A Practitioners Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects

A Practitioners    Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects
Author: Kutlar Singh,Dharmendra Chandurkar,Varun Dutt
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 1443896098
ISBN 13: 9781443896092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practitioners Manual on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects Book Review:

This volume has been developed as a step-by-step guide for professionals involved in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating developmental interventions. It introduces and elucidates the key concepts and procedures involved, starting from the fundamentals of project design and management, the basics of monitoring and evaluation, and the development of a performance monitoring plan to different approaches to monitoring, choosing appropriate evaluation designs, approaches to evaluation, the analysis of monitoring and evaluation, and finally implementing this information in a project environment. In order to provide further context, the manual uses real project examples which help in buttressing the understanding of the readers and enable adoption of these practices in such projects.

Giving Birth With Confidence Official Lamaze Guide 3rd Edition

Giving Birth With Confidence  Official Lamaze Guide  3rd Edition
Author: Judith Lothian,Charlotte DeVries
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 1451619227
ISBN 13: 9781451619225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giving Birth With Confidence Official Lamaze Guide 3rd Edition Book Review:

For a Safe and Healthy Birth… Your Way! Giving Birth with Confidence will help take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby. Giving Birth with Confidence is the first and only pregnancy and childbirth guide written by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America. Written with a respectful, positive tone, this book presents: • Information to help you choose your maternity care provider and place of birth • Practical strategies to help you work effectively with your care provider • Information on how pregnancy and birth progress naturally • Steps you can take to alleviate fear and manage pain during labor • The best available medical evidence to help you make informed decisions Previously titled The Official Lamaze Guide, this 3rd edition has updated information on: • How vaginal birth, keeping mother and baby together, and breastfeeding help to build the baby’s microbiome. • How hormones naturally start and regulate labor and release endorphins to help alleviate pain. • Maternity-care practices that can disrupt the body’s normal functioning. • The latest recommendations on lifestyle issues like alcohol, vitamins, and caffeine. • Room sharing and cosleeping: the controversy, recommendations, and safety guidelines. • Out-of-hospital births are on the rise: New research and advice on planned home birth, including ACOG’s revised guidelines, which support women’s choices and promote seamless transfer to hospital, if needed. • The importance of avoiding unnecessary caesareans for mother and child. Includes the new ACOG guidelines on inductions and active labor. • The research in support of the Lamaze International’s “Six Healthy Birth Practices,” which are: • Let labor begin on its own. • Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor. • Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support. • Avoid interventions that aren’t medically necessary. • Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push. • Keep mother and baby together—it’s best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding.

Getting Health Reform Right

Getting Health Reform Right
Author: Marc Roberts,William Hsiao,Peter Berman,Michael Reich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-04-23
ISBN 10: 0199888167
ISBN 13: 9780199888160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Health Reform Right Book Review:

This book provides a multi-disciplinary framework for developing and analyzing health sector reforms, based on the authors' extensive international experience. It offers practical guidance - useful to policymakers, consultants, academics, and students alike - and stresses the need to take account of each country's economic, administrative, and political circumstances. The authors explain how to design effective government interventions in five areas - financing, payment, organization, regulation, and behavior - to improve the performance and equity of health systems around the world.

Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening

Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengthening
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9241563893
ISBN 13: 9789241563895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Makes the case for systems thinking in an easily accessible form for a broad interdisciplinary audience, including health system stewards, programme implementers, researchers, evaluators, and funding partners.

Project Management ToolBox

Project Management ToolBox
Author: Russ J. Martinelli,Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 1118973127
ISBN 13: 9781118973127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management ToolBox Book Review:

Boost your performance with improved project management tactics Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. With updated content that reflects key advances in the project management field, including planning, implementation, control, cost, and scheduling, this revised text offers added material that covers relevant topics, such as agility, change management, governance, reporting, and risk management. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn. Effective project management can support a company in increasing market share, improving the quality of products, and enhancing customer service. With so many aspects of project management changing as the business world continues to evolve, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest topics in this field. Explore emerging topics within the world of project management, keeping up to date on the latest, most relevant subject areas Leverage templates, exercises, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance your project management skills Discuss tips, reporting, implementation, documentation, and other essentials of the project management field Consider how project management fits into various industries, including technology, construction, healthcare, and product development Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition is an essential resource for experienced project managers and project management students alike.

