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E-Government In The Context Of Public Sector Reforms: Lessons From Tanzania And Philippines, Faith J. Shimba, Reginald Ugaddan, Mihayo M. Wilmore 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

No abstract provided.


E-Government & E Strategies: An Essential Guide To Public Administrators In Developing Countries, Faith J. Shimba, Gi Heon Kwon 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

Most developing countries aspires to implement e-Government. E-Government is the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to transform government by making it more accessible, effective and accountable. To achieve this, the state administration needs reliable ICT systems with sufficient capacity


The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, Priyadarshani Joshi 2016 University of Pennsylvania

The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

The paper analyzes the challenges and supports that mediate public schools’ ability to initiate reforms and productively respond to competition from private schools. An understanding of impediments can help policymakers better target their attention to the key bottlenecks and the most disadvantaged populations. I conduct a two-step mixed methods analysis. I first conduct qualitative analysis of interview data and descriptive statistics of principal perceptions to describe the barriers to reform that generally affect public schools more frequently than private schools. Then, I analyze whether the barriers (and supports) to reform can be systematically linked to the extent of privatization by ...


Determinants Of Mobility Resource Ownership In Switzerland: Changes Between 2000 And 2010, Nicole Andréa Mathys, Matthias Kowald, Barbara Kieser, Andreas Justen 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

The future development in mobility resource ownership is of great interest as the individual mobility behavior has critical impacts on transport infrastructure, land use, energy consumption, and environmental issues, such as greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants. Analysis and forecasts of mobility resource ownership as needed for example in transport modelling or forecast studies, however, usually employ data of the latest national travel surveys available. Therefore, changes in mobility resource ownership over time are often ignored. Estimating logit-based decision models on the large scale Swiss national travel survey data for 2000 and 2010, the study identifies determinants of mobility ...


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 ...


Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick

Dissertations

This research provides insight into the impact of natural disasters as drivers of rural to urban migration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Disasters of varying types are predicted to have differing impacts on the productive sectors of agriculture, industry, and services; which due to the concentration of the various productive sectors in either urban or rural areas, subsequently changes the urban-rural wage differential. Changes to the wage differential (as measured by the urban-rural income gap) are predicted to lead to movement between urban and rural areas until a new equilibrium wage is reached.

This dissertation first identifies a ...


Experiencing And Responding To Private Competition: The Importance Of Subjectivity And Intermediate Outcomes, Priyadarshani Joshi 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Experiencing And Responding To Private Competition: The Importance Of Subjectivity And Intermediate Outcomes, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

Despite the substantial private schooling growth in developing countries in the past three decades, there has been very little attention to the question on how public schools are experiencing and responding to competition in these contexts. To address this research gap, I conduct a competition-focused analysis using primary survey data collection from two districts with high private market share (Kathmandu and Chitwan) in Nepal. Utilizing descriptive and logistic regression analysis methods I address the following questions in this paper: How do public schools experience private competition, and how do they respond to it? There are two central findings. I find ...


School Of Public Affairs Newsletter, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, Kristy Modrow 2016 St. Cloud State University

School Of Public Affairs Newsletter, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, Kristy Modrow

School of Public Affairs Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Information Security In Nonprofits: A First Glance At The State Of Security In Two Illinois Regions, Thomas R. Imboden, Jeremey N. Phillips, J. Drew Seib, Susan R. Fiorentino 2016 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Information Security In Nonprofits: A First Glance At The State Of Security In Two Illinois Regions, Thomas R. Imboden, Jeremey N. Phillips, J. Drew Seib, Susan R. Fiorentino

Susan Fiorentino

Information security is a hot button topic across all industries and new reports of security incidents and data breaches is a near daily occurrence. Much is known about recent trends and shortcomings in information security in the public and private sectors, but relatively little research examines the state of information security in nonprofit organizations. The underlying missions of nonprofit organizations, composition of their workforce, and their reliance on grants and donations for revenue generation streams set nonprofits apart from private business. These facts warrant an examination of information security of nonprofit organizations separate from private or commercial groups. This paper ...


