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A Chapter in the Integral Calculus

By: George Greenhill
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The Talking Oak

By: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poetry

Excerpt: Once more the gate behind me falls; // Once more before my face // I see the moulder'd Abbey-walls, // That stand within the chace. // Beyond the lodge the city lies, // Beneath its drift of smoke; // And ah! with what delighted eyes // I turn to yonder oak. // For when my passion first began, // Ere that, which in me burn'd, // The love, that makes me thrice a man, // Could hope itself return'd; // To yonder oak within the field // I spoke without restraint, //...

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Divine Principal in Plain Language

By: John Godwin

Relidious Publication

Excerpt: The Divine Principal is the fundamental theology of Sun Myung Moon. ...

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A Course in Mathematical Analysis

By: Édouard Goursat; Otto Dunkel

Vol. II translated by Earle Raymond Hedrick and Otto Dunkel, published in 2 parts

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Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Residential Mortgage Backe...

By: Shahir Guindi

Economics

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT AND THE SUBJECT Legal and regulatory issues are, in some jurisdictions, complex and costly issues to resolve prior to initiating a successful residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) program. Our objective is, via two country-specific case studies which have already been submitted to the World Bank1 and this non-country specific more general note, to raise legal issues and potential impediments before to an RMBS being instituted. Typi...

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Securitization Faces Significant Barriers

By: General Accounting Office

Government Accountability Integrity Reliability Office Collection

Excerpt: CED lenders rely on multiple federal programs that offer grants, loans, guarantees, and other support to help fund lending activities. Some of these lenders have expressed an interest in finding alternative sources of funding, including securitizing the loans that they make. However, the volume of CED loans potentially available for securitization is not known. In addition, the community economic development industry is characterized by nonstandard underwriting,...

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Public Policy Issues in Global Freight Logistics

By: Helena Borges

Economics

WORLD BANK HOST MR. FLORA: This is a very timely event that's going on right now. Talk about logistics. Some people refer to it as supply chain management. It involves a lot of different components. For many of us, it's the transporter. It's the shipper. But it's also the facilitator. It's very much the rules and the regulations, the legalities, these types of things. All of you know this. But what is important about this simple statement is the relative roles that every...

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Accountability Anti-Corruption Oas Experts Approve Review Plan

By: Pablo Fonte

Economics

The committee decided that the remaining State Parties would be reviewed according to the chronological order in which they ratified the Convention. In groups of four, they are: Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela; Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, and El Salvador; the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Canada, and the United States; and, Jamaica and Guatemala ?? Composition of review sub-groups - Each State Party will be reviewed by a sub-group of two states, wh...

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Reconstruction and Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By: The World Bank

Economics

Even six years since the Dayton Agreement, state-owned enterprises still dominate BiH's economy. While privatization laws and regulations have been in place in the course of the past four years, long delays in preparing Opening Balance Sheets (OBS), clarifying ownership questions, installing the necessary technical infrastructure for carrying out mass privatization, and insufficient government commitment have repeatedly postponed the privatization of large enterprises. C...

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The World Bank and Investigative Journalism

By: The World Bank

Economics

September 26, 2001?There is no more effective check on corrupt officials, bribe takers, embezzlers and those who waste public funds than a hard-nosed investigative journalist. In many parts of Latin America, unfortunately, they are not abundant. No more. The World Bank Institute is tapping its own knowledge, and that of media experts across Latin America to train 200 journalists in nine countries in how to dig up stories that make the corrupt tremble. Every Monday for th...

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World Bank Port Reform Tool Kit Module 4 : Legal Tools for Port Reform

By: The World Bank

Economics

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW: Transformation of port structures often requires new legislation. This Module identifies fundamental points to consider when developing such legislation, with examples from existing port reform regimes. The examples provided should be used for reference purposes only. Because every country has a unique legal and institutional context, it is impossible in practice to present a model law that fits the wide variety of fundamentally different legal...

