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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: selection, consultants, guide, comprehensive, services, manual, consulting
Number of Pages: 196
Published: 2006-05-31
ISBN-10: 0821365231
ISBN-13: 9780821365236

The 'Consulting Services Manual 2006' explains World Bank Policy Guidelines for the Employment and Use of Consultants by Bank Borrowers, and describes the correct use of the World Bank Standard Request for Proposals including the Standard Contracts. The manual also provides comprehensive advice to Bank Borrowers, consultants and Bank staff on the application of sound practices and correct procedures when dealing with consultants, consistent with considerations of quality, efficiency and economy, fair competition, transparency, and participation of national consultants in Bank funded consulting

Author: Jantine Grijzen
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: planning, netherlands, spatial, consultants, outsourcing, regional
Number of Pages: 338
Published: 2010-02-01
ISBN-10: 9056296191
ISBN-13: 9789056296193

This thesis addresses the wide involvement of consultants in regional spatial planning projects in the Netherlands. Although consultants have become important actors in public policy making, and media and politics have frequently addressed this as a problem, until now the scientific literature has paid little attention to them. This thesis shows that the wide involvement of consultants can best be explained from the perspective of increasing problems of coordination and cooperation in Dutch regional spatial planning. Planning has become an activity performed by many governments and stakeholder

Author: Charles A. Jeszeck
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: defined, contribution, plans, congressional, testimony, benefit, private, conflicts, interest, affect, pensions
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2009-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437914608
ISBN-13: 9781437914603

An analysis of available data on pension consultants and plans revealed a statistical association between inadequate disclosure and lower investment returns for ongoing plans, suggesting the possible adverse financial effect of such nondisclosure. The econometric analysis detected lower annual rates of return for those ongoing plans associated with consultants that had failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest. These lower rates ranged from a statistically significant 1.2-1.3 % points over the 2000-04 period. The avg. returns for ongoing plans that used consultants who failed to dis

Author: John Rowley
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: programmes, humanitarian, development, consultancies, effective
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0855985003
ISBN-13: 9780855985004

*provides guidelines to reduce the risk and increase the benefits of consultancy work within the development and humanitarian sectors * will help to maximize the contribution that this kind of work can make to overcoming poverty and suffering This practical guide for NGOs and consultants shows how the two groups can work together to achieve the best results. The book focuses on consultancy use within the NGO sector, and features case studies to illustrate the range of ways in which consultancy is used within this sector, showing both the advantages and the pitfalls. The book presents a dual pe

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: bank, borrowers, world, consultants, selection, employment, guidelines
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2004-01
ISBN-10: 0821358286
ISBN-13: 9780821358283

The purpose of these Guidelines is to define the Bank's policies and procedures for selecting, contracting, and monitoring consultants required for projects that are financed in whole or in part by loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), credits or grants from the International Development Association (IDA), or grants from the Bank or trust funds administered by the Bank and executed by the beneficiary.

Author: Ian Karpel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: exchange, securities, commission, litigation, complaint, llc, consultants, william, thomas, global, marketing, david
Number of Pages: 11
ISBN-10: 1457807203
ISBN-13: 9781457807206

Author: Thomas Yost
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environmental, decision, default, order, initial, protection, management, consultants, inc, agency
Number of Pages: 13
ISBN-10: 1457813696
ISBN-13: 9781457813696
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