Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2017


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264265554
Category:
Page: 200
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This second edition of Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean provides the latest available data on public administrations in the LAC region and compares it to OECD countries.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 Rethinking Institutions for Development

Rethinking Institutions for Development
Author: OECD,CAF Development Bank of Latin America,United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926428883X
Category:
Page: 256
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: Rethinking Institutions for Development focuses on how institutions can underpin the foundations of a long period of sustained and inclusive growth and increased well-being. The report begins with an overview of the main macroeconomic challenges ...

Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement


Author: Shakya, Rajesh Kumar
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522522042
Category: Political Science
Page: 323
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Public procurement is vulnerable on many levels. Therefore, to increase protection and improve efficiency, governments across the globe are looking to introduce electronic-based infrastructures. Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement is an essential reference publication for the latest research on the implementation and impact of public reforms through e-Procurement. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives, such as anti-corruption, acquisitions costs, and governance structures, this book is ideally designed for academicians, practitioners, professionals, and researchers seeking current research on the regulation of the public sector through digital approaches.

Firm Innovation and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Engine of Economic Development
Author: Inter-American Development Bank,Matteo Grazzi,Carlo Pietrobelli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349581518
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
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This volume uses the study of firm dynamics to investigate the factors preventing faster productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, pushing past the limits of traditional macroeconomic analyses. Each chapter is dedicated to an examination of a different factor affecting firm productivity - innovation, ICT usage, on-the-job-training, firm age, access to credit, and international linkages - highlighting the differences in firm characteristics, behaviors, and strategies. By showcasing this remarkable heterogeneity, this collection challenges regional policymakers to look beyond one-size-fits-all solutions and create balanced policy mixes tailored to distinct firm needs. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009


Author: N.A
Publisher: World Economic Forum
ISBN: 9295044282
Category: Sex discrimination
Page: 196
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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017 Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development
Author: OECD,World Trade Organisation
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264278478
Category:
Page: 552
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This edition focuses on trade connectivity, which is critical for inclusiveness and sustainable development. Physical connectivity enables the movement of goods and services to local, regional and global markets.

Human Development Report 2016

Human Development for Everyone
Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: Human Development Report (Pape
ISBN: 9789211264135
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
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This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.

Continuous Improvement

Strengthening Georgia's Targeted Social Assistance Program
Author: Tinatin Baum,Anastasia Mshvidobadze,Josefina Posadas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464809011
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Targeted Social Assistance of Georgia is a last-resort social program that is considered a best practice among programs based on proxy means testing (PMT). It achieves high targeting accuracy for a relatively high level of poverty incidence. In 2013, the government of Georgia embarked on the revision of this program to ensure its continued effectiveness and to revise some of the parameters of the eligibility formula that could be subject to manipulation. In particular, the government was concerned about the subjective evaluation of social agents and about concealable goods giving room to abuses in terms of program eligibility. Continuous Improvement: Strengthening Georgia’s Targeted Social Assistance Program assesses the technical work and the policy actions taken by the Georgian government during 2014 and 2015. It covers the full cycle of the reform of a social assistance program, from establishing the objectives to the design of compensation measures that minimize the number of newly ineligible beneficiaries. In particular, it describes the revision of the PMT formula, the introduction of a scheme of benefits that decreases with the score and an associated assistance program for children, the pretesting of the new formula, and the design of compensation measures. The report also includes a chapter with specific recommendations for Georgia to consider in its efforts to improve its system of social protection and labor.

Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction?

Looking Over the Long Run
Author: Luis Bértola,Jeffrey Williamson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319446215
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 419
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book brings together a range of ideas and theories to arrive at a deeper understanding of inequality in Latin America and its complex realities. To so, it addresses questions such as: What are the origins of inequality in Latin America? How can we create societies that are more equal in terms of income distribution, gender equality and opportunities? How can we remedy the social divide that is making Latin America one of the most unequal regions on earth? What are the roles played by market forces, institutions and ideology in terms of inequality? In this book, a group of global experts gathered by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), show readers how various types of inequality, such as economical, educational, racial and gender inequality have been practiced in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico and many others through the centuries. Presenting new ideas, new evidence, and new methods, the book subsequently analyzes how to move forward with second-generation reforms that lay the foundations for more egalitarian societies. As such, it offers a valuable and insightful guide for development economists, historians and Latin American specialists alike, as well as students, educators, policymakers and all citizens with an interest in development, inequality and the Latin American region.

Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264130853
Category:
Page: 168
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Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2017 Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development
Author: OECD,World Trade Organisation
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264278478
Category:
Page: 552
View: 780
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This edition focuses on trade connectivity, which is critical for inclusiveness and sustainable development. Physical connectivity enables the movement of goods and services to local, regional and global markets.

A Glance in the Rear View Mirror

Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present
Author: Eric Toussaint
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608462846
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 60
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As the financial crisis continues to shake the economy it has begun to expose cracks in the ideology long used to justify neoliberal policies. This informed and accessible primer drives a wedge into these cracks, allowing the non-expert to understand the flaws in the economic philosophy of the 1%.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005


Author: Michael E. Porter,Klaus Schwab,Xavier Sala-I-Martin,Augusto Lopez-Claros
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403949134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.

Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship

Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship
Author: OECD,Development Bank of Latin America,United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264265007
Category:
Page: 312
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The 2017 edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook explores youth, skills and entrepreneurship. Young Latin Americans embody the region’s promise and perils. They stand at the crossroads of a region whose once promising economy and social progress is now undergoing a slowdown.

Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Road Ahead
Author: Augusto de la Torre,Alain Ize,Sergio L. Schmukler
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082138936X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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During the 1980s and 1990s, financial sectors were the Achilles heel of economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Since then, these sectors have grown and deepened, becoming more integrated and competitive, with new actors, markets, and instruments springing up and financial inclusion broadening. To crown these achievements, the region s financial systems were left largely unscathed by the global financial crisis of 2008 09. Now that the successes of LAC s macrofinancial stability are widely recognized and tested, it is high time for an in-depth stocktaking of what remains to be done. Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead provides both a stocktaking and a forward-looking assessment of the region s financial development. Rather than going into detail about sector-specific issues, the report focuses on the main architectural issues, overall perspectives, and interconnections. The report s value added thus hinges on its holistic view of the development process, its broad coverage of the financial services industry beyond banking, its emphasis on benchmarking, its systemic perspective, and its explicit effort to incorporate the lessons from the recent global financial crisis. Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead builds on and complements several overview studies on financial development in both LAC countries and the developing world that were published in the past decade. It will be of interest to policy makers and financial analysts interested in improving the financial sector in the LAC region.

Ageing Populations

The Social Policy Implications
Author: N.A
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264131132
Category: Social Science
Page: 90
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Ethnic Entrepreneurs

Identity and Development Politics in Latin America
Author: Monica DeHart
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804769338
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Ethnic Entrepreneurs examines how diverse groups, including indigenous communities in Latin America and Latino communities in the United States, have become visible and valuable as agents of economic development in Latin America in recent years.

Diversity, dialogue and sharing: online resources for a more resourceful world


Author: Saillant, Francine
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231002171
Category:
Page: 129
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Slavery's Metropolis

Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions
Author: Rashauna Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107133718
Category: History
Page: 288
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A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century.

Uncharted Waters

The New Economics of Water Scarcity and Variability
Author: Richard Damania,Sebastien Desbureaux,Marie Hyland,Scott Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781464811791
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 98
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Uncharted Waters: The New Economics of Water Scarcity