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Special advisory service for immunisation.

Hall, R; Williams, A L
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /12/1988 EN
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Among steps to improve immunisation rates in Clwyd an advisory service was introduced for children with immunisation problems. We report on setting up the service and the first two years of running it; during this time 191 children attended. Influencing parental and professional attitudes through education, counselling, and the demonstration of good practice is emphasised.

Improving Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Services : Advisory Note

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The purpose of this report is to distill lessons learnt for improving Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) services in India, by reference to the recent WSS business plans prepared for the three states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana and from various studies carried out by the World Bank on international good practices in urban water service delivery. The report culls out the core elements of the WSS reform program and proposes how such reforms might be implemented. The intended audience for this report is policy makers at the national and state levels, sector professionals and practitioners. The report identifies the key elements of a state-wide program for improving WSS services and accountability on the basis of the following three pillars: i) policies and institutions: appropriate policies and institutional arrangements that clarify the roles and responsibilities of key actors, and which create service providers that are efficient, accountable and customer focused with sufficient autonomy to manage their affairs in a professional manner; ii) infrastructure and financing: medium term infrastructure development program with appropriate financial frameworks that encourage service providers to rely increasingly on user fees and...

Romania - Functional Review : Labor and Social Protection Sector, Final Report, Volume 1.

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The Government of Romania (GOR), in agreement with the European Commission (EC), requested functional reviews of the Romanian public administration through an independent advisory service with the World Bank. The general objective of this advisory service is to review the current situation of the Labor and Social Protection (L&SP) sector, assess its functioning and develop an action plan that the GOR can use over the short- to medium-term to strengthen its effectiveness in the public administration. In meeting this objective, the World Bank examined: (i) whether the policy goals and objectives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MoLFSP) and its agencies are clearly defined in measurable and achievable terms; (ii) whether the management systems, policies, staffing, and organizational structure are appropriate for them to meet their objectives; and (iii) whether factors external to the institutions that may impede their ability to meet their objectives. The report is organized into two volumes. Volume One summarizes the main findings and messages...

Romania - Functional Review : Labor and Social Protection Sector, Final Report, Volume 2

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The Government of Romania (GOR), in agreement with the European Commission (EC), requested functional reviews of the Romanian public administration through an independent advisory service with the World Bank. The general objective of this advisory service is to review the current situation of the Labor and Social Protection (L&SP) sector, assess its functioning and develop an action plan that the GOR can use over the short- to medium-term to strengthen its effectiveness in the public administration. In meeting this objective, the World Bank examined: (i) whether the policy goals and objectives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MoLFSP) and its agencies are clearly defined in measurable and achievable terms; (ii) whether the management systems, policies, staffing, and organizational structure are appropriate for them to meet their objectives; and (iii) whether factors external to the institutions that may impede their ability to meet their objectives. The report is organized into two volumes. Volume One summarizes the main findings and messages...

Preparatory Work for a World Bank Programming Mission on Civil Service Reform in Indonesia

Holfelt, Ingrid
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
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This report describes a mission to Indonesia, with the purpose of mapping Human Resources Management (HRM) Practices in three selected ministries: Finance (MoF), Foreign Affairs (MoFA), and Home Affairs (MoHA). The mappings within these ministries were intended to provide an input to a World Bank Programming Mission on Civil Service Reform scheduled for 2-13 February 2009 to determine what kind of support the World Bank could provide in helping the Government of Indonesia (GOI) develop its ongoing civil service reform program. This report is a summary of the information gathered and includes a comparison among the three ministries. The summary is organized in accordance with the HRM core areas: (i) human resources strategy, (ii) job classification, (iii) recruitment, (iv) career management, (v) performance management, (vi) ethics management, (vii) training and development, (viii) remuneration, and (ix) the organization of the HR divisions.

Technical Assistance to the Republic of Serbia : Advisory Support to the Working Group Designing a Reform Strategy for Municipal Public Uutility Companies

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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This report describes a technical assistance project in Serbia to support the design of a national strategy on local Public Utility Companies. It was a response to the request from the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development (MERD) in early 2008. The project objectives were as follows: to assist the MERD in steering the working group; to provide specific targeted inputs to working group discussions; to help the Government determine the extent and nature of informational, analytical, and institutional steps required to fully elaborate and implement a reform strategy; and to advise the Bank and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) on the potential demand for further external assistance to the reform process. The required specific deliverables were as follows: an inception note, including the consultant s first views after reading existing background reports, recommendation for any changes in the TOR for the services; a first draft of agenda items for the working group; following the second and subsequent visit(s)...

