ali, El-Gamal Ahmad Mahmoud, Moussa Sameh Mohamed Genetic Studies in Potato Новинка

Al-Jarmuozi Maeen Ali, El-Gamal Ahmad Mahmoud, Moussa Sameh Mohamed Genetic Studies in Potato

The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the world's most important root and tuber crop worldwide. It is grown in more than 125 countries and consumed almost daily by more than a billion people.Hundreds of millions of people in developing countries depend on potatoes for their survival. Potato cultivation is expanding strongly in the developing world, where the potatoes easy cultivated and it nutritive content have made it a valuable food security and cash crop for millions of farmers.
Logan Caroline Self-Harm and Violence. Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services Logan Caroline Self-Harm and Violence. Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services Новинка

Logan Caroline Self-Harm and Violence. Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

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Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services presents the first exploration of the most effective clinical practice techniques relating to the management of risk in mental health care settings. Based on the Department of Health’s Best Practice in Managing Risk guidance document, which was developed over a 12-month period in consultation with a national expert advisory group Features contributions from many members of the group that drew up the Best Practice document – all leading theoreticians and practitioners in their particular fields – and embeds the principles laid out in the guidelines in real world practice Reveals how contemporary risk management is a multidisciplinary and collaborative enterprise in which practitioners from different professions need to engage with each other in order to achieve success
Rahman Khalidur Modelling Pedestrian Movements and Design of Facilities Rahman Khalidur Modelling Pedestrian Movements and Design of Facilities Новинка

Rahman Khalidur Modelling Pedestrian Movements and Design of Facilities

Due to economic conditions, transportation facilities, urban structure and cultural backgrounds, people in developing countries have to walk relatively long distances for daily activities. However, consideration of pedestrian movement characteristics from developing countries, in particular, from least developing countries is by and large neglected to take into account in standard capacity parameters for pedestrian facilities. Thus, the direct use of foreign design codes and unavailability of well-recognized local parameters for pedestrian facilities has been a concern in least developing countries. This study is focused on pedestrian movements on the sidewalks in the capital city Dhaka, Bangladesh. The pedestrian flow characteristics and relationships have been determined through more appropriate statistical tools. In addition, a queuing based analytical model has been developed as a function of relevant determinants and functional factors to predict the travel time on pedestrian facilities. The queuing based model was used in the development of a new methodology for the control of pedestrian flow and in the design of facilities.
Russ Martinelli J. Projects Without Boundaries. Successfully Leading Teams and Managing Projects in a Virtual World Russ Martinelli J. Projects Without Boundaries. Successfully Leading Teams and Managing Projects in a Virtual World Новинка

Russ Martinelli J. Projects Without Boundaries. Successfully Leading Teams and Managing Projects in a Virtual World

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Clear, proven solutions for virtual project management challenges Projects Without Boundaries offers project managers a clear framework for bringing both project management practices and project team leadership principles to the virtual space. Written by a team of authors with years of experience managing nationally and internationally distributed teams, this book provides a suite of best practices, checklists, and actionable strategies for managing a project and building a high-performing team in a virtual and multicultural environment. Real-world examples illustrate the application of the concepts discussed, and the Virtual Project Readiness Assessment facilitates both team evaluation and transformation planning for virtual project management improvement. Each chapter focuses on the critical challenges encountered while managing virtual projects and details proven solutions that improve a virtual organization, boost project performance, and facilitate positive outcomes. Globalization and technological advances have merged to create dynamic, productive teams that work together from around the globe; this opportunity can bring great difficulty for project managers, who must negotiate hurdles that do not exist on traditional projects. This book provides ready-made solutions specific to distributed and multicultural teams, to help you achieve the full potential of the global talent pool. Overcome common challenges of virtual projects with distributed teams Navigate complex team dynamics to ensure effective collaboration Work seamlessly across borders, time zones, and cultures Determine optimal virtual communication and collaboration tools Apply traditional project management practices in a virtual setting A team fails or thrives on the strength of its management. Fitting the group's needs, expectations, personalities, and skills into a cohesive whole is seldom simple – and distance adds an additional layer of complexity. Projects Without Boundaries provides expert guidance on keeping it together, with proven practices, tools, and virtual team leadership strategies.
David Sanka Laar ICT Implementation in Rural Communities in Developing Countries David Sanka Laar ICT Implementation in Rural Communities in Developing Countries Новинка

