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Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, Jacqueline A. Castro 2016 University of San Francisco

Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, Jacqueline A. Castro

Master's Theses

Despite immense efforts of poverty alleviation in the Western highlands of Guatemala, poverty is intense and widespread. Amidst an abundant array of poverty interventions, existing evidence on those interventions are not sufficient. Highlighting basic knowledge regarding impact evaluations, this paper aims to determine the most effective poverty intervention for the Western highland areas of Guatemala. Focusing on impact evaluations, this paper reviews 17 Latin American interventions, paying close attention to what may be applicable to this region. Using only the highest quality data from Latin America, it is clear that cash transfers and graduation programs are the most impactful interventions ...


The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia 2016 University of Wollongong

The Rise Of The Global South, The Imf And The Future Of Law And Development, Gabriel Garcia

Dr Gabriel Garcia

After the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis, the world has witnessed a re-accommodation of the global financial system. In the particular case of middle-income countries, they have disentangled themselves from the conditionality of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and grown into more assertive actors in international forums, proposing new alternative mechanisms to become more financially independent and for the provision of development assistance. The article critically reviews the new reality by assessing the strategies deployed by developing countries to reduce the IMF’s influence and explores the potential consequences of the rise of middle-income nations for Law and Development.


Integrating Evaluative Thinking Into Organisational Practice: A Case Study Of Lutino Adunu In Uganda, Shilla Adyero 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Integrating Evaluative Thinking Into Organisational Practice: A Case Study Of Lutino Adunu In Uganda, Shilla Adyero

Capstone Collection

Northern Uganda is still recovering from over two decades of civil war between the Government of Uganda and the Lord Resistance Army (LRA). The conflict created over 1.8 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who sought refuge in camps for 23 years. Around 80% of the affected population are mainly women and children. The displacement in the region caused large-scale loss of social and economic infrastructure, together with the productive resources. This contributed to the erosion of the social and financial capital of the affected areas population, forcing the population to depend on non-sustainable aid and relief services provided by ...


Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Performing El Rap El ʿArabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics Amid Neoliberal Incursions In Ramallah, Amman, And Beirut, Rayya S. El Zein

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study is about politics in Arabic rap. Specifically, it is about affective dynamics and material negotiations during rap concerts in three cities in the Levant. I analyze Arab hip hop culture in the context of three different but related histories of cosmopolitan, middle class growth, and gentrification. Using an ethnomusicological framework rooted in participant observation and performance theory, I compare concert conditions, audience behavior, and accessibility of music production in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut.

In Chapter One, I elaborate the discursive and theoretical frameworks that have pinned the political valences of Arab youth, Arab artists, and Arab rappers in ...


Financial Reporting Quality Of Chinese Reverse Merger Firms: The Reverse Merger Effect Or The China Effect?, Kun-Chih Chen, Qiang CHENG, Ying Chou LIN, Yu-Chen LIN, Xing XIAO 2016 Singapore Management University

Financial Reporting Quality Of Chinese Reverse Merger Firms: The Reverse Merger Effect Or The China Effect?, Kun-Chih Chen, Qiang Cheng, Ying Chou Lin, Yu-Chen Lin, Xing Xiao

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

In this paper, we examine why Chinese reverse merger (RM) firms have lower financial reporting quality than U.S. IPO firms. We find that the financial reporting quality of U.S. RM firms is similar to that of matched U.S. IPO firms, but Chinese RM firms exhibit lower financial reporting quality than Chinese ADR firms. We also find that Chinese RM firms exhibit lower financial reporting quality than U.S. RM firms. These results indicate that the use of the RM process is associated with poor financial reporting quality only in firms from China, where legal enforcement and investor ...


The Fate Of Armed Resistance Groups After Peace, David C. Williams 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

The Fate Of Armed Resistance Groups After Peace, David C. Williams

Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design

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Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Latin America’s presence in Major League Baseball has grown rapidly in recent years. The increase of players from the Dominican Republic can no longer be ignored. But why is Major League Baseball in the Dominican Republic? What has been the impact of Major League Baseball’s player development strategies and tactics on the people and culture of the Dominican Republic? Does the Dominican Republic need Major League Baseball to be successful? An ethnographic study was conducted in an attempt to answer these questions. This study examines the relationship between Major League Baseball and the Dominican Republic. Examining this relationship ...


