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Livelihood Strategies And Performance Of Ghana’S Health And Education Sectors: Exploring The Connections, Francis Owusu Apr 2005

Livelihood Strategies And Performance Of Ghana’S Health And Education Sectors: Exploring The Connections, Francis Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

The public sector in Africa is riddled with widespread ineffectiveness. Although some countries have implemented various reform programmes with the support of international development agencies, the results so far have been disappointing. One reason for the failure is that the policies have focussed more on achieving macroeconomic stability than making the organisations effective. This article explores a fundamental problem of the policies—the need to focus on the human component of organisational performance. Using education and health organisations in Ghana as examples, the article advances a hypothesis that the livelihood strategies of public sector employees and the performance of their ...


Opportunities And Challenges For Development In Africa: An Introduction, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2005

Opportunities And Challenges For Development In Africa: An Introduction, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

This special issue of GeoJournal: An International Journal of Human Geography and Environmental Sciences emerged from a series of sessions that I co-organized with one of the authors, Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang of The University of Akron at the 99th annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held in New Orleans, LA, March 5-8, 2003. The theme of the sessions was “Africa’s Development in the 21st Century: Pertinent issues, Opportunities and Challenges”. Although the presenters were not required to use any particular conceptual framework in their analysis, collectively the 18 papers that made up the sessions addressed the following questions ...


A 3d Model Of The Inner City Of Beijing, Chiu-Shui Chan, Dang Anrong, Tong Ziyu Jan 2005

A 3d Model Of The Inner City Of Beijing, Chiu-Shui Chan, Dang Anrong, Tong Ziyu

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This study has two major concentrations: 1) exploring methods of creating a digital city model, and 2) applying the model to study urban spatial structure, an issue of particular interest and importance to urban planners. Based on existing studies that primarily address two-dimensional (2D) urban structure, this paper focuses on the three-dimensional (3D) structure relating to the 3D urban form. Given their greater clarity and possibilities for quantitative analysis, both 3D digital urban models and GIS spatial overlay analysis methods hold tremendous potential for analysing and predicting future urban form. In this project, the Xidan Business District in Beijing’s ...


A Landscape Designed To Be Viewed, Not Experienced, Heidi M. Hohmann Jan 2005

A Landscape Designed To Be Viewed, Not Experienced, Heidi M. Hohmann

Landscape Architecture Publications

Everyone is Impressed when This Old House transforms a tired bungalow into an elegant new residence, and that's the way oslund.and.assoc. has reinvented the competent Modernism of the General Mills Corporate Headquarters. With fine materials and design elan, the new addition updates and improves the sit's old vocabulary of rolling green lawns, minimalist buildings, scattered abstract sculptures, and amoeba-shaped ponds, making Modernism relevant again for a whole new era of corporate citizens.