The Risk IT Framework

HIGH-LEVEL COMPARISON OF RISK IT WITH OTHER RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS AND STANDARDS The Risk IT framework is built upon the six principles defined in The Risk IT Framework. Figure 42 compares Risk IT to a number of other standards and ...

Author: Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Publisher: ISACA

ISBN: 9781604201116

Category: Information technology

Page: 106

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Review of The Debt Sustainability Framework For Market Access Countries

The current framework will continue to be used between Board approval and the rollout of the new framework, expected for Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. In cases where data availability issues pose challenges for the implementation of the new ...

Author: International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781513568324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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A careful review has revealed significant scope to modernize and better align the MAC DSA with its objectives and the IMF’s lending framework. This note proposes replacing the current framework with a new methodology based on risk assessments at three different horizons. Extensive testing has shown that the proposed framework has much better predictive accuracy than the current one. In addition to predicting sovereign stress, the framework can be used to derive statements about debt stabilization under current policies and about debt sustainability.

New National Framework Mathematics

This Teacher Planning Pack has been developed to support and extend materia] covered in the New National Framework Mathematics 8 Plus book. It provides you with everything you need to plan your work to implement the requirements of the ...

Author: Chris Humble

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748778850



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The Myth of the Framework

And the proponents argue that this situation is made possible by the fact that scientists normally operate within a common framework to which they have committed themselves. (Frameworks of this kind seem to me to be closely related to ...

Author: Karl Popper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135974800

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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In a career spanning sixty years, Sir Karl Popper has made some of the most important contributions to the twentieth century discussion of science and rationality. The Myth of the Framework is a new collection of some of Popper's most important material on this subject. Sir Karl discusses such issues as the aims of science, the role that it plays in our civilization, the moral responsibility of the scientist, the structure of history, and the perennial choice between reason and revolution. In doing so, he attacks intellectual fashions (like positivism) that exagerrate what science and rationality have done, as well as intellectual fashions (like relativism) that denigrate what science and rationality can do. Scientific knowledge, according to Popper, is one of the most rational and creative of human achievements, but it is also inherently fallible and subject to revision. In place of intellectual fashions, Popper offers his own critical rationalism - a view that he regards both as a theory of knowlege and as an attitude towards human life, human morals and democracy. Published in cooperation with the Central European University.

Power in the International Investment Framework

that for Strange, 'Power can be exercised in many ways, particularly in structures rather than in direct relations with entities'.138 In the international investment framework, the elements of structural power come about with how the ...

Author: Maria A. Gwynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137571434

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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This book offers a unique analysis of bilateral investment treaties (BITs). By developing a new, power-focused paradigm for understanding the international investment framework, the author illustrates why there was no paradoxical behaviour when developing countries agreed to the BIT regime, and what has spurred their reaction against it now. She also examines how attempts to regulate investment at a multilateral level have failed, and why the rules of the framework are evolving. Inspired by the work of Susan Strange, Gwynn fills a significant lacuna in our understanding of these issues by demonstrating how power determines the actions of all those involved. This holistic reinterpretation of international investment focuses in particular on Latin America, but has wider implications for the negotiation of new treaties, including such controversial provisions as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It will appeal to lawyers, economists, political scientists and scholars of Latin America.

Home Grown School Feeding Resource Framework

The SABER-SF exercise described in Module 1 establishes the present state of the environment of an HGSF programme with respect to five dimensions: policy and legal framework; stable finances; institutional roles and coordination ...

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.


Category: Education

Page: 36

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This synopsis summarizes the content and structured process of the Resource framework and provide guidance on the main considerations and elements relevant for home grown school feeding programmes. This publication is intended to support policy-makers, development partners and governments, as well as civil society and community based organisations and the private sector to design, implement and scaling up school feeding models designed to provide children in schools with safe, diverse and nutritious food, sourced locally from smallholders. It is based on a comprehensive review, and wide consultations among the partner organizations at global, regional and country level, as well as with experts and members of various governments and relevant stakeholders at Global Child Nutrition Forums and other relevant venues for learning and policy dialogue. The Resource Framework is a knowledge product that harmonizes the existing knowledge and tools, and builds on the wealth of expertise of the partners. This publication is the result of a broad based collaborative effort initiated, coordinated and facilitated by the World Food Programme, involving collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, the Partnership for Child Development , the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the World Food Programme Centre of Excellence in Brazil.

