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Author: Christina Romer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economy, rural, strengthening
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437936199
ISBN-13: 9781437936193

Rural areas are home to about 50 million Americans and are an essential part of the overall economy. This report surveys the current state of rural America and describes the Obama Administrationżs policies for strengthening the rural economy. Many of these policies are already being implemented through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. But further work remains to ensure the prosperity and vitality of rural America. Contents: Introduction; The Current State of Rural America; Growing New Businesses in Rural America; Strengthening Rural Infrastructure; Improving Americażs Supp

Author: C. M. Wijayaratna
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: farmer, organizations, relations, agency, strengthening, action, research, participatory
Number of Pages: 163
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 9290901756
ISBN-13: 9789290901754

Organizational development program for strengthening IAS and IA-NIA partnership: a pilot intervention; Production and dissemination of information, education and communication materials; The social action research; People upliftment through self-help (PUSH); Process documentation research.

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: aid, trade, accountability, strengthening, dimension, development
Number of Pages: 116
Published: 2011-10-31
eBookDB-ID: 9789264123

At a time when aid budgets are under pressure and scrutiny, there is a need to improve accountability. This is especially true in the case of aid for trade, which has become an increasingly important priority in development co-operation.   Strengthening Accountability in Aid for Trade looks at what the trade and development community needs to know about aid-for-trade results, what past evaluations of programmes and projects reveal about trade outcomes and impacts, and how the trade and development community could improve the performance of aid for trade interventions.

Author: Don De Savigny
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: systems, strengthening, thinking, health
Number of Pages: 113
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 9241563893
ISBN-13: 9789241563895

Many developing countries are looking to scale-up what works through major systems strengthening investments. With leadership, conviction and commitment, systems thinking can facilitate and accelerate the strengthening of systems to more effectively deliver interventions to those in need and be better able to improve health in an equitable way. Systems thinking is not a panacea. Its application does not mean that resolving problems and weaknesses will come easily or naturally or without overcoming the inertia of the established way of doing things. But it will identify, with more precision, wh

Author: Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congressional, testimony, challenges, management, interior, major, department
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437913768
ISBN-13: 9781437913767

The Dept. of the Interior is responsible for managing much of the nation's vast natural resources. Its agencies implement an array of programs intended to protect these precious resources for future generations while also allowing certain uses of them, such as oil and gas devżt. and recreation. Interior faces major mgmt. challenges in the following six areas: (1) Strengthening resource protection; (2) Strengthening the accountability of Indian and island community programs; (3) Improving fed. land acquisition and mgmt.; (4) Reducing Interior's deferred maintenance backlog; (5) Ensuring the ac

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: related, issues, deportation, enforcement, interior, strengthening
Number of Pages: 149
ISBN-10: 1422334155
ISBN-13: 9781422334157

Author: Dick Welch
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: case, examples, techniques, privatization, approach
Number of Pages: 38
Published: 1998-03
ISBN-10: 0821341960
ISBN-13: 9780821341964

This report provides a brief review of recent trends and key policies in strengthening national agricultural research systems. Chapters provide a brief overview of the recent evolution of national research systems and a synthesis of policy issues and good practices for developing these systems including the involvement of universities and the private sector. They also focus on key policy and institutional reforms for strengthening public research institutions including funding, research management, and client orientation. Finally they discuss implications for the World Bank in its ongoing effo
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