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Author: Mark D. J. Williams
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: infrastructure, ict, africa
Number of Pages: 311
Published: 2011-06-23
ISBN-10: 0821384546
ISBN-13: 9780821384541

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been a remarkable success in Africa. In just 10 years-dating from the end of the 1990s-mobile network coverage rose from 16 percent to 90 percent of the urban population and by 2009 nearly half of Africa's rural population was also living within range of a mobile network. Large-scale investment in the sector across the continent has transformed telecommunications from a luxury enjoyed by a privileged few to a mass-market, low-cost service, used in villages and cities alike.Africa's ICT Infrastructure: Building on the Mobile Revolution char
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Author: Colombo Francesca
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: paying, term, care, providing, wanted, health, policy, studies, oecd
Number of Pages: 329
Published: 2011-05-18
ISBN-10: 9264097759
ISBN-13: 9789264097759

As life expectancy pushes into the late 70s for men and well into the 80s for women, ever more people want help in order to be able to live their lives to the full for as long as possible.  How will demographic and labour market trends affect the supply of family, friends and care workers available to the elderly? Will public finances be threatened by the future costs of care? What should be the balance between private responsibility and public support in care giving? This book addresses these and other important questions.   Table of Contents Chapter 1. Long-term Care: Growing Se
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Author: Colombo Francesca
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: paying, term, care, providing, wanted, health, policy, studies, oecd
Number of Pages: 329
Published: 2011-05-23
ISBN-10: 9264097589
ISBN-13: 9789264097582

As life expectancy pushes into the late 70s for men and well into the 80s for women, ever more people want help in order to be able to live their lives to the full for as long as possible.  How will demographic and labour market trends affect the supply of family, friends and care workers available to the elderly? Will public finances be threatened by the future costs of care? What should be the balance between private responsibility and public support in care giving? This book addresses these and other important questions.   Table of Contents Chapter 1. Long-term Care: Growing Se
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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: asian, countries, selected, practices, aquaculture, feeding, economics
Number of Pages: 220
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9251058741
ISBN-13: 9789251058749

This technical paper provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It comprises of six selected country case study reports from Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) and an overall synthesis ending with conclusions and recommendations. Field survey for the case studies was carried out between 15 October 2005 and 14 February 2006 and three hundred and fourty Asian fish farmers were interviewed about their fish feeding practices. In India a
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Author: Klaus W. Deininger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sustainable, equitable, benefits, yield, farmland, global, interest, rising
Number of Pages: 266
Published: 2011-01-10
ISBN-10: 0821385917
ISBN-13: 9780821385913

This book aims to provide key pieces of information needed for informed debate about large-scale land acquisition by drawing on the experience from past land expansions, discussing predictions for potential future demand, and providing empirical evidence of what is happening on the ground in the countries most affected by the recent increase in demand for land. It complements demand side considerations with a detailed assessment of the amount of land, whether currently cultivated or not, that might potentially be available for agricultural cultivation at the global and country levels. It then
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Author: Gabi G. Afram
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: job, creation, growth, sector, private, investment, climate, leveraging, nepal
Number of Pages: 268
Published: 2012-03-27
ISBN-10: 0821394657
ISBN-13: 9780821394656

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 and Constituent Assembly elections in 2008 have paved the way for political and economic reform in Nepal. Indeed, the 2009 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) shows that Nepal's private sector is starting to reap some dividend from the cessation of armed conflict in terms of employment generation, rebounding tourism, increased tax collection, as well as less complex business regulations and procedures to obtain permits. However, Nepal's private sector (already plagued with various market failures) continues to suffer from the consequence
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Author: Gabi George Afram
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: job, creation, growth, sector, private, investment, climate, leveraging, nepal
Number of Pages: 246
Published: 2012
ISBN-10: 0821394665
ISBN-13: 9780821394663

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 and Constituent Assembly elections in 2008 have paved the way for political and economic reform in Nepal. Indeed, the 2009 Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) shows that Nepal's private sector is starting to reap some dividend from the cessation of armed conflict in terms of employment generation, rebounding tourism, increased tax collection, as well as less complex business regulations and procedures to obtain permits. However, Nepal's private sector (already plagued with various market failures) continues to suffer from the consequence
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