How to Manage an Aid Exit Strategy

The Future of Development Aid

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Author: Derek Fee

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780320329

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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After almost forty years of development aid most commentators agree that aid as we know it has not worked. Aid fatigue is suffered on both the donor and recipient sides, with a wide divergence between those who call for a radical overhaul of aid delivery methods, those who advocate a complete end to development aid and those who continually demand significant increases in aid flows. David Fee provides a refreshing, insightful and comprehensive analysis of how an exit may actually be possible - drawing on real experience and as such supplying a simple summary of recommended policy steps. The author thoroughly reviews aid for trade, regional integration and microfinance and a host of other solutions that have been proposed - arguing that an exit strategy for both donors and the least developed countries will have to consider the optimal combination of these specific initiatives to best satisfy the necessity of development and at the same time solve the problems of conventional aid.

Im Bann der Plattformen

Die nächste Runde der Netzkritik (übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Andreas Kallfelz)

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Author: Geert Lovink

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732833682

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Die digitale Welt im Post-Snowden-Zeitalter: Wir wissen, dass wir unter Überwachung stehen, aber machen weiter, als ob es nichts zu bedeuten hätte. Obwohl Unternehmen wie Facebook, Google und Amazon unsere Privatsphäre immer stärker infiltrieren, bleibt die Nutzung der sozialen Medien ungebrochen - unterstützt durch immer kleinere Geräte, die sich fest in unseren Alltag eingenistet haben. Wir sind hin- und hergeworfen zwischen Angst vor Abhängigkeit und verdeckter Obsession. Mit diesem fünften Teil seiner laufenden Untersuchungen zur kritischen Internetkultur taucht der niederländische Medientheoretiker Geert Lovink in die paradoxe Welt der neuen digitalen Normalität ein: Wohin bewegen sich Kunst, Kultur und Kritik, wenn sich das Digitale immer mehr in den Hintergrund des Alltags einfügt? Der Band behandelt u.a. die Selfie-Kultur, die Internet-Fixierung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Franzen, das Internet in Uganda, die Ästhetik von Anonymous und die Anatomie der Bitcoin-Religion: Wird die Geldschaffung durch Cyber-Währungen und Crowdfunding zu einer Neuverteilung des Reichtums beitragen oder die Kluft zwischen reich und arm eher vergrößern? Was wird in diesem Zeitalter des Freien das Einkommensmodell der 99% sein? Geert Lovink zeichnet nicht einfach ein düsteres Bild der leeren Wirklichkeit einer 24/7-Kommunikation, sondern zeigt auch radikale Alternativen hierzu auf.

Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umbruch

Bilanz - Kritik - Perspektiven

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Author: Friedbert Ottacher,Thomas Vogel

Publisher: Brandes & Apsel Verlag

ISBN: 3955581365

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Die Weichen für die Zukunft der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit wurden mit der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung gestellt. Gleichzeitig sucht die Weltgemeinschaft Antworten, wie künftige Flüchtlingskrisen verhindert und globale Probleme wie Klimawandel gelöst werden können. Ottacher und Vogel diskutieren das Vorhaben der Weltgesellschaft. »Auf wenigen Seiten viele Informationen und angenehm zu lesen (...). Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Praxis (...). Grundwissen über Entwicklungstheorien und 70 Jahre Entwicklungspolitik.« (welt-sichten) »(...) eine gelungene Einführung (...)« (missiothek) »In ihrem Buch ziehen sie Bilanz über Erfolge und Fehlschläge und versuchen einen Blick in die Zukunft.« (Südwind-Magazin)

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church

Christian Engagement with the Contemporary World

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Author: Timothy Blewett,Adrian G. V. Hyde-Price,G. Wyn Rees

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754660378

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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This book seeks to elucidate whether there are particular Christian perspectives on the role that Great Britain should play in the world today. It investigates the role that the Church of England has played in contemporary foreign policy issues: including the use of force - intervention, counter-terrorism and arms sales - and overseas trade, aid and debt forgiveness. The book brings together senior individuals from within the Church, academia and non-governmental organizations to investigate these various ethical dilemmas.