David Sanka Laar ICT Implementation in Rural Communities in Developing Countries

Master's Thesis from the year 2005 in the subject Information Management, University of Manchester (IDPM), course: MSc Management and Information Systems, language: English, abstract: There has been a gamut of arguments concerning the role of information and communication technologies in reducing poverty and creating sustainable rural development in developing countries. But most of the studies have centred on case study descriptions, with a handful attempting to analyse the outcomes of these initiatives using a framework that addresses the multiple dimensions of the livelihoods of the rural poor. This dissertation takes a view that ICT can contribute to sustainable rural development when it is implemented and assessed through such a framework geared at building the capabilities and assets of the rural folks and improving the links within and between these people and the organisations and institutions that play a role in rural development. It reviews various paradigms of rural ICT in developing countries and goes on to analyse the implementation and contribution of two of such initiatives to rural livelihoods using the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework. The result revealed that such factors, as the perceptions of practitioners, political contentions and policy environments are the major factors shaping ICT initiatives for the rural poor.
NurNaddia Nordin, NurHaiza Nordin Labor Market Flexibility, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth NurNaddia Nordin, NurHaiza Nordin Labor Market Flexibility, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth Новинка

NurNaddia Nordin, NurHaiza Nordin Labor Market Flexibility, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has developed rapidly and as a main contribution on economic growth in developing countries. The benefits of FDI to host countries are inward of capital and technology that enhance innovation thereby potentially improving economic growth. The inflows of FDI will be depending on favorable location factors at host country like labor market condition. The labor markets at host countries play an important role to adapt the inflows from FDI. Host country with low levels of employment protection and flexible of labor market are commonly perceived to provide an environment conducive to investment. Our discussion is to examine the role of labor market flexibility in mediating the impact of FDI on economic growth in developing countries. We employ threshold estimation method proposed by Hansen (1999, 2000) on a comprehensive sample period from 2000 to 2010. We finds that countries that group above threshold value of more flexibility of labor market has a positive impact, where this result indicate that labor market flexibility play an important role in mediating FDI on economic growth in developing countries.
B. N. Nnolim WORKED EXAMPLES IN MASS TRANSFER B. N. Nnolim WORKED EXAMPLES IN MASS TRANSFER Новинка

B. N. Nnolim WORKED EXAMPLES IN MASS TRANSFER

Beginners in the subject find it difficult to keep up with the ever expanding technical literacy base taken for granted by experienced practitioners. This book presents fundamental knowledge in mass transfer in easily understandable form by explaining, in worked examples, basic mass transfer definitions and calculation procedures which form the building blocks of many sophisticated computer algorithms.
Bonnie Biafore Your Project Management Coach. Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World Bonnie Biafore Your Project Management Coach. Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World Новинка

Bonnie Biafore Your Project Management Coach. Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World

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A pragmatic approach to project management Many projects fail to deliver on time or on budget, or even to deliver a workable product that satisfies the customer. While good project management goes a long way towards ensuring success, managers often fail to follow the plans they implement. This unique guide helps you understand and successfully handle project management, once and for all. Covering practical ways to solve problems you'll typically face when managing actual projects, this pragmatic book takes you through a full project management lifecycle. You'll find ample tips, tricks, and best practices–all richly illustrated with real case studies. Find out how to plan for risk, get wayward projects back on track, manage a whole portfolio of projects, and much more. Each topic in the book is mapped to the exam topics of the PMP® Certification Exam, so PMP certification candidates can also use this book for test prep. The book's companion web site offers downloadable forms, templates, and checklists. Explains project management for the real world using a pragmatic approach that includes field-tested techniques, case studies to illustrate concepts, helpful tips and tricks, and downloadable content Guides you to project management success by providing friendly advice, as if you had a friend or project management consultant at your side, discussing issues Explores how to run successful meetings, how to get wayward projects back on track, planning for risk, and how to manage multiple projects Manage your next project with a personal consultant: your own copy of Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World. (PMP is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
Tony Merna Managing Risk in Construction Projects Tony Merna Managing Risk in Construction Projects Новинка

