E-Government In The Context Of Public Sector Reforms: Lessons From Tanzania And Philippines, 2016 Sungkyunkwan University
E-Government In The Context Of Public Sector Reforms: Lessons From Tanzania And Philippines, Faith J. Shimba, Reginald Ugaddan, Mihayo M. Wilmore
Faith J Shimba
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E-Government & E Strategies: An Essential Guide To Public Administrators In Developing Countries, 2016 SungKyunKwan University
E-Government & E Strategies: An Essential Guide To Public Administrators In Developing Countries, Faith J. Shimba, Gi Heon Kwon
Faith J Shimba
Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, 2016 University of San Francisco
Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, Jacqueline A. Castro
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 ...
Peak Pedaling: Has Portland Bicycling Reached The Top Of The Logistic Curve?, 2016 McCullough Research
Peak Pedaling: Has Portland Bicycling Reached The Top Of The Logistic Curve?, Robert Mccullough
TREC Friday Seminar Series
The recent City Club report on bicycling provided an opportunity to collect and analyze a number of data sets including the new Hawthorne Bridge data. One question is where Portland bicycling on the logistic curve -- a common tool for judging the maturity of a developing product or activity. Logistic curves are used for marketing, for epidemiology, and even for visits to Indian owned casinos. The preliminary evidence is that we are reaching the horizontal area of the curve. Additional evidence Our further research into future policies indicates a shift to bicycle boulevards in order to attract more risk averse riders.
The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, 2016 University of Pennsylvania
The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, Priyadarshani Joshi
Determinants Of Mobility Resource Ownership In Switzerland: Changes Between 2000 And 2010, 2016 Federal office for Spatial Development, University of Neuchâtel
Determinants Of Mobility Resource Ownership In Switzerland: Changes Between 2000 And 2010, Nicole Andréa Mathys, Matthias Kowald, Barbara Kieser, Andreas Justen
Nicole Andréa Mathys
Integrating Evaluative Thinking Into Organisational Practice: A Case Study Of Lutino Adunu In Uganda, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
Integrating Evaluative Thinking Into Organisational Practice: A Case Study Of Lutino Adunu In Uganda, Shilla Adyero
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 ...
Congestion Modeling And Mitigation In The National Airspace System, 2016 University Of Maryland College Park
Congestion Modeling And Mitigation In The National Airspace System, David Lovell
TREC Friday Seminar Series
Dr. Lovell will talk about three projects funded by NASA and the FAA, addressing congestion in the National Airspace System. Dr. Lovell's team developed diffusion-based queuing models of individual airports that could support better building blocks for network-wide congestion models. The advantage of the new models is their flexibility with respect to input distributions. In a study for the FAA, Dr. Lovell's team developed day-of-operations collaboration "languages" suitable for the FAA and individual carriers in order to collectively manage expected airspace disruptions. Finally, he will discuss a study on predictability in the airspace, with a focus on scheduled ...
Development Of The Idaho Statewide Travel Demand Model Trip Matrices Using Cell Phone Od Data And Origin Destination Matrix Estimation, Ben Stabler
TREC Friday Seminar Series
As part of the initial phase of development for the Idaho Statewide Travel Demand Model, Parsons Brinckerhoff developed a base year auto and truck trip matrix using AirSage cell phone OD data, a statewide network in Cube, traffic counts, and origin-destination matrix estimation (ODME) procedures. To begin, the 4000+ statewide zone system was aggregated into a 700 super zone system for collecting the cell phone OD data. Next, the cell phone data was collected for the month of September 2013 for the following market segments: Average weekday resident HBW, HBO, NHB, and visitor NHB trips. The cell phone trips were ...
A Comparative Analysis Of Six Methods For Calculating Travel Fatality Risk, 2016 University of New Hampshire
A Comparative Analysis Of Six Methods For Calculating Travel Fatality Risk, Kopl Halperin
RISK: Health, Safety & Environment
Extending the analysis in the previous article, Professor Halperin examines the implications of alternative calculations of travel fatality risk for public policy and individual decision making. He finds, e.g., that commonly reported death rates tend to minimize the relative risk of auto travel.
Route Fatality Risk As A Measure Of Travel Death Risk, 2016 University of New Hampshire
Route Fatality Risk As A Measure Of Travel Death Risk, Kopl Halperin, Jim Redman
RISK: Health, Safety & Environment
The authors examine the route fatality risk of routes in Erie County, PA and show that some pose a disproportionately high-risk to users. They argue that transportation safety could be greatly increased by relatively small expenditures and suggest that the most cost-effective risk amelioration is speed limit control.
Preparing Public Service Professionals For A Diverse And Changing Workforce And Citizenry: Evaluating The Progress Of Naspaa Programs In Competency Assessment, Nadia Rubaii, Crystal Calarusse
This paper examines the self-reported progress of public service degree programs in NASPAA for defining, measuring, and assessing student learning outcomes as they relate to the “ability to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce.” The analysis is placed in the context of the need for cultural competencies among public administration professionals and the evolution of this accreditation standard. Using data drawn from accreditation records, we first present an exploratory qualitative analysis of how programs are defining this competency over time and how progress on this competency relates to progress on competency assessment generally and to other ...