Exit Strategy: Ending the Tyranny of Finance

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Author: Giulio Tremonti

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847840271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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From Italy’s former minister of economy and finance, a provocative and galvanizing jeremiad on the Euro crisis and the global economic status quo. As Europe’s debt crisis persists and the aftershocks of the 2008 collapse hinder recovery across the globe, Giulio Tremonti underscores the dangers that unchecked financial markets pose to democracy, and explains what nations must do to protect their autonomy. Condemning what he calls "marketism"—an insidious ideology that puts the speculative financial market above all else—Tremonti bemoans a world in which finance, not governments, sets the rules and, as a result, determines political discourse. But when finance fails, it is the people who must pay the price, and not just economically. An instant and enduring bestseller in Italy, Exit Strategy calls for sweeping changes in both policy and mindset. Candid and critical as few politicians have been in the aftermath of the crisis, Tremonti breaks down the systemic failures of global finance and proposes a "New Alliance" between citizens and governments to free politics from the thrall of the financial markets, and put the people themselves back in control.

Exit Strategies and State Building

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Author: Richard Caplan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942706

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn societies in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone. Despite these prodigious efforts, there has been relatively little consideration of the critical questions arising from the "end game" of state-building operations. In Exit Strategies and State Building, sixteen leading scholars and practitioners focus on relevant historical and contemporary cases of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit, this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and political intervention. Deftly researched, Exit Strategies and State Building sheds new light on what is not merely an academic issue, but also a pressing global policy concern.

Hospitals & Health Care Organizations

Management Strategies, Operational Techniques, Tools, Templates, and Case Studies

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Author: David Edward Marcinko,Hope Rachel Hetico

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439879907

Category: Medical

Page: 413

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Drawing on the expertise of decision-making professionals, leaders, and managers in health care organizations, Hospitals & Health Care Organizations: Management Strategies, Operational Techniques, Tools, Templates, and Case Studies addresses decreasing revenues, increasing costs, and growing consumer expectations in today’s increasingly competitive health care market. Offering practical experience and applied operating vision, the authors integrate Lean managerial applications, and regulatory perspectives with real-world case studies, models, reports, charts, tables, diagrams, and sample contracts. The result is an integration of post PP-ACA market competition insight with Lean management and operational strategies vital to all health care administrators, comptrollers, and physician executives. The text is divided into three sections: Managerial Fundamentals Policy and Procedures Strategies and Execution Using an engaging style, the book is filled with authoritative guidance, practical health care–centered discussions, templates, checklists, and clinical examples to provide you with the tools to build a clinically efficient system. Its wide-ranging coverage includes hard-to-find topics such as hospital inventory management, capital formation, and revenue cycle enhancement. Health care leadership, governance, and compliance practices like OSHA, HIPAA, Sarbanes–Oxley, and emerging ACO model policies are included. Health 2.0 information technologies, EMRs, CPOEs, and social media collaboration are also covered, as are 5S, Six Sigma, and other logistical enhancing flow-through principles. The result is a must-have, "how-to" book for all industry participants.

Strategic Practice Management

Business Considerations for Audiologists and Other Healthcare Professionals, Third Edition

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Author: Robert G. Glaser,Robert M. Traynor

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 163550015X

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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One of the major skills required for success in practice is to know how to manage a clinic. Strategic Practice Management: Business Considerations for Audiologists and Other Healthcare Professionals, Third Edition is extremely useful for clinicians currently managing their own clinics as well as for the development and teaching of courses in practice management. The first and second editions of this text have been used in university training programs. The third edition contains contributions from nine guest chapter authors, six who are new to this text, and all are experts in their field. Their insight provides the reader with an enlightening resource essential to the operational and business management of the practice setting, including developing an appropriate business plan; startup and long-term planning; essential legal considerations; fiscal monitoring and methods to assess the ongoing financial health of the practice; reimbursement capture; patient and referral source management; human resource issues, including compensation strategies; and much more. Dr. Robert Glaser and Dr. Robert Traynor have extensively updated all of the retained chapters with significant improvements to the content, tables, and figures. Comprehensively researched, every effort has been made to provide the most recent and thorough references for further review. NEW CONTRIBUTORS AND CHAPTERS: Legal Considerations in Practice Management: Michael G. Leesman, JDDeliberations on Ethics in the Practice of Audiology: Rebecca L. Bingea, AuDNEW! Itemizing Professional Hearing Care Services: Stephanie J. Sjoblad, AuDNEW! Office Management Systems: Brian Urban, AuDNEW! Audiology in the Insurance System: Amber Lund-Knettel, MA, and Thomas J. Tedeschi, AuD ADDITIONAL NEW TOPICS: Management Implications for Audiology PracticeCompetition in Audiology PracticeProfessional Selling Techniques This text covers virtually every current area of practice management and is an excellent resource for any health care practitioner considering a startup venture, purchasing an ongoing practice, reinventing their current practice, or for those interested in sharpening their clinical service delivery model in the current competitive arena.