Tony Merna Managing Risk in Construction Projects

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Investment in any new project invariably carries risk but the construction industry is subject to more risk and uncertainty than perhaps any other industry. This guide for construction managers, project managers and quantity surveyors as well as for students shows how the risk management process improves decision-making. Managing Risk in Construction Projects offers practical guidance on identifying, assessing and managing risk and provides a sound basis for effective decision-making in conditions of uncertainty. The book focuses on theoretical aspects of risk management but also clarifies procedures for undertaking and utilising decisions. This blend of theory and practice is the real message of the book and, with a strong authorship team of practitioners and leading academics, the book provides an authoritative guide for practitioners having to manage real projects. It discusses a number of general concepts, including projects, project phases, and risk attitude before introducing various risk management techniques. This third edition has been extended to recognize the reality of multi-project or programme management and the risks in this context; to highlight the particular problems of risk in international joint ventures; and to provide more coverage of PFI and PPP. With case studies and examples of good practice, the book offers the distilled knowledge of over 100 man-years of experience in working on all aspects of project risk, giving sound practical guidance on identifying, assessing and managing risk.
Hugo S. L. Hens Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises Hugo S. L. Hens Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises Новинка

Hugo S. L. Hens Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture. Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises

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Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about 'sick buildings', thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability, all have accelerated the development of a field, which until some 40 years ago was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics. Building physics combines several knowledge domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. In some countries, also fire safety is included. Through the application of existing physical knowledge and the combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing assembly, building envelope, whole building and built environment performance, although for the last the wording «urban physics» is used. Building physics has a true impact on performance based building design. This volume focuses on heat, air, moisture transfer and its usage in building engineering applications.
Austin Ezenne Human Resources Management in Education. Developing Countries Perspectives Austin Ezenne Human Resources Management in Education. Developing Countries Perspectives Новинка

Austin Ezenne Human Resources Management in Education. Developing Countries Perspectives

This book, Human Resources Management in Education, DevelopingCountries Perspectives, contains eleven chapters. Human resources inan educational organisation refer to all the human beings working inthat organisation, including teachers, students, administrators and allother members of staff working in that organisation. The study of humanresources management in education will provide you with a theoreticaland practical knowledge about the processes of acquiring employees,establishing good relationships with them, training and developing them,retaining and compensating them for their services are important becauseeffective school leadership and management have become very crucial inrecent times in the management of educational organisations. Numerousproblems are facing many school systems in developing countries todayand human, financial and material resources are scarce, and thereforestrategic management of all resources is crucial for achieving the goalsof the educational systems and the school organisations.
Hugo Hens S.L. Applied Building Physics. Ambient Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties Hugo Hens S.L. Applied Building Physics. Ambient Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties Новинка

Hugo Hens S.L. Applied Building Physics. Ambient Conditions, Building Performance and Material Properties

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Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979,complaints about `sick buildings?, thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability ? all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics. The discipline embraces domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. In some countries, fire safety is also included. Through the application of physical knowledge and its combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing building parts, building envelope, whole building and built environment performance, although for the last the wording `urban physics? is used. Building physics has a real impact on performance-based building design. This volume on `Applied Building Physics? discusses the heat, air and moisture performance metrics that affect building design, construction and retrofitting.
Harold Kerzner Managing Complex Projects Harold Kerzner Managing Complex Projects Новинка

