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Author: Intizar Hussain
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: commands, lower, indus, basin, canal, across, performance, irrigated, wheat, farms, productivity
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 9290904151
ISBN-13: 9789290904151

A study of the enormous differences in agricultural productivity that exist across farms and regions in Pakistan, where, for example, recent farm-level data from Sindh, indicates that irrigated wheat output per hectare varies from 0.5 to 5.4 tons across farms. Looks at the central goal of agricultural policy in the country, viz. improving and sustaining productivity, narrowing the existing productivity gaps, and enhancing resource use efficiencies to meet food requirements of a rapidly growing population.

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: 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

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.
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