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Author: J. C. Skutsch
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: irrigation, drainage, needs, development, research, review
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2001-09-05
ISBN-10: 925104564X
ISBN-13: 9789251045640

The International Programme for Technology and Research in Irrigation and Drainage (IPTRIP) aims to enhance the standard of irrigation and drainage research and development in and by developing countries, giving due regard to the needs of the environment. Its main objectives are to improve technology and management in order to increase the production of food and agricultural commodities, enhance food security and assist in eliminating poverty.

Author: Albert Gore
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: red, tape, results, community, intelligence, government, works, costs, creating
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 1996-09-01
ISBN-10: 0788134035
ISBN-13: 9780788134036

The Intelligence Community (IC) is a federation of 13 Executive Branch agencies whose core was established by the National Security Act of 1947. Recommendations & actions: enhance IC integration; enhance community responsiveness to customers; reassess information collection to meet new analytical challenges; integrate IC information management systems; develop integrated personnel & training systems; merge the Pres. Intelligence Oversight Board with the Pres. Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; improve support to ground troops during combat operations.

Author: Thomas J. Howard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: emergency, preparedness, program, management, needed, weapons, stockpile, changes, chemical
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788147439
ISBN-13: 9780788147432

The U.S. Army was directed to destroy the stockpile of lethal chemical agents & munitions & provide for the maximum protection of the environment, the public, & the personnel involved in disposing of the munitions, it established the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) to help communities near the chemical storage sites enhance emergency management & response capabilities & enhance emergency preparedness in the 8 Army installations where stockpiles are stored. This report assesses CSEPP's progress & identifies opportunities to improve program mgmt.

Author: Kay Daly
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fraud, abuse, challenges, remain, potential, measuring, improper, payments, enhancements, promise, medicare
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2001-04-01
ISBN-10: 0756708966
ISBN-13: 9780756708962

Reviews the Health Care Fin Admin's. (HCFA) efforts to enhance the measurement of improper payments in the Medicare fee-for-service program. Identifies structural problems that exist in the Medicare claims processing system which contribute to vulnerabilities resulting in erroneous Medicare payments. Focuses on: what HCFA proposals have been designed or initiated to measure Medicare improper payments; & the status of these proposals & initiatives & how they will enhance HCFA's ability to comprehensively measure improper Medicare payments & the frequency of kickbacks, false claims, & other inap

Author: Ronald A. Stroman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: diversity, enhance, congressional, testimony, further, planned, management, important, actions
Number of Pages: 16
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437910173
ISBN-13: 9781437910179

Having a diverse workforce at all levels is an organizational strength that contributes to the achievement of results by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to policy devżt. and implementation, strategic planning, problem solving and decision making. An analysis of performance appraisal data indicated that there were significant differences in appraisal averages for African Amer. and Caucasian analysts. Congress asked the Inspector Gen. (IG) to analyze the representation of women and minorities in the agencyżs Sr. Exec. Service and managerial ranks (GS-15 and equivalent l

Author: Marcia Crosse (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oversight, recalls, enhance, fda, devices, medical
Number of Pages: 57
ISBN-10: 1437988067
ISBN-13: 9781437988062

Author: Samia Amin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: service, delivery, measuring, tools, new, served
Number of Pages: 454
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0821371851
ISBN-13: 9780821371855

This publication presents tools and techniques for measuring service delivery in health and education and people's experiences from the field in deploying these methods. It begins by providing an introduction to the different methodological tools available for evaluating the performance of the health and education sectors. Country specific experiences are then explored to highlight lessons on the challenges, advantages and disadvantages of using different techniques to measure quality in a variety of different contexts and of using the resulting data to affect change. This book is a valuable r
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