Education, Aid and Aid Agencies:
Humanitarian Logistics. Which challenges do aid-agencies have to face in disaster relief operations and how can these operations be efficient?:Based on South-East Asia 2004 Stefan Lehrer
Commissions, State Aid, and State Agencies:Manual of Library Economy, Number XXVII (Classic Reprint) Asa Wynkoop
The Money-Moving Syndrome and the Effectiveness ofForeign Aid:Diagnostic Tools to Improve Donor Agencies? LendingProcess to Aid-Receiving Countries Monkam Nara Françoise
Foreign aid organizations collectively spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually, with mixed results. Part of the problem in these endeavors lies in their execution. When should foreign aid organizations empower actors on the front lines of delivery to guide aid interventions, and when should distant headquarters lead?In Navigation by Judgment, Dan Honig argues that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by those in distant headquarters. Tight controls and a focus on reaching pre-set measurable targets often prevent front-line workers from using skill, local knowledge, and creativity to solve problems in ways that maximize the impact of foreign aid. Drawing on a novel database of over 14,000 discrete development projects across nine aid agencies and eight paired case studies of development projects, Honig concludes that aid agencies will often benefit from giving field agents the authority to use their own judgments to guide aid delivery. This ´´navigation by judgment´´ is particularly valuable when environments are unpredictable and when accomplishing an aid program´s goals is hard to accurately measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012884/bk_tant_012884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aid of Support-Services for the Development of Bangladesh Agriculture:Discussion on the Support of Government and Non-government Organizations, International Agencies, Research Organizations and Agricultural Universities Quazi Nasim Ahmed
The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic - from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. Not since the publication of Randy Shilts´ classic And the Band Played On has a book measured the AIDS plague in such brutally human, intimate, and soaring terms. In dramatic fashion, we witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. We watch as these activists learn to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, establishing their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and as they go on to force reform in the nation´s disease-fighting agencies. With his unparalleled access to this community, David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader turned activist, the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York, the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers´ club at the height of the epidemic, and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory O´Malley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004848/bk_rand_004848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Political Economy of Evaluation:International Aid Agencies and the Effectiveness of Aid International Political Economy Series Jerker Carlsson, Gunnar Koehlin, Anders Ekbom