Strengthen Urban Policy and Institutions and Streamline Sector Investment for Improved Service Delivery in Pakistan

World Bank Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Relatório
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This synthesis report details the process, outputs and intermediate outcomes of the above technical assistance (TA) which was aimed at service delivery improvement in urban water and sanitation, especially to the urban poor, by: (i) supporting the government in establishing efficient, autonomous and responsive utility in Peshawar; (ii) facilitating the provincial/regional governments in formulation of water sector policies; (iii) designing demand based ‘Pakistan water sector technical advisory program’ for clients; and (iv) strengthening and aligning the urban (water) reform agenda in three provincial urban units through national urban forum.

Investing in Habope; Financial Assessment of Community-Based Small Investments in Sierra Leone

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Working Paper; Publications & Research :: Working Paper; Publications & Research
ENGLISH; EN_US
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In countries ravaged by a history of civil war and genocide, the overarching goal for local government and international donors alike is to promote social cohesion, stability and community reconstruction. In Sierra Leone, reconstruction programs emphasize a decentralized approach to: (i) rapidly build market institutions; (ii) enhance community decision making; and (iii) strengthen intra and inter-community tolerance and benefit sharing. This study addresses a program to provide small grants to some of the poorest communities in Sierra Leone. The program builds on the success of relevant micro financing initiatives. However, compared to traditional loans to small enterprises, which are generally available in urban and peri-urban areas where micro financing institutions are accessible, socially motivated grants to reach the poorest households are used. This report presents the findings of financial assessments funded by the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) of the World Bank. The assessments cover two of the poorest districts in northern Sierra Leone under the Habope project. The project...

Impact Evaluation of Business License Simplification in Peru : An Independent Assessment of an International Finance Corporation-Supported Project

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This evaluation assesses the impact of International Finance Corporation's (IFC's) Business License Simplification Project in the municipality of Lima, Peru. It reviews two previous evaluations sponsored by IFC and adds new evidence. Under the project, IFC's Foreign Investment Advisory Services (FIAS) worked with the municipality of Lima to reform the administrative process for obtaining a business license in Cercado de Lima, one of 44 districts that comprise metropolitan Lima. According to the municipality, 64 percent of the businesses in this district lacked a business license in 2005, and most of them were microenterprises. The project was implemented from January 2005 to March 2007. The present evaluation conducted an independent review of both previous studies, collected additional data, verified the previous findings, and placed the findings in the context of related studies and evaluations. The goal was to take stock of the results, collect and use other evidence, and draw lessons for future IFC and World Bank operations. This chapter describes and compares the divergent evidence on which procedures were simplified by the license reform and by how much. A second chapter reviews existing evaluations and previous relevant findings from other countries; a third replicates and extends the regression evidence on the impact of license reform on critical business outcomes...

Kyrgyz Republic : Agricultural Policy Update, Volume1. Overview

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Agricultural Study; Economic & Sector Work
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This policy note examines the policy and investment framework between 2003 and 2010, resulting sector performance and the priorities for future development. It draws attention to the need to refocus on completing the fundamental reforms and investments on which Kyrgyzstan's early successes were built. These include further development of land market, building rural finance markets, further public investment and institutional development in the irrigation sector, encouraging greater private investment in the seeds sector and machinery services, public-private partnerships for advisory service provision, completion of ongoing reforms in pasture management, development of veterinary services and improving the business environment for private investment in agro-processing. The policy Note discusses the government's approach to achieving greater food security, which centers on food self-sufficiency and discusses why this is not the best route to raising low rural incomes - the root cause of food insecurity. The report discusses some of the policies conceived after the food price crisis...

World Bank Group Impact Evaluations : Relevance and Effectiveness

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The use of impact evaluations (IEs) to assess the causal impacts of development projects has expanded rapidly. Along with major innovations in statistical methods and econometrics, the recent impetus in IE has its roots in the debate about whether development programs achieve their objectives of reducing poverty and increasing economic growth. The renewed focus on results and the increasing calls for sound evidence on effectiveness have led to expectations that IE may help build the knowledge base of what does and does not work in development and where resources may be best allocated. Between 2004 and 2008, the number of Bank Group supported evaluations increased sevenfold. This increase is partly attributable to major IE initiatives at the World Bank, including the Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME), the Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative, the Spanish Trust Fund for Impact Evaluation (SIEF), and efforts by the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Advisory Services Results Measurement Unit (RMU). This sizable investment in IEs...

