Decision Points

Decision Points
Author: George W. Bush
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN: 0753544822
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Points Book Excerpt:

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America's 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life. In gripping, never-before-heard detail, President George W. Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on September 11, in the hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbour; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century. President Bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family. A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history - and the man at the centre of events.

Sudan Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries HIPC Initiative Decision Point Document

Sudan  Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries  HIPC  Initiative Decision Point Document
Author: International Monetary,International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2021-07
ISBN: 1513588133
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sudan Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries HIPC Initiative Decision Point Document Book Excerpt:

Sudan, with the support of the international community, is implementing an ambitious reform program to address major macroeconomic imbalances and support sustainable, inclusive growth. A new transitional government was established in the wake of the 2019 revolution with the mandate to carry out sweeping reforms to reverse decades of economic and social decline. The government is pursuing a transformational reform agenda focused on: (i) achieving internal peace based on inclusion, regional equity, and justice; (ii) stabilizing the economy and correcting large macroeconomic imbalances; (iii) providing a foundation for future rapid growth, development, and poverty reduction; and (iv) improving governance and transparency.

Traffic and Highway Engineering Enhanced Edition

Traffic and Highway Engineering  Enhanced Edition
Author: Nicholas J. Garber,Lester A. Hoel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 035711177X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic and Highway Engineering Enhanced Edition Book Excerpt:

Gain unique insights into all facets of today's traffic and highway engineering with the enhanced edition of Garber and Hoel's best-selling TRAFFIC AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING, 5th Edition. This edition initially highlights the pivotal role that transportation plays in today's society. Readers examine employment opportunities that transportation creates, its historical impact and the influences of transportation on modern daily life. This comprehensive approach offers an accurate understanding of the field with emphasis on some of transportation's distinctive challenges. Later chapters focus on specific issues facing today's transportation engineers to prepare readers to overcome common obstacles in the field. Worked problems, diagrams and tables, reference materials and meaningful examples clearly demonstrate how to apply and build upon the transportation engineering principles presented. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Happiness Choice Enhanced Edition

The Happiness Choice  Enhanced Edition
Author: Marilyn Tam
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN: 1118634721
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Choice Enhanced Edition Book Excerpt:

Discover the path to a happy life, from a woman who overcame the odds and achieved a joyful life Author Marilyn Tam takes what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected, and abused child in Hong Kong to become an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy, and at peace with herself. In The Happiness Choice, she teaches readers how to live the life of their dreams. This book reveals the principles, tools, and philosophies she has used to achieve a balanced, healthy, and joyful life. People want contentment, love, and happiness from meaningful work, personal relationships, healthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living. Tam details a path to get you there. Offers overall perspective, inspiration, and support to help people achieve their dreams Packed with personal stories and advice from Tam, celebrated entrepreneur and sought-after speaker and consultant, Working globally with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations The Happiness Choice, is filled with stories, tips, and insights on how anyone can live the life they've dreamed of living—a happy, healthy, successful, and dynamically balanced life. The enhanced edition features author Marilyn Tam exploring the book’s concepts more in-depth with author-created informational videos.

Annual Report of the Executive Directors for the Fiscal Year

Annual Report of the Executive Directors for the Fiscal Year
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Foreign exchange
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Executive Directors for the Fiscal Year Book Excerpt:

Clinical Chemistry Principles Techniques and Correlations Enhanced Edition

Clinical Chemistry  Principles  Techniques  and Correlations  Enhanced Edition
Author: Michael L. Bishop
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 765
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 128451014X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Chemistry Principles Techniques and Correlations Enhanced Edition Book Excerpt:

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Techniques, and Correlations, Enhanced Eighth Edition demonstrates the how, what, why, and when of clinical testing and testing correlations to help you develop the interpretive and analytic skills you’ll need in your future career.

Decision Point

Decision Point
Author: Jeffrey L. Green
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1482214644
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Point Book Excerpt:

Exploring the concepts of ethics, morality, and decision-making for the law enforcement community, Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement offers an inside look at the difficult challenges officers confront every day as they face ethical decisions that could drastically alter the course of their careers. Through a series of real-life vignettes, the book reviews specific scenarios, the actual decisions that were made, and the consequences and implications of these decisions. Focusing on the critical thinking needed for making appropriate decisions, it retrospectively discusses considerations that were or should have been evaluated at the time. An engaging text ideal for classroom use, the book offers discussion questions at the end of each chapter that can be used as assignments, group breakout discussions, or professor-facilitated discussions.

