Achieving an AIDS Transition

Mead Over

Five million people in poor countries are receiving AIDS treatment, but international AIDS policy is still in crisis. Donors are giving less than they had been, even though infections continue unabated, and the number of people dependent on treatment rises each year.This book proposes a feasible medium-term objective for AIDS policy: achieving an "AIDS transition," that is, keeping AIDS deaths down by sustaining treatment while pushing new infections even lower, so that the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS begins to decline. How? Through a new, incentive-driven strategy to improve HIV prevention and a sustained effort to get the most from AIDS treatment.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286389
  • Publication Date: Aug 2011
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Advanced Garment Construction Guide

M. Sumithra

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788193644645
  • Publication Date: Mar 2021
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Advanced Renewable Energy Systems

S.C. Bhatia

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789380308432
  • Publication Date: Jun 2014
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Advances in Silk Research

N. Gokarneshan

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789385059216
  • Publication Date: Jun 2017
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Africa's Private Sector

Vijaya Ramachandran

Why is business performance lagging in Africa? To provide answers, this volume focuses on the day-to-day problems that private sector managers and entrepreneurs there encounter. Through enterprise surveys conducted in several African countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, these businesspeople identify poor infrastructure—particularly the lack of a reliable source of power—as a huge constraint on private sector activity.Politics also plays a key role in limiting the success of African businesses. Many countries there have private sectors that are ethnically segmented or dominated by ethnic minorities or both. Segmented networks in already sparse economic environments limit competition, encourage an ambivalent attitude toward facilitating a good business environment, and constrain the growth of firms outside the dominant network. Consequently, Africa has yet to see the emergence of a broad-based business class. Africa's Private Sector identifies several solutions to address both the infrastructure and political economy constraints hampering business growth in Africa.

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  • ISBN: 9781933286280
  • Publication Date: Jan 2009
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Agro Textiles and Its Applications

Grace Annapoorani

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789385059360
  • Publication Date: Jun 2018
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Apparel Finishing and Clothing Care

M Parthiban

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789388320238
  • Publication Date: Dec 2020
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Apparel Machinery and Equipments

R. Rathinamoorthy

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789380308593
  • Publication Date: Jun 2015
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Apparel Merchandising

R. Rathinamoorthy

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789385059322
  • Publication Date: Jun 2018
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Atlantic Rising

Daniel S. Hamilton

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780990772033
  • Publication Date: Nov 2017
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A Better Globalization

Kemal Dervis

The huge costs of armed conflict, the great challenge of state failure, and the slow pace of international actions to address world poverty all point to weaknesses in the global institutional framework and the need for much more effective international cooperation. In this book, Kemal Dervis argues that it is time to build a new international governance structure, breaking away from a system that reflects the post World War II world toward one that is appropriate to the realities and requirements of the 21st century. He proposes a reform of the international institutional architecture based on high-level governance in both the political and economic domains by a renewed and modernized United Nations. Navigating between careful realism and bold idealism, he formulates a coherent vision encompassing both institutional reform and new ideas for policies supported by the specialized institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, the UN agencies themselves, and regional institutions such as the regional development banks. In this plea for "better" globalization, Dervis proposes that, under the legitimizing umbrella of the UN, the specialized institutions deal with the deep causes of the obstacles to poverty reduction and instability rather than their immediate manifestations. He recognizes the great potential that more and freer trade can have for accelerating growth throughout the world. He also stresses, however, that for this potential to be unleashed, the hearts and minds of people must be won by transforming not only the WTO framework but the entire governance of the international economic system into something that is perceived as more legitimate and more responsive to the concerns of the developing world as well as wealthy and creditor nations.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780815717638
  • Publication Date: Mar 2005
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Beyond Lending

Guillermo Perry

When he began this book in early 2008, Guillermo Perry argued that developing countries remained highly vulnerable to external risks such as commodity price declines, capital flow reversals, and natural disasters. The economic crisis that has since ensued confirmed Perry's analysis. It has also made his proposal more important than ever: multilateral development banks (MDBs) should move beyond lending to provide innovative risk-management tools for developing countries to manage volatility. The risk that MDBs will fall into complacency as the short-term demand for traditional loans increases during the crisis should not deter innovations to ensure long-term stability.Contents1. Causes and Consequences of High Volatility in Developing Countries2. The Role of Financial Insurance and Hedging3. Dealing with Liquidity Shocks and the Procyclicality of Private Capital Flows4. Dealing with Currency Risks5. Dealing with Commodity Price, Terms of Trade, and Output Risks6. Dealing with Natural Disaster Risks7. Why Multilateral Development Bank Practices Are So Far from Their Potential8. An Agenda Going Forward

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  • ISBN: 9781933286327
  • Publication Date: May 2009
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Biogas Production, Upgradation and Slurry Management

V.K. Vijay

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788184871364
  • Publication Date: Jan 2012
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Bioprocessing of Textiles

C. Vigneswaran

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789380308425
  • Publication Date: Jun 2014
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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

A.S. Lather

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788184872125
  • Publication Date: Jan 2012
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Business Management

Henryk Dzwigol

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842659625
  • Publication Date: Jan 2015
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Business Process Management and Decision Support Systems

Quazi Khabeer

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842658093
  • Publication Date: Jan 2013
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Business Statistics

Sandeep Kumar

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842659182
  • Publication Date: Jan 2016
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Carbon Capture and Storage

Malti Goel

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173199448
  • Publication Date: Jan 2008
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Cash on Delivery

Nancy Birdsall

Foreign aid has no shortage of critics. Some argue that it undermines development and inherently does more harm than good; others insist that aid must be seriously reformed to work properly. Cash on Delivery (COD) Aid proposes serious reform to make aid work well by forcing accountability, aligning the objectives of funders and recipients, and sharing information about what works.Public and private aid can improve lives in poor countries, but the willingness of taxpayers and private funders to finance aid programs depends more than ever on showing results. COD Aid is a funding mechanism that hinges on results. At its core is a contract between funders and recipients that stipulates a fixed payment for each unit of confirmed progress toward an agreed-upon goal. Once the contract is struck, the funder takes a hands-off approach, allowing the recipient the freedom and responsibility to achieve the goal on its own. Payment is made only after progress toward the goal is independently verified by a third party. At all steps, a COD Aid program is remarkably transparent: the contract, the amount of progress made, and the payment are disseminated publicly to highlight the credibility of the arrangement and improve accountability to the public. COD Aid is a new approach to foreign aid, but one that complements other aid programs and would ultimately encourage funders and recipients to use existing resources more efficiently.Cash On Delivery Aid: A New Approach to Foreign Aid explains the approach in detail and investigates its application in one sector: education. More specifically, the authors show how foreign aid agencies could use COD Aid to help developing countries achieve universal primary school education. The example illustrates how to deal with potential challenges of the approach—challenges that are no greater than those of traditional aid—and includes model term sheets for contracts that could be used for any COD Aid agreement.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781933286600
  • Publication Date: Apr 2011
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