In May 1998, an international workshop on community-based natural resource manage-
ment (CBNRM) was jointly organized by the Economic Development Institute of the
World Bank (now the World Bank Institute), Canada's International Development
Research Centre (IDRC), the Ford Foundation, and other agencies. Held in Washington,
DC, the workshop was attended by 200 policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from
about 60 countries who were involved in some aspect of CBNRM in developing and
The Pacific Islands region contains about 200 high islands and about 2 500 low
islands and atolls. Apart from the Pitcairn group and the southern part of French
Polynesia in the east of the area, all the islands of the area lie in the tropical zone.
In general, the islands increase in size from east to west, with Papua New
Guinea at the western-most edge of the region having most of the region’s land
area. The islands mostly rise steeply from the deep ocean floor and have very little
Natural Resources and Economic Development explores a key para-
dox: why is natural resource exploitation not yielding greater benefits
to the poor economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Part One examines this paradox both through a historical review of
resource use and development and through examining current theories
that explain the under-performance of today’s resource-abundant
economies, and proposes a frontier expansion hypothesis as an alter-
The most obvious reason why school mathematics education should matter
to university professors is that a continuing inﬂux of mathematically in-
competent students would decimate the university mathematics curriculum.
One can look no further than the United Kingdom to have one’s worst fears
conﬁrmed. If the report [TM] released by the Council of the London Math-
ematical Society in October, 1995, is to be trusted, then the UK is some ﬁve
years ahead of us in a mathematics education reform remarkably similar to
our own in its rhetoric. ...
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In this paper, we describe a system by which the multilingual characteristics of Wikipedia can be utilized to annotate a large corpus of text with Named Entity Recognition (NER) tags requiring minimal human intervention and no linguistic expertise. This process, though of value in languages for which resources exist, is particularly useful for less commonly taught languages.
This book explains the importance of training, shows exactly what kind of postsecondary education is right for hotel managers. Further resources clarify all the possibilities for financing your education, including loans, scholarships, and grants. It also covers the job search process, while teaching you how to hone your job search skills. Plus, when you land the job of your dreams, you'll find proven ways to succeed in your new position.
How to Write Effective Business English teaches the non-native reader how to create clear, concise messages and avoid verbosity. Assuming an intermediate knowledge of English, this book provides guidelines for further development, deals with real life scenarios and gives readers answers that even their bosses might not know.Focusing on emails, letters, resumes or job applications, it gives readers an easy system for writing clearly, quickly and easily. It will also appeal to native English speakers who feel that their written business English needs practice.
Motivation for Developing the Course
Research by the members of the project consortium Employers’ Confederation
of Latvia and Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicated the need for
further education courses.
Innovative Content of the Course
The course is developed to include the following innovative content:
• Key concepts of investment analysis and portfolio management which are
explained from an applied perspective emphasizing the individual
investors‘decision making issues...
The most informative dictionary of economics available, the Routledge Dictionary of
Economics avoids the tendency to indulge in long-winded definitions of the major
concepts and provides students with a lucid, comprehensive and accurate guide to the
discipline. Employing the key feature of further reading with many of the terms, the
book uses the subject classification system defined by the Journal of Economic Literature
and The Economic Journal.
Motivation for Developing the Course Research by the members of the project consortium Employers’ Confederation of Latvia and Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicated the need for further education courses. Innovative Content of the Course The course is developed to include the following innovative content: • Key concepts of investment analysis and portfolio management which are explained from an applied perspective emphasizing the individual investors‘decision making issues
Fifty Major Economists provides a comprehensive and clear exposition of the ideas of those
individuals responsible for shaping the discipline of economics. Numerous examples help to
illustrate the key concepts and ideas of these economists. The book covers a wide range of
thinkers, spanning several centuries, beginning with Thomas Mun and Adam Smith, and
progressing to recent Nobel Prize winners such as Robert Lucas and Amartya Sen.
Our satisfaction in writing the second English edition of this book is easy to
imagine: not only are we assured of the utility of our work, but also have the
opportunity to enlarge and revise it.We have attempted to do this in various
ways. We have removed oversights and errors; we have made a few additions
and expanded a little on all chapters; we have re-written and simplified
various parts which students had found obscure or difficult to understand;
lastly, we have updated the bibliography, with the aim of offering useful
suggestions for further readi...
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easier for people who want to cook and eat healthy homemade food
without spending a ton of time and money. But that’s not all it is.
It could also be described as an attempt to provide some basic
tools for people who want to be healthier and lighten the footprint
of the way they eat by emphasizing whole foods (meaning unprocessed
things, not the union-busting grocery chain), local ingredients,
Billions of dollars have been wasted on marketing programs that couldn’t possibly work, no matter how
clever or brilliant. Or how big the budgets.
Many managers assume that a well-designed, well-executed, well-financed marketing program will
work. It’s not necessarily so. And you don’t have to look further than IBM, General Motors, and Sears,Roebuck to find examples
Unlike in the HIPC Initiative where a single indicator – debt to exports -
was used the DSF paper selects three debt ratios to judge debt
sustainability. Further, country policies and institutional capability and
vulnerability to shocks are other factors identified as being important for
assessing a country’s debt sustainability. In particular, country policies
and institutional capability are used to grade countries and determine
different debt ratio thresholds for them.
The first question that I ask an environmental science student who comes seeking my
advice on a data analysis problem is Have you looked at your data? Very often, after
some beating around the bush, the student answers, Not really. The student goes on to
explain that he or she loaded the data into an analysis package provided by an advisor,
or downloaded off the web, and it didn’t work. The student tells me, Something is
wrong with my data! I then ask my second question: Have you ever used the analysis
package with a dataset that did work? After some further beating around the bush,...
Early interest in selenium by nutritionists concerned its high concentration in
certain range plants and the consequent toxicosis in animals that grazed those plants.
More recently, the essential nature of selenium has become the center of attention, and
this element is now known to be required by laboratory animals, food animals (including
fish), and humans. Its role as an integral feature of glutathione peroxidase has been
established, and other possible functions are under active investigation.
An overall project schedule is required to determine complete project timescale,
resource requirements and costs. A more detailed schedule is required to manage
and control the project. This more detailed schedule is developed progressively
through the project by producing a schedule for the next stage during Project
Initiation and towards the end of subsequent project stages.
The overall project schedule provides a overview of the activities in the stage.
These activities need to be further defined to the point where all necessary tasks
have been identified.
A comparison of mill capacity in China with capacity in North America and Europe
provides further perspective on the pollution management problem. Papermills in North
American and Europe range from several hundred thousand to two million tons of
annual capacity. In contrast, the capacity of the largest mill in China is only 250,000
tons and any mill over 30,000 tons is classified as “large”.