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  • This book has its conceptual origin from the lecture materials of the training courses taught by one of the authors in the early nineties. It was during this period that in several developing nations, particularly in Africa, even when the signs of widespread hunger and abject poverty were visible, policy makers did not act for want of ‘empirical evidence’. Some policy makers even dismissed the severity of the problem saying that the hunger reports prepared by government officials were not rigorous enough to take them seriously.

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  • The world faces serious difficulties in obtaining the energy that will be needed in coming decades for a growing population, especially given the problem of climate change caused by fossil fuel use. This book presents a view of nuclear energy as an important carbon-free energy option. It discusses the nuclear fuel cycle, the types of reactors used today and proposed for the future, nuclear waste disposal, reactor accidents and reactor safety, nuclear weapon proliferation, and the cost of electric power.

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  • The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 (Key Indicators), the 43rd edition of this series, includes the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental indicators for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This publication aims to present the latest key statistics on development issues concerning the economies of Asia and the Pacific to a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.

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  • Interest in power systems economics is gaining momentum with the recent power supply shortages in America and the rising cost of fossil fuels. The involvement of independent power generators, brokers and distributors has changed the way in which power systems operate. Kirschen and Strbac use a combination of traditional engineering techniques and fundamental economics to address the long-term problems of power system development in a competitive environment.

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  • Our goal is to provide food for thought rather than an off-the-shelf solution. Many of the outside practices we explore are somewhat distant from conventional thinking. We are aware that some of our ideas will be controversial. We therefore do not necessarily speak of them as “recommendations.

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  • Given various budgetary and time constraints, to meet the project's stated objectives Apheis chose in a first phase to narrow the project's scope and investigate the information needs and behavior of a single, key target audience from among the large number of target audiences that require information on the impact of air pollution on public health.

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  • To obtain the best possible picture of our chosen target audience, we conducted 21 interviews for the core case study and 11 interviews for the complementary case study, all with individuals who combined the above characteristics in the following subgroups. Direct advisors to government policy makers While interviewing government policy makers, such as a European or country minister, a region's administrator or a city's mayor would have been highly informative, we couldn't reasonably expect to reach such busy people.

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  • The policy influencers we investigated included representatives from the two key subgroups of individuals active in the field of public health and in the field of the environment. Contrary to the previous subgroup, members of these subgroups are not direct political advisors to government policy makers or members of such individuals' close political entourage. However, they are members of European, national, regional or municipal government bodies who consult with, advise or otherwise influence government policy makers or members of their political entourage.

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  • We called these groups “target communications audiences,” and as a first step in our analysis we sought to define the characteristics of these groups and their information needs. To determine who the audiences of policy influencers and of direct advisors to government policy makers are for the information Apheis produces, we first sought to understand how policy on air pollution is made and by whom.

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  • It follows that a central question for policy makers is whether avoiding this growth is possible or desirable. A number of unknown but controversial factors affect this question, including whether growth rates of car use and those of car ownership are necessarily the same, and the extent to which transport activity drives economic growth, rather than being an indicator of it.

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  • The key objectives of the Apheis Communications Strategy Project call for ultimately providing the different users of our work with information chosen and presented in such a way that it is relevant to the needs of each group of users, or audience, and that each audience would find our information easy to use, thus ensuring it has an impact on policy making. Successfully achieving this objective thus meant understanding the information needs of each of our audiences.

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  • While existing information resources such as the National Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE, www.dsireusa.org) have documented available incentive programs, the effectiveness of such programs is not well understood. Understanding the impact of current financial incentives on the deployment of renewables—and the factors that influence their effectiveness—is critical to a variety of stakeholders, particularly for states considering new incentives or interested in improving or discarding existing ones.

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  • The Protection Area and Development review, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), BirdLife International and FPD undertook another field study in Khe Tran and other specific sites of Thua Thien Hue province in late 2001 and early 2002. The objective was to examine the actual and potential economic contribution of the protected areas to different economic sectors in the province and to define important policy and planning issues related to maintaining and enhancing the development benefits from the protected areas.

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  • The workshops were attended by a wide range of stakeholders.

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  • While not dismissing the importance of institutions, we argue that investors are faced with tremendous asymmetries of information when considering alternative investment environments. Investors may not know about investment opportunities within various countries. Further, investors may not know the extent to which policy makers in particular countries are committed to protecting foreign investment.

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  • The global economy has been developing rapidly and gaining many achievements which have a lot of motivating influences on the wealth of many countries in the recent decades. However, there still remain a number of difficult problems that need proper solutions brought in by the governments. Financial crisis is not out of the case. For many years now, financial crisis is deemed to offend so many countries and people including economists, brokers, bankers, policy makers, and so on.

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  • The definitive report on what caused America's economic meltdown— and who was responsible The financial and economic crisis has touched the lives of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and their homes, but many have little understanding of how it happened. Now, in this very accessible report, readers can get the facts. Formed in May 2009, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) is a panel of 10 commissioners with experience in business, regulations, economics, and housing, chosen by Congress to explain what happened and why it happened.

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  • Policy makers (executives and government leaders), educators, and students alike have a basic obligation to take advantage of the opportunities to learn and transmit the knowledge of the world. International experiences are not luxuries.Without the comprehension of global issues, education is not complete. International marketing is not a subset or special case of domestic marketing. While a person should benefit from an observation of marketing in another culture, the greater benefit is derived from one’s better understanding of oneself in the process.

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  • The definitive report on what caused America's economic meltdown— and who was responsible The financial and economic crisis has touched the lives of millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and their homes, but many have little understanding of how it happened.

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  • The prominence of private health insurance has been buttressed by government interventions directed at PHI markets in several OECD health systems, although the effectiveness of policies aimed at increasing market size and fostering outcome quality has differed widely. Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the United States have promoted and maintained a large and viable private health insurance market because policy makers have concluded that mixed public-private coverage systems can better deliver desired health policy and social outcomes.

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