Access to Financial Services in Brazil

Author: Anjali Kumar

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821357163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 619

View: 2539

There is an increasing awareness that access to financial services can contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. This study focuses on the delivery of financial services in Brazil, one of the world's most important emerging financial markets. It examines different aspects of financial service provision, and explores approaches to address problems of financial exclusion. Topics discussed include: microfinance schemes; private banking; rural finance systems; institutional infrastructure; and the role of government policy.

Motor Vehicle Representative

Author: National Learning Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837332581

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

View: 3774

Master the Civil Service Exams

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768938090

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

View: 6818

Master the Civil Service Exams offers complete test preparation for the written exam so you can pursue a government job. Math, verbal and clerical exercises, plus four full-length practice tests, build skills and confidence, while experts in the field provide an inside scoop on how to become a first-rate job candidate. You will also find up-to-date information on the civil service job market and projected areas of growth.

Microfinance India

State of the Sector Report 2010

Author: N Srinivasan

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132106687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6573

Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2010 presents the growth of the microfinance sector in India in its entirety. It offers in-depth, well-researched and well-analyzed evidence on how the sector has made an impact at various levels of the economy and society. The report provides most recent statistical data relating to the sector's growth and expansion across models. It highlights perspectives on current issues and documents new interest, new investments and innovations in the sector. The report collects information from authoritative sources, studies and reports on the sector and field studies on specific developments of interest. Included in the report are: a comparison of the performance of SHG and MFI models, Microfinance Penetration Indices that compare client outreach across states and discussions on innovations and novel experiments in the sector and themes of topical relevance. It also identifies knowledge and practice gaps that require further research and study. The best reference book on the annual trends and progress of the Indian microfinance sector, the report is a must for every microfinance practitioner.

Moving Out of Poverty

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Mobility

Author: Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821369920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 9783

This book brings together the latest thinking about poverty dynamics from diverse analytic traditions. While covering a vast body of conceptual and empirical knowledge about economic and social mobility, it takes the reader on compelling journeys of multigenerational accounts of three villages in Kanartaka, India, twelve years in the life of a street child in Burkina Faso, and much more. Leading development practitioners and scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology critically examine the literature from their disciplines and contribute new frameworks and evidence from their own works. The 'Moving Out of Poverty' series launched in 2007 is under the editorial direction of Deepa Narayan, Senior Advisor of the World Bank and former director of the pathbreaking 'Voices of the Poor' series. It features the results of new comparative research across more than 500 communities in 15 countries to understand how and why people move out of poverty, and presents other work which builds on interdisciplinary and contextually grounded understandings of growth and poverty reduction.

The American Revolution in Monmouth County

The Theatre of Spoil and Destruction

Author: Michael S. Adelberg

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232636

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7960

Like much of New Jersey during the American Revolution, Monmouth County was contested territory in between the great armies. As the Battles of Trenton, Princeton and Bound Brook raged nearby, the people of Monmouth County fought their own internal revolution; Loyalist partisans led insurrections and raids that laid waste to entire neighborhoods. In 1778, General George Washington rallied his Continental army and fought the British within Monmouth's borders, barely holding the field. Monmouth Countians joined the fight and then spent the following weeks caring for the wounded and burying the dead. The remaining war years brought more hardships, as they grappled with a local civil war charged with racial, religious and economic undercurrents--a local civil war that continued long after the Battle of Yorktown supposedly ended hostilities. Revolutionary War scholar Michael S. Adelberg brings to life the struggles within Monmouth County, a place that New Jersey governor William Livingston called "the theatre of spoil and destruction."

Microfinance in India

A State of the Sector Report, 2007

Author: Prabhu Ghate

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 8178298937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 606

Microfinance in India: A State of the Sector Report, 2007 is one in a series of annual reports on the microfinance sector in India. It is a comprehensive one-stop document that provides a holistic view of the sector, providing a detailed analysis of its status and future. It highlights recent developments under each of the two main models of microfinance in India -the SHG and MFI models. Most significantly, it engages with issues of topical interest such as the microfinance bill pending in parliament in a balanced and objective manner, and focuses on policy issues that need the attention of decision makers. The book carries a statistical appendix which provides essential data on the sector, and strengthens its utility as a reference document. It will be of interest to various players in the sector including practitioners, bankers, insurance companies, venture capitalists, regulators, donors and academics.

