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Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards, Other Electronic Component...

By: U.S. Census Bureau Department

Statistical Reference Document

Excerpt: The CIR program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity for many years. Since 1904, with its cotton and fats and oils surveys, the CIR program has formed an essential part of an integrated statistical system involving the quinquennial economic census, manufacturing sector, and the annual survey of manufactures. The CIR surveys, however, provide current statistics at a more detailed product level than either of the other two statistical programs.

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A College Text-Book of Physics

By: Arthur Lalanne Kimball
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Poverty Reduction Group (Prmpr)

By: Business Plan

Economics

Since its inception under the mandate of the Poverty Reduction Board (PRB) in 1997, the Poverty Reduction Group (PRMPR) in the PREM anchor has assisted country teams in sharpening the poverty focus of CASs, analytical work and lending operations and has supported senior management in addressing the overall corporate agenda on poverty reduction. Following its merger with the PRS unit in 2000, the Poverty Reduction Group also became the institutional focal point for the PR...

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The Challenges of Community Participation in Forest Development in...

By: Nalini Kumar

Economics

Introduction: Nepal is a leader in engaging communities in forest resource protection and management. The country?s community forestry program is now more than two decades old and has helped regenerate substantial areas of degraded forests. During these two decades, the implementation of the program has not been smooth. In the absence of precedents, the country has had to learn through trial and error and find innovative solutions to meet challenges as they emerged. Most...

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Cities in Transition : World Bank Urban and Local Government Strategy

By: Sonia Hammam

Economics

Executive Summary: Winds of change affecting urban areas and local governments? At the threshold of the 21st century cities and towns form the frontline in the development campaign. Within a generation the majority of the developing world?s population will live in urban areas and the number of urban residents in developing countries will double, increasing by over 2 billion inhabitants. The scale of this urbanization is unprecedented and poses daunting requirements for c...

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Strategic Solid Waste Planning Summary of Strategic Planning Guide...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Urban Environment TG Topics: Urban Environmental Strategies, in collaboration with the Cities Alliance -- Solid Waste Management, which was the primary topic of the TG until FY01 -- Urban Air Quality Management, with the Air Quality Thematic Group, a cross-sector collaboration of Transport, Environment and Energy staff -- Brown-fields Redevelopment and Urban regeneration, with the ENV Pollution Management team and with the DEC Pollution Regulation team -- Cities and Clim...

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Building an Environmental Management Information System (Emis)

By: Sustainable Cities Programme

Economics

Information is crucial to any planning and management activity. This of course is a truism. The problem is (a) to determine what data and information is needed for the purpose at hand; (b) to find out if it exists and where; (c) how to get hold of it if, it exists, and how to collect it if it does not; (d) how to store this information in easily accessible and referenced form; (e) how to interpret the data, resolve questions of quality, contradictions and incompleteness;...

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Local Economic Development in the World Bank : Next Steps

By: Gwen Swinburn

Economics

Features of Successful LED Strategies -- Strategic planning, integrated and holistic -- Local Government (LG) led and enabled -- Guided by public/private consensus -- Improves the whole business environment -- Grow local jobs rather than import jobs -- Involves both diversification and specialization of the local economy -- Exploits, collaboration, competition & networks -- Impossible without public sector co-ordination, and long term commitment...

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On Corporate Social Responsibility

By: The World Bank

Economics

The issue of CSR takes in competitiveness and reputational risk management, and their relationship to poverty reduction and good governance. It is increasingly recognized that a broader acceptance of CSR as a vital component of corporate strategy would facilitate efforts for more sustainable and equitable development. As part of this effort, the Bank on Tuesday hosted more than 30 high-level representatives of global corporations? including the Executive Director of Merc...

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy Networ...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This report documents the proceedings of a scoping study conducted by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the World Bank on the needs and options for a Financing and Policy Network for Scaling-Up Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries. The study was a direct outcome of a commitment made by the World Bank Group at the Bonn International Conference on Renewable Energies held in June 2004. It is an integral part of the renewab...