Gender Inequalities in Health

Gender Inequalities in Health
Author: Ellen Annandale,Kate Hunt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050192981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Inequalities in Health Book Review:

'... a very useful addition to teaching material in the medical sociology/health studies field that will also be of value for teachers and students in women's studies.' - Mary Ann Elston, Royal Holloway University of London, UK '... Established wisdom about gender inequalities is due for critical questioning. This authoritative and challenging collection ... from some of the most respected names in the field ... will be essential reading for students and researchers in gender studies and medical sociology.' - Professor Mildred Blaxter, University of East Anglia, UK This state-of-the-art collection reflects critically upon the current status of our knowledge about gender inequalities in health and develops an agenda for future research. Leading experts address a range of themes that are central to the development of the field. These include recent theoretical and methodological developments in sociology and social policy, and the significance of changes in gender relations following wide-scale economic and social changes with respect to the mental and physical health status of men and women. The collection focuses upon gender and health within industrialized nations including Britain, North America, Western and Eastern Europe. It will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of sociology, health policy, health studies and gender studies.

A Guide to Project Monitoring Evaluation

A Guide to Project Monitoring   Evaluation
Author: Gudda
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN 10: 1456784803
ISBN 13: 9781456784805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Project Monitoring Evaluation Book Review:

This book is written for students taking courses in monitoring and evaluation both in college and at the university .The outstanding feature of the book lies in its organization. The chapters are arranged in chronological sequence to correspond to the classic steps in monitoring and evaluation systems. By looking at the monitoring and evaluation steps, the reader is presented with a logical & integrated framework. The principles and ideas expressed herein are relevant to any monitoring and evaluation programme.

EBOOK Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research A Methodological Handbook

EBOOK  Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research  A Methodological Handbook
Author: Don de Savigny,Karl Blanchet,Taghreed Adam
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-09-16
ISBN 10: 0335261337
ISBN 13: 9780335261338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research A Methodological Handbook Book Review:

Patient safety in health systems has become more and more important as a theme in health research, and so it is not surprising to see a growing interest in applying systems thinking to healthcare. However there is a difficulty – health systems are very complex and constantly adapting to respond to core drivers and fit needs. How do you apply systems thinking in this situation, and what methods are available? National health authorities, international donors and research practitioners need to know the “how-to” of conducting health systems research from a systems thinking perspective. This book will fill this gap and provide a range of tools that give clear guidance of ways to carry out systems thinking in health. These methodologies include: System dynamics and causal loops Network analysis Outcome mapping Soft systems methodology Written by an international team of experts in health research, this handbook will be essential reading for those working in or researching public health, health policy, health systems, global health, service improvement and innovation in practice.

Media Strategies

Media Strategies
Author: Jane Johnston,Katie Rowney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10: 1000246590
ISBN 13: 9781000246599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Strategies Book Review:

Media Strategies maps the complex and disruptive media environment for the communication professional and provides the tools and methods to work effectively within it. Increasingly, communication professionals need to be accomplished content managers, capable of employing an arsenal of multi-media tactics across different platforms. This book presents new and innovative approaches to media relations, brand journalism and content management, providing practitioners with the tools to creatively develop, share and deliver strategic media assets and ideas that cut through the cluttered digital environment. The authors also demonstrate that personal and traditional skills are as important as ever, including the ability to tell stories, create memorable media pitches, write and lay-out media materials, and develop credibility and trust in relationships. Media Strategies sets a new agenda for anyone seeking to build a career as a professional communicator. It includes examples from around the world, from corporate, political, government, not-for-profit and activist communication and public relations practice. 'The game has changed. Communications professionals should look to this as their guide when navigating a swiftly changing media landscape.' Ross Healy, Brand Social Media Specialist 'Media Strategies cuts through the hype to show how you can build your skills and excel as a communicator in both traditional media and the disruptive digital media platforms.' Elissa Trezia, Financial Technology PR Executive, Indonesia 'An excellent guide to the complex media landscape.' Catherine Archer, Academic Chair, Strategic Communication, Murdoch University

The Practitioner s Handbook of Project Performance

The Practitioner s Handbook of Project Performance
Author: Mark Phillips
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN 10: 1351974890
ISBN 13: 9781351974899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practitioner s Handbook of Project Performance Book Review:

Practitioners operate in a necessary reality. We work in a space where project performance is above theory or methodology. In the best environments, delivery and an affirmative culture are what matter most. In the worst, it is politics and survival. In any environment we are challenged to adopt best practices and adapt our style to the environment in which the project is occurring. This is a book about those best practices and practitioner experiences. It is a must have reference and guide book for project managers, general managers, business leaders and project management researchers. This book is the result of the hard work and dedication of more than 35 authors from more than 15 countries across four continents. It brings a diversity of experience, professional and personal. It includes practitioners, leading academics, renowned theorists and many who straddle those roles. The chapters cover experiences in software, large scale infrastructure projects, finance and health care, to name a few. The chapters themselves take many forms. Check out the table of contents to get a deeper sense of the topics included. All provide real-world guidance on delivering high performing projects and show you how to build, lead and manage high performing teams. The Practitioners Handbook of Project Performance is complete in itself. It can also be an enticing start to an ongoing dialogue with the authors and a pleasurable path to get deeper into the subject of project performance. Find your favorite place to begin learning from these chapters, to begin taking notes and taking away nuggets to use in your everyday. But don’t stop there. Contact information and further resources for this diverse team of experts authors are found throughout. The Practitioners Handbook is a modern guide to the leading edge of project performance management and a path to the future of project delivery.

