Economic Development In Africa Report 2019

Author by : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Languange : en
Publisher by : United Nations
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Description : The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a historic opportunity for the continent to boost intra-African trade and accelerate structural transformation. However, this relies on a critical policy instrument: the effective implementation of preferential trade liberalization among the AfCFTA members. Whether in practice African firms will utilize tariff preferences under the AfCFTA depends on a critical factor: rules of origin (RoO) and the net benefits of complying with them. This report argues for the adoption of flexible RoO and a strengthening of institutional capacities to ensure an impartial, transparent, predictable, consistent and neutral implementation of agreed RoO.


The Transformation Of Arbitration In Africa

Author by : Emilia Onyema
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kluwer Law International B.V.
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Description : Given the dynamic growth of African economies and the expansion of cross-border trade and commerce, the need for readily accessible African arbitral institutions has become increasingly urgent. Accordingly, this book not only offers an in-depth analysis of the role arbitration centres based in African cities currently play throughout the continent but also defines and recommends ways in which they can emerge as a major and indispensable factor in the growth and development of commerce in Africa. Administrators of arbitration institutions from a variety of African countries offer insightful appraisals and suggestions directed to promoting the development and delivery of efficient, effective arbitration services to users across the continent. Among the issues and topics covered are the following: • types of arbitration institutions available in Africa; • viability and sustainability of these institutions; • institutions’ relationship with government; • quality of service; • performance of arbitration institutions in their respective countries and regions; • national laws that regulate arbitration in Africa’s fifty-four states; • extent of collaboration with foreign institutions; • provision of functional facilities, transcription services, hearing rooms, document handling, and managerial and translation services; • marketing activities and strategies; • mending the disconnect between Francophone and Anglophone countries; • role of the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA); and • necessity of overcoming foreign negative perceptions and bias. The book was inspired by an arbitration conference hosted by the African Union Commission at its headquarters in Addis Ababa in July 2015. As a contribution to the discussion of the role arbitration and arbitration institutions can play in transforming the legal landscape in African countries for the resolution of commercial disputes – indeed, the entire discourse on legal efficiency and access to justice in African countries – this book will prove invaluable to practitioners and academics in international commercial arbitration within and beyond the continent. Its emphasis on the creation of a facilitative, supportive, and conducive cultural and infrastructural environment as a mechanism for commercial dispute resolution in Africa and for the practice of arbitration in Africa will appeal to in-house counsel, external legal advisors, consultants, arbitral institutions, arbitrators, and government policymakers.


The Reality Of Aid 2004

Author by : The Reality of Aid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zed Books
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Description : The Reality of Aid 2004 explores the theme of governance and human rights in development cooperation and includes reports from 20 OECD countries, the Middle East and the Pacific. With graphs illustrating major trends in global aid, the book provides a unique commentary on the state of development cooperation.


Connecting America

Author by : Barry Leonard
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century. Broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job creation, global competitiveness and a better way of life. The number of Americans who have broadband at home has grown from 8 million in 2000 to nearly 200 million last year. But. 100 million Americans do not have broadband at home. In early 2009, Congress directed the FCC to develop a National Broadband Plan to ensure that every American has ¿access to broadband capability.¿ This plan must also include a strategy for achieving affordability and maximizing use of broadband. The plan presented here ensures that the entire broadband ecosystem ¿ networks, devices, content and applications¿ is healthy. Illus.


Mine Safety Science And Engineering

Author by : Debi Prasad Tripathy
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : In Mining Engineering operations, mines act as sources of constant danger and risk to the miners and may result in disasters unless mining is done with safety legislations and practices in place. Mine safety engineers promote and enforce mine safety and health by complying with the established safety standards, policies, guidelines and regulations. These innovative and practical methods for ensuring safe mining operations are discussed in this book including technological advancements in the field. It will prove useful as reference for engineering and safety professionals working in the mining industry, regulators, researchers, and students in the field of mining engineering.


Epidemiology And Prevention Of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

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Languange : en
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The African Union And Its Institutions

Author by : John Akokpari
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jacana Media
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Description : Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely Pan-African scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civil society representatives. A particularly timely and welcome addition to the pioneering literature about this young and potentially powerful institution, this analysis presents a positive but realistic picture of the AU while diagnosing several key challenges, including Africa’s security and governance problems.


The Geopolitics Of Mineral Resources For Renewable Energy Technologies

Author by : Marjolein de Ridder
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
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Description : Which minerals are critical for the transition to renewable energy? How will future energy and mineral demand develop? And what will be the implications for international relations?


The Handbook Of Community Practice

Author by : Marie Weil
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.


Fundamentals Of Sleep Medicine E Book

Author by : Richard B. Berry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Written by Richard Berry, MD, author of the popular Sleep Medicine Pearls, Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine is a concise, clinically focused alternative to larger sleep medicine references. A recipient of the 2010 AASM Excellence in Education award, Dr. Berry is exceptionally well qualified to distill today's most essential sleep medicine know-how in a way that is fast and easy to access and apply in your practice. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Get clear guidance on applying the AASM scoring criteria. Reinforce your knowledge with more than 350 review questions. Get the answers you need quickly thanks to Dr. Berry's direct and clear writing style. Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult, including videos demonstrating parasomnias, leg kicks, and more.