Harold Kerzner Managing Complex Projects

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The application of project management techniques is considered standard practice in today's business environment. What is not widely known is that the learning gap separating good project management from exceptional project management is not as great as one might think—yet, the difference in the return on value can be quite significant. Many factors determine how projects are approached, such as rapid shifts in technology, a fluctuating market, changes in a business's organizational structure, and politics. As these forces add to a project's complexity and duration, project managers must develop strategies that allow them to think outside the box and create new on-the-go methodologies. Managing Complex Projects delivers the tools necessary to take on an unpredictable economy with an adaptable battle plan proven to meet the differing needs of an ever-expanding set of partners and stakeholders involved in a project. This book shows how to solve some of the issues facing today's project manager, including: Dealing with multiple virtual teams located around the world Working with partners and stakeholders that may have limited project management tools and experience Adjusting to long-term projects in which the stakeholders may change Managing projects where stated goals and objectives differ among stakeholders This book shows how companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Siemens are exploring new avenues to aid them in taking on complex projects by combining «hard» skills, such as risk management and scheduling, with «soft» skills that focus on interpersonal communication. Managing Complex Projects serves as a lifesaver for time-crunched project managers looking for new ways to maximize their efforts.
Muhammad Irfan Chani, Amatul R. Chaudhary Import Demand Behaviour in Pakistan Muhammad Irfan Chani, Amatul R. Chaudhary Import Demand Behaviour in Pakistan Новинка

Muhammad Irfan Chani, Amatul R. Chaudhary Import Demand Behaviour in Pakistan

This work aims to analyze the impact of final expenditure components on import demand in Pakistan. Studying Import demand behaviour is important in economic literature because it has vast implications in tackling the problem of trade deficit faced by most of the developing and less developed countries of the world. It is more than just theoretical debate because it contains a rigorous empirical analysis by using the modern econometric techniques. Although it is a case study of developing South Asian country, Pakistan, yet the inference drawn may also be helpful for the policy makers of other developing countries facing the same situation. This information may also be useful for efficient utilization of both expenditure switching and expenditure dampening policies to overcome the above mentioned problem of trade deficit. This work is also helpful in providing directions for industrial policy.
Sahidul Ahmed Quality of Secondary Education. A Case Study of Tripura Sahidul Ahmed Quality of Secondary Education. A Case Study of Tripura Новинка

Sahidul Ahmed Quality of Secondary Education. A Case Study of Tripura

The definition of quality education depends upon the subject's perspective. For example, for the students it may stand for the facilities provided to them; for parents it may be the learning outcomes; for teachers it may be the improvement of teaching learning processes; for prospective employers it may be the nature of the output. Secondary education takes a vital part in the formation of active citizens and also plays a critical role in addressing the emerging human development concerns in countries engaged in building knowledge societies to stay connected to the process of globalization. The role of secondary education in the growth of a nation is paramount and significant, more particularly in developing countries. Secondary education is the single largest supplier of labour force in most of the developing countries, including India. In view of the relation between education and economic growth in a less developed state like India, it is not the highly sophisticated manpower but the middle level (secondary) manpower that is necessary for enhancing the economic growth. This study deals with secondary education in Tripura, India. Academicians, researchers and students who are interested in studying secondary education in general and secondary education of Tripura in particular are the target group of this book which will surely help them to understand the problem of quality secondary education in India.
Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity Новинка