Private Solutions for Infrastructure in Lesotho : A Country Framework Report

Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The report looks at Lesotho, a predominantly mountainous, land-locked, poor country with a small population, limited natural resources, and a very fragile ecology. It has low gross national income, and a significant poverty level. To ameliorate this condition, the government has embarked on a pro-poor, growth strategy that includes public, and private investment in infrastructure. It explores the level of private participation at this phase in the evolution of the reforms, which is considerable, given the country's small size, limited institutional capacity, and lack of public and private investment capital. Telecommunications has recorded the most significant reform of any of the infrastructure sectors. Other than telecommunications, reforms in other sectors have not advanced significantly. Not surprisingly, the report identifies specific lessons learned from the telecommunications sector, and examines their relevance to reform efforts under way in the other sectors. In summary, this report finds that private participation in infrastructure could offer Lesotho three key advantages: 1) augmenting budget resources in cases where the private sector undertakes to finance projects...

Czech Republic : Report on Vision and Strategy for an Integrated Revenue Administration

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
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This report is a result of the mission of the World Bank to the Czech Republic during November 17 to 27, 2008 for providing advisory service to the Government of the Czech Republic for the design and development of a modern, integrated revenue authority. Earlier, between February and April 2008, a World Bank mission had reviewed the draft merger plan prepared by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic in January 2008 and examined the key issues for the merger of tax and customs administrations and the integration of the collection, enforcement and audit functions of social contributions. The preliminary findings of the World Bank are contained in the 'report on an integrated revenue administration' in two volumes which was disseminated in June 2008. This mission in November 2008 is the first in a series of missions over the next eighteen months for providing the advisory services as requested to the Government of the Czech Republic. During this first mission, the Bank has worked with the Czech counterparts to develop for the new Jednotni Inkasni Misto (JIM): (i) an integrated vision and key concepts (ii) major objectives and key elements of reform; (iii) a comprehensive strategy for reform of the organizational structure...

Peru : Country Program Evaluation for the World Bank Group, 2003-09

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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Since 2003, Peru has emerged as an open, rapidly growing economy. Over the review period of 2003-09, successive governments adopted policy platforms aimed at maintaining macroeconomic stability, furthering the private sector supply response, broadening participation in growth, improving social service delivery, and strengthening public institutions. The World Bank Group (WBG) supported each of the three pillars of the government's poverty reduction strategy, namely: (i) broad-based economic growth that engaged a higher share of the population; (ii) enhanced human development through improved social service delivery; and (iii) strengthened public sector institutions. Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) recommends that the WBG: (i) tailor its strategy to support long-term integration of Peru's three distinct regions; (ii) seek opportunities to support large-scale infrastructure development; (iii) develop a more strategic approach to helping improve public sector management; (iv) seek further innovations in International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD's) instruments against a backdrop of declining demand for its financial resources; (v) seek to help develop a strategic planning function in Peru; (vi) build a close strategic partnership with development partners that provides concessional finance in the social sectors to optimize synergies with IBRD policy lending and analytic and advisory activities; (vii) develop a strategic focus for International Finance Corporation (IFC) around employment- generating industries in emerging sectors; (viii) maintain IFC's additionality by supporting lower-tier and more regionally dispersed private companies; and (ix) leverage the strong country presence of IBRD and IFC to enhance Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency's (MIGA's) marketing and risk assessment functions.

Bulgaria - Administrative and regulatory barriers to business

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Pre-2003 Economic or Sector Report
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The present report on the Administrative and Regulatory Barriers to Business is part of an ongoing World Bank analytical and advisory support to the Government of Bulgaria in the area of regulatory reform. Since 2006, the World Bank has provided analytical and advisory support to the government in this area. In 2007, the Bank reviewed administrative procedures in the tourism, food, and road transportation sectors, calling for reduction and simplification of certain burdensome administrative regimes and emphasizing superfluous regulation at the municipality level. This report aims to identify ways in which Bulgaria can further remove obstacles to business regulation, recognizing that achieving pre-crisis growth levels, raising labor productivity and improving the business environment will require continued reforms to eliminate administrative and regulatory barriers to business. The report serves three purposes, such as: 1) providing the economic backdrop and comparators of Bulgaria's regulatory environment; 2) reporting on survey results including assessments by and perceptions of senior managers of Bulgarian enterprises; and 3) identifying strategic reform recommendations...

