2017 Polestar Family Calendar

Author: Ruth Porter
Publisher: Polestar Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781551861005
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Your great calendar has been 'ordering' my family's life for ten years now. Thank you!" --Mary Davidson, Springfield, Oregon

Polestar Business Agenda 2018

Author: Julian Ross
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781551861050
Format: PDF
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Creative time management for our working lives. The Polestar Business Calendar is designed to organize all aspects of your life with its open, uncluttered format. Features include: Weekly page spreads with lots of room to write; Unique three-part time-management system; Reference pages include monthly expense pages and note and address pages; Great weekly quotes; Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled text paper, FSC certified.

Principles Focused Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462531903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles--and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises. ÿ

What s In What s Out

Author: Amanda Glassman
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 1944691057
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the conditions that lead to renal failure in the first place? Policymakers dealing with the realities of limited health care budgets face tough decisions like these regularly. And for many individuals, their personal health care choices are equally stark: paying for medical treatment could push them into poverty. Many low- and middle-income countries now aspire to universal health coverage, where governments ensure that all people have access to the quality health services they need without risk of impoverishment. But for universal health coverage to become reality, the health services offered must be consistent with the funds available—and this implies tough everyday choices for policymakers that could be the difference between life and death for those affected by any given condition or disease. The situation is particularly acute in low- and middle income countries where public spending on health is on the rise but still extremely low, and where demand for expanded services is growing rapidly. What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage argues that the creation of an explicit health benefits plan—a defined list of services that are and are not available—is an essential element in creating a sustainable system of universal health coverage. With contributions from leading health economists and policy experts, the book considers the many dimensions of governance, institutions, methods, political economy, and ethics that are needed to decide what’s in and what’s out in a way that is fair, evidence-based, and sustainable over time.

Sleepwalking Land

Author: Mia Couto
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 185242897X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mia Couto's first novel, judged one of the twelve best African books of the 20th century

Successful Strategic Planning

Author: Patrick J. Burkhart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803947993
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Strategic planning is often considered a complex and difficult task and is frequently avoided because of perceived lack of time, resources or expertise. This step-by-step guide aims to demystify the process of strategic planning for nonprofit agencies and organizations by using case examples to illustrate major concepts.

The Infatuations

Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960730
Format: PDF
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013 Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.

Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics

Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264104143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.