Karen Kubey Housing as Intervention. Architecture towards social equity

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Across the world, the housing crisis is escalating. Mass migration to cities has led to rapid urbanisation on an unprecedented scale, while the withdrawal of public funding from social housing provision in Western countries, and widening income inequality, have further compounded the situation. In prosperous US and European cities, middle- and low-income residents are being pushed out of housing markets increasingly dominated by luxury investors. The average London tenant, for example, now pays an unaffordable 49 per cent of his or her pre-tax income in rent. Parts of the developing world and areas of forced migration are experiencing insufficient affordable housing stock coupled with rapidly shifting ways of life. In response to this context, forward-thinking architects are taking the lead with a collaborative approach. By partnering with allied fields, working with residents, developing new forms of housing, and leveraging new funding systems and policies, they are providing strategic leadership for what many consider to be our cities’ most pressing crisis. Amidst growing economic and health disparities, this issue of AD asks how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, might be interventions towards greater social equity, and how collaborative work in housing might reposition the architectural profession at large. Contributors include: Cynthia Barton, Deborah Gans, and Rosamund Palmer; Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller; Dana Cuff; Fatou Dieye; Robert Fishman; Na Fu; Paul Karakusevic; Kaja Kühl and Julie Behrens; Matthew Gordon Lasner; Meir Lobaton Corona; Marc Norman; Julia Park; Brian Phillips and Deb Katz; Pollyanna Rhee; Emily Schmidt and Rosalie Genevro Featured architects: Architects for Social Housing, Shigeru Ban Architects, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO, cityLAB, Frédéric Druot Architecture, ERA Architects, GANS studio, Garrison Architects, HOWOGE, Interface Studio Architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Lacaton & Vassal, Light Earth Designs, NHDM, PYATOK architecture + urban design, Urbanus, and Urban Works Agency
Peter Becker Well-meant is the enemy of the good. Western good governance concepts and the reality in developing countries Peter Becker Well-meant is the enemy of the good. Western good governance concepts and the reality in developing countries Новинка

Peter Becker Well-meant is the enemy of the good. Western good governance concepts and the reality in developing countries

Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - General and Theories, , language: English, abstract: This paper is meant as a contribution to the discussion of the effectiveness of development aid. Since the last decade of the 20th century Western industrialized countries have undertaken encompassing efforts to improve government systems in developing countries because bad government is seen as one of the most serious hurdles for prosperity and poverty alleviation. Billions of dollars have been spent in order to fight corruption and nepotism, and to foster democracy and the rule of law. But already a brief glance at the history of developing countries in the last 25 years shows that much of this support has mostly not given rise to any substantial ameliorations, and in those regions where prosperity was achieved the success cannot be traced back to Western good governance programs. This article demonstrates in particular why one of the most popular development aid instruments in context of good governance programs - decentralization reform - is doomed to fail.
Towards a Typologie of Soviet Mass Housing-SET Towards a Typologie of Soviet Mass Housing-SET Новинка

Towards a Typologie of Soviet Mass Housing-SET

Soviet mass housing is a contradictory but unique phenomenon. It is usually blamed for creating the most monotonous built environment in the history of mankind, thus...
Abdul Rahman Abdul Mumin Liberalise and Mobilise. Co-Integration Analysis of Ghana.s Case Abdul Rahman Abdul Mumin Liberalise and Mobilise. Co-Integration Analysis of Ghana.s Case Новинка

Abdul Rahman Abdul Mumin Liberalise and Mobilise. Co-Integration Analysis of Ghana.s Case

How is the attainment of state legitimacy through domestic revenue mobilization be maintained under international trade? The international financial institutions such as the IMF, advocate for trade liberalization which are sometimes conditioned in loans and other economic assistance advanced to developing countries. These liberalization policies run parallel with taxation and other domestic revenue mobilization policies to enhance state building in most, if not all, of these developing countries. One ambiguous relationship is the one that exist, both theoretical and empirical, between tax revenue and trade liberalization. Tax revenue constitute the main source of domestic revenue to developing countries, and it is being affected both directly and indirectly, by openness to international trade. The net effect depends on the structure of the trade liberalization and the elasticity of import demand. This book adopts the use of co-integration analysis, to examine how consistent the liberalization policies are with tax revenue. It uses Ghana, a country described as one of the champions in opening up to international inflows of goods and services, as a case study.
Farasat Shafi-Ullah LIBRARY AUTOMATION INITIATIVES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Farasat Shafi-Ullah LIBRARY AUTOMATION INITIATIVES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Новинка

