Natural disasters—including hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods—
caused over 220,000 deaths worldwide in the first half of 2010 and wreaked havoc on homes,
buildings, and the environment. To withstand and recover from natural and human-caused
disasters, it is essential that citizens and communities work together to anticipate threats,
limit their effects, and rapidly restore functionality after a crisi
The last point, which is in some ways the most important, is the need for
consistency across projects in the same sector. The Portfolio Review found
from the experience in sectoral projects, for example water and sanita-
tion, that in some cases communities, even very poor communities, have
been willing, indeed anxious, to contribute to a service that would meet
their needs and that they knew they would receive.
Typically, participants arrive on a Sunday afternoon, register and
meet the staff and their colleagues. Class sessions are held in the
afternoon and evening and syndicate groups are established.
The rest of the week comprises a variety of activities in morning,
afternoon and evening sessions. Each residential is different.
However they all offer a range of activities that incorporate
experiential learning and engagement with practitioners and
industry experts. There is usually syndicate group work and visits
to businesses or other organisations.
Significant development always builds from existing
assets and points of strength. Accordingly, not all
economically distressed places are positioned to utilize
arts and cultural activities as a major development
strategy at either the regional or neighborhood level.
Additionally, no economic or community development
strategy should be viewed as a quick-fix to complex
social and economic problems.
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The Capital Market Climate Initiative (CMCI) is a UK initiative, bringing together experts from the
financial and public sector to help deliver private climate financing at scale in developing countries by:
identifying deliverable propositions to mobile private capital; developing a base of evidence build
developing country interest and support; and building private sector confidence in the feasibility of the task
Some analysts caution against a low saving rate. They argue that high capital investment leads to
higher economic growth and a higher future standard of living. But if capital investment is not
financed by national saving it has to be financed by borrowing abroad.
from abroad builds up international liabilities and implies increasing flow of funds will be sent
abroad as interest and dividends.
National saving is composed of two components: private saving and public saving.
Social capital refers to relationships of trust
and mutuality that can be mobilized to achieve
instrumental ends. Social capital is the relationship
glue through which individuals, families and social
networks navigate economic opportunity, social
conflict and various institutions. While social capital
is not just built through place-based networks, locality
plays a role, particularly in many economically
The Arab region has recently experienced exponential growth in the use of
social media. Previous issues of the Arab Social Media Report have explored
this growth, which has been fueled in part by the use of networks such
as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in the movements of the so-called “Arab
spring.” The third edition of the report builds on these timely themes, which
specifically explored the exponential growth of social media use in the
Arab world, and the role of social networking tools in the civil movements
in the Arab region. ...
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These explanations apply to terms as used in this policy procedure:
Agreements for the purpose of this policy, transactions involving purchase orders,
tenders, contracts, to provide goods, services and works, etc. For a short list, see
Capital Assets are assets of significant value which have a useful life of several
years, also referred to as fixed assets.
Capital expenditure: Payment of money to acquire capital assets, such as a
building or equipment.
The economic value of a
community is generally measured through such things
as residential real estate prices, taxing capacity, the
quality of public amenities, the value of nearby retail
services and the quality of human capital.
Assets grow and depreciate in value based on
individual and social actions, including the willingness
or ability of individuals, households, businesses
and governments to invest in and develop them.
Economically distressed communities have declining
asset values relative to more competitive places.