Decision Point

Decision Point
Author: Nathan John
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN: 166558274X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Point Book Excerpt:

Decision Point is an exciting new approach to personal development and motivation. With a saturated generalist market for personal development, self-help and motivation decision point focuses the wide and general narrative to a single point, the point in which a person makes a decision to make a change, and what to do immediately after. Decision Point shows it’s reader how to introduce small disciplines into their lives as part of a wider plan to that personal success is ensured. The author uses experiences from 20 years service in the British Army and his important decision to leave, as the handrail through the chapters; but adds colour to the book by interviewing a broad range of people from the health and fitness world to startup entrepreneurs who have embarked on their own personal and inspiring journey’s. By the time you have finished reading this book, you will be ready to start your own journey to success.

Liberia

Liberia
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2010-07-08
ISBN: 1455202479
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberia Book Excerpt:

Political pressure for faster delivery of tangible economic results has mounted against a backdrop of slower-than-expected economic growth, job losses in some sectors, and delays in infrastructure provision. Macroeconomic performance weakened in 2009 owing to the global recession, but tentative signs of a turnaround have emerged. Banking sector capitalization improved, though profitability remains low. FY2010 budget execution is broadly on track despite resource shortfalls. Medium-term prospects are favorable based on foreign investment commitments and continued donor support for rebuilding infrastructure and institutions.

Product Lifecycle Management and the Industry of the Future

Product Lifecycle Management and the Industry of the Future
Author: José Ríos,Alain Bernard,Abdelaziz Bouras,Sebti Foufou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 731
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 3319729055
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Product Lifecycle Management and the Industry of the Future Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 14th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2017, held in Seville, Spain, in July 2017. The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 78 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: PLM maturity, implementation and adoption; PLM for digital factories; PLM and process simulation; PLM, CAX and knowledge management; PLM and education; BIM; cyber-physical systems; modular design and products; new product development; ontologies, knowledge and data models; and Product, Service, Systems (PSS).

Rwanda

Rwanda
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2005-09-13
ISBN: 1451833385
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rwanda Book Excerpt:

This paper focuses on Rwanda’s Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria. Macroeconomic performance of Rwanda remains broadly on track. Real growth in 2004 is estimated at 4 percent, mainly driven by strong activity in construction, transport, and communication. Policy implementation remained satisfactory. All but two performance criteria for the fifth review were met. Both deviations were temporary, and IMF staff recommends waivers.

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Author: International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN: 1484346300
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Republic of Mauritania Book Excerpt:

This paper discusses the impact of the global economic slump on the Mauritanian economy, which faces a significant negative terms-of-trade shock that is more persistent than initially envisaged. The impact of the international shock is compounded by a narrow production base, structural weaknesses, and limited policy space related to elevated public debt and pressures on external buffers. The outlook sees a recovery in economic activity to 4.1 percent in 2016, but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside. The present economic uncertainty has prompted Mauritania to call for an ambitious policy adjustment to diversify the economy and promote inclusive growth for a determined reform agenda.

Benin

Benin
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2003-04-04
ISBN: 1451803397
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benin Book Excerpt:

This paper reviews Benin’s progress and proposes IMF Executive Board approval of the Completion Point Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Framework. The IMF staff and IDA consider that Benin has met the conditions for reaching the completion point under the enhanced HIPC Initiative, as specified in the decision point document. Benin’s macroeconomic program is on track, as evidenced by satisfactory performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement, and the government has made considerable progress in implementing its structural adjustment program, albeit with delays.

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2007-02-02
ISBN: 1451827636
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Republic of Mauritania Book Excerpt:

This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review Under the Staff Monitored Program (SMP) for Mauritania. Mauritania’s performance since the beginning of 2006 has been fully satisfactory. All quantitative targets and structural benchmarks under the SMP that covered the first six months of 2006 were observed. Sound macroeconomic policies reined in inflation and contributed to the elimination of the parallel foreign exchange market premium. The proposed Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF)-supported program will consolidate the progress achieved during the SMP toward macroeconomic stabilization.

Madagascar

Madagascar
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2003-07-03
ISBN: 1451825307
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madagascar Book Excerpt:

Madagascar showed satisfactory performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program. Executive Directors agreed that the crisis has undermined the timely achievement of the program, requiring the government to redouble its efforts. They welcomed the 2003 budget and stressed the need for strengthening fiscal and monetary policies and accelerating structural reforms. They urged the need to address the problems of inefficiency and corruption in the public administration. They emphasized the need to decisively implement the strategy, and successfully complete the third review under the PRGF arrangement.

