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Author: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: oecd, regulatory, reform, reviews, growth, opportunities, seizing, switzerland
Number of Pages: 189
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9264022481
ISBN-13: 9789264022485

This review explores the opportunities for better regulation within the Swiss institutional framework . In recent years, the rate of growth in Switzerland has been slower than the OECD average. If this continues, the country will be challenged to face the financial demands of a rapidly ageing population, and to maintain living standards. The Federal Government has started to implement a growth-oriented reform strategy, but further structural changes are required. This report discusses the need for promoting internal market competition, for adopting a country-wide strategy for regulatory qualit
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Author: Barbara Bruns
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: accountability, reforms, evidence, new, schools, work, making
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2011-02-24
ISBN-10: 0821386794
ISBN-13: 9780821386798

This book is about the threats to education quality in the developing world that cannot be explained by lack of resources. It reviews the observed phenomenon of service delivery failures in public education: cases where programs and policies increase the inputs to education but do not produce effective services where it counts - in schools and classrooms. It documents what we know about the extent and costs of such failures across low and middle-income countries. And it further develops the conceptual model posited in the World Development Report 2004: that a root cause of low-quality and ineq
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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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