The World Bank Annual Report 2014

World Bank. growth in developing countriestherefore rests ondomestic efforts to increaseproductivityand competitiveness while reducing ... challenges facingthe world today,and climate change isexpected to worsenthe situation.

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464802539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

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The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

Unique World Records 2014

Explore the Unique Records Inside Unique World Records Limited Sababbi Mangal ... I thank God that I did not end my life but rather chose to live through shame and failure so that today I'm able to be a blessing to the World.

Author: Unique World Records Limited

Publisher: Symbion Books

ISBN: 9789351741565


Page: 125

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Unique World Records 2014 Edition Launched by Chief Guest - Shri Sarup Chand Singla, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, and MLA Bathinda, Punjab and Initiative of 1 CRORE TREE Plantation taken - First TREE planted by Chief Guest. World Record Holders from all over the world HONOURED at Bathinda with Medals, Trophies & World Record Certificates, Live Performance to break / make World Records done, Certificates honoured to people for taking part in TREE PLANTATION on the occasion at Hotel Bahia Fort, Bathinda Punjab on 24th August, 2014.

Service Navigation

... of the world today (Hocking, 2014). The ongoing intersection of social, emotional and cultural dislocation plays out in genealogy, systemic separation and protection approaches, intergenerational trauma and healing (Hocking, 2014).

Author: Jennifer Davidson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352009569

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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This exciting new book is the first of its kind to offer an analysis of Service Navigation and provide a framework for understanding the role and its application across a range of fields of practice. With an emphasis on the participation of individuals in their own care, it directly addresses the recent changes in policy and service development in health and human services, including the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Developed by a team of experts at one of Australia's leading universities, this unique text helps social workers, nurses, and allied health workers navigate the various systems that the service user has to use to become responsible for managing their own care arrangements and to help them to achieve their desired goals.

ECRM2014 Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies

ECRM 2014 Dr Martin Rich, Dr Anne Brown. MADM Methods: Applying Practical Decision Making in ... In today's competitive world it is very important to build on the competitive activities of business. Companies today have to think ...

Author: Dr Martin Rich

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781909507579


Page: 479

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Soda Politics

Boseley S. Mexico enacts soda tax in effort to combat world's highest obesity rate. Guardian, Jan 16, 2014. 5. Kearns R. The soft drink invasion on indigenous Chiapas; increased diabetes death. Indian Country Today, Jun 1, 2014.

Author: Marion Nestle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190263454

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavored sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo--into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power. Billed as "refreshing," "tasty," "crisp," and "the real thing," sodas also happen to be so well established to contribute to poor dental hygiene, higher calorie intake, obesity, and type-2 diabetes that the first line of defense against any of these conditions is to simply stop drinking them. Habitually drinking large volumes of soda not only harms individual health, but also burdens societies with runaway healthcare costs. So how did products containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health? In Soda Politics, the 2016 James Beard Award for Writing & Literature Winner, Dr. Marion Nestle answers this question by detailing all of the ways that the soft drink industry works overtime to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water, for adults and children. Dr. Nestle, a renowned food and nutrition policy expert and public health advocate, shows how sodas are principally miracles of advertising; Coca-Cola and PepsiCo spend billions of dollars each year to promote their sale to children, minorities, and low-income populations, in developing as well as industrialized nations. And once they have stimulated that demand, they leave no stone unturned to protect profits. That includes lobbying to prevent any measures that would discourage soda sales, strategically donating money to health organizations and researchers who can make the science about sodas appear confusing, and engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to create goodwill and silence critics. Soda Politics follows the money trail wherever it leads, revealing how hard Big Soda works to sell as much of their products as possible to an increasingly obese world. But Soda Politics does more than just diagnose a problem--it encourages readers to help find solutions. From Berkeley to Mexico City and beyond, advocates are successfully countering the relentless marketing, promotion, and political protection of sugary drinks. And their actions are having an impact--for all of the hardball and softball tactics the soft drink industry employs to maintain the status quo, soda consumption has been flat or falling for years. Health advocacy campaigns are now the single greatest threat to soda companies' profits. Soda Politics provides readers with the tools they need to keep up pressure on Big Soda in order to build healthier and more sustainable food systems.