Farasat Shafi-Ullah LIBRARY AUTOMATION INITIATIVES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The modern world started Library automation in late 1960s' however developing countries like Pakistan started library automation in late 1980s'. However till late 1990s university libraries are striving to catch the pace of developed world, to elude the 20 years gap between developed and developing world. On the contrary, developing countries are still facing challenges to adapt these technologies into their higher education institutions libraries. Topical coverage of this study ranges from education policy, professional associations, and literature review on library automation in Pakistan. Adaptation of INASP, PERI broaden the vision of academia and LIS professionals of Pakistan to wake up and be proactive to go for automation of libraries. However bureaucratic style of management, slow pace to adapt technology, funding problems, infrastructure of HEIs and role of professional associations proved to be the main hurdles in library automation in Pakistan. This piece of work also covered the volunteer efforts by LIS professional and adaptation of international standard in library automation
Lawrence Compagna Managing SAP Projects Lawrence Compagna Managing SAP Projects Новинка

Lawrence Compagna Managing SAP Projects

Implementing SAP can provide a significant return on investment for the organization, make it more efficient, and more effectively move the organization towards its goals. However, implementing the system carries significant risks, many of which are specific only to the world of SAP. The purpose of this book is to help the reader avoid the pitfalls that have plagues other implementations and caused significant failures in the past. Employing the project management strategies contained in this book will help mitigate those risks.
Monique Frize Health Care Engineering, Part I. Clinical Engineering and Technology Management Monique Frize Health Care Engineering, Part I. Clinical Engineering and Technology Management Новинка

Monique Frize Health Care Engineering, Part I. Clinical Engineering and Technology Management

The first chapter describes the health care delivery systems in Canada and in the U.S. This is followed by examples of various approaches used to measure physiological variables in humans, either for the purpose of diagnosis or monitoring potential disease conditions; a brief description of sensor technologies is included. The function and role of the clinical engineer in managing medical technologies in industrialized and in developing countries are presented. This is followed by a chapter on patient safety (mainly electrical safety and electromagnetic interference); it includes a section on how to minimize liability and how to develop a quality assurance program for technology management. The next chapter discusses applications of telemedicine, including technical, social, and ethical issues. The last chapter presents a discussion on the impact of technology on health care and the technology assessment process.This two-part book consolidates material that supports courses on technology development and management issues in health care institutions. It can be useful for anyone involved in design, development, or research, whether in industry, hospitals, or government.Table of Contents: Preface / The Health Care System in North America (Canada and U.S.) / Measuring Physiological Variables in Humans / Management of Medical Technologies in Industrialized and Developing Countries / Safety Considerations, Minimizing Liability, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) / Telemedicin...
Richard Heaslip J. Managing Complex Projects and Programs. How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach Richard Heaslip J. Managing Complex Projects and Programs. How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach Новинка

Richard Heaslip J. Managing Complex Projects and Programs. How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach

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AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR MANAGING COMPLEX INITIATIVES With the increasing demands of the global business environment, many leaders observe that their organizations struggle to manage complex strategic initiatives. Managing Complex Projects and Programs examines why and offers a solution. Drawing on the insight of experienced executives and program and project managers from a diverse range of real-world industries, Managing Complex Projects and Programs: Examines the common reasons for poor performance of modern projects and programs Introduces new guidelines and an innovative leadership framework for solving performance issues Provides organizations with a roadmap for redefining the roles of project and program management professionals Whether you are a current program or project manager, a student of program or project management, or an executive seeking to prepare your organization for a complex and uncertain future, Managing Complex Projects and Programs will challenge you to rethink your approach for managing strategic initiatives and ensuring your organization’s success
Chie Kawahara Midori Haus. Transformation from Old House to Green Future with Passive House Chie Kawahara Midori Haus. Transformation from Old House to Green Future with Passive House Новинка

Chie Kawahara Midori Haus. Transformation from Old House to Green Future with Passive House

