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Author: Bernice Steinhardt
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: approach, improving, efficiency, omb, strengthen, government, opportunities, exist, streamlining
Number of Pages: 73
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437934781
ISBN-13: 9781437934786

The fed. govżt. must seek to deliver results more efficiently. The prior Administration sought to improve efficiency under the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) by requiring programs to have at least one efficiency measure and procedures for improving efficiency, and show annual efficiency gains. This report examined: (1) the types of PART efficiency measures and the extent to which they included typical elements of an efficiency measure; (2) the extent to which selected programs showed gains and how they used efficiency measures for decision making; (3) the challenges selected programs f

Author: Ruwan Jayasuriya
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: goals, development, millennium, reaching, efficiency
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2003-07-01
ISBN-10: 0821355384
ISBN-13: 9780821355381

To reach Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countries (or states or provinces within countries) have two options: increasing these inputs used to "produce" the outcomes measured by the MDGs, or increasing the efficiency with which inputs are used. This study looks at whether improvements in efficiency could bring gains in outcomes.Two chapters use world panel data to analyze country level efficiency in improving education, health and GDP (and thereby poverty) indicators. Two other chapters use province and state level data to analyze within-country efficiency in Argentina and Mexico for impro

Author: Robert Prescott Taylor
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: china, india, brazil, lessons, energy, efficiency, financing
Number of Pages: 306
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0821373048
ISBN-13: 9780821373040

"While energy efficiency projects could partly meet new energy demand more cheaply than new supplies, weak economic institutions in developing and transitional economies impede developing and financing energy efficiency retrofits. This book analyzes these difficulties, suggests a 3-part model for projectizing and financing energy efficiency retrofits, and presents thirteen case studies to illustrate the issues and principles involved."

Author: Tim Coelli
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: transport, regulators, utilities, measurement, efficiency, primer
Number of Pages: 147
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0821353799
ISBN-13: 9780821353790

This book provides an overview of the techniques offered to regulators of recently "privatized" utilities and transport services. Designed as a starter kit, the book not only surveys the options available, but also provides guidelines as to how to chose between these options, identifying the costs and benefits of the various approaches in situations most relevant to regulators. It covers the measurement of efficiency in the context of a tariff revision aiming at redistributing at least some of the efficiency gains from the producers to the users. The book also addresses the challenges from com

Author: Santiago Herrera
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: efficiency, frontier, approach, countries, developing, public, spending
Number of Pages: 69
Published: 2005
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Authors: Taishi Sugiyama, Stephanie Ohshita,
Publisher: CRIEPI, University of San Francisco; and IISD
Keywords: east, asia, action, efficiency, climate, energy, cooperative
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 1895536928
ISBN-13: 9781895536928

Energy efficiency is high on the policy agenda in East Asia. How can we promote it most effectively? To answer this, Cooperative Climate reviews existing energy efficiency policy and international cooperation in East Asia. Drawing upon the rich lessons, an environmentally-effective, politically-feasible and cost-effective solution is proposed: an independent and dedicated Policy Development Fund for energy efficiency. Design issues and a wide range of concrete projects under the Fund are discussed and future scenarios are considered. The authors conclude that fostering effective regional co

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: needed, actions, achieve, further, gains, additional, improved, service, mail, delivery, efficiency, postal
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437919987
ISBN-13: 9781437919981

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is facing significant financial problems as mail volume is declining, 4.5% in FY 2008 and 11% projected for FY 2009. USPS lost $2.8 billion in FY 2008 and projects a $6.4 billion loss in FY 2009 (possibly more if it cannot cut $5.9 billion in costs). As one way to cut costs, USPS is trying to improve the efficiency of mail delivery, which generates close to one-third of USPS's $78 billion in expenses. Recognizing the sizable impact of delivery on USPS's finances and operations, this report addresses: (1) how USPS monitors delivery efficiency; (2) characteristics
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