Debt Relief for the Poorest Countries

Debt Relief for the Poorest Countries
Author: John E. Serieux,Yiagadeesen Samy
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1412821312
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debt Relief for the Poorest Countries Book Excerpt:

The debt problems of poor countries are receiving unprecedented attention. Both federal and non-governmental organizations alike have been campaigning for debt forgiveness for poor countries. The governments of creditor nations responded to that challenge at a meeting sponsored by the G-7, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank, all of which upgraded debt relief as a policy priority. Their initiatives provided for generous interpretations of these nations' abilities to sustain debt, gave them opportunities to qualify for debt relief more rapidly, and linked debt relief to broader policies of poverty reduction. Despite this, the crisis has only deepened in the first years of the new millennium. This brilliant group of contributions assesses why this has occurred. In plain language, it considers why debt relief has been so long in coming for poor countries. It evaluates the cost of a persistent overhang in debt for those countries. It also examines, head on, whether enhanced debt relief initiatives offer a permanent exit from over-indebtedness, or are merely a short-term respite. Above all, this volume for the first time addresses the issues on the ground: that is, the views and opinions about debt relief on the part of leaders in advanced nations, and the probability of further support for the most impoverished lands. In this approach, the editors and contributors have made an explicit and successful attempt to be inclusive and relevant at all stages of the analysis. This volume covers the full range of the poorest countries, with contributions by John Serieux, Lykke Anderson and Osvaldo Nina, Befekadu Degefe, Ligia Maria Castro-Monge, and Peter B. Mijumbi. Collectively, they offer a sobering scenario: unless measures are put in place now, in anticipation of further crises, the future of the very poorest nations will remain bleak and troublesome. John Serieux completed this volume as a senior researcher and specialist in international finance for the North-South Institute, an independent research institute based in Ottawa, Canada. Before that he was a lecturer at the graduate program in economics at Chancellor College, at the University of Malawi. His major works are in domestic and foreign resource mobilization. Yiagadeesen Samy is completing his doctoral research in economics at the University of Ottawa in international trade and economics of development. His key interest is now in trade and labor standards.

Business Process Management Workshops

Business Process Management Workshops
Author: Manfred Reichert,Hajo A. Reijers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2016-07-25
ISBN: 331942887X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Process Management Workshops Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of ten international workshops held in Innsbruck, Austria, in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2015, in September 2015. The seven workshops comprised Adaptive Case Management and other Non-workflow Approaches to BPM (AdaptiveCM 2015), Business Process Intelligence (BPI 2015), Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management (BPMS2 2015), Data- and Artifact-centric BPM (DAB 2015), Decision Mining and Modeling for Business Processes (DeMiMoP 2015), Process Engineering (IWPE 2015), and Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TaProViz 2015). The 42 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 104 submissions. In addition, four short papers and one keynote (from TAProViz) are also included in this book.

Guinea Bissau 2006 Article IV Consultation Review of Developments Under the 2005 Staff Monitored Program and New Staff Monitored Program for 2006 Staff Report Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau  2006 Article IV Consultation Review of Developments Under the 2005 Staff Monitored Program and New Staff Monitored Program for 2006 Staff Report  Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion  and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea Bissau
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2006-08-21
ISBN: 1451815808
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinea Bissau 2006 Article IV Consultation Review of Developments Under the 2005 Staff Monitored Program and New Staff Monitored Program for 2006 Staff Report Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea Bissau Book Excerpt:

Despite abundant natural resources and arable land, Guinea-Bissau is ranked at the lowest end of the UN human development index, mainly because of the civil war of 1998–99 and the ensuing prolonged political instability and serious governance deficiencies thereafter. Since mid-2004, Guinea-Bissau has made a major effort to address the political and economic problems of recent years. The fiscal balance improved, but cash flow problems persisted throughout 2005. Higher imports and strengthened tax and customs administration helped buoy tax revenue.

Niger

Niger
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2001-01-12
ISBN: 1451828535
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Niger Book Excerpt:

Niger has experienced a significant program interruption. Executive Directors supported the efforts to resume the economic and structural reform program interrupted, and restore budgetary transparency, improve governance, and accelerate structural reforms. They welcomed the efforts to resume financial relations with development partners, maintain social and political stability, and stressed the need for fiscal consolidation and monitoring of banks' compliance with prudential regulations. They urged the authorities to continue efforts to improve quality and timeliness, inclusive of social data.

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan First Review Under the Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria Press Release Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan  First Review Under the Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria Press Release  Staff Report  and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Author: International Monetary,International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2021-06-28
ISBN: 151358720X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan First Review Under the Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria Press Release Staff Report and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Book Excerpt:

Afghanistan is confronting the Covid-19 pandemic and its socioeconomic fallout amid rising insecurity. Supported by donors, the authorities boosted health and social spending to cushion the pandemic’s impact on the vulnerable. Policy measures kept the output contraction to 2 percent in 2020, but poverty rose and the fiscal deficit widened. Political uncertainty has risen as the peace talks between the government and Taliban stalled and the U.S., NATO, and allies announced the withdrawal of their troops by September. In a strong sign of support for Afghanistan’s development and reforms, donors pledged some US$12 billion civilian grants over 2021–24 at the Geneva conference in November 2020.