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Friday 21 November 2014

Commerce

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.

House of Lords bills (2014-15) - 57.

The Bill takes forward a range of Government commitments which are intended to ensure that the United Kingdom continues to be recognised globally as a trusted and fair place to do business and open up new opportunities for small businesses to innovate and compete. It will strengthen the current system and deliver the UK's G8 commitments to introduce new rules requiring companies to obtain, and hold, information on who owns and controls them, with a view to increasing trust and encouraging investment and growth within the UK. It will also give the Treasury a power to require public sector workers to repay exit payments if they are re-employed in the public sector; tackle misconduct by directors and unfair employment practices; provide reforms to increase the efficiency of the Employment Tribunals system and further reduce its burden on small businesses; and ensure a strong regulatory regime for those that administer insolvencies. The Bill contains provisions on a range of policies which span the responsibilities of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, HMT, HMRC, UKEF, the Cabinet Office, DCLG, the DfE and the Insolvency Service

  • ISBN: 9780108555626
  • £14.00

Health

Health financing in the Republic of Gabon.

World Bank studies
Corporate Author:
World Bank
Author:
Karima Saleh, Bernard F. Couttolenc, Helene Barroy

This is a review of the health financing situation in the Republic of Gabon. The book reviews the situation in the country under the lens of the principles of health financing: revenue mobilization for health, risk pooling, and purchasing services. The book also estimates the fiscal space in health that is, looking at options that can increase resources for health within a macroeconomic and fiscal context. Universal health coverage has been defined as a situation where all people who need health services (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative) receive them, without undue financial hardship. Universal health coverage consists of three inter-related components: (i) the full spectrum of quality health services according to need; (ii) financial protection from direct payment for health services when consumed; and (iii) coverage for the entire population. Because of Gabon's commitment to universal health coverage, certain segments are calling for additional resources for this sector. As a result, the country is grappling with the following: (i) how are resources being spent, (ii) is there room for a more efficient allocation of current resources, or (iii) is there an urgent need to mobilize additional resources to meet the goal. This book attempts to diagnose the situation and offer additional information to enlighten and fuel the debate. The book has six chapters: chapter one gives background and objectives. Chapter two provides an overview of the country s health status and service use patterns. Chapter three provides an overview of health financing systems and outputs. Chapter four provides an overview of the national health insurance and social security (caisse nationale d'assurance maladie et de garantie sociale) (CNAMGS). Chapter five provides fiscal space analysis for health. Finally, chapter six provides the reform issues and policy options in health financing.

  • ISBN: 9781464802898
  • £21.50

Health

Universal health coverage for inclusive and sustainable development: lessons from Japan.

World Bank studies
Corporate Author:
World Bank
Author:
Naoki Ikegami (editor)

In 2011, Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of its own achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). On this occasion, the government of Japan and the World Bank conceived the idea of undertaking a multi-country study to respond to this growing demand by sharing rich and varied country experiences from countries at different stages of adopting and implementing UHC strategies, including Japan itself. This led to the formation of a joint Japan-World Bank research team under the Japan-World Bank partnership program for UHC. The program was set up as a two-year multi-country study to help fill the gap in knowledge about the policy decisions and implementation processes that countries undertake when they adopt UHC goals. This report brings together 10 in-depth studies on different aspects of Japan's UHC experience, using a common framework for analysis focused on the political economy of UHC reform, and the policies and strategies for addressing challenges in health financing and human resources for health. Japan's commitment to UHC played a key role in the country's economic recovery after World War second, and helped ensure that the benefits of economic growth were shared equitably across the population.

  • ISBN: 9781464804083
  • £21.50

Trade

Strengthening value chains as an industrial policy instrument: methodology and experience of ECLAC in Central America.

Libros de la Cepal 123.
Corporate Author:
United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Author:
Ramón Padilla Pérez

In this book the recent experience of ECLAC in the design of industrial policy and technical support to the governments of two Central American countries, El Salvador and Guatemala, is presented. A complete approach was followed to identify in detail, the constraints faced by each link in the value chain. Intervention strategies for strengthening the value chains that showed a participating character (public-private) and drive structural change in the countries of the region through increased productivity and value added, with special emphasis on small producers.

  • ISBN: 9789211218404
  • £22.00

Trade

Trade performance and competitiveness: selected issues relevant for Asian developing economies.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

This volume comprises four selected research essays on different aspects of trade and industry issues that are of significance and interest to researchers and policy analysts alongside policy makers in the Asian region: 1) Structural transformation and trade policy: Case of Nepal, 2) Logistics performance and trade: An analysis of India's trade in intermediates with Bangladesh and Thailand, 3) An analysis of export performance of manufacturing and service sector enterprises in Sri Lanka, and 4) Evaluation of business association membership on small and medium enterprises' growth performance: Evidence from enterprise survey of Cambodia. These essays are written by researchers in Asian countries, brought together by the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) which from April 2011 until September 2013 has implemented its Phase III under the topic of 'Drivers of Competitiveness and Strategies for Economic Diversification for Developing Countries - Building Policy Making Capacity in Asia and the Pacific.'

  • ISBN: 9789211206739
  • £21.00