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Scaling Up

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309041317
Genre : Computers
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Large and growing opportunity costs are resulting from the inability to produce sophisticated, reliable software in a timely manner. Software engineering presents stubborn problems, but in this book, a group of experts suggest several constructive directions for research. Together, they support the need for greater interaction between researchers and practitioners and more aggressive efforts to share and reuse software engineering knowledge.
Category: Computers

Scaling Up Treatment For The Global Aids Pandemic

Author : Institute of Medicine
ISBN : 9780309092647
Genre : Medical
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An estimated forty million people carry the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and five million more become newly infected annually. In recent years, many HIV-infected patients in wealthy nations have enjoyed significantly longer, good-quality lives as a result of antiretroviral therapy (ART). However, most infected individuals live in the poorest regions of the world, where ART is virtually nonexistent. The consequent death toll in these regions--especially sub-Saharan Africa--is begetting economic and social collapse. To inform the multiple efforts underway to deploy antiretroviral drugs in resource-poor settings, the Institute of Medicine committee was asked to conduct an independent review and assessment of rapid scale-up ART programs. It was also asked to identify the components of effective implementation programs. At the heart of the committee's report lie five imperatives: Immediately introduce and scale up ART programs in resource-poor settings. Devise strategies to ensure high levels of patient adherence to complicated treatment regimens. Rapidly address human-resource shortages to avoid the failure of program implementation. Continuously monitor and evaluate the programs to form the most effective guidelines and treatment regimens for each population. Prepare to sustain ART for decades.
Category: Medical

Scaling Up Nutrition

Author : Susan Horton
ISBN : 0821380788
Genre : Medical
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Action against malnutrition is needed more than ever. An additional US$10.3 billion a year is required from national and international public resources to successfully attack undernutrition worldwide. This would benefit more than 360 million children in the 36 countries with the highest burden of undernutrition home to 90 percent of the stunted children globally. Since early childhood offers a special window of opportunity to improve nutrition, the bulk of the investment needs to be targeted between pre-pregnancy until two years of age. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' notes that investment will yield high returns through thriving children, healthier families, and more productive workers. This investment is essential to make progress on the nutrition and child mortality Millennium Development Goals and to protect critical human capital in developing economies. The human and financial costs of further neglect will be high. This call for greater investment in nutrition comes at a time when global efforts to strengthen health systems provide a unique opportunity to scale up integrated packages of health and nutrition interventions with common delivery platforms, thereby reducing costs. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' has benefited from the expertise of many international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutions. This book will be of interest to policy makers, public health officials, nutritionists, government officials, and all those interested in improving child nutrition and health outcomes.
Category: Medical

Local And Community Driven Development

Author : Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize
ISBN : 0821381954
Genre : Business & Economics
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'Local and Community Driven Development: Moving to Scale in Theory and Practice' provides development practitioners with the historical background and the tools required to successfully scale up local and community driven development (LCDD) to the regional and national levels. LCDD gives control of development decisions and resources to communities and local governments. It involves collaboration between communities, local governments, technical agencies, and the private sector. Since the 1980s, participatory approaches have received new impetus via participatory rural appraisal, the integration of participation in sector programs, decentralization efforts of developing countries, and greater space for civil society and the private sector. This book traces the emergence of the LCDD synthesis from these various strands. 'Local and Community Driven Development' provides the theoretical underpinnings for scaling up, guidance on how to adapt the approach to the specific institutional and political settings of different countries, diagnostic tools, and step-by-step instructions to diagnose the national context, adapt policies, and expand programs. It will be a useful guide for rural and urban development practitioners, public administrators, and policy makers who wrestle daily with the problems the book addresses.
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Alliances To Scale Up Financial Services In Rural Areas

Author : Joselito S. Gallardo
ISBN : 9780821366042
Genre : Social Science
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"Business firms have employed strategic alliances with other firms to effectively manage costs, overcome resource and technology constraints, and enhance competitive position. The principle and practice of strategic alliances can be applied as well for productive and beneficial institutional collaborations in rural financial markets to expand the array of financial products and to scale up access of rural households and micro-businesses to financial services. Strategic alliances comprise a new theme in rural finance. The institutions in the study used strategic alliances to tap new capital resources, manage transaction costs, access banking technology and infrastructure and acquire new skills to provide an expanding array of financial services to wider markets. The authors carefully examine the experiences of selected rural finance institutions and their strategic allies or development partners in Guatemala, the Philippines, Ghana and India to draw out the main findings and share the lessons that may be gainfully applied in other country settings. The study addressed a number of key questions: - What motivated the rural finance institution to structure its alliance or partnership with a bank, commercial or development organization? - How are gains from and costs of alliances and partnerships shared between collaborating institutions? - What are the key elements that make partnerships or alliances successful, and which conditions lead to unproductive ones? - Which financial products and services are best introduced through strategic alliances?"
Category: Social Science

