The relationship with local governments and local communities is a new
concept accompanying the idea of decentralization. In Bolivia, citizen
participation is a condition for receiving fund support. Not only is it a
condition, but increasingly municipalities have to cofinance projects. Cen-
tral governments are transferring resources to the municipalities, and
citizen participation decides which projects the municipality wants to
cofinance. Cofinancing is realigning the funds with communities, and it
is helping them to prepare development plans....
The rates for third-class mail will also go up, while the special book rate will be entirely eliminated. Special services such as Delivery Confirmation, Return Receipt, and Overnight Delivery will a!so cost more, and it has even been announced that rental rates on post office mail boxes will increase.
Around one third of our visits were to firms for whom financial services is not their
main line of business and sell PPI as a tertiary product. Of these nearly a half had not
properly engaged with their regulatory responsibilities and had in general failed to
meet the standards of TCF and ICOB.
Motor retailers have shown some of the biggest improvements since our earlier
work, for instance, they have been proactive in changing their sales processes to
better align them with TCF objectives.
The differences in family structures are also confirmed by household statistics.
Whereas single households have by now become the most frequent household
size in some European agglomerations, they continue to be the exception in
Mexico: Single households make up only 1.5% of all households in the 2000
population census (compared to 1.0% in 1990). While two thirds of all households
consist of couples with or without children (or one parent with children), roughly
one third of households include more persons (e.g. grandparents, other relatives
etc; see Table 5).
Previous World Health Organization studies have examined the aggregate
disease burden attributed to key environmental risks globally and
regionally, quantifying the amount of death and disease caused by factors
such as unsafe drinking-water and sanitation, and indoor and outdoor air
Building from that experience, this present study examines how specific
diseases and injuries are impacted by environmental risks, and which
regions and populations are most vulnerable to environmentally-mediated
diseases and injuries.
This report confirms that approximately one-quarter of the global disease
burden, and more than one-third of the burden among children, is due to
modifiable environmental factors. The analysis here also goes a step
further, and systematically analyzes how different diseases are impacted by
environmental risks… and by 'how much.' Heading that list are diarrhoea,
lower respiratory infections, various forms of unintentional injuries, and