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Information Technology and National Trade Facilitation

By: Robert Schware

Economics

Technical Papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's work to the development community with the least possible delay. The typescript of this paper therefore has not been prepared in accordance with the procedures appropriate to formal printed texts, and the World Bank accepts no responsibility for errors. Some sources cited in this paper may be informal documents that are not readily available. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed i...

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Russian Privatization and Corporate Governance : What Went Wrong

By: Bernard Black

Economics

In Russia and elsewhere, proponents of rapid, mass privatization of stateowned enterprises (ourselves among them) hoped that the profit incentives unleashed by privatization would soon revive faltering, centrally planned economies. In Russia, the revival didn?t happen. We offer here some partial explanations. First, mass privatization is likely to lead to massive self-dealing by managers and controlling shareholders unless (implausibly in the initial transition from cent...

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Evaluation Capacity Development : Experience with Institutionalizi...

By: Ariel Zaltsman

Economics

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) ? formerly known as the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) ? of the World Bank has a long-standing program of support to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and capacities in developing countries, as an important part of sound governance. As part of this support, IEG has prepared a collection of resource material including case studies of countries which can be viewed as representing good-practice or promisingprac...

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Chapter 1. 2 Building the Microeconomic Foundations of Prosperity ...

By: Michael E. Porter

Economics

Introduction: Competitiveness has become a central preoccupation of both advanced and developing countries in an increasingly open and integrated world economy. Despite its acknowledged importance, the concept of competitiveness is often misunderstood. Here, we define competitiveness concretely and outline its direct relationship to a nation?s standard of living.The Microeconomic Competitiveness Index provides a conceptual framework and a data-rich approach to measuring ...

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Development and Human Rights : The Role of the World Bank

By: Mary Robinson

Economics

It is important to recognize when there has been a defining moment for the international promotion and protection of human rights. One such moment, I believe, was when the World Bank Group recognized that it had an express role to play in the promotion and protection of human rights. This publication is a further step in that process, and one that I warmly welcome. Development and Human Rights: The Role of the World Bank is a significant contribution to the commemoration...

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Appendix a : Conceptual Framework for the Evaluation

By: The World Bank

Economics

Evaluating the development effectiveness of the Bank?s HIV/AIDS assistance is challenging because, first, there are many determinants of the spread of HIV beyond the activities of the Bank, donors, and governments. Individual and household behavior ultimately determines the course of the epidemic and is conditioned on factors such as culture, political institutions, educational levels, the status of women, and the macroeconomic environment. Second, the Bank is only one o...

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The Global Integrated Pest Management Facility

By: Lauren Kelly

Economics

This report was prepared under the overall direction of Uma Lele by Lauren Kelly with inputs from Chris Gerrard, Kavita Mathur, and Saeed Rana. The team wishes to thank Peter Kenmore, Coordinator of the Global IPM Facility, for hosting OED?s visit to Rome in March 2003 and facilitating two very fruitful days of discussions with Masa Kato, Tulia Aiazzi, Harry Van der Wulp, and Pieter Stemerding. The team interviewed several individuals inside and outside the Bank who have...

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Land Registration in Norway April 2000

By: Oyvind Stene

Economics

Objective: The objective of this report is to give an example on how a land registration system can be operated in a business like manner, to World Bank project managers, using Norway as an example. Land Registration: The Land Administration of Norway is supported by two registers, The Land Book (or Land Title Registry) and the Cadastre. Information from the two registers is distributed as the Land Information System: The Land Book containing information on legal and fin...

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Brief Description of Various Sessions in Corporate Social Responsi...

By: The World Bank

Economics

1.a Rule of Law: Rule of law encompasses all legal and judiciary institutions, and transcends ?laws in the books? ? focusing more on application of the law and on performance of the judiciary/legal institutions. The quality of law enforcement is at least of equal importance to the extensiveness of the law. Good laws cannot substitute for the absence of effective legal institutions. The fact that the efficiency of the legal systems consistently varies across regions (see ...

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