New national framework mathematics

pupil book page 320 Framework Objectives Sheets Resources Mental starter ideas Starter activity 7 / Use 2-D representations to visualise 3-D shapes and deduce some of their properties - Framework examples, pages 198 and 200.


Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748778812


Page: 324

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FISMA and the Risk Management Framework

GAO first published its Risk Management Framework as part of a report describing the need for more effective risk assessment in support of homeland security and critical infrastructure protection [44]. In deciding to develop a new ...

Author: Stephen D. Gantz

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9781597496421

Category: Computers

Page: 584

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FISMA and the Risk Management Framework: The New Practice of Federal Cyber Security deals with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a law that provides the framework for securing information systems and managing risk associated with information resources in federal government agencies. Comprised of 17 chapters, the book explains the FISMA legislation and its provisions, strengths and limitations, as well as the expectations and obligations of federal agencies subject to FISMA. It also discusses the processes and activities necessary to implement effective information security management following the passage of FISMA, and it describes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Risk Management Framework. The book looks at how information assurance, risk management, and information systems security is practiced in federal government agencies; the three primary documents that make up the security authorization package: system security plan, security assessment report, and plan of action and milestones; and federal information security-management requirements and initiatives not explicitly covered by FISMA. This book will be helpful to security officers, risk managers, system owners, IT managers, contractors, consultants, service providers, and others involved in securing, managing, or overseeing federal information systems, as well as the mission functions and business processes supported by those systems. Learn how to build a robust, near real-time risk management system and comply with FISMA Discover the changes to FISMA compliance and beyond Gain your systems the authorization they need

Carbon Capture by Metal Organic Framework Materials

Unadulterated metals, metal oxides, and now metal-organic frameworks, have been used but the latter now attract most interest. In addition to CO2 reduction, metalorganic frameworks can aid electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution, ...

Author: David J. Fisher

Publisher: Materials Research Forum LLC

ISBN: 9781644900840

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

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Metal-Organic Framework Materials (MOFs) are well suited for absorbing carbon dioxide. MOFs can form highly-porous structures with great adsorption capacities. They also offer good catalytic properties and much research refers to the relationship between catalytic performance and framework structure. In addition to simple CO2 absorption, there are other interesting applications, such as the direct electrochemical reduction into useful chemicals and fuels, the conversion of CO2 into methanol, the electrochemical reduction of CO2, or electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution (thus boosting the ‘hydrogen economy’). The book references 295 original resources and includes their direct web link for in-depth reading. Keywords: Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide Capture, Metal-Organic Frameworks MOFs, Adsorbents for CO2, Porous Solids, Catalytic Performance, Synthesis of MOFs, Conversion of CO2 into Methanol, Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, Hydrogen Economy, Gas Adsorption, Gas Separation, Organic Ligands, Metal Ion Clusters.

The Fund s Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt Preliminary Considerations

The Fund has devoted considerable efforts in helping the membership design and implement frameworks that restructure the debt of these sectors. These efforts include not only reforms that are designed to implement the Key Attributes of ...

Author: International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781498343350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 42

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As a follow-up to the Executive Board's May 2013 discussion, this paper considers a possible direction for reform of the Fund's lending framework in the context of sovereign debt vulnerabilities. The primary focus of this paper relates to the Fund's exceptional access framework, since it is in this context that the Fund will most likely have to make the difficult judgment as to whether the member's problems can be resolved with or without a debt restructuring. The objective of the preliminary approaches set forth in this paper is to reduce the costs of crisis resolution for both creditors and debtors—relative to the alternatives—thereby benefitting the overall system. These ideas are market-based and their eventual implementation would require meaningful consultation with creditors.

Social Networks A Framework of Computational Intelligence

Renowned authors like Nonaka and Takeuchi [22] and Awad and Ghaziri [26] have postulated frameworks for KM to be implemented in organisations, and these have been referred to as fundamental knowledge by almost all KMers.

