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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Development

Global Compact international yearbook 2014.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Global Compact Office. Statistics Division

The aim of the Global Compact International Yearbook is to create a global overview of the achievements of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). The book offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders around the world and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles. Thus the publication helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of best-practices, and, perhaps most significantly, gives a strong voice to the regional and global actors that are at the heart of the initiative.

  • ISBN: 9783981354072
  • 20.00

Economy

Getting textbooks to every child in Sub-saharan Africa: strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem.

Directions in development (Human development)
Corporate Author:
World Bank
Author:
Birger Fredriksen, Sukhdeep Brar

This publication offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

  • ISBN: 9781464805400
  • 21.95

Economy

The World Bank Group and public procurement: an independent evaluation.

Independent Evaluation Group studies
Corporate Author:
World Bank. Independent Evaluation Group

The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit many developing countries hard. International prices for food and other agricultural products increased by more than 100 percent between early 2007 and mid-2008. Prices for food cereals more than doubled; and those for rice doubled in the space of just a few months. The food price increases were particularly hard on the poor and near-poor in developing countries, many of whom spend a large share of their income on food and have limited means to cope with price shocks. An estimated 1.29 billion people in 2008 lived on less than $1.25 a day, equivalent to 22.4 percent of the developing world population. In addition, the Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that 923 million people were undernourished in 2007. Simulation models suggested that poverty rose by 100-200 million people and the undernourished increased by 63 million in 2008.The World Bank organised rapidly for short-term support in the crisis, launching a fast-track programme of loans and grants, the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP). The GFRP mainly targeted low-income countries, and provided detailed policy advice to governments and its own staff on how to respond to the crisis. The Bank also scaled up lending for agriculture and social protection to support the building of medium-term resilience to future food price shocks. The International Finance Corporation responded by sharply increasing access to liquidity for agribusinesses and agricultural traders in the short and medium term, as well as new programmes to improve incentives for agricultural market participants. This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the World Bank Group response in address inthe short-term impacts of the food price crisis and in enhancing the resilience of countries to future shocks.

  • ISBN: 9781464801235
  • 21.95

Transport

The official DVSA theory test for motorcyclists pack. 2015 ed.

Corporate Author:
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

This software pack for PC and Mac contains The Official DVSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists DVD-ROM (2015 edition) and The Official DVSA Guide to Hazard Perception DVD (2015 edition). The Theory Test DVD-ROM has a clear three-step process "study, practice, test yourself", allow complete preparation for the multiple choice test. All official revision questions and answers are included. The DVD-ROM has new learning material in clear, bite-sized chunks to help users understand the theory, whatever their learning style, and utilises real-life images and clear diagrams, links to further online information and videos, and hints and tips to help users remember and apply what they have learnt. Users can clearly track progress, and take mock multiple-choice tests. A digital version of The Official Highway Code and voiceover option are also included. The Hazard Perception DVD demonstrates how to recognise and respond to hazards, with ten official DVSA practice interactive video clips.

  • ISBN: 9780115533877
  • 19.99 (inclusive of VAT)

Transport

The official DVSA biker pack [DVD]. 2015 ed.

Corporate Author:
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

This pack contains The official DVSA theory test for motorcyclists DVD-ROM (2015, ISBN 9780115533501) and Better biking: the official DVSA training aid DVD (2008, ISBN 9780115529559). The Official DVSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists DVD-ROM has a clear three-step process "study, practice, test yourself", allow complete preparation for the multiple choice test. All 833 official revision questions and answers are included. The DVD-ROM has new learning material in clear, bite-sized chunks to help users understand the theory, whatever their learning style, and utilises real-life images and clear diagrams, links to further online information and videos, and hints and tips to help users remember and apply what they have learnt. Users can clearly track progress, and take mock multiple-choice tests. A digital version of The Official Highway Code and voiceover option are also included. Better Biking: the Official DVSA Training Aid DVD provides expert advice on sharpening skills and post-test training to ensure safe riding. It includes advice to help improve practical riding skills and hazard awareness with trainer analysis on bends, junctions and roundabouts, plus advice on bikes and equipment.

  • ISBN: 9780115533860
  • 19.99 inclusive of VAT

Transport

The official DVSA theory test for motorcyclists [DVD-ROM]. 2015 ed.

Corporate Author:
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

The Official DVSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists DVD-ROM (2015 edition) has a clear three-step process "study, practice, test yourself", allow complete preparation for the multiple choice test. All 833 official revision questions and answers are included. The DVD-ROM has new learning material in clear, bite-sized chunks to help users understand the theory, whatever their learning style, and utilises real-life images and clear diagrams, links to further online information and videos, and hints and tips to help users remember and apply what they have learnt. Users can clearly track progress, and take mock multiple-choice tests. A digital version of the new 2015 edition of the Official Highway Code and voiceover option are also included.

  • ISBN: 9780115533501
  • 12.99 inc. VAT