As already contended in Volume I, most practical books and manuals deal with large, complex projects, which is not unnatural. Using projects to solve problems has never been more popular than it is today. By the end of the last century, 25% of the world’s spending was managed through projects according to some reports, and many projects are clearly very large and very costly. Keeping track of them requires good management and good tools. Project planning and project organization need to be sound, and every step must be controlled down to the last detail.2 If a large project starts going...
Indoor exposure to air pollutants causes very significant damage to health glo-
bally – especially in developing countries. The chemicals reviewed in this volume
are common indoor air pollutants in all regions of the world. Despite this, public
health awareness on indoor air pollution has lagged behind that on outdoor air
pollution. The current series of indoor air quality guidelines, focuses specifically
on this problem.
This book is Volume I in a series of two books on how to master Small- and Medium-Sized Projects - SMPs.
These projects are those that seldom receive serious attention in the regular project literature of today. For
better or worse, it is the large, costly, complicated projects that are written about, researched and discussed in
This project originated in the Board on Testing and Assessment
(BOTA) in 2002 as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 was
in its early stages of implementation. The initial discussions were
sparked by the different perspectives on the use of test-based incentives
by the board members, whose expertise included a wide range of disciplines.
In particular, the board’s interest in the topic was animated by the
apparent tension between the economics and educational measurement
literatures about the potential of test-based accountability to improve
The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics (BSB) 2008 was held at Santo
Andr´e (S˜ao Paulo), Brazil, August 28–30, 2008. BSB 2008 was the third symposium
in the BSB series, although BSB was preceded by the Brazilian Workshop
on Bioinformatics (WOB). This previous event had three consecutive editions in
2002 (Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul), 2003 (Maca´e, Rio de Janeiro), and 2004
(Bras´ılia, Distrito Federal). The change from workshop to symposium reflects
the increasing quality and interest behind this meeting.
This thesis is about the metaphors of the rainbow and the fogbow, investigations
and evaluations, public internet monitors, writing women, reflections and discussions
about politics, design and democracy. It is also about the ongoing re-structuring of
participation in service design within the development of eGovernment. The aim
behind the drive towards eGovernment is to modernise administration and make it
more efficient. The transformation and modernisation of public services are
proclaimed to bring about a change in services based on a ‘citizen-centred approach.
This framework sets out the general principles behind
producing high quality performance information – that is
information used to measure an organisation’s progress
towards its objectives. It looks at what sort of information
is worth collecting as performance information, and the
principles behind pulling together a set of performance
measures. It has been put together jointly by the
National Audit Office, Audit Commission, Cabinet Office,
Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury, reflecting
common thinking of these organisations.
It got its bad name from being misused and abused—in the early days of the Web, developers only
Thankfully, those days are well behind us, and this book will show you just how far we’ve come.
described in these pages were thought impossible only a few years ago.
This paper addresses some of the microeconomic implications of this policy regime
change, focusing on the flows of bank credit to the enterprise sector and analysing
independently the determinants of corporate credit from the side of lenders and borrowers. To
this effect we use results from the recent literature to formulate and specify equations
reflecting the motivation behind lending and borrowing decisions. These equations are
estimated econometrically using firm level data for Bulgarian firms for the period 1995-1999.
This volume has two first authors because it is a result of very intensive
teamwork between the two authors. We have had three brainstorm meetings,
each of approximately one week’s duration. There have been numerous pingpong
games (questions–answers–new proposals etc.) on the Internet. All the
chapters have major contributions from both of us. We hope that the volume
therefore demonstrates a synergistic effect, reflecting the positive teamwork
that is behind the volume.
The central idea of evidence-based education—that education policy
and practice ought to be fashioned based on what is known from
rigorous research—offers a compelling way to approach reform
efforts. Recent federal trends reflect a growing enthusiasm for such change.
Most visibly, the No Child Left Behind Act requires that “scientifically
based [education] research” drive the use of federal education funds at the
state and local levels. This emphasis is also reflected in a number of government
and nongovernment initiatives across the country.
Thus, the Alternative Scenario is better suited for analyzing the House Budget Proposal
than the Extended Baseline. It provides a baseline reflecting a largely unreformed tax code and
persistently worsening fiscal results stemming from the absence of any major budgetary or
In short, the policy changes behind the Budget Resolution stand in very sharp
contrast to an economic and fiscal world without reform.
Center analysts introduced these microsimulation results into the U.S.
Following this, i switch modes to analyze the sample prototypes that i helped design to
test these theoretical concepts. Chapter 6 introduces the applications section of this
thesis, while Chapters 7 and 8 detail Social Network Fragments and SecureId, including the
conceptual theory, the algorithms and the design approach.
Chapter 7 reflects on the design and concepts behind Social Network Fragments, a
visualization tool that i built in collaboration with Jeff Potter.
This guide is a tool designed to help us project the values and vision behind the Emarat brand. It is important that it is followed carefully so that we can ensure a consistent style and quality of presentation. Everything we do and produce needs to reflect Emarat clearly and consistently.
Four values – or types of behaviour – are at the heart of the Emarat brand. Our brand personality is based on service that is: Expert, Responsible, Active and Strong.
More details about the state and federal grading areas and the methodology
behind the grades are available starting on p. 37 of the report
The grades in State of Tobacco Control 2013 reflect how well federal and
state tobacco control laws and policies measure up to the best in the nation
or to goals set by agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
vention (CDC). Many states have hard-working tobacco control coalitions
that encounter stiff resistance from state legislators and powerful tobacco