Master Universal Economics

Master Universal Economics
Author: Armen Albert Alchian,William Richard Allen
Publsiher: Liberty Fund
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780865979062
ISBN 13: 0865979065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master Universal Economics Book Review:

Universal Economics is a new work that bears a strong resemblance to its two predecessors, University Economics (1964, 1967, 1972) and Exchange and Production (1969, 1977, 1983). Collaborating again, Professors Alchian and Allen have written a fresh presentation of the analytical tools employed in the economic way of thinking. More than any other principles textbook, Universal Economics develops the critical importance of property rights to the existence and success of market economies. The authors explain the interconnection between goods prices and productive-asset prices and how market-determined interest rates bring about the allocation of resources toward the satisfaction of consumption demands versus saving/investment priorities. They show how the crucial role of prices in a market economy cannot be well understood without a firm grasp of the role of money in a modern world. The Alchian and Allen application of information and search-cost analysis to the subject of money, price determination, and inflation is unique in the teaching of economic principles. No one has ever done price theory better than Alchianthat is, no one has ever excelled Alchians ability to explain the reason, role, and nuances of prices, of competition, and of property rights. And only a precious fewI can count them on my fingershave a claim for being considered to have done price theory as well as he did it. Donald Boudreaux, George Mason University. Armen A. Alchian (19142013), one of the twentieth centurys great teachers of economic science, taught at UCLA from 1958 to 1984. Founder of the UCLA tradition in economics, he has become recognized as one of the most influential voices in the areas of market structure, property rights, and the theory of the firm. William R. Allen taught at Washington University prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 1952. Along with research primarily in international economics and the history of economic theory, he has concentrated on teaching economics. Universal Economics is his third textbook collaboration with Armen Alchian. Jerry L. Jordan wrote his doctoral dissertation under the direction of Armen Alchian. He was Dean of the School of Management at the University of New Mexico, a member of President Reagans Council of Economic Advisors and of the U.S. Gold Commission, Director of Research of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Gender Development and Health

Gender  Development and Health
Author: Caroline Sweetman
Publsiher: Oxfam
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780855984564
ISBN 13: 0855984562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Development and Health Book Review:

Articles included here focus on understandings of reproductive health; integrating gender issues into infectious disease prevention; the impact of HIV/AIDS on women; working with communities to promote health and on the monitoring and evaluation of health projects from a gender perspective.

Strategic Advertising Management

Strategic Advertising Management
Author: Larry Percy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1108971309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Community Organizing and Community Building for Health

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health
Author: Meredith Minkler
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780813534749
ISBN 13: 0813534747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Health for Everyone

Health for Everyone
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789264426979
ISBN 13: 9264426973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health for Everyone Book Review:

Good health is a key component of people's well-being. It is a value in itself but - through its influence on social, education and labour market outcomes - being in good or bad health has also wider implications on people's chances of leading a fulfilling and productive life. Yet, even in the OECD countries, health inequality persists with severe consequences on the goal of promoting inclusive growth. This report documents a comprehensive range of inequalities in health and health systems to the detriment of disadvantaged population groups in a large set of OECD and EU countries. It assesses the gaps in health outcomes and risk factors between different socio-economic groups. When it comes to health systems, the report measures inequalities in health care utilisation, unmet needs and the affordability of health care services. For each of these different domains, the report identifies groups of countries that display higher, intermediate, and low levels of inequality. The report makes a strong case for addressing health-related inequalities as a key component of a policy strategy to promote inclusive growth and reduce social inequalities. It also provides a framework for more in-depth analyses on how to address these inequalities at country level.

Benefits Realization Management A Practice Guide

Benefits Realization Management  A Practice Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Project Management Institute
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 1628254815
ISBN 13: 9781628254815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benefits Realization Management A Practice Guide Book Review:

Benefits realization is the common thread that runs from organizational strategy through project deliverables that contribute benefits. Yet, according to PMI's 2018 Pulse of the Profession Report: Success in Disruptive Times, only one in three organizations report high benefits realization maturity. This practice guide provides a comprehensive look at the topic of benefits realization in of portfolio, program, and project management. It will help readers tackle this important topic and drive more successful outcomes and better strategic alignment in your organization. Inside this practice guide readers will find: standardized definitions for benefits realization, benefits realization management and associated benefits realization terms; the core principles of benefits realization; the benefits realization management life cycle from organizational mission, vision, and strategy through project deliverables and success measurement, and how it contributes to the expected benefits and value that the organization intends to realize; and a framework and guidance to help practitioners manage benefits realization in organizational project management and portfolio, program, and project management. As with all PMI standards and publications, this practice guide also aligns with our other standards including: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)®—Sixth Edition; The Standard for Program Management—Fourth Edition; and The Standard for Portfolio Management—Fourth Edition.