Managing a major remodel of your home involves learning various aspects of a construction project: permitting; hiring contractors; clarifying what you really mean and want; managing a budget; overseeing quality, avoiding regrets; doing what’s right for yourself and standing up for yourself. It’s a big job. The learning curve is high and often we homeowners don’t get to apply the skills we learned again.In this book, the stories of a couple going through this learning curve is told through the lens of a novice just like a conversation with a homeowner over a cup of tea. What they thought they wanted (a brand new house in modern minimalist style with solar panels and recycled materials) is very different than what they ended up with (remodel of a 90-year-old house in the classic Arts and Crafts style to meet the stringent international building standard called Passive House). What caused this shift? How did they choose the contractor? How did they navigate out of overwhelm of green building choices? How did they manage the relationships? What would they do differently? Was it worth it?This book chronicles the journey by a couple from choosing the location through living in the house after the renovation completion. It wasn’t all about finding smart people and following expert guidance. When expert opinions diverged and they got stuck in analysis paralysis they had to trust their judgment and chose what they felt was right for them. After all, they’ll be living in the house for ...
Hundarraa Moonenus State and Nation Building in Ethiopian Federation Hundarraa Moonenus State and Nation Building in Ethiopian Federation Новинка

Hundarraa Moonenus State and Nation Building in Ethiopian Federation

Nation and state building have been central during state formations or consolidations in all parts of the world. Third world countries have pursued both projects in a way to destruct diversity and create culturally homogenous polities experiencing inherent problems like denial of people-hood, overlapping citizenship and nationality, and cultural homogeneity. As a remedy, federalism, democracy and multiculturalism are institutional, policy, and politico-psychological innovations. The Ethiopian experience shows plausible centralist-unitary with failed/confused nation-building in pre 1991 witnessing rough state-society relations while the post 1991 has promised a lot along ethno-territorial federal approach. But still, Ethiopia is in its evolutionary stage whereby observable dual state-building approaches: responsive from 1991-2001 and unresponsive since 2001. This shows the retreat to unresponsive state and nation building approaches where national issues are given priority over passing regional self-rule.In light of this, mega-projects like GERD have contributions either to encourage or discourage healthy state and nation building approaches. Accordingly GERD has both contributions.
Lou Russell Managing Projects. A Practical Guide for Learning Professionals Lou Russell Managing Projects. A Practical Guide for Learning Professionals Новинка

Lou Russell Managing Projects. A Practical Guide for Learning Professionals

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Managing Projects offers a hands-on resource for building practical competencies for anyone who must manage one or more small- to mid-size projects. The book is filled with targeted processes, tools, techniques, and influencing skills that address the more difficult «people» side of project management. The author shows how to: influence stakeholders 360 degrees around you; encourage accountability from others who do not work for you and have plenty of projects to juggle without adding your priority; negotiate time, cost, quality, and scope with executives; and courageously tell the truth and get the help you need early enough. Praise for Managing Projects «No one knows more about project management than Lou Russell. Her easy coaching style paired with specific methods makes this book a real winner. This is one book all leaders, managers, supervisors, and project leads will use as their essential 'go to' resource.»—Elaine Biech, ebb associates inc.; bestselling author, The Business of Consulting «Lou Russell has done it again! Managing Projects is comprehensive, practical, and easy to understand and apply to your projects, big or small. The book gives helpful tips and definitions that will enable the reader to move through the project management process with ease. Thanks, Lou, for creating such a great resource.» —Amy L. Dinning, manager of Leadership and Talent Development, Saint-Gobain North America «Managing Projects is more than a book. It is a workshop between the covers, with one of the finest learning facilitators as your guide. If you find yourself dealing with projects in your work (and whether you know it or not, this is you), using the techniques in this book will make you less stressed and more successful.» —Kevin Eikenberry, bestselling author, Remarkable Leadership «As the leader of an international logistics company, I know how critical project management is to meeting the needs of our customers. To hit their due dates we have to hit our own, with no excuses. Lou's practical approach to project management fits well into our time-constrained, date-focused workplace. It's simple, it's real, and it works.» —Cathy Langham, CEO, Langham Logistics
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Stefan Hemm Agricultural Protectionism

