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PURPOSE When conducted at the right time, and when they focus on key issues of concern to policy makers and managers, and when the results are presented in a user-friendly format, evaluations can provide a highly cost-effective way to improve the performance and impact of development policies, programs and projects. But evaluations that fail these criteria may produce no useful results– even when they are methodologically
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This report on anti-spam legislation in OECD non-member countries was originally prepared for the Brussels OECD Workshop on Spam and was updated following the workshop to include more non-member country information in April 2004.
Reform of education, training and human resource management is an integral part of the transition to a democratic society and to economic prosperity. Efforts undertaken in educational work are an undeniable contribution towards fostering peace, human rights and a sustainable, secure environment, which are fundamental to achieving stability in a country. Bulgaria has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1990. Today,
The aim of the Stability Pact is to strengthen countries in South Eastern Europe in their efforts to foster peace, democracy, human rights, social development, economic prosperity and a favourable environment for sustainable security, in order to achieve stability in the region. These objectives of the Stability Pact were adopted in the Cologne Document and the Sarajevo Declaration, signed in 1999 by more than 40 partner countries and
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Economic growth has been recorded during the last couple of years in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Thus, Environmental Enforcement Authorities are being challenged to prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation during the period of economic recovery and production upturn.
Environment Ministers from 55 countries of Europe, North America, Caucasus and Central Asia met in Kyiv on 21-23 May at 5th 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference. OECD provided inputs on environmental policy instruments, financing.
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.
This book presents a method to develop financing strategies for investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and municipal solid waste. The strategies, supported by the FEASIBLE computer model, were developed in several countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), in EU accession countries and China.
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This EPPA highlights a number of issues, grounded on insights from SME owners and mangers. It identifies a number of actions needed in order to build further on the progress already made in improving the policy environment for SMEs.
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The aim of this paper is to provide a statistical update of an earlier analysis on FDI in South East European countries and includes Moldova among the countries covered. Various features of FDI in the region and in individual countries are presented in 29 tables. This study, prepared by Gábor Hunya of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, was commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and Labour.