Women in Vanuatu : Analyzing Challenges to Economic Participation

Bowman, Chakriya; Cutura, Jozefina; Ellis, Amanda; Manuel, Clare
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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Women's contributions to poverty reduction, economic growth, and private sector development are increasingly recognized globally. A growing amount of research demonstrates the link between women's empowerment and societal well-being. Yet research also indicates that woman's economic contributions continue to lag behind their achievements in health and education, and a variety of barriers still prevent women in many parts of the world from fully contributing to the economy. Women in Vanuatu: analyzing challenges to economic participation is a step toward filling this gap, spurred by the growing recognition in Vanuatu and the broader pacific region of the need to better address gender inequalities. The publication presents a comprehensive analysis of institutional, legal, and regulatory barriers to women's full economic participation in Vanuatu and proposes measures to address these to ensure a level playing field for both women and men. This work has been a collaborative effort between Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the World Bank's Gender Group...

Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya : Unleashing the Power of Women

Ellis, Amanda; Cutura, Jozefina; Dione, Nouma; Gillson, Ian; Manuel, Clare; Thongori, Judy
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This report examines the legal, administrative, and regulatory barriers that are preventing women in Kenya from contributing fully to the Kenyan economy. Building on the 2004 Foreign Investment and Advisory Service (FIAS) report, "Improving the Commercial Legal Framework and Removing Administrative and Regulatory Barriers to Investment," this study looks at the bureaucratic barriers facing women in Kenya through a gender lens. The report makes specific recommendations to address gender-related barriers in the context of ongoing government and donor initiatives to encourage private sector development as the key driver of poverty reduction and economic growth, in line with Kenya's Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation 2003-2007 (ERS). Addressing these constraints will not only allow women to make a full contribution to the economy but also improve their livelihoods and those of their families and help create a more enabling environment for all businesses in Kenya.

Terminal care: evaluation of an advisory domiciliary service at St Christopher's Hospice.

Parkes, C. M.
Fonte: BMJ Group Publicador: BMJ Group
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /10/1980 EN
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In a matched, comparative study the provision of an advisory service to families who were nursing a patient with incurable cancer at home enabled the patient to stay at home longer than he otherwise would and helped the family and primary care team to cope with the added burden which resulted. Families seem to have been well satisfied with the help which was given and there were considerable savings in cost to the health service.

The Employment Medical Advisory Service.

Henderson, R. T.; Carter, J. T.
Fonte: BMJ Group Publicador: BMJ Group
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /06/1990 EN
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The historical development of the Employment Medical Advisory Service is described, and the Service's present organization is related to its range of activities, including its role as a source of information and advice on occupational health. The Employment Medical Advisory Service's influence on the development of occupational health practice, the collection of new knowledge and its adaptability in changing social and employment conditions is described, and examples of its work are given.

Internal pluralism in the governance of public service broadcasters in Spain and the role of social groups and professionals. The case of RTVE

Fernández Alonso, Isabel; Fernández Viso, Ana
Fonte: Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona Publicador: Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em //2012 ENG
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This paper examines internal pluralism in the governance of public service broadcasters in Spain, a dimension of pluralism on which very little research has been done in this country. In particular, it analyses the role played by social groups and professionals in the management structures of Spanish public service broadcasters through their participation in the advisory councils and professional councils of such media. Because of its importance, the case of RTVE is discussed at length.; Este artículo aborda el es­tudio del pluralismo interno de la estructura de gobierno de las radio­televisiones públicas en España, una dimensión del pluralismo mediáti­co apenas estudiada en este país. Se analiza, en concreto, el rol que desempeñan los colectivos sociales y los profesionales en la gestión de las corporaciones audiovisuales públicas españolas a través de su participación en los consejos asesores y los conse­jos profesionales de estos medios. Por su especial relevancia, se estudia en profundidad el caso de RTVE.