Community Maturity, Species Saturation And The Variant Diversity–Productivity Relationships In Grasslands, Qinfeng Guo, Terry Shaffer, Thomas Buhl 2016 US Geological Survey

Community Maturity, Species Saturation And The Variant Diversity–Productivity Relationships In Grasslands, Qinfeng Guo, Terry Shaffer, Thomas Buhl

Thomas L. Shaffer

Detailed knowledge of the relationship between plant diversity and productivity is critical for advancing our understanding of ecosystem functioning and for achieving success in habitat restoration efforts. However, effects and interactions of diversity, succession and biotic invasions on productivity remain elusive. We studied newly established communities in relation to preexisting homogeneous vegetation invaded by exotic plants in the northern Great Plains, USA, at four study sites for 3 years. We observed variant diversity–productivity relationships for the seeded communities (generally positive monotonic at three sites and non-monotonic at the other site) but no relationships for the resident community or the ...


On The Re-Branding Of Al-Nusra As Jabhat Al-Fatah, Edward H. Campbell 2016 Independent Scholar

On The Re-Branding Of Al-Nusra As Jabhat Al-Fatah, Edward H. Campbell

Edward H Campbell

The re-branding of Jabhat al-Nusra as Jabhat al-Fateh suggests the proliferation, the expansion, and the consolidation of the gains of the Islamic State.


Globalization And Structural Adjustments In Sub-Saharan Africa, Joe L.P. Lugalla 2016 University of New Hampshire

Globalization And Structural Adjustments In Sub-Saharan Africa, Joe L.P. Lugalla

Joe Lugalla

No abstract provided.


A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde

Capstone Collection

This campaign portfolio argues the case for a national bilingual education policy on the island of St. Lucia, where youth speak both St Lucian Creole and St. Lucian standard English. The portfolio consists of a policy paper and brief, an advocacy plan, a communications plan, monitoring and evaluation plan. The Bilingual Education Taskforce (BET), made up of teachers, parents and principals, is an advocacy organization that discovered the need for a bilingual education intervention when they observed, assessed and analyzed the written work of struggling readers at their school, the Anse la Raye Infant School on the west coast of ...


National Treasure: A Survey Of The Current International Law Regime For Underwater Cultural Heritage, Christian Hoefly 2016 Penn State Law

National Treasure: A Survey Of The Current International Law Regime For Underwater Cultural Heritage, Christian Hoefly

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Problem Of Implementing The Hague Abduction Convention On The Civil Aspects Of International Child Abduction Between The U.S. And Mexico, Breanna Atwood 2016 Penn State Law

Addressing The Problem Of Implementing The Hague Abduction Convention On The Civil Aspects Of International Child Abduction Between The U.S. And Mexico, Breanna Atwood

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Prudential Carve-Out Clause: Is Risk The New Corrupt Moral?, John Anwesen 2016 Penn State Law

The Prudential Carve-Out Clause: Is Risk The New Corrupt Moral?, John Anwesen

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


International Legal Instruments And New Judicial Principles For Restitution Of Illegally Exported Cultural Properties, Ho-Young Song 2016 Penn State Law

International Legal Instruments And New Judicial Principles For Restitution Of Illegally Exported Cultural Properties, Ho-Young Song

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Caught In The Act But Not Punished: On Elite Rule Of Law And Deterrence, Francesca R. Jensenius, Abby K. Wood 2016 Penn State Law

Caught In The Act But Not Punished: On Elite Rule Of Law And Deterrence, Francesca R. Jensenius, Abby K. Wood

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Abused, Abandoned, Or Neglected: Legal Options For Recent Immigrant Women And Girls, Meaghan Fitzpatrick, Leslye E. Orloff 2016 Penn State Law

Abused, Abandoned, Or Neglected: Legal Options For Recent Immigrant Women And Girls, Meaghan Fitzpatrick, Leslye E. Orloff

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


The Forgotten Victim: Men And Domestic Violence - Issues For The I-360 Petition, Christine Grant 2016 Penn State Law

The Forgotten Victim: Men And Domestic Violence - Issues For The I-360 Petition, Christine Grant

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


Domestic Violence Victims Need Support At State Level, Rep. Scott Conklin 2016 Penn State Law

Domestic Violence Victims Need Support At State Level, Rep. Scott Conklin

Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs

No abstract provided.


University Of Idaho's International Appeal, Tess Fox 2016 University of Idaho

University Of Idaho's International Appeal, Tess Fox

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The University of Idaho athletic program has turned into a haven for international students seeking one thing: a community.


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