Description : The new edition includes more than 4,800 resources available at more than 10,000 Internet sites that provide information on a range of biblical study topics including Bible translations in English and other languages, audio translations of the Bible in English and other languages, commentaries, dictionaries, and other resource materials including ones in Greek, Hebrew and other ancient languages. The author also has adopted a new method of referencing and cataloging the most widely used web pages to facilitate a major expansion of resources without increasing the physical length of the book itself. In cases when ten or more resources are listed on a single web page, the author has assigned the web page a three-digit code. The code is used to identify this web page as a major resource within the main text, while any needed instructions for use of the site are cross-referenced separately in the final chapter. In adopting this concise method, the author was able to add hundreds of additional or updated web resources, a surprising number of which can be downloaded onto a hard drive for immediate and continued use.
Description : Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are important to the Bank because of the skills and resources they bring to emergency relief and development activities. In addition, they foster participation in the development process. The strength of the World Bank's collaboration with NGOs has grown since the late 1980s. In recognition of the added value that NGOs bring to Bank-supported projects, there have been intense efforts to include them. However, this report identifies a gap between promise and performance. The report concludes that the Bank's guidelines on working with NGOs are sound but that existing guidelines need to be used more effectively. The report makes recommendations to improve these partnerships and increase their benefit to development projects. It is written in English, French, and Spanish.
Description : This is the tenth annual edition of "Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries." To mark this event, this report includes figures for each of the countries for which data are available as well as the first country-specific results of a worldwide survey on obstacles to doing business perceived by executives in 74 countries (including several industrial countries for comparison). The first part of this report documents trends in private and public fixed investment. The second part presents country-specific results of a 1996/97 worldwide survey of business executives. The discussion focus on obstacles to doing business and their relationship to levels of private investment. A few factors emerge as being of particular importance to private investment decisions:the real exchange rate, the rule of law, predictability of judiciary systems, and the extent to which financing is available to enterprises.
Description : As ASP.NET becomes more widely adopted there is an increasing need for content that goes beyond broad overviews of this technology. This book concentrates on describing how XML can be effectively used within ASP.NET applications. Coverage includes discussion of where and when to use XML, detailed discussion of the System.XML namespace, ADO.NET as it relates to ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000 and SQLXML managed classes, and XSLT. Furthermore the book specifically spends time highlighting new developments in XML related standards and technologies, and performance issues that the advanced ASP.NET developer should be aware of.
Description : This document provides the comprehensive list of Chinese National Standards - Category: GB Series.