The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: Examining The Spatial Distribution Of Federal Stimulus Funds, Matin Katirai, Jeffery L. Osgood Jr 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act: Examining The Spatial Distribution Of Federal Stimulus Funds, Matin Katirai, Jeffery L. Osgood Jr

Matin Katirai

No abstract provided.


Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Report Symptoms Consistent With Chronic Multisymptom Illness One Year After Deployment, Lisa M. McAndrew, Drew A. Helmer, L. Alison Phillips, Helena K. Chandler, Kathleen Ray, Karen S. Quigley 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs

Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Report Symptoms Consistent With Chronic Multisymptom Illness One Year After Deployment, Lisa M. Mcandrew, Drew A. Helmer, L. Alison Phillips, Helena K. Chandler, Kathleen Ray, Karen S. Quigley

L. Alison Phillips

Many Veterans returning from service in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) experience chronic pain. What is not known is whether for some OIF/OEF Veterans this pain is part of a larger condition of diffuse multisystem symptoms consistent with chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). We use data from a prospective longitudinal study of OIF/OEF Veterans to determine the frequency of CMI. We found that 1 yr after deployment, 49.5% of OIF/OEF Veterans met criteria for mild to moderate CMI and 10.8% met criteria for severe CMI. Over 90% of Veterans with chronic pain met ...


Intergovernmental Organizations And Foreign Policy Behavior: Some Empirical Findings, James M. McCormick, Young W. Khil 2016 Iowa State University

Intergovernmental Organizations And Foreign Policy Behavior: Some Empirical Findings, James M. Mccormick, Young W. Khil

James McCormick

In this study, we evaluate whether the increase in the number of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) has resulted in their increased use for foreign policy behavior by the nations of the world. This question is examined in three related ways: (1) the aggregate use of IGOs for foreign policy behavior; (2) the relationship between IGO membership and IGO use; and (3) the kinds of states that use IGOs. Our data base consists of the 35 nations in the CREON (Comparative Research on the Events of Nations) data set for the years 1959-1968.

The main findings are that IGOs were employed over ...


The Making Of International Agreements: A Reappraisal Of Congressional Involvement, Loch Johnson, James M. McCormick 2016 Iowa State University

The Making Of International Agreements: A Reappraisal Of Congressional Involvement, Loch Johnson, James M. Mccormick

James McCormick

Although the constitution implies that the primary responsibility in the making of foreign policy resides in the Executive Branch, the Congress shares several important powers in this area.' Among these is the prerogative to join in the making of international commitments, as expressed in the treaty-making provisions of the Constitution.2 Lately, however, critics have argued that the foreign policy powers of Congress have eroded drastically through unilateral action taken by the Executive Branch. The criticism contends, first, that the form of international commitments has changed in recent years. Increasingly, the President has used executive agreements, proclamations, or other unilateral ...


Basic Commodity Programs: Understanding How They Work And Assessing 1990 Farm Bill Proposals, Mark A. Edelman Dr. 2016 Iowa State University

Basic Commodity Programs: Understanding How They Work And Assessing 1990 Farm Bill Proposals, Mark A. Edelman Dr.

Mark Edelman

How has agricultural policy changed over the years? Prior to the closing of the western frontier and for the first,150 years of this nation's history, government involvement in agriculture was primarily limited - to: - (1): land ownership, .and settlement policy,' (2) scientific input., .and (3> basic regulations. So, the U-Sb essentially had a market oriented policy


Options Of State And Local Governments For Dealing With Shfits And Fiscal Stress: A Midwest Perspective, Mark A. Edelman, Daniel M. Otto 2016 Iowa State University

Options Of State And Local Governments For Dealing With Shfits And Fiscal Stress: A Midwest Perspective, Mark A. Edelman, Daniel M. Otto

Mark Edelman

We live in a world of change. Nothing stays the sane forever. Communities and institutions are born. Some group and continue to group. Some nay experience decline. Some nay even die. Fiscal stress may' occur during the growth phase if the demand for community services expands faster than the capacity to deliver the services. However a different kind of fiscal stress occurs when the community's economic base erodes due to structural change in nature or declining industries like agriculture, mining, petroleum or labor-intensive manufacturing. This symposium is concerned more with the last type of stress.


