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Author: Carl J. Dahlman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: learning, lifelong, competitiveness, china, enhancing
Number of Pages: 264
Published: 2007-06-18
ISBN-10: 0821369431
ISBN-13: 9780821369432

China has made significant progress in expanding educational access, but given today's highly competitive global economic environment, this publication outlines the key elements for an effective lifelong learning system, focusing primarily on its economic aspects. It sets out a framework to help identify the demands on the education and training system in China, with the role of government changing from being the main provider of education and training to the facilitator of a more inclusive system.

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: recent, evaluations, assistance, related, dimension, trade, development
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2007-05-09
ISBN-10: 9264031200
ISBN-13: 9789264031203

This report draws on key findings and recommendations emerging from available donor evaluation reports, assesses factors that have contributed to the success (or failure) of past programmes, and provides guidance for enhancing the effectiveness and impact of future trade-related assistance. It provides a timely input to the ongoing discussions amongst the aid and trade communities on effectively designing and delivering “aid for trade” as a complement to the Doha Development Agenda.

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: 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: 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: Robert Z. Lawrence
Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Keywords: settlement, system, dispute, wto, states, united
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2007-03-01
ISBN-10: 0876093985
ISBN-13: 9780876093986

Lawrence addresses the critics of the dispute settlement mechanismboth those who think it should be tougher on countries that violate trade rules and those who think it is already so tough as to violate sovereignty. He points out the successes of the WTO since its creation in 1995 and argues that radical changes to the system are ill-advised. Lawrence nonetheless suggests several areas for reform, from steps that require multilateral negotiations, such as improving opportunities for nonstate actor participation in and enhancing transparency of the process, to changes the United States could ma

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
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