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Author: Yannis Karmokolias
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: study, case, kunda, cement, factory, investments, environmental, benefit, analysis, private, sector, cost
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0821337386
ISBN-13: 9780821337387

IFC Lessons of Experience Paper No. 2. Describes the International Finance Corporation's experience with various funds in emerging markets and the effects of these financial instruments on development. The instruments include country funds, debt-equity funds, index funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, local mutual funds, and private pension funds.

Author: Cynthia A. Glassman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: funds, sizes, investments, data, limited, available, wealth, publicly, sovereign
Number of Pages: 59
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437911293
ISBN-13: 9781437911299

Sovereign wealth funds (SWF) are government-controlled funds that seek to invest in other countries. With new funds being created and many growing rapidly, some see these funds providing valuable capital to world markets, but others are concerned that the funds are not transparent and could be used to further national goals and potentially harm the countries where they invest. This report analyzed: (1) the availability of publicly reported data from SWFs and others on their sizes and holdings internationally; and (2) the availability of publicly reported data from the U.S. govżt. and other so

Author: Ida A. Brudnick
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: funds, revolving, branch, legislative
Number of Pages: 34
Published: 2010-04
ISBN-10: 1437926592
ISBN-13: 9781437926590

Legislative branch revolving funds support the '真business-type activities'真 of the House, Senate, and legislative branch agencies. The legislative branch currently has 26 revolving funds, including 7 funds for the House of Rep., 9 for the Senate, 5 for the Architect of the Capitol, 4 for the Library of Congress, and one for the Gov'真t. Printing Office (GPO). As of the close of FY 2008, the funds range in size from $10,000 for the Senate Computer Center Fund to $216.5 million for the GPO revolving fund. In contrast, the legislative branch appropriation for FY 2010 was $4.65 billion. This

Author: Linda Calbom
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: accountability, congressional, testimony, ensure, efforts, california, funds, recovery
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437930131
ISBN-13: 9781437930139

The Amer. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) specifies bimonthly reviews of selected states' and localities' use of funds made available under the act. This testimony is based on the auditorżs bimonthly work in California, where the Recovery Act provided more than $85 billion -- or about 10% of the funds available nationally -- for program funding and tax relief. This testimony provides a general overview of: (1) California's use of Recovery Act funds for selected programs; (2) the approaches taken by California agencies to ensure accountability for Recovery Act funds; and (

Author: Barry T. Hill
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: strained, delays, relations, management, disruptions, cancellations, project, suppression, funding, transfers, cause, wildfire
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2004-07-04
ISBN-10: 0756743087
ISBN-13: 9780756743086

In 2003, wildfires burned roughly 4 million acres in the U.S., destroyed over 5,000 structures, took the lives of 30 firefighters, & cost over $1 billion to suppress. The substantial expense of fighting wildfires has exceeded the funds appropriated for wildfire suppression (WS) nearly every year since 1990. To pay for WS costs when the funds appropriated are insufficient, the Forest Service & the Interior Dept. have transferred funds from other programs. This report identifies: the amount of funds transferred & reimbursed for WS since 1999, & the programs from which agencies transferred funds;

Author: Anthony G. Bigio
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: workshop, international, organized, world, bank, proceedings, directions, reaching, funds, poor, experiences, future, social
Number of Pages: 260
Published: 1998-08-01
ISBN-10: 0821342096
ISBN-13: 9780821342091

This paper reports on proceedings from an international workshop on social funds, held on May 21-24, 1997, in Washington, DC. The objectives of the workshop were to take stock of a decade's implementation experience of social funds with a view to assessing their impact on poverty reduction; establish a broad consensus on their main achievements, weaknesses, and risks; generate a set of recommendations for improving existing operations as well as for the design of future social funds; and facilitate the integration of international and regional networks of social funds.

Author: Larry D. Barnett
Publisher: Cisdig
Keywords: funds, macrosociological, framework, law, dichotomy, private, hedge, public, mutual
Number of Pages: 55
ISBN-10: 8895356241
ISBN-13: 9788895356242
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