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I Am EmployAble

BAART, Judith
MAARSE, Anneke
September 2017

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I am EmployAble walks the reader through the process of vocational training – from enrolment to training to employment – and provides tips based on experience, anecdotes and tools to inspire and support those working with and for disability inclusive technical and vocational training institutes.

The specific aim of this programme was to contribute to quality vocational training for young people with disabilities in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia and create lasting linkages between technical and vocational training institutes and the labour market, thus facilitating decent and sustainable wage or selfemployment for young people with disabilities. This meant not just targeting the young people with disabilities themselves but also local training institutes and private sector actors, in order to work for systemic change.

International development conference : achieving effective delivery of the development agenda|Lessons from the front line|Conference summary

PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS (PwC)
2009

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This report summarises a conference that shared the practical lessons that participants have learned in designing and implementing development projects. The conference provided a forum to share innovative responses to the challenges encountered in the field and to identify ways to achieve more responsive, effective and sustainable development on the ground. Parallel discussions focused on: - Security sector reform in conflict-affected environments; - Placing a spotlight on transparency initiatives: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Construction Sector Transparency (CoST) Initiative and the Medicines Transparency Alliance (MeTA); - Managing funds for development impact; - Putting private sector development strategy into practice, and - Climate change

Understanding the private sector anti-malarial market in Zambia

CLINTON FOUNDATION
June 2008

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These are the findings of a rapid analysis of private retail and wholesale outlets in six districts of Zambia to guide ongoing deliberations on a national private sector artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) subsidy. Despite being one of the first countries to adopt ACTs, access to these treatments in Zambia has remained low, reaching only eight per cent of children under five within 24 hours in 2006. The accompanying file contains maps of the six districts - Choma, Kabwe, Kafue, Lundazi, Mwense and Samfya

Public and private sector approaches to improving pharmaceutical quality in Bangladesh

KOSTERMANS, Kees
et al
March 2008

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"Low-cost high-quality drugs benefit society and helps provide pharmaceutical companies a competitive edge. This study presents the issues that must be considered to achieve these common objectives in Bangladesh and explores options that the Government and the local industry could pursue. "Previous efforts to improve the drug quality in Bangladesh focused, without much success, on stricter regulation of the public market. This paper addresses this issue from a more private sector approach. The existing quality and price of pharmaceuticals are analysed and alternative mechanisms are explored to improve the quality and cost competitiveness of Bangladesh’s pharmaceuticals domestically and internationally"

Measuring private sector corruption

ROSE-ACKERMAN, Susan
September 2007

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This paper looks at the role of donors in curtailing corrupt behaviour in the private sector, such as commercial bribery - particularly in developing and emerging countries where the sector is growing in importance

Competition and corruption : what can the donor commuity do?

SORIDE, Tina
September 2007

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This Brief discusses how corruption might threaten the benefits of competition in a market. Corruption can result in too much market power for some firms and thus increase prices and negatively influence the supply of goods and services in the private sector. While improved competition is important to cut prices, to improve the business climate, and to reduce the impacts of corruption, better regulation of markets is also an achievable objective in many countries, and an area where aid agencies can exert influence

HIV-related stigma, discrimination and human rights violations: case studies of successful programmes

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
2005

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This report is a collection of case studies of projects, programmes and activities around the world that have used innovative methods to challenge HIV-related stigma, discrimination and human rights violations. The case studies are grouped under stigma-reduction approaches; anti-discrimination measures; and human rights and legal approaches. They are followed by some cross-project/activity analysis that identifies common elements and a number of key principles of success, each of which offers an entry point for innovative and potentially effective work

Working positively : a guide for NGOs managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

UK CONSORTIUM ON AIDS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
December 2003

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With HIV prevalence rates of over 20% in many sub-Saharan African countries, and with infection rates rising rapidly in other parts of the world, NGOs are funding that HIV/AIDS is affecting not only programme work but also staff. If NGOs are to be credible in these communities, they need to be seen to be addressing HIV/AIDS internally in a way that is consistent with their external messages. However, developing a workable comprehensive solution that covers policy, education and prevention, and treatment and care is not easy. This guide looks at the key issues involved in developing a workplace strategy and how different NGOs and commercial organisations are approaching these issues through a series of case studies. It also provides a guide to the key components of a successful strategy and a list of useful reference documents

Working positively : a guide for NGOs managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

UK CONSORTIUM ON AIDS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
December 2003

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With HIV prevalence rates of over 20% in many sub-Saharan African countries, and with infection rates rising rapidly in other parts of the world, NGOs are funding that HIV/AIDS is affecting not only programme work but also staff. If NGOs are to be credible in these communities, they need to be seen to be addressing HIV/AIDS internally in a way that is consistent with their external messages. However, developing a workable comprehensive solution that covers policy, education and prevention, and treatment and care is not easy. In a series of documents in both PDF and MSWord formats, this guide looks at the key issues involved in developing a workplace strategy and how different NGOs and commercial organisations are approaching these issues through a series of case studies. It also provides a guide to the key components of a successful strategy

The provision of reproductive health services in private hospitals in Amman, Jordan