Latin America after the Financial Crisis

strong world recovery in 2010, and then increased further in 2011, even as the world recovery became lethargic. ... even as the world economy entered its current sluggish phase (International Nickel Study Group, 2014).

Author: Juan E. Santarcángelo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137486622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Latin America was one of the regions least affected by the global financial crisis of 2008. During this time of widespread economic downfall, Latin America continued to achieve an annual growth rate of around 5%. Latin America after the Financial Crisis explains how the global financial crisis affected the region and why it was not as severe as other crises in the past. The collection covers data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and demystifies the impact of the crisis on the accumulation path of the region without losing sight of each country's particularities. Each country is analyzed by leading specialized and heterodox researchers who have vast experience in the field and who use an array of heterodox perspectives, from Keynesian to Kaleckian and Marxian to Sraffian.

User Requirements for Wireless

The ITU numbers (ITU, 2014) imply that now, there are more mobile devices on Earth than people, which shows a trend ... in the world (Ranger, 2013), which places focus on the importance of software development in today's societies.

Author: Lene Sørensen

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 9788793237209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 134

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In most IT system development processes, the identification or elicitation of user requirements is recognized as a key building block. In practice, the identification of user needs and wants is a challenge and inadequate or faulty identifications in this step of an IT system development can cause huge problems with the final product. The elicitation of user requirements as such changes according to age groups;, to gender,; to cultural settings,; and into time; and experience in the use of the system/software. User requirements, therefore, cannot be used between projects, IT systems, and different software. That makes the elicitation of user requirements an inherent part of any software development project and a resourceful activity as well. This book provides insights to the process of identifying user requirements and to different types by describing varying case studies in which technologies or software has been developed. A variety of user requirements are provided illustrating the effect of changing the targeted user group with respect to age,; to the context and the different technologies or software as well as to the difference in viewpoint on ways of involving users in the elicitation process. Cases and user requirement elements discussed in the book include: User requirements elicitation processes for children, construction workers, and farmersUser requirements for personalized services of a broadcast companyVariations in user involvementPractical elements of user involvement and requirements elicitationUsable security requirements for design of privacy

Climate Change An Encyclopedia of Science Society and Solutions 3 volumes

And those most exposed, of course, will be the world's poor,” wrote Eduardo Porter in The New York Times (2014). ... Hanson pointed out that one-quarter of food produced in the world today is wasted by the poor storage and transport ...

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440840869

Category: Science

Page: 1180

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This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do—or don't do—today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. • Provides readers with a clearly written description of global-warming science and its role in shaping a body of knowledge regarding a worldwide issue that affects everyone • Suggests remedies for this serious problem, most notably a rapid rise in the implementation of wind power generation and a coming revolution in solar energy • Impresses on readers that what Americans and the citizens and governments of other nations around the globe do over the next decades will determine the future of this planet for many tens of thousands of years to come • Includes primary documents sourced from major scientific journals and from the many reports on recent climate change from governmental organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), both part of the United Nations; and the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment

Sustainable Investing

26 November 2014. 'Fast Facts – Payday Loans'. ... New York: Norton, 2014. Malcolm, Hadley. 'A Third of Americans Delinquent on Debt'. USA Today. 29 July 2014. Web. ... In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.

Author: Cary Krosinsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317192855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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A seminal shift has taken place in the world of investing. A clear and overarching reality has emerged which must be solved: financial considerations must factor in sustainability considerations for ongoing societal success, while sustainability issues equally need to be driven by a business case. As a result, investment practices are evolving, especially towards more positive philosophies and frameworks. Sustainable Investing brings the reader up to speed on trends playing out in each region and asset class, drawing on contributions from leading practitioners across the globe. Implications abound for financial professionals and other interested investors, as well as corporations seeking to understand future investment trends that will affect their shareholders’ thinking. Policymakers and other stakeholders also need to be aware of what is happening in order to understand how they can be most effective at helping implement and enable the changes arguably now required for economic and financial success. Sustainable Investing represents an essential overview of sustainable investment practices that will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of sustainable banking and finance, as well as professionals and policymakers with an interest in this fast-moving field.