Author: Witold Pedrycz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319029931

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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This volume provides the audience with an updated, in-depth and highly coherent material on the conceptually appealing and practically sound information technology of Computational Intelligence applied to the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of social networks. The volume involves studies devoted to key issues of social networks including community structure detection in networks, online social networks, knowledge growth and evaluation, and diversity of collaboration mechanisms. The book engages a wealth of methods of Computational Intelligence along with well-known techniques of linear programming, Formal Concept Analysis, machine learning, and agent modeling. Human-centricity is of paramount relevance and this facet manifests in many ways including personalized semantics, trust metric, and personal knowledge management; just to highlight a few of these aspects. The contributors to this volume report on various essential applications including cyber attacks detection, building enterprise social networks, business intelligence and forming collaboration schemes. Given the subject area, this book is aimed at a broad audience of researchers and practitioners. Owing to the nature of the material being covered and a way it is organized, the volume will appeal to the well-established communities including those active in various disciplines in which social networks, their analysis and optimization are of genuine relevance. Those involved in operations research, management, various branches of engineering, and economics will benefit from the exposure to the subject matter.

A Stochastic Control Framework for Real Options in Strategic Evaluation

frameworks which: • can model and value real world investment opportunities having many time periods, multiple interacting real options, multiple uncertainties, state and/or time dependent payouts etc., • are easier to understand and ...

Author: Alexander Vollert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461220688

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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The theoretical foundation for real options goes back to the mid 1980s and the development of a model that forms the basis for many current applications of real option theory. Over the last decade the theory has rapidly expanded and become enriched thanks to increasing research activity. Modern real option theory may be used for the valuation of entire companies as well as for particular investment projects in the presence of uncertainty. As such, the theory of real options can serve as a tool for more practically oriented decision making, providing management with strategies maximizing its capital market value. This book is devoted to examining a new framework for classifying real options from a management and a valuation perspective, giving the advantages and disadvantages of the real option approach. Impulse control theory and the theory of optimal stopping combined with methods of mathematical finance are used to construct arbitrarily complex real option models which can be solved numerically and which yield optimal capital market strategies and values. Various examples are given to demonstrate the potential of this framework. This work will benefit the financial community, companies, as well as academics in mathematical finance by providing an important extension of real option research from both a theoretical and practical point of view.

Allowing Flexibility in Critical Systems The EPOC Framework

This general framework has already been supplemented with extension to also cover system timing [132]. Here, timing contracts are automatically composed to form a system model. Although this gives an additional incentive that model ...

Author: Steffen Stein

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783736940529

Category: Computers

Page: 217

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Currently, software-intensive safety-critical systems assume mostly static software configurations. This is in contrast to other, non-critical software intensive systems such as smart phones or gaming consoles, where software updates are common practice. One of the factors prohibiting flexibility in critical systems are existing certification processes. The effort necessary to re-certify the product after an update in many cases prohibits wide-spread in-field deployment of software, where it is not absolutely necessary (e.g. to fix bugs). This thesis presents an approach allowing flexibility in safety-critical systems. It presents a generic architecture template for a runtime environment, which loosely couples a potentially complex admission control scheme with a lean execution environment for operation. The admission control scheme as well as the configuration of the execution environment are based on contracts between the runtime environment and applications running on the system. In cases where the admission control scheme is sufficiently powerful to replace manual verification, such an approach could enable flexibility also in critical systems. The main contribution of this thesis concerns one modeling scheme that could back such an admission control scheme. This thesis focuses on system timing as one aspect of safety-critical systems. Here, an existing formal analysis method (Compositional Performance Analysis) is transformed into a distributed algorithm, which could back an admission control scheme in the proposed architecture. In order to prove the transformation tractable, a novel formalization of the existing modeling and analysis scheme is presented, which enables reasoning about quality and existence of solutions as well as applicable algorithms. As a second aspect, this thesis discusses under which circumstances the proposed algorithm yields results in bounded time and proposes a method to compute such a bound beforehand. This is mandatory, if such an admission control scheme is to be employed at runtime in a timing-critical system. This discussion encompasses a novel empirical evaluation of existing bounded-time schedulability analysis algorithms, which are an integral part of system analysis. For completeness, this thesis also addresses design aspects of the execution environment developed in the course of the associated research. The discussion shows that it is possible to add a sufficient amount of flexibility to an existing micro kernel to allow for in-field software updates without adding a tremendous amount of overhead. For the implementation, in many cases existing approaches from different domains where adapted. The novel aspect is tight integration of application contracts with the configuration of the micro-kernel allowing for self-configuration of applicable services. The overall discussion shows that complex admission control as well as software flexibility in critical systems is tractable in general. The implementation gives insight into the associated cost in terms of memory and computational overhead.