BANKS, Dwayne
SHAHROURI, Manal
September 2003

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This survey of the 30 private acute care hospitals in Amman provides baseline information on services and aims to help the Jordanian Ministry of Health (MOH) understand the steps it must take to enhance its contracting with private sector facilities. The survey measured the availability of a broad range of hospital services, focussing on prenatal, delivery, and postnatal services. It also looked at hospital staffing, and it queried the satisfaction of hospitals with existing contracts with the MOH and their willingness to expand contractual relationships, comply with clinical guidelines, and participate in the health information system. The survey found that, among the 25 respondent hospitals, more than 90 percent offered reproductive health services. While all hospitals expressed a willingness to engage in a contractual relationship with the MOH, many described frustrations with current contracting, and less than half were willing to use the clinical guidelines and the information system

Making sense of e-business in developing countries

KRUIDHOF, Olaf
FERGUSON, Julie
August 2003

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This report addresses some of the questions encountered when analysing e-business and its effects on the business environment, specifically in developing country contexts. It seeks to: * put things into perspective: What is e-business and how can it affect your organisation? What is the scope of issues that are involved with e-business? Some aspects of business are clearly affected when an organisation decides to integrate e-business into its strategy, whilst some are affected more subtly - and of course there are even some issues not touched at all. * provide a structure to work with e-business: a three-pronged strategic framework is presented with which to develop a successful e-business solution. * provide a frame of reference that helps to stimulate creativity. Although this simple framework and guidelines will not guarantee e-business success, they may help entrepreneurs understand the context and complexities of e-business. [Publisher's abstract, amended]

Africa's recovery from conflict : making peace work for the poor

ADDISON, Tony
2003

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This publication is a policy-focused summary of the UNU/WIDER book from conflict to recovery in Africa. As this study makes clear, peace is often elusive and economic policy can play a mojor role in supporting the efforts of those working at the national and international levels to build peace. Above all it is crucial to focus post-conflict policies on the needs of thepoor, so that recovery is broad based in its benefits, and does not simply benefit a narrow elite

Dumping on women : gender and privatisation of waste management

SAMSON, Melanie
2003

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As more and more local governments in South Africa are privatising their waste management systems, this report documents research carried out in Thabazimbi, Sol Plaatje and Johannesburg municipalities. It shows that both workers and working class communities suffer as a result of privatisation of basic services. It also shows how, because of the gender division of labour at work and at home, and because women waste management workers employed by private companies are largely left out of collective bargaining agreements, it is women workers who suffer the most

The new public/private mix in health : exploring the changing landscape

SÖDERLUND, Neil
MENDOZA-ARANA, Pedro
GOUDGE, Jane
ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH
Eds
2003

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This book, aimed at researchers and policy-makers in developing countries, explores strategies which may be used to develop and implement the regulation of private health care provision.
The book is divided into four sections, with examples drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia and dealing with: regulation of private health providers; contribution of private providers to public health goals; public/private mix in health insurance; and quality and affordability of care in public and private settings

One step further : responses to HIV/AIDS

SISASK, Anne
Ed
December 2002

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This volume, a collaboration of Swedish SIDA and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), presents research on the social and developmental aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. The papers highlight treatment and prevention, epidemiological analysis, stigma and discrimination, human rights, the role of the private sector, and community responses and innovative approaches to open discussion of sexuality and risk behaviour

Global spending on HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings

ALIGIRI, Priya
SUMMERS, Todd
KATES, Jennifer
July 2002

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This policy brief looks at the range of resources currently being expended to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource poor settings (developing countries and countries in transition). It includes bilateral, multilateral and private sector support as well as domestic spending by recipient country governments. There are also reports on philanthropic giving by the business community and pharmaceutical companies. There are estimates of global funding requirements and estimates on current spending. It is noted that tracking mechanisms are often ill-equipped to provide current data on spending patterns. Little is known about exact ways in which the money is spent

Report of the second meeting of the Global Alliance to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS
2002

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This meeting was an opportunity for Global Alliance members to take stock of activities related to lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination programmes at country, regional and global levels. This report aims to capture the basic elements of the discussion at the meeting. The aim was to enable the Alliance to build on progress to date and scale up coverage to ensure that by 2020 LF is eliminated. It is a useful resource for health managers

Why do we keep knocking hte private sector [whole issue]

INTERNATIONAL POVERTY AND HEALTH NETWORK (IPHN)
April 2001

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This is the fourth issue of a bulletin produced by the International Poverty and Health Network (IPHN). This issue looks at the role of the private sector in global health and development. It looks at a number of different perspectives through two situations, the role of private health care providers in resource-poor settings and the involvement of transnational pharmaceutical companies in the provision of drugs in such settings

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INTERNATIONAL POVERTY AND HEALTH NETWORK (IPHN)
February 2001

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This is the third issue of a bulletin produced by the International Poverty and Health Network (IPHN). This issue provides links to articles related to the relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and WHO. It also provides information on meetings, conferences, organisations, networks, resources, websites and discussion groups related to the issue of poverty and health

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