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 1,3, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, language: English, abstract: Today we live in a globalized world and anybody can buy any product from any country in the world. But that is not completely true. Trade is not as free as many of us always think it is. There are still so many trade barriers which make international trade sometimes such an adventure. The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established to liberalize trade by reducing or eliminating tariffs and any other trade barriers. Therefore, all members have to contribute to that undertaking and make concessions. In the current round, named the Doha Development Agenda this does not work as it was meant to. A crucial issue in that conflict is agriculture. Developing countries and least developed countries complain about large amounts of subsidies paid by high-income countries such as the EU. In contrast, developed countries want developing countries to make concessions in terms of trade related intellectual property rights and trade related investment measures. So each country blames the other one instead of taking action and making the first step. This essay is structured into two main parts. The first part informs about some basics of protectionism and what happened so far in terms of agricultural liberalization. Chapter two gives a short overview of the existing types of protectionist measures to get a f...
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Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion.

Worldwide child and youth poverty and deprivation remain the biggest barrier to achieving a better life in adulthood. Progress in lifting children out of poverty in the last decades has been slow and limited in the developing world, while the recent global economic crisis has exacerbated child poverty, youth unemployment, and social exclusion in many developed countries. By critically unraveling the long-term consequences of growing up poor, the close linkages between multiple deprivations and violation of human rights in childhood and adolescence, and their effects on labor market entry and future career in a number of developing and developed countries, this book significantly enriches the existing literature. Drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives, it makes a forceful case for the eradication of child poverty to take center stage in the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Celia Desmond The ComSoc Guide to Managing Telecommunications Projects

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This pocket guide provides an overview of the telecommunications environment as it has evolved over the past few years, illustrating the need for project management, the significance of project success to the companies, and the application of key project management processes within the telecom environment. Topics covered include: scope management, time management, cost management, procurement management, risk management, communications, quality, human resources, and Integration. It offers professionals a brief and accessible guide to managing telecommunication projects in the 21st century.
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Konrad Bergmeister Beton-Kalender 2009. Schwerpunkte: Konstruktiver Hochbau - Aktuelle Massivbaunormen

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The main themes of this issue are the structural design of building frames and the current state of standards for mass wall structures around DIN 1045. Also in this year's issue: – structural design in existing buildings, – concrete as a building material.

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The first book demonstrating how to apply the principles of social network analysis to managing complex projects This groundbreaking book gets project managers and students up to speed on state-of-the-art applications of social network analysis (SNA) for observing, analysing, and managing complex projects. Written by an expert at the leading edge of the SNA project management movement, it clearly demonstrates how the principles of social network analysis can be used to provide a smarter, more efficient, holistic approach to managing complex projects. Project managers, especially those tasked with managing large, complex construction and engineering projects, traditionally have relied upon analysis and decision-making based upon hierarchical structures and vaguely defined project systems, much of which is borrowed from historic scientific management approaches. However, it has become apparent that a more sophisticated methodology is required for observing project systems and managing relationships with today’s more knowledgeable and demanding clients. Social network analysis (SNA) provides just such an approach. Unfortunately, existing books on social network analysis are written primarily for sociologists and mathematicians, with little or no regard for the needs of project managers – until now. The first and only book of its kind, Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations: Offers a framework and a fully-developed approach to applying SNA theory and methodologies to large, complex projects Describes highly effective strategies and techniques for managing the iterative and transient relationships between network-defining actor roles involved in the delivery of complex projects Uses numerous real-world examples and case studies of successful applications of SNA to large-scale construction and engineering projects around the world Draws on its author’s decades of experience managing complex projects for demanding clients, as well as his extensive academic research in Project Management Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations is an important working resource for project management professionals and consultants, especially those serving the construction and engineering industries. It is also an excellent text/reference for postgraduate students of project management and supply chain management, as well as academic researchers of project management.
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