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Author: Mark Schreiner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: subsidy, measuring, institutions, finance, development
Number of Pages: 116
Published: 2001-10-01
ISBN-10: 0821349848
ISBN-13: 9780821349847

The purpose of the measurement of the social cost of subsidised development finance institutions (DFIs) is to see if the social benefit exceeds the social cost. In most cases, it is so expensive to measure social benefits that a full-blown social cost-benefit analysis cannot be done. The measurement of social costs, however, is not as expensive, and it can inform choices of how to spend public funds. This paper presents two measures of social cost. The first is the Subsidy Dependence Index (SDI) that can measure social cost in short time frames. The second measure is the net present cost of so
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Author: Keith Robin Mackay
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: government, support, systems, build
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2007-07-05
ISBN-10: 0821371916
ISBN-13: 9780821371916

A growing number of governments are working to improve their performance by creating systems to measure and help them understand their performance. These systems for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are used to measure the quantity, quality and targeting of the goods and services ”the outputs ”that the state provides and to measure the outcomes and impacts resulting from these outputs. These systems are also a vehicle to facilitate understanding of the causes of good and poor performance. The studies of this volume start by focusing on exactly what monitoring and evaluation has to offer to
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Author: Yash P. Mehra
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: years, reprint, economic, quarterly, bernanke, greenspan, measure, taylor, rules, inflation
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437941265
ISBN-13: 9781437941265

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The Federal Reserve under Chairman Alan Greenspan was forward looking, smoothed interest rates, and focused on core inflation. The semi-annual monetary policy reports indicate that the measure of inflation used in monetary policy deliberations has also been refined over time: for most of the Greenspan period before 2000, inflation forecasts used the consumer price index, but in the early 2000s, inflation forecasts switched to using the core personal consumption expenditures deflator. This article estimates two forward-looking Tay
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: issues, challenges, policy, subsidies, harmful, environmentally
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 2003-08
ISBN-10: 926410447X
ISBN-13: 9789264104471

The reform of environmentally harmful subsidies is a high priority for OECD countries. But is there agreement on a common definition of subsidies and on methods to measure them? Are enough reliable data and methods available to identify, measure and analyse environmentally harmful subsidies? These questions were addressed at an OECD workshop held in November 2002. For the first time, experts from a variety of backgrounds (government, academics, researchers and representatives of international organisations and civil society) had the opportunity to take stock of and share technical knowledge of
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Author: Paul Skidmore
Publisher: Demos
Keywords: test, failing, assessment, educational, measure
Number of Pages: 93
Published: 2003-03-07
ISBN-10: 1841801054
ISBN-13: 9781841801056
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: food, safer, measure, safe, irradiation
Number of Pages: 14
Published:
ISBN-10: 1422326470
ISBN-13: 9781422326473
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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
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