This book presents a framework, the Urban Risk Assessment, for assessing disaster and climate risk in cities which is intended to assist in decision-making, urban planning, and designing risk management programs. The approach seeks to strengthen coherence and consensus within and across cities in understanding and planning for risk from natural disasters and climate change. The target audience for this book includes policy makers, urban practitioners and technical staff, and international organizations.
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This document details the pre-testing factors that influence test scores, the testing process, and how a test may affect a person's life.
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What is the impact of EU financial assistance on socio-economic and political change in the Republic of Serbia? Although the EU has awarded €4.6 billion to support structural changes in Serbia since the turn of the millennium, as yet there has been no reliable analysis of the primary and secondary long-term effects produced by this assistance, whether positive or negative, direct or indirect, intended or otherwise. This paper argues for the necessity of a comprehensive impact assessment of EU financial assistance to Serbia to-date, with the parallel goal of designing better instruments for measuring impact, and thereby contributing to improved policy design for the country’s socio-economic development and future EU accession. The paper explores the scale of EU assistance in Serbia, giving an overview of the history of EU development cooperation over the time period 2000-2012, and ends with conclusions and policy recommendations.
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Pisa 2009 - Vol II
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This volume is the collection of the research papers presented, including the outcome of the discussions, at the 4th Annual Baltic Sea Region International Conference on „Baltic Business and Socio-Economic Development“ held between the 30th of September and 1st of October 2008 in Riga. The Conference was organised by the Centre for European and Transition Studies at the University of Latvia in cooperation with Wismar Business School of Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design. The aim of the Riga Conference was to provide a forum for discussions of issues related to the assessment of socio-economic development and business environment in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), the economic and financial situation of SMEs, and new opportunities for international co-operation in the area of education activity.
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Implementation of a National Assessment of Educational Achievement focuses on the practical tasks involved in running a large-scale national assessment program. It has four parts. Part I provides an overview of the tasks involved – how the essential activities of an assessment are organized and implemented, the personnel and resources that are required, and the tasks that follow the collection of data.
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First UCCRN Assessment Report (ARC3) Urban areas are home to over half the world’s people and are at the forefront of the climate change issue. The need for a global research effort to establish the current understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation at the city level is urgent. To meet this goal, a coalition of international researchers – the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) – was formed at the time of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York in 2007. This book is the First UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities. The authors are all international experts from a diverse range of cities with varying socio-economic conditions, from both the developing and developed world. The book focuses on how to use climate science and socio-economic research to map a city’s vulnerability to climate hazards, and to develop its adaptive capacity to deal with climate change.
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Mercury-free methods and other low-cost solutions for reducing emissions during gold extraction are available, UNEP notes, but socio-economic conditions, and low awareness of the risks of mercury, are barriers to adopting safer techniques.
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From a thematic point of view Geo Brazil 2002 is quite comprehensive as it covers socioeconomic and cultural aspects, uses of land and subsoil, forests, biodiversity, water resources, coastal and maritime environment, urban and industrial areas, environmental disasters, health and environment and public policies.
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While many countries in Africa are contemplating ways in which to extend access to social protection for their citizens, the enjoyment of socio-economic rights by non-nationals receives scarce commentary. Despite the existence of international, continental and regional instruments and treaties that guarantee both access to socio-economic rights for all and equality within states of nationals and non-nationals, for many these rights remain paper rights. This report was commissioned by the Open Society Institute of Southern Africa (OSISA) to inform their advocacy strategy for the next five years in the SADC region in respect of the rights of non-nationals, as well as the cross-cutting issues of access to socio-economic rights (including health rights) that address the requirements of people affected or infected by HIV or AIDS.
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