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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: reforms, iraq, governance, policy, investment, supporting
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 2010-06-28
ISBN-10: 9264077243
ISBN-13: 9789264077249

Iraqi parliamentary elections, held without major security incidents in March 2010, are the latest in a series of indicators suggesting that the country may be achieving greater stability in governance and security - a key prerequisite for foreign and domestic investment, growth and job creation. Furthermore, the business environment is gradually improving as a result of an ongoing institutional capacity building process supported by the international community. The MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development is part of this effort, playing a key role in building the capa

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: spain, plan, avanza, case, ict, digital, policies, governance
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 2010-11-01
ISBN-10: 9264072675
ISBN-13: 9789264072671

Plan Avanza, Spain's national Information Society strategy, has created a strong momentum for furthering information society (IS) policy in Spain, mobilising close to EUR 9 billion over four years from national, sub-national and non-governmental stakeholders. But what have these important investments contributed to wider societal goals such as public sector modernisation and increasing citizens' trust in government; creating job opportunities and preparing a future work force for a competitive, globalised economy; supporting economic reform; improving citizens' welfare and promoting equity? Th

Author: Brian Chandiwana
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: eight, zimbabwean, districts, children, vulnerable, analysis, orphaned, situational
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2009-11-12
ISBN-10: 0796922349
ISBN-13: 9780796922342

In response to the AIDS epidemic and poverty, the Zimbabwean government and other organisations are implementing various programmes aimed at assisting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the eight districts surveyed. It is clearly important to have an audit of the social services and support structures available for OVC in the eight districts and to have a clear understanding of the situation of OVC including their needs and concerns in order to have proper prioritisation, designing and evaluation of programmes that are aimed at supporting the affected children.The AIDS pandemic negativel

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: recovery, economic, support, crucial, turkey
Number of Pages: 159
Published: 2002-09
ISBN-10: 9264198083
ISBN-13: 9789264198081

Among the OECD countries, Turkey figures as a comparative latecomer to regulatory reform. Yet, there is a crucial need for it. Over the last three decades, the Turkish economy has suffered from macroeconomic instability and chronic inflation, with implications for both investment and growth. Governance and regulatory structures remained weak and contributed also to the 2001 economic crisis. Nonetheless, this review notes the highly encouraging efforts currently being undertaken to reform key economic sectors, the public administration and the regulatory framework. These developments appear to

Author: Unknown
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: bank, world, guide
Number of Pages: 293
Published: 2011-07
ISBN-10: 0821386573
ISBN-13: 9780821386576

A wonderful resource -- CHOICE MAGAZINE An exceptional book -- GLOBAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS REVIEWThe World Bank Group is one of the world 's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its mission is to overcome poverty by supporting an inclusive and sustainable development, enhancing growth with care for the environment, and creating individual opportunity and hope. Through its five institutions and in partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank Group strives to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost agricultural support, build roads a

Authors: Phetsile K Dlamini, Donald Skinner, Nompumelelo Zun
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: africa, southern, aids, hiv
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2004-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796920680
ISBN-13: 9780796920683

In November of 2003, the HSRC and the WK Kellogg Foundation hosted a colloquium to present and review the research conducted by the HSRC in projects across six southern African countries, namely Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The colloquium focused on policy research that had been done across these countries and the status of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 0%Contents IntroductionAn outline of the Kellogg projectsDay one: HIV/AIDS policy in six southern African countriesOpening address: Dr Phetsile Dlamini

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: growth, opportunities, seizing, switzerland
Number of Pages: 189
Published: 2006-03-31
ISBN-10: 9264022473
ISBN-13: 9789264022478

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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