Global Public Policies and Programs: Implications for Financing and Evaluation: Proceedings from a World Bank Workshop

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Christopher D. Gerrard, Marco A. Ferroni, Ashoka Mody
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2001 - 244 páginas
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This book is based on a global public policies and programs workshop held in July 2000. The papers examine conceptual issues along with the practical implementation problems of global public policies and programs. Some of the topics covered in this book are global financial instability, the implications of intellectual property rights protection for developing countries, and the promotion of international agricultural research.
 

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Página 147 - The relentless march of intellectual property rights needs to be stopped and questioned. Developments in the new technologies are running far ahead of the ethical, legal, regulatory and policy frameworks needed to govern their use. More understanding is needed - in every country - of the economic and social consequences of the TRIPS Agreement. Many people have started to question the relationship between knowledge ownership and innovation. Alternative approaches to innovation, based on sharing, open...
Página xxv - Tropical CIDA Canadian International Development Agency CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research CIMMYT Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo...
Página 185 - If a good's benefits are both nonrival and nonexcludable, the good is a pure public good. A good's benefits are nonrival when one agent's consumption or use of the good does not detract in the slightest from the consumption opportunities of other users of the same unit of good.
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Página xviii - In 1992-93, he temporarily rejoined the World Bank to serve as lead author for the Bank's 1993 World Development Report, Investing in Health.
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Página xxvii - Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the SemiArid Tropics IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture...
Página 165 - ... countries in the provisions of bankruptcy and insolvency codes. There is the danger that an international standard broad enough to encompass these variations will tend toward a lowest common denominator. Moreover, standards, by defining the minimum acceptable threshold, may weaken the incentive for countries to do better. What will prevent governments from taking steps to meet the letter of the requirement without in fact satisfying its spirit? Such qualms are reinforced by the experience with...

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