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Reconstruction and Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: The World Bank

Economics

Even six years since the Dayton Agreement, state-owned enterprises still dominate BiH's economy. While privatization laws and regulations have been in place in the course of the past four years, long delays in preparing Opening Balance Sheets (OBS), clarifying ownership questions, installing the necessary technical infrastructure for carrying out mass privatization, and insufficient government commitment have repeatedly postponed the privatization of large enterprises. C...

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Social Development Matters

By: Ronald Parker

Economics

I ncreased attention to the social impacts of World Bank operations led to a build-up of social devel-opment staff and processes in the 1990s. The 1997 Strategic Compact provided additional resources for building social development capacity and executing re-gional social development action plans. In 2002, the scale and importance of social development work in and around Bank projects led management to commission a strategy for social development to guide Bank work in thi...

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Practical Guidebook on Strategic Planning in Municipal Waste Manag...

By: Dariusz Kobus

Economics

Executive Summary: The guidebook provides assistance to local governments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with special emphasis on the EU accession countries, on how to develop cost-effective waste management systems using a methodical, step-bystep strategic planning approach, and on how to set priorities in the waste management area. The guidebook highlights the EU requirements for waste management that cities in Central and Eastern Europe will have to comply with ...

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Sharing Knowledge : Innovations and Remaining Challenges

By: The World Bank

Economics

In 1996, the World Bank made a commitment to develop a world-class knowledge management system and to improve and expand the sharing of development knowledge with clients and partners. The aim was to improve the quality of Bank operations and enhance the capacity of clients to achieve development results. Since FY97, the Bank has spent some $220 million for Corporate, Network, and Regional knowledge sharing activities and over $60 million for its three main global knowle...

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January 10, 2005 Lessons from Natural Disasters and Emergency Reco...

By: The World Bank

Economics

The Major Issues: The World Bank is rarely called upon to respond to tsunamis, and it has only done so a handful of times. The most common natural disasters, on the other hand, are recurrent rather than single events: they strike the same nations repeatedly. When the devastation caused by storms, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters in industrial and developing countries is compared, the injury and death rates can be up to 100 times higher in the poorer develo...

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The Aml/Cft Distance Learning Course for Financial Intelligence Un...

By: Martin Comley

Economics

Financial Data Collection and Analysis -- Types of data collected by FIU -- Use of the data -- Tactical, Strategic and Statistical analysis.

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Putting Social Development to Work for the Poor Putting Social Dev...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This report was prepared by a team under the leadership of Ronald S. Parker and consisting of Anna Amato, Kristin Little, and Helen Phillip. Alf Morten Jerve and Gunn Helen Softing of the Christian Michelsen Institute (Bergen, Norway) prepared the analysis of the organization of social development in aid agencies. Kavita Mathur performed the CAS review. Maria Mar provided survey support. William Hurlbut edited the report and provided document production support, and Caro...

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National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy : Meeting E...

By: The World Bank

Economics

This is the first volume of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) working document. After two months of nationwide consultations and debates on the earlier draft document, it was substantially revised, as comments and contributions received from stakeholders and government officials were incorporated. The volume specifies the broad strategic thrusts, targets, and instruments of NEEDS, charting the overall direction of change, the destination,...

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Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) and the Poor

By: The World Bank

Economics

1.0 Introduction: 1.1 The Bank?s support of country clients with poverty reduction strategy work (PRSP) can be further strengthened by greater involvement of the private sector. The critical challenge for the private sector is to find a proper balance between its commercial advantages and community benefits. So far, companies from developed countries have primarily utilized CSR concepts, but there is limited implementation of these concepts in developing and transitional...

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Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance : What Went Wrong

By: Bernard Black

Economics

In Russia and elsewhere, proponents of rapid, mass privatization of stateowned enterprises (ourselves among them) hoped that the profit incentives unleashed by privatization would soon revive faltering, centrally planned economies. In Russia, the revival didn?t happen. We offer here some partial explanations. First, mass privatization is likely to lead to massive self-dealing by managers and controlling shareholders unless (implausibly in the initial transition from cent...

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