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Author: Madhur Gautam
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: hipc, initiative, review, oed, relief, poorest, debt
Number of Pages: 140
Published: 2003-05
ISBN-10: 082135521X
ISBN-13: 9780821355213

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative, a major innovation in development finance, was designed to relieve the high external debt of some of the world's poorest nations. The Initiative was put in place by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1996 and enhanced in 1999. The HIPC Debt Initiative addresses a key obstacle to economic growth and poverty reduction, but it also contains multiple and overly-ambitious objectives.'Debt Relief for the Poorest' is an independent evaluation which assesses the progress and prospects of the HIPC Debt Initiative achie

Author: Harold J. Johnson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: countries, debt, relief, initiative, hipc, indebted, status, heavily, developing, poor
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 1998-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788179225
ISBN-13: 9780788179228

In 1996 the World Bank & the International Monetary Fund, in response to a call from the leaders of the major industrial nations for a comprehensive approach to the debt problems of the poorest countries, proposed the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative. The initiative reflects concerns of creditors, including the U.S., that, even after receiving debt relief through existing mechanisms, some poor countries will have debt burdens that remain too large relative to their ability to pay. This report: (1) describes the implementation of the HIPC initiative & (2) assesses the init

Author: Carol R. Schuster
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, attention, needed, continued, start, housing, privatization, slow, military
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 0788177869
ISBN-13: 9780788177866

Discusses the DoD's new military housing program known as the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, which allows and encourages private sector financing, ownership, operation, and maintenance of military housing. DoD hopes that this initiative will improve military housing faster and more economically than could be achieved if only traditional military construction appropriations were used. Reviews the implementation of the new initiative to (1) measure progress to date, (2) assess issues associated with privatizing military housing, and (3) determine whether the new initiative is being i

Author: Susan D. Kladiva
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: operating, improved, framework, progress, measures, needs, initiative, reinvention, epas, common, sense, regulatory
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788180851
ISBN-13: 9780788180859

Examines the progress of the EPA Common Sense Initiative, begun in July 1994, toward its goal of finding cleaner, cheaper, smarterÓ ways of reducing or preventing pollution & the methods EPA uses to measure progress. Resolving future environmental challenges will require a fundamentally different approach, which the agency calls regulatory reinvention.Ó Some have questioned the progress of EPA's reinvention efforts & of the Common Sense Initiative in particular. This report assesses: EPA's progress in achieving the goal the agency set for the Initiative & the methods EPA uses to measure the

Author: Joshua Teitelbaum
Publisher: Jerusalem Ctr Public Affairs
Keywords: initiative, peace, arab
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 9652180718
ISBN-13: 9789652180711

Several aspects of the Arab Peace Initiative represent significant and positive developments in the official, collective Arab view of the future of Israel in the Middle East. However, Israel should refrain from accepting the initiative as a basis for peace negotiations because it contains seriously objectionable elements. Israel should also reject the "all or nothing" approach of the Saudis and the Arab League.

Author: Valerie C. Melvin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: new, guide, financial, logistics, initiative, documents, planning, additional, affairs, details, needed, key, veterans
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 1437910602
ISBN-13: 9781437910605

Through its Financial and Logistics Integrated Technical Enterprise (FLITE) initiative, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) is developing a new system that is intended to fulfill the critical need for a modernized and integrated financial and asset management capability. FLITE is the successor to an earlier initiative that the dept. undertook -- the Core Financial and Logistics System (CoreFLS) -- which was discontinued in 2004. This report determines: (1) the departmentżs overall plan for developing FLITE; (2) the status of its devżt. efforts; (3) VA oversight of this initiative; and (4) whe

Author: Shonar Lala
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: hipc, initiative, update, evaluation, relief, poorest, debt
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0821366564
ISBN-13: 9780821366561

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative was established by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 1996, in order to relieve the high external debt of some of the world's poorest nations. The initiative seeks to provide a permanent end to debt rescheduling, promote growth and release resources for social policies targeted at poverty reduction, as part of the overall development assistance framework. This publication updates progress made under the initiative since the evaluation undertaken in March 2003 ('Debt relief for the poorest: an OED review of the HIPC i
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