Federal Student Aid

Additional Management Improvements Would Clarify Strategic Direction and Enhance Accountability

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Author: Cornelia M. Ashby

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756725556

Category: Education

Page: 49

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Two reports together: (1) Fed. Student Aid: Examines what the Dept. of Education (DoE's) Office of Fed. Student Aid (FSA) has done to develop and implement a strategic direction to accomplish its mission; what human capital strategies FSA has adopted to ensure that it can carry out its mission; and what steps DoE has taken to clarify FSA's level of independence and its relationships with other Educ. offices. (2) Direct Student Loans: Examines to what extent have assumptions concerning borrower behavior used in DoE's cost justification materialized? To what extent has DoE informed borrowers of the possible cost implications of EDA (electronic debit account program) participation and the options that are available to them for prepaying their loans?

Making Money in Forex

Trade Like a Pro Without Giving Up Your Day Job

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Author: Ryan O'Keefe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470609040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A practical guide to trading around the commitments of career and family Making Money in Forex will help aspiring traders successfully enter this field while maintaining a job. With this book, author Ryan O'Keefe explains his own personal journey to becoming a trader and shows you how to follow a similar path. O'Keefe describes his approach to trading and reveals his bargain hunting trading style, which is designed to capitalize on market trends. Throughout the book, O'Keefe pays a great deal of attention to trading psychology, learning to read price instead of indicators, and emphasizes that aspiring traders must find a strategy they are comfortable with and can implement with confidence. Addresses how you can successfully trade around the demands of your job and personal life Reveals the author's "bargain hunting" style which can be used to reduce risk and maximize profit Discusses how common trade management techniques may impact overall performance Provides insights into structuring trading to minimize stress Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Making Money in Forex utilizes a conservative approach to trading that will help you build your trading competency over time.

School-based Crisis Intervention

Preparing All Personnel to Assist

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Author: Melissa Allen Heath,Dawn Sheen

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593851514

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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When a student is in dire need of emotional support, caring adults in the school can make a difference. This essential resource helps practitioners prepare all school personnel to respond sensitively and effectively to children and adolescents in crisis. Packed with user-friendly features--including over 50 reproducible tools--the book provides crucial guidance for helping students cope with such stressful circumstances as bullying, abuse, parental divorce, chronic illness, depression, loss, and more. The emphasis is on giving teachers and staff basic crisis intervention skills: how to react, what to say, and what to do to create a safe and supportive environment. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume's utility is enhanced by many specific training ideas and activities. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

HM Treasury

The Creation and Sale of Northern Rock Plc, Eighteenth Report of Session 2012-12, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215050670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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The run on deposits at Northern Rock in September 2007 was one of the key moments in a financial crisis. After nationalising Northern Rock in February 2008, the Treasury eventually decided to split out a new retail bank, ("Northern Rock plc"), for sale, and to run-down the majority of the mortgage assets in a separate public sector vehicle, Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc ("NRAM"). Northern Rock plc was sold to Virgin Money in 2011 for proceeds currently estimated at £931 million, an expected loss of £469 million. The Treasury hopes to recover all the public funds provided to Northern Rock but this is far from certain as it relies on a profitable wind-down of NRAM. Moreover there will still be an economic loss, currently estimated at £2 billion. The Treasury took too long to nationalise the bank and failed to make an effective challenge to the bank's business plan. The Treasury has started to address this lack of capacity: it has established UK Financial Investments ("UKFI") with a small team of 12 people to manage the taxpayer shares in banks. The £66 billion cash spent purchasing shares in RBS and Lloyds may never be recovered. In hindsight, the Treasury's decision to create and sell a new bank turned out to be no worse than any available alternative, because no matter which part of the bank was sold, or when, a larger amount of assets would need to be retained in public ownership.