Framework for Developing Skill Standards for Workplace Literacy

O*NET proved to be a useful framework for categorizing the workplace literacy skills. It is compared to other frameworks that are commonly used for assessment and instruction in workplace literacy. How may these literacy skill ...

Author: Eunice N. Askov

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788145421

Category: Workplace literacy

Page: 86

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Adult educators working in workplace literacy & workforce preparation programs need to be aware of the many efforts to define standards for the knowledge, skills, & abilities needed for successful performance in the workplace. This report describes the various efforts related to skill standards & other policy initiatives for those who may not be directly involved in these ongoing efforts. Includes skill descriptions as the framework for workplace literacy skill standards. Contents: background to the occupational skill standards efforts; occupational skill standards; framework for skill standards; discussion & conclusions.

All About Maude A High Performance Logical Framework

Dover (1987) Basin, D., Clavel, M., Meseguer, J.: Reflective metalogical frameworks. In: Proceedings of LFM'99: Workshop on Logical Frameworks and Metalanguages, Paris, France, September 28, 1999 (1999), ...

Author: Manuel Clavel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540719991

Category: Computers

Page: 802

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Maude is a language and system based on rewriting logic. In this comprehensive account, you’ll discover how Maude and its formal tool environment can be used in three mutually reinforcing ways: as a declarative programming language, as an executable formal specification language, and as a formal verification system. Examples used throughout the book illustrate key concepts, features, and the many practical uses of Maude.

Psychometric Framework for Modeling Parental Involvement and Reading Literacy

Glas and Jehangir (2014) already showed the feasibility of the method using PISA data, although in the slightly simpler framework of one-dimensional IRT models. The method is implemented in the public domain software package MIRT (Glas ...

Author: R. Annemiek Punter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319280646

Category: Education

Page: 97

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This volume offers insights from modelling measures of parental involvement and their relationship with student reading literacy across countries, exploring and incorporating cultural differences. This is a significant contribution to a field where cross-cultural comparisons from a triangulated perspective are sparse. For readers interested in exploring the relationship between parental involvement and student attainment, the literature review provides a useful starting point. Meanwhile, for the more methodologically interested reader, this report presents state-of-the-art ways to identify and model cultural differential item functioning in international large-scale assessment (ILSA), illustrating the extent to which the parental involvement construct may be influenced by cultural differences and how this may affect the outcomes of cross-cultural comparisons. The framework is generic and should provide a solid foundation for future ILSA practices and secondary analyses. ILSA studies like the IEA’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provide valuable data, containing both student achievement data and contextual background data from schools, teachers, students and parents for over 41 countries.

Establishment of a Geologic Framework for Paleoanthropology

His publications provide a lasting legacy, and his geologic-climatic model remains a basic framework for dating archaeological sites in the American West. CONTRIBUTIONS OF CONTEMPORARIES Antevs and Bryan were not the only ones doing ...

Author: Léo F. Laporte

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813722429

Category: Science

Page: 74

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A Framework for Sustainable Global Development and the Effective Governance of Risk

Further research would benefit by building on the framework presented here. The understanding of the relationship between sustainable development and reflexive modernity exists now only in an embryonic form (Voss et al.

Author: Gregory Borne

Publisher: Gregory Borne

ISBN: 9780773437425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Case studies, including a study of global politics within the UN Environment Program and a study of the implementation of a local scheme to reduce energy within the home, are used to connect the theory of reflexive modernization with the politics of sustainable development and the analysis of risk governance. The book provides insight into various sustainable development discussions, indicating implications for future policy in the the area of sustainable development.

Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planet

... mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

Author: Who Regional Office for the Western Paci

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789290618164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 41

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Environmental determinants of health are responsible for more than a quarter of the burden of disease in the Western Pacific Region. Communicable and noncommunicable disease, disability and death result from a lack of safe water and sanitation, indoor and outdoor air pollution, hazardous chemicals, occupational hazards and climate-related disasters. The Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planetintends to relaunch the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Health and the Environment program and fulfill its mandate in the area of environmental health. It proposes to leverage the health sector focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process, providing guidance for prioritizing the work of WHO in support of Member States improving health outcomes through action on environmental determinants. It articulates entry points for health and environment priority actions in WHO country cooperation strategies, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other mechanisms for international collaboration, and notably with the United Nations Environment Program and ministries of environment. The framework also sets a course for the health sector to advocate adaptive measures, policies and action to protect health and well-being as a co-benefit of interventions in energy, agriculture, transport, housing and other spheres.