Sales and Distribution Management

Sales and Distribution Management
Author: S.L. Gupta
Publsiher: Excel Books India
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9788174464163
ISBN 13: 8174464166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sales and Distribution Management Book Review:

Most standard books on marketing area have been written by American authors. Though there are a number of books on Sales and Distribution Management by Indian authors as well, these books do not present the Indian conditions in the right perspective. Indian students studying management require books which deal with the changing profile of Indian buyers and helps them understand their perceptions and motivations as also the factors that influence the decisions made by Indian consumers.The book offers a practical approach to Sales and Distribution Management and gives a comprehensive, easy-to-read and enjoyable treatment to the subject matter for students of Sales and Distribution Management. It includes more than 500 live examples and 30 Case Studies from Indian marketing environment and provides sufficient food for thought to students to develop themselves as Result oriented marketers of the future.

Communication Skills and Personality Development

Communication Skills and Personality Development
Author: J.R. Kadam,V.G. Patel,S.A. Dhenge,A.M. Murai
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 9387991768
ISBN 13: 9789387991767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication Skills and Personality Development Book Review:

Personality development is an indispensable tool that helps an individual to flourish personal and professional skills. An extraordinary personality is sophisticated, well dressed and groomed, exuding confidence in speech and interpersonal skills. The factors such as biological characteristics, family and social groups, cultural and social factors contribute towards formation of an individual personality. Good communication is vital to any institution’s successful operation and equally imperative for personality development. The book ‘Communication Skills and Personality Development’ is a thorough attempt to present the aforesaid concepts in a simple, understandable, and student-friendly language to gaze the difficult situations and handle them appropriately. The course on Communication Skills and Personality Development has been recommended by V Deans Committee for B.Sc. (Agri.), B.Sc. (Horti.) and B.Tech. faculties throughout the agricultural universities in India; this book has been administered to cover the entire syllabus of this course. The book is highly recommended as a text book for the under graduate agricultural students.

Effective Onboarding

Effective Onboarding
Author: Norma Davila,Wanda Pina-Ramirez
Publsiher: American Society for Training and Development
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1947308610
ISBN 13: 9781947308619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Onboarding Book Review:

Onboarding turns the key, opening the door to talent development Investing in onboarding means investing in employee success and the business of the future. Effective onboarding programs both increase and facilitate employee engagement and business results; onboarding shortens the employee learning curve by increasing job knowledge. If you need to design, revise, or expand your company’s onboarding program, Effective Onboarding offers a simple-to-follow path forward. Talent development experts Norma Dávila and Wanda Piña-Ramírez combine their significant consulting experience and the latest onboarding trends to create a single source for onboarding best practices, job aids, templates, and checklists. Also included are examples and stories based on real-life situations the authors have encountered in their practice. While many books about onboarding limit their approach to employee recruitment and selection, this book is more comprehensive, following employees through their first year on the job. Effective Onboarding clarifies the differences between orientation and onboarding, describes how to build a business case for your onboarding program, and guides you to design, implement, evaluate, and sustain the program that’s right for your organization. Effective Onboarding is part of a new ATD series, What Works in Talent Development, which addresses the most critical topics facing today’s talent development practitioners. Each book in the series is written for trainers, by trainers, and offers a clear, step-by-step path to solve real issues.

Methods of IT Project Management

Methods of IT Project Management
Author: Jeffrey L. Brewer,Kevin C. Dittman
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 1612495524
ISBN 13: 9781612495521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods of IT Project Management Book Review:

Methods of IT Project Management (Third Edition) is built around the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and covers best practices unique to the IT field. It is designed for use in graduate, advanced undergraduate, and professional IT project management courses to prepare students for success in the IT field, and to prepare them to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam given by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading certification in the field of project management. Unlike other project management texts, Methods of IT Project Management follows the IT project life cycle, from overview and initiation to execution, control, and closing. An enterprise-scale IT project (macro-case study) runs through the entire text. Each section presents mini-cases based on the larger case and focuses on new concepts presented in each section. Readers gain practical knowledge of IT project management workflows, at scale, while building technical knowledge and skills required to pass the PMP. Mini-case studies encourage deep retention, prompt rich in-class discussion, and challenge more advanced students and professionals alike. Unique skills covered can be put directly into practice. An appendix presents practice study questions and advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. The revised third edition includes expanded coverage of agile system development methodologies, leadership and negotiation skills, and process maturity models.