Afghanistan: the Perfect Failure

A War Doomed by the Coalition's Strategies, Policies and Political Correctness

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Author: John L. Cook

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479720712

Category: History

Page: 223

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LONG BOOK DESCRIPTION: Unparalleled access to all levels of the Afghan government and coalition forces is the result of John Cooks tenure in Afghanistan. Over the past four and a half years, he has developed an intimate and alarming insight into what has become a hand-wringing quagmire of politically correct, socially and culturally sensitive policies and programs that continue to be implemented, and that can only result in catastrophic failure for the United States, the coalition and the average Afghan. Mr. Cook offers unprecedented insight as he digs deep to rip away at the misguided and destructive policies, including the infamous Rules of Engagement that doom our soldiers for the sake of political correctness and cultural sensitivity. This raw and disturbing account covers the truths regarding the appalling and cruel treatment of women, the squandering of foreign aid by, and corruption of, the Karzai-centric government that includes the betrayal of its own people. He presents eye-opening insight into the tribal structure that has traditionally guided the Afghan mindset and, despite efforts to westernize, will not go away. He details the inexplicable and infuriating policies regarding failures associated with poppy eradication, and it is the poppies that are the fuel for terrorist activities. He further provides explanations for the Talibans continuing control and the problems associated with our well-intentioned but misguided counterinsurgency strategies against the Taliban and al Qaeda - strategies that fail our mission and our soldiers. In this reasoned, forceful and intellectually honest treatise, he also courageously dissects the disturbing role of Islam and forces the reader to come face to face with the reality that Islam, not the Taliban, is the real enemy in Afghanistan. After reading Afghanistan: The Perfect Failure, we can only conclude we must no longer turn a blind eye to what is happening in Afghanistan. Mr. Cooks dissection is powerful and provocative. The American public deserves more than the thin veil of reporting that has been done on the subjects in this expose. Due to his longevity in this war torn country and high- level access, few, if any, have had the opportunity to gain the inside and knowledge afforded John Cook; none have had the courage to publicly reveal the shameful truth.

African Poverty at the Millennium

Causes, Complexities, and Challenges

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Author: Howard White,Tony Killick,Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 139

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This explores the complex nature of poverty in Africa. It identifies its political and social causes and assesses the impact of recent economic growth on the welfare of poor people. To permanently reduce poverty, it calls for realistic, home-grown policy initiative, governmental commitment, a realignment of the donor community's role, and the development of institutional structures, such as poverty monitoring systems, that can hold the governments accountable.

33 Gesetze der Strategie

Kompaktausgabe

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446436421

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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In diesem Buch spannt Robert Greene einen weiten Bogen und stellt uns die Großmeister der Strategie vor, von Sunzi bis Churchill, von Hannibal über Friedrich den Großen bis Napoleon. Von ihren großen Erfolgen, aber auch von ihren Fehlern kann jeder lernen, denn strategisches Denken braucht man überall: in Wirtschaft und Politik, im Beruf wie im Privatleben. Die "33 Gesetze der Strategie" des Bestsellerautors Robert Greene erstmals auf Deutsch: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam.

Post-Stabilization Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons from Mozambique

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Author: Shanaka J. Peiris,Mr. Jean A. P. Clément

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452797765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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Mozambique is an economic success story in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Its remarkable achievements offer valuable lessons to other low-income countries in a post-stabilization economic phase, including how they can efficiently manage a scaling up of foreign aid aimed at poverty reduction. Of special interest to other sub-Saharan countries are the book's discussions of Mozambique's progress toward consolidating macroeconomic and financial stability, and the challenges it faces in ensuring long-term sustainability, creating a virtuous cycle of natural resource use, and implementing second-generation structural reforms to sustain its growth. This book also provides a summary of the most recent research on issues related to post-stabilization economics in SSA.

Med School Confidential

A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

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Author: Robert H. Miller,Dan Bissell, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429907185

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.