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Author: James Q. Wilson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: papers, bjs, princeton, project, discussion, system, measures, criminal, justice, performance
Number of Pages: 178
Published: 1994-12
ISBN-10: 0788114107
ISBN-13: 9780788114106

Consist of 7 essays: criminal justice performance measures for prisons; measuring the performance of community corrections; measuring police performance; performance measures for the trial courts, prosecution, and public defense, and more.
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Author: Ricardo Paes de Barros
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: america, caribbean, latin, opportunity, inequality, measuring
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0821377450
ISBN-13: 9780821377451

Equality of opportunity is about leveling the playing field so that circumstances such as gender, ethnicity, place of birth, or family background do not influence a person's life chances. Success in life should depend on people's choices, effort and talents, not to their circumstances at birth. 'Measuring Inequality of Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean' introduces new methods for measuring inequality of opportunities and makes an assessment of its evolution in Latin America over a decade.An innovative Human Opportunity Index and other parametric and non-parametric techniques are
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Author: Paul McConnell
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: workshop, ottawa, canada, july, proceedings, development, difference, measuring, impact, information, making
Number of Pages: 255
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 0889367833
ISBN-13: 9780889367838

Proceedings of a workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, 10-12 July 1995, measuring the impact of information on development.
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: value, added, schools, assess, practices, improvements, learning, outcomes, measuring
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 2008-10-27
ISBN-10: 9264050256
ISBN-13: 9789264050259

Value-added estimates are a significant improvement upon measures of school performance currently used in most education systems across OECD countries. They provide a fundamentally more accurate and valuable quantitative basis for school improvement planning, policy development and for enacting effective school accountability arrangements. This groundbreaking report provides examples of best practices in value-added modeling for measuring school performance.
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Author: Caroline McNeil
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: cardiovascular, system, learning, scientists, arteries, hearts
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 1996-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788128388
ISBN-13: 9780788128387

Discusses the advances made in learning how the normal aging process affects the heart & arteries & how to treat cardiovascular diseases. The most important findings are highlighted, & the future of cardiovascular medicine is also included. Chapters include: heat dynamics, measuring the heart, the biology of physical fitness, arteries: young & old, measuring stiffness, when the brain talks to the heart, how a myocyte contracts, exercise & the aging myocyte, what happens during atherosclerosis, & gene therapy. Glossary of terms. Illustrated.
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: governance, democratic, experiences, lessons, metagora, rights, human, measuring, journal, development, issue, oecd, volume
Number of Pages: 374
Published: 2008-09-08
eBookDB-ID: 9789264049

On the occasion of the 60 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this special issue of the OECD Journal on Development focuses on robust methods and tools for assessing human rights, democracy and governance. These findings of the Metagora project formulate a response to these questions. Metagora is the first international project on measuring human rights and democratic governance to undertake several pilot experiences in different regions of the world in an interactive fashion. This publication presents key results, policy relevance and methodological implications of th
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Author: Joseph A. Christoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: funds, tracking, developing, international, plan, strategic, needs, assessing, assistance, refugee, improvement, needed, progress, measuring, iraqi
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437915353
ISBN-13: 9781437915358

Iraqi refugees are one of the largest urban populations the U.N. has been called on to assist. The U.N. reports government estimates of up to 4.8 million Iraqis displaced within the last 5 years, with 2 million fleeing, primarily to Syria and Jordan. This report examined challenges in: (1) measuring and monitoring progress in achieving U.S. goals for assisting Iraqi refugees; (2) providing humanitarian assistance to Iraqi refugees; (3) offering solutions for Iraqi refugees; and (4) developing an international strategic plan to address the Iraqi refugee situation. Charts and tables.
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