Net 4 Wrox Pdf Bundle

Author : Bill Evjen
ISBN : 9780470937839
Genre : Computers
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The books included in this set are: 9780470502204 Professional ASP.NET 4: in C# and VB: Written by three highly recognized and regarded ASP.NET experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage on ASP.NET 4 with a unique approach featuring examples in both C# and VB, as is the incomparable coverage of core ASP.NET. After a fast-paced refresher on essentials such as server controls, the book delves into expert coverage of all the latest capabilities of ASP.NET 4. 9780470502259 Professional C# 4 and .NET 4: After a quick refresher on C# basics, the author dream team moves on to provide you with details of language and framework features including LINQ, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, WCF, WPF, Workflow, and Generics. Coverage also spans ASP.NET programming with C#, working in Visual Studio 2010 with C#, and more. With this book, you'll quickly get up to date on all the newest capabilities of C# 4. 9780470548653 Professional Visual Studio 2010: This book gets you quickly up to speed on what you can expect from Visual Studio 2010. Packed with helpful examples, this comprehensive guide explains examines the features of Visual Studio 2010, which allows you to create and manage programming projects for the Windows platform. It walks you through every facet of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE), from common tasks and functions to its powerful tools 9780470499832 Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference: This reference guide provides you with a broad, solid understanding of essential Visual Basic 2010 topics and clearly explains how to use this powerful programming language to perform a variety of tasks. As a tutorial, the book describes the Visual Basic language and covers essential Visual Basic topics. The material presents categorized information regarding specific operations and reveals useful tips, tricks, and tidbits to help you make the most of the new Visual Basic 2010. 9780470477229 WPF Programmer's Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4: Written by a leading expert on Microsoft graphics programming, this richly illustrated book provides an introduction to WPF development and explains fundamental WPF concepts. It is packed with helpful examples and progresses through a range of topics that gradually increase in their complexity. 9780470257029 Professional SQL Server 2008 Programming: This expanded best-seller includes new coverage of SQL Server 2008's new datatypes, new indexing structures, manageability features, and advanced time-zone handling. As an added bonus, also includes Professional SQL Server 2005 Programmers for .NET 4 developers still working in a SQL Server 2005 setting.
Category: Computers

Docker Up Running

Author : Sean P. Kane
ISBN : 9781492036708
Genre : Computers
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Docker is rapidly changing the way organizations deploy software at scale. However, understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—is not a trivial task. With the updated edition of this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. This edition includes significant updates to the examples and explanations that reflect the substantial changes that have occurred over the past couple of years. Sean Kane and Karl Matthias have added a complete chapter on Docker Compose, deeper coverage of Docker Swarm mode, introductions to both Kubernetes and AWS Fargate, examples on how to optimize your Docker images, and much more. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applications Start working with Docker images, containers, and command line tools Use practical techniques to deploy and test Docker containers in production Debug containers by understanding their composition and internal processes Deploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environment Explore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
Category: Computers

The Manual For Indian Start Ups

Author : Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi
ISBN : 9789386495839
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 26.36 MB
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Do I still need to make a founders' agreement even if my co-promoters are my childhood friends? What is a mentor agreement and how is it different from an investor agreement? What clauses do I need to really worry about in a seed investor agreement? Do I need to patent everything I build on my own? These are the typical questions that bother an early-stage entrepreneur in the burgeoning Indian start-up ecosystem. The Manual for Indian Start-ups has been ideated as a handy guide meant for daily use. Authored by industry leaders, this book provides ingredients to critical business aspects in terms of relevant templates based on the stage the venture is in for the first three years of the entrepreneurial journey.
Category: Literary Collections

Reducing Poverty On A Global Scale

Author : World Bank
ISBN : 082136362X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Based on the findings from the Shanghai Global Learning Initiative (a working conference held in Shanghai in May 2004 organised by the World Bank in partnership with the Chinese Government) this publication explores issues relating to global sustainable development, poverty reduction strategies and the effectiveness of international aid. The aim of the case studies presented is to explore ways of 'scaling-up' successful initiatives in order to address the global imbalances in poverty and development identified in the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Category: Business & Economics

Getting To Scale

Author : Laurence Chandy
ISBN : 9780815724209
Genre : Business & Economics
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The global development community is teeming with different ideas and interventions to improve the lives of the world's poorest people. Whether these succeed in having a transformative impact depends not just on their individual brilliance but on whether they can be brought to a scale where they reach millions of poor people. Getting to Scale explores what it takes to expand the reach of development solutions beyond an individual village or pilot program so they serve poor people everywhere. Each chapter documents one or more contemporary case studies, which together provide a body of evidence on how scale can be pursued. The book suggests that the challenge of scaling up can be divided into two solutions: financing interventions at scale, and managing delivery to large numbers of beneficiaries. Neither governments, donors, charities, nor corporations are usually capable of overcoming these twin challenges alone, indicating that partnerships are key to success. Scaling up is mission critical if extreme poverty is to be vanquished in our lifetime. Getting to Scale provides an invaluable resource for development practitioners, analysts, and students on a topic that remains largely unexplored and poorly understood. Contributors: Tessa Bold (Goethe University, Frankfurt), Wolfgang Fengler (World Bank, Nairobi), David Gartner (Arizona State University), Shunichiro Honda (JICA Research Institute), Michael Joseph (Vodafone), Hiroshi Kato (JICA), Mwangi Kimenyi (Brookings), Michael Kubzansky (Monitor Inclusive Markets), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jane Nelson (Harvard Kennedy School), Alice Ng'ang'a (Strathmore University, Nairobi), Justin Sandefur (Center for Global Development), Pauline Vaughan (consultant), Chris West (Shell Foundation)
Category: Business & Economics