Promoting Social Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Through Accreditation: Comparing National And International Standards For Public Affairs Programs In Latin America, Nadia Rubaii
Purpose – Given widespread acceptance of the importance of addressing social inequalities in Latin America and the critical role that public policy and public administration can have on advancing these goals, this paper examines the extent to which accreditation of public affairs education programs can be a tool to advance those goals.
Design/methodology/approach – International and national accreditation standards are compared using content analysis for their reference to social equity and diversity in their standards regarding faculty, students, curriculum content, and learning outcomes. The research applies content analysis of key documents and thematic coding.
Findings – International accrediting agencies focused explicitly ...
Management And Governance: 21 St Century Implications For Diversity In Public Administration, 2016 Rutgers University - Camden
Management And Governance: 21 St Century Implications For Diversity In Public Administration, Brandi Blessett, Mohamed G. Alkadry, Nadia Rubaii
This symposium is designed to examine the implications of diversity management and governance for a 21st century global society. Consequently, what does diversity mean for administrators as employees, managers, policy makers, and implementers? How do these issues impact the collaborative efforts between the citizenry and administrators?
Are We Getting Them Out Of The Country? The State Of Study Abroad Opportunities Within Naspaa Member Programs, 2016 Binghamton University--SUNY
Are We Getting Them Out Of The Country? The State Of Study Abroad Opportunities Within Naspaa Member Programs, Nadia Rubaii, Susan Appe, Kerry Cook Stamp
The pressures of globalization in the 21st century demand public affairs professionals with new competencies, among them the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively across national boundaries and cultural differences. International immersion through study abroad has been demonstrated to be an effective means of enhancing global cultural competencies among undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of other professions, but has not previously been examined within the context of public administration or public policy specifically. This article examines the extent to which public affairs programs are providing students with study abroad opportunities. Drawing upon survey and interview data from ...
Entitlement, Incivility And Excessive Informality: The Instructional And Administrative Challenges Of Student Misconduct, 2016 Binghamton University--SUNY
Entitlement, Incivility And Excessive Informality: The Instructional And Administrative Challenges Of Student Misconduct, Stanley H. Barrett, Nadia Rubaii, John Pelowski
Increasing incidents of incivilities and in some cases outright violence are well documented in K-12 through undergraduate educational setting as well as in the workplace across all sectors, yet the academic and professional literature that reflects and informs public affairs education is striking in its omission of how incivilities necessarily impact our teaching and program administration. In this paper, the authors trace the growing problem of student incivilities, identify contributing factors linked to the entitlement society, and make the case for a more proactive and comprehensive response. They present suggestions for MPA faculty and administrators to use within and outside ...
Preparing For And Responding To Student Incivilities: Starting The Dialogue In Public Affairs Education, 2016 Binghamton University--SUNY
Preparing For And Responding To Student Incivilities: Starting The Dialogue In Public Affairs Education, Stanley H. Barrett, Nadia Rubaii, John Pelowski
Almost all faculty, even those in graduate public affairs programs, will at some time encounter incivility in the classroom. How we respond sends an important message about how we as individuals, programs, and a profession value civility. Master’s of Public Administration and Master’s of Public Policy programs have a particular responsibility to graduate individuals who not only have substantive expertise but also meet the highest standards of civility. In this essay, we present a series of recommendations for how individuals, programs, and institutions might respond to incivility. While not all of these recommendations will be appropriate for all ...
Implications Of Rhode Island’S Global Consumer Choice Compact Medicaid Waiver For Block Granting Medicaid And Other Retrenchment, 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston
Implications Of Rhode Island’S Global Consumer Choice Compact Medicaid Waiver For Block Granting Medicaid And Other Retrenchment, Edward Alan Miller, Divya Samuel, Susan Allen, Amal Trivedi, Vincent Mor
On January 16, 2009, the Federal government approved Rhode Island’s application for a Global Consumer Choice Compact Medicaid Waiver whereby the state became the first granted permission to operate its entire Medicaid program under the state plan and a single 1115 “research and demonstration” waiver. The Global Waiver has been implemented in the context of Republican proposals to turn Medicaid into a block grant which would give states substantially more flexibility administering the program in exchange for receiving an upfront allotment from the Federal government. Proponents have held up the Global Waiver as a successful example of what might ...
More Than Just Food: The Diverse Effects Of Food Assistance Programs, 2016 Iowa State University
More Than Just Food: The Diverse Effects Of Food Assistance Programs, Helen H. Jensen, Parke E. Wilde
For decades, from the 1940s to the 1970s, the goal of U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs seemed clear: to make sure low-income Americans could afford enough food. By pursuing this goal, the programs would protect program participants from hunger and also support demand for farm products. Today, about one in five Americans receives benefits from at least one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) food programs. The major programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), school meals programs—lunch and breakfast, and the Child ...
Challenges For China’S Agricultural Exports: Compliance With Sanitary And Phytosanitary Measures, 2016 Iowa State University
Challenges For China’S Agricultural Exports: Compliance With Sanitary And Phytosanitary Measures, Fengxia Dong, Helen H. Jensen
In the food safety arena, a clear role for government is to adopt sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures to protect human, animal, and plant life or health. Relative to developing countries, developed countries tend to adopt more stringent food safety standards and regulations with a broader scope and to rely increasingly on certification and traceability. The additional costs of compliance for meeting international SPS requirements are higher for firms operating in developing countries because they must take additional steps to meet international food safety regulations and standards. Therefore, their comparative advantage, achieved through lower production costs, will tend to be ...