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Acknowledging this situation, in the latter half of the 1990s Bolivia gave priority to
programmes to resolve the social situation. Efforts were made to achieve a better level of
coverage in education, health and basic sanitation services, with positive but still insufficient
results. As regards health, in 2001 the maternal mortality rate in Bolivia was 420 per 100,000
live births, the highest rate in Latin America. The infant mortality rate fell from 89 per 1,000 live
births in 1990 to 54 per 1,000 live births in 2004. Between 1994 and 2003, the proportion of
The fact that the shortfall figures have been rising over the past twenty years indicates that the
mutual fund industry's market impact problems are becoming increasingly severe. This is not
surprising, given the rapid growth in the size of mutual funds and an increase in the rates of their
In any event, it appears that the combination of reported expenses and market impact costs, on
average, now consumes the mutual fund investor's capital at a...
Many measures can indeed be taken almost immediately to reduce this
environmental disease burden. Just a few examples include the promotion
of safe household water storage and better hygiene measures, the use of
cleaner fuels and safer, more judicious use and management of toxic
substances in the home and workplace. At the same time, actions by
sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and industry are urgently
required, in cooperation with the health sector, to address the root
environmental causes of ill health.
There is good news in this report, however.
The NLSS was followed by the Nepal Labor Force Survey (NLFS), the first of its kind carried out by
the CBS during 1998/99 with technical support from the International Labor Organization (ILO)
through funding made available by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), providing
comprehensive information on employment statistics.
In January 2000 the Household Consumption Survey of Rural Nepal (HCSRN) was planned and
launched, utilizing government resources and internal technical capability.
The HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan has three parts, the first two of which are contained in this document. Part
1, the Strategic Plan outlines federal plans and preparation for public health and medical support in the event
of a pandemic. It identifies key roles of HHS and its agencies in a pandemic and provides planning assumptions
for federal, state and local governments and public health operations plans. Part 2, Public Health Guidance
for State and Local Partners, provides detailed guidance to state and local health departments in 11 key areas.
The Deloitte Member Firm Public Leadership Institute, a part of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu’s (DTT) public sector industry group, identifies, analyzes and explains
the major issues facing governments today. The focus of the Institute is to help
public leaders tackle their most complex policy and management challenges.
Through the Institute, Deloitte member firm public sector industry practices
deliver cutting edge thought-leadership, innovative solutions to issues facing
governments and strategic policy development.
Since the issuance of Executive Order 12862 for "Setting Customer Service Standards," customer satisfaction measurement has become prominent in the Federal Government. As part of "creating a government that works better and costs less" the National Performance Review suggested "putting customers first." The thrust of this initiative is to have the Federal Government function more like private industry. The competitive markets of the private sector have created a climate which is customer focused and the Federal Government is attempting to follow suit.
Last year  fifteen billion letters were handled by the post office--one hundred and fifty for every
person. Just as a thousand years ago practically all trade was cash, and now only seven per cent involves
currency, so nine-tenths of the business is done today by letter while even a few decades ago it was by
personal word. You can get your prospect, turn him into a customer, sell him goods, settle complaints,
investigate credit standing, collect your money_--ALL BY LETTER. _And often better than by word of
The relative distribution of market value across the sectors is shown in Figure 3. Six of the 23 products
and services ‐ Alternative Fuels (17.3%), Building Technologies (12.1%), Alternative Fuels for Vehicles
(11.8%), Wind (10.7%), Geothermal (8.7%) and Waste Water Treatment (7.4%) ‐ together account for
60% of total market value.
This book was first written following the tsunami in December 2004.
The massive and sudden arrival of volunteers and non-government
organisations into affected areas needed to link closely with local
and government agencies and a „tsunami‟ of meetings was set up.
Some meetings had unclear objectives, others were uncertain of the
participant list or who should initiate the assembly; yet others were
hampered by the damaged infrastructure and communicating
So this publication was produced by ...
VOCs generated indoors may be presumed to decrease proportionally in response to increases in
house ventilation. This has been documented in a new, unoccupied house for those VOCs with
the highest vapor pressures (Hodgson et al., 2000). However, within chemical classes, the
effectiveness of ventilation for reducing concentrations generally decreases with decreasing
Although most SEC attorneys work day-to-day in securities regulation, many
attorneys deal with other substantive areas. The Commission highlights an office that
may interest students who would like to pursue careers dealing with public integrity: the
Office of Inspector General. The OIG reports directly to the Chairman, and it hires interns
each semester. The Commission encourages applications because the OIG serves an
important mission and because it provides interns with hands-on educations.
Measure risk: Accurate and timely measurement of risk is essential to
effective risk management. A bank that does not have risk measurement
tools has limited ability to control or monitor risk levels. Further, more
sophisticated measurement tools are needed as the complexity of the risk
increases. A bank should periodically test to make sure that the
measurement tools it uses are accurate.
Independent, private-sector organization whose trustees appoint the
members, provide funds, and exercise general oversight of the
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Governmental
Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their respective advisory
Official promulgations by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
and, if not superseded, part of generally accepted accounting principles.
The total undisbursed balance is UA 1,498,427of which UA 1.0 million has been committed to financing the Procurement Agent of the ZIMFUND and the balance has been committed to support other capacity building activities (Annex 3).With the utilization of this balance, there are no additional resources available to Zimbabwe in the current ADF 12 cycle. This notwithstanding, the Government has requested for technical assistance support in other areas including Public Financial Management and Public Private Partnership frameworks (Annex 4).
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Our first new result is that risk-based models fit the stock return comove-
ments between our portfoliosmuch better than theHeston–Rouwenhorstmodel
does. In particular, the APT and a Fama–French (1998) type model with global
and regional factors fit the data particularly well. Second, in examining time
trends in country return correlations, we find a significant upward trend for
stock return correlations only within Europe.