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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: brazil, surveys, economic, oecd
Number of Pages: 160
Published: 2005-03-01
eBookDB-ID: 9789264007

This second OECD Economic Survey of Brazil makes a detailed examination of macroeconomic policies, financial markets, the regulatory framework and social policies and expenditure. It finds that the Brazilian economy is bouncing back and is achieving more balanced growth, but that it needs to continue the consolidation of macroeconomic stabilisation. It suggests that the main challenges Brazil faces are improving the quality of fiscal consolidation, enhancing the investment climate, and improving the cost-effectiveness of social programmes.

Author: Gary L. Jones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lieu, fee, mitigation, effectiveness, determine, protection, assessments, needed, wetlands
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2001-09
ISBN-10: 0756716454
ISBN-13: 9780756716455

Developers (DVP) whose projects adversely affect WL must, as prescribed in reg's. & guidance issued by the Army Corps of Eng. & the EPA, first avoid & then minimize adverse impacts to WL. When adverse impacts are unavoidable, the DVP is required to compensate by restoring a former WL, enhancing a degraded WL, creating a new WL, or preserving an existing WL. One method of mitigation is for DVP to pay fees to public entities or private non-profit natural resources mgmt. org's. that use them to establish WL (known as in-lieu-fee (ILF) org's. ). This report examines the increased use of the ILF mi

Authors: Eric V. Larson, Richard E. Darilek, Daniel Gibran
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: enhancing, army, capabilities, framework, operations, effective, influence, foundations
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833044044
ISBN-13: 9780833044044

Interest has increased regarding capabilities that may allow the United States to effectively influence the attitudes and behavior of particular foreign audiences while minimizing or avoiding combat. This increase is largely the result of (1) the post-9/11 realization that the U.S. image in much of the Muslim world may be facilitating the mobilization and recruitment of global jihadists and (2) the difficulties that the United States has encountered in promoting stability and political reconciliation in post-war Iraq. Larson et al. aim to assist the U.S. Army in understanding

Author: Lloyd Dixon
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Keywords: alternatives, uncertain, world, evaluating, insurance, role, terrorism, federal
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 2007-11-25
ISBN-10: 0833042351
ISBN-13: 9780833042354

What are the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act1s effects on the market for terrorism insurance? What would be the effect of enhancing provisions for nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological (NBCR) attacks? The authors conclude that the program yields positive outcomes in a number of dimensions for conventional attacks and identify specific reforms that can improve results for NBCR attacks.

Author: Gabi G. Afram
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: policy, options, challenges, opportunities, market, india, remittance
Number of Pages: 139
Published: 2011-12-30
ISBN-10: 0821389726
ISBN-13: 9780821389720

Millions of migrants worldwide send billions of dollars in remittances each year to their families or communities of origin. In many developing countries, remittances are an important source of family and national income and also are the largest source of external financing. Remittances are better targeted at the needs of the poor than foreign aid or foreign direct investment (FDI) as recipients often depend on remittances to cover daily living expenses, to provide a cushion against emergencies, or to make small investments in business or education. Therefore, international remittance services

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: ensure, improved, performance, needed, oversight, bank, interests, supported, world
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 1996-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788135775
ISBN-13: 9780788135774

Between FY 1993 & 1995, the U.S. contributed an average of $1.2 billion/year to the World Bank. This report reviews whether continued participation in the World Bank is in the U.S. interest. Addresses the Bank's role in enhancing the flow of international private investment capital into developing countries, the extent to which Bank projects achieve their development objectives, the Bank's progress in reforming its operations to improve effectiveness, & the extent to which the Bank supports U.S. foreign policy goals. Charts & tables.

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: sanctions, leniency, programmes, effective, harm, hard, core, cartels, fighting
Number of Pages: 103
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 9264174990
ISBN-13: 9789264174993

Hard-core cartels are the most egregious violations of competition law. What are the most appropriate tools to fight them? . In this book, the OECD identifies an increasingly successful "carrot-and-stick" approach applying stiffer punishment for cartel operators and enhancing programmes aimed at rewarding cartel members who decide to defect and co-operate with the authorities. This book contributes to the existing knowledge about the extent of cartels' overcharges and other harm to businesses and consumers worldwide, and sheds light on new and eff.
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