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Thursday 27 May 2015

Economy

Balance of payments statistics yearbook 2014.

Corporate Author:
International Monetary Fund

The Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook, usually published in December, contains balance of payments statistics for most of the world, compiled in accordance with the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual. Part 1 includes aggregate as well as detailed information in the form of analytical and standard component presentations for countries. Part 2 provides tables of data, featuring area and world totals of balance of payments components and aggregates. Part 3 presents descriptions of methodologies, compilation practices, and data sources used by individual member countries in compiling their balance of payments and international investment position statistics.

  • ISBN: 9781484375440
  • 120.00

Government

Her Majesty's most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament: delivered on Wednesday, 27th May, 2015.

The Queens Speech announces proposals for legislation for the coming parliamentary session including: new duties to require ministers to report annual on job creation and apprenticeships; ensuring people working 30 hours a week on the National minimum wage do not pay income tax and to ensure no rises in income tax, VAT or national insurance for the next five years; increasing provision of free childcare; support for home ownership; increase energy security; control immigration; trade union reform to protect public services; expand the Troubled families programme and continue welfare reform; new powers to take over failing and coasting schools and create more academies; secure future of NHS in England including a 7 day work basis; secure real value of the basis State Pension; increase rights of victims of crime; devolution of powers to cities with elected metro mayors; continue legislation for high speed rail links; secure a constitutional settlement, devolving wide-ranging powers to Scotland and Wales and give effect to the Stormont House Agreement in Northern Ireland; renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union; promote social cohesion by tackling extremism; modernise law on communications data; improving policing law and criminal justice, and ban new generation of psychoactive drugs and proposals for a British Bill of Rights

  • ISBN: 9781474119436
  • Free

Health

Guide to monitoring and evaluation for collaborative TB/HIV activities: 2015 revision.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

This publication is developed to assist TB and HIV programme managers and other stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation for collaborative TB/HIV activities. It is intended to facilitate collection of standardized data and to help in interpretation and dissemination of these data for programme improvement at national and subnational level. It also aims to ensure consistency of data systems across all the agencies and stakeholders involved in HIV, TB and collaborative TB /HIV activities and avoid duplication of efforts by providing a set of internationally accepted and standardized indicators for monitoring and evaluation of programme performance.

  • ISBN: 9789241508278
  • 27.00

Social Issues

World urbanization prospects 2014: highlights.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

This report presents the highlights of the 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, which contains the latest estimates of the urban and rural populations of 233 countries or areas from 1950 to 2014 and projections to 2050, as well as estimates of population size from 1950 to 2014 and projections to 2030 for all urban agglomerations with 300,000 inhabitants or more in 2014. The world urban population is at an all-time high, and the share of urban dwellers, currently at 54 per cent, is projected to represent two thirds of the global population in 2050. Continued urbanization will bring new opportunities and challenges for sustainable development.

  • ISBN: 9789211515176
  • 11.50

Social Issues

Population and development in SIDS 2014 (wall chart).

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

This wall chart presents the latest data available on 16 indicators of demographic, environmental and economic characteristics of the populations of SIDS, in anticipation to the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa, from 1 to 4 September 2014.

  • ISBN: 9789211515169
  • 9.50