Chief Key Punch Operator

Author: Jack Rudman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837321042

Category: Civil service

Page: N.A

View: 3291

India 2017

A Reference Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788123023281

Category: India

Page: 992

View: 8444

Understanding E-Government

Information Systems in Public Administration

Author: Vincent Homburg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113408501X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 5522

Governments these days often boast about the efficiency of their electronic systems. Information communication technologies (ICTs) apparently allow public service to become cheaper, faster and more democratic. E-government has become another buzzword, the shining future of the public realm. Critics claim, however, that ICTs’ potential for democratic renewal is hampered by ancient assumptions of how governments should function. But which viewpoint is nearer the truth? In this original and insightful volume, Vincent Homburg demonstrates how the use, form and impact of ICTs are, in fact, entwined within the socio-political, economic and institutional aspects already established by government and public administration. Evangelical or fatalistic perspectives are discredited to show the different realities in which ICTs play a role in our daily lives. Using case studies and vignettes from throughout Europe and the US, the book analyzes what these new technologies actually do, and how they are screened through varying layers of bureaucracy and convention. This is a timely addition to our understanding of what is meant by e-government. It gets behind the political rhetoric. Understanding E-Government: Information Systems in Public Administration will be key reading for all students of public administration, political science, organization theory and information systems.

Financial Inclusion of the Marginalised

Street Vendors in the Urban Economy

Author: Sharit K. Bhowmik,Debdulal Saha

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 3696

This book is the product of a study conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Urban Housing and Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA). Its objective is to highlight some of the problems faced by street vendors in conducting their daily business and to examine how financial institutions, especially those in the banking sector, can include street vendors in their credit policies. Data was collected from 15 cities across the country. Not surprisingly, while issues such as public space utilisation have been deliberated upon at length, those concerning the nature of credit transactions and concurrently the financial inclusion of street vendors have scarcely received focussed attention. In the absence of formal credit, street vendors largely depend on loan sharks, who charge high interest rates ranging from 350% to 800% per annum. The problem of formal credit aside, another equally important factor is the inflexible attitude of the civic authorities towards street vending. Given their informal status, this is particularly apparent because they are forced to conduct business in the absence of legal protection, making them vulnerable to rent seeking by the authorities. The acceptance of the National Policy for Urban Street Vendors by a few states and the subsequent bill to protect the livelihood of street vendors should help them gain legitimacy and subsequently credit to run their businesses at proper rates. The book examines and analyses these issues. ​

Macquarie Dictionary

Author: Macquarie Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876429669

Category: Australianisms

Page: 1940

View: 2670

This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place – and place to voice. (Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia)Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.

The Cerefy Clinical Brain Atlas on CD-ROM

Based on the Classic Talairach-Tournoux and Schaltenbrand-Wahren Brain Atlases

Author: Wiesław Lucjan Nowiński,A. Thirunavuukarasuu

Publisher: Thieme Medical Pub

ISBN: 9781588902092

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 4937

Contains enhanced, extended versions of 3 atlases: Schaltenbrand and Wahren's Atlas for stereotaxy of the human brain; Talairach and Tournoux's Co-planar stereotaxic atlas of the human brain; and Referentially oriented cerebral MRI anatomy. Allows searching, display, and manipulation.

Privacy and human rights

an international and comparative study, with special reference to developments in information technology

Author: James Michael

Publisher: Dartmouth Pub Co


Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 9129

The developments of communication technologies have been among the most spectacular in the recent years. These put major challenges for the protection of human rights and, in particular, the right to privacy. These also raise crucial ethical issues concerning the treatment, storing and access to information. This book aims at mapping the main questions in this area and presents some of the legal answers so far given.