A Preliminary Analysis Of The Proposed 1998 Taxpayers' Right Amendments To The Iowa Constitution And Fiscal Consequences Assuming Implementation From Fy1984 To Present, Mark A. Edelman Dr. 2016 Iowa State University

A Preliminary Analysis Of The Proposed 1998 Taxpayers' Right Amendments To The Iowa Constitution And Fiscal Consequences Assuming Implementation From Fy1984 To Present, Mark A. Edelman Dr.

Mark Edelman

This staff paper-reviews the Senate (SSB2072) anU House (HSB688) versions of'a proposed 1998 Amendment.to the Iowa Constitution and.provides a preliminary analysis of the fiscal impacts'on the,state general fund receipts, general fund appropriations, and local property^taxes assuming each proposal was implemented in FY1984. While the year-to-year reductions in spending are relatively small,the cumulative fiscal impact of the SSB2072 would likely have resulted in (1) a FY1997 state general-fund limit that allows 32 percent less spending'than•actual FY1997, (2) a $710-million reduction in the growth of state aid-to local government; and (3)'a29.7 ...


Discussion Results From Future Directions In Iowa Education A Statewide Satellite Teleconference, Mark A. Edelman Dr., James J. Knudsen 2016 Iowa State University

Discussion Results From Future Directions In Iowa Education A Statewide Satellite Teleconference, Mark A. Edelman Dr., James J. Knudsen

Mark Edelman

The Future Directions in Iowa Education program was designed with three purposes in mind. First, the program was designed to provide local participants with the latest perspectives on current statewide trends in Iowa schools, school fiananceand legislative options. Second, the program was designed to provide each participant with data on local school district trends and directions for comparison with neighboring districts„ Finallv™ the program was designed to provide each participant with a sense of direction (or lack thereof) on manv of the major education issues as a result of discussions with other state and local leaders- As a result, the ...


Economic Growth And Cooperative Enterprise Organization: Food For Thought And Perestroika In The Ussr, Mark A. Edelman 2016 Iowa State University

Economic Growth And Cooperative Enterprise Organization: Food For Thought And Perestroika In The Ussr, Mark A. Edelman

Mark Edelman

I am a Professor of Agricultural Economics and Public Policy at Iowa State University- ISU has S5,000 students and has been a world leader in agricultural research and development among the U.S. universities. Also, today I am representing Land O' Lakesj one of the largest agribusiness cooperatives in the United States. During the past four years, I have served as an advisory member of the Land O' Lakes Board of Directors. Therefore, let me review Land •' Lakes at a glance.


Discussion Results From A Statewide Satellite Town Meeting On The 1990 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs, Environment, Food Safety And Rural Development, Mark A. Edelman Dr., David A. Swenson 2016 Iowa State University

Discussion Results From A Statewide Satellite Town Meeting On The 1990 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs, Environment, Food Safety And Rural Development, Mark A. Edelman Dr., David A. Swenson

Mark Edelman

Ames--"The U.S. should attempt to coordinate the reduction of trade subsidies with other nations, but should not remove the income safety net for U.S. farmers," says a new ISU report.


Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D 2016 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D

Mark Edelman

* This report is designed to foster discussion among citizens, leaders and policy makers regarding a public issue of concern to lowans. Iowa State University seeks to provide accurate research-based information on relevant issues and does not necessarily endorse or oppose any proposals that may be analyzed. The analysis provided herein was initiated after requests for information on the impacts of the proposals were expressed by leaders representing a coalition of more than twenty statewide interests. It is important to note that NO external support was received from any special interest groups for conducting this analysis. The methods and data used ...


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