Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128243147
ISBN 13: 9780128243145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications Book Review:

Surveying the Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Implications: Urban Health, Data Technology and Political Economy explores social, economic, and policy impacts of COVID-19 that will persist for some time. This timely book surveys the COVID-19 from a holistic, high level perspective, examining such topics as Urban health policy responses impact on cities economies, Urban economic impacts of supply chain disruption, The need for coherent short term urban policies that aligns with long term goals, The rise to citizen science initiatives, The role of open data, The need for protocols to support research collaborations, Building larger infectious disease modelling datasets, NS Advanced computing tools for health policy. Includes the most hot topical issues surrounding COVID-19 Provides an urban viewpoint on COVID-19 and its effects on urban health Presents a multidisciplinary perspective

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition
Author: Hellen Gelband,Susan Horton,Prabhat Jha,Ramanan Laxminarayan,Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent
Publsiher: Disease Control Priorities
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9781464805271
ISBN 13: 146480527X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Book Review:

Annotation This volume discusses health system policies (including financing global health, quality of care, and strengthening regulatory systems in low- and middle-income countries), as well as the methods and resources used throughout all DCP3 volumes.

The Power of Survey Design

The Power of Survey Design
Author: Giuseppe Iarossi
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 082136393X
ISBN 13: 9780821363935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Survey Design Book Review:

A practical how-to guide on all the steps involved with survey implementation, this volume covers survey management, questionnaire design, sampling, respondent's psychology and survey participation, and data management. A comprehensive and practical reference for those who both use and produce survey data.

Love Money and Parenting

Love  Money  and Parenting
Author: Matthias Doepke,Fabrizio Zilibotti
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 0691210160
ISBN 13: 9780691210162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Money and Parenting Book Review:

An international and historical look at how parenting choices change in the face of economic inequality Love, Money, and Parenting investigates how economic forces shape how parents raise their children. In countries with increasing economic inequality, parents push harder to ensure their children have a path to security and success. In the United States, this force has transformed the hands-off parenting of the 60s and 70s into a frantic, overscheduled activity. Growing inequality has also resulted in an increasing "parenting gap" between richer and poorer families, raising the disturbing prospect of diminished social mobility. Drawing from the experiences of countries of high and low economic inequality, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti discuss how changes to public policy can contribute to the ideal of equal opportunity for all.

Measuring Stress

Measuring Stress
Author: Sheldon Cohen,Ronald C. Kessler,Lynn Underwood Gordon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780195121209
ISBN 13: 0195121201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Stress Book Review:

Measuring Stress is the definitive resource for health and social scientists interested in assessing stress in humans. With contributions from leading experts, this work provides for the first time a unified conceptual overview of the intricate relationship between stress and a variety of disorders. Measuring Stress provides integrative, incisive guidelines that will prove invaluable to students, clinicians, and researchers in health and social psychology, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, sociology, and psychiatry.

Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice
Author: Loretta Ross,Rickie Solinger
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 0520288181
ISBN 13: 9780520288188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Justice Book Review:

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Clearly showing how reproductive justice is a political movement of reproductive rights and social justice, the authors illuminate how, for example, a low-income, physically disabled woman living in West Texas with no viable public transportation, healthcare clinic, or living-wage employment opportunities faces a complex web of structural obstacles as she contemplates her sexual and reproductive intentions. Putting the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book and using a human rights analysis, Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger show how the discussion around reproductive justice differs significantly from the pro-choice/anti-abortion debates that have long dominated the headlines and mainstream political conflict. In a period in which women's reproductive lives are imperiled, Reproductive Justice provides an essential guide to understanding and mobilizing around women's human rights in the twenty-first century. Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the Twenty-First Century publishes works that explore the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers intended for students and those new to reproductive justice as well as books of original research that will further knowledge and impact society. Learn more at www.ucpress.edu/go/reproductivejustice.

Family Routines and Rituals

Family Routines and Rituals
Author: Barbara H. Fiese
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300116960
ISBN 13: 0300116969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Routines and Rituals Book Review:

While family life has conspicuously changed in the past fifty years, it would be a mistake to conclude that family routines and rituals have lost their meaning. In this book Barbara H. Fiese, a clinical and developmental psychologist, examines how the practices of diverse family routines and the meanings created through rituals have evolved to meet the demands of today’s busy families. She discusses and integrates various research literatures and draws on her own studies to show how family routines and rituals influence physical and mental health, translate cultural values, and may even be used therapeutically. Looking at a range of family activities from bedtime stories to special holiday meals, Fiese relates such occasions to significant issues including parenting competence, child adjustment, and relational well-being. She concludes by underscoring the importance of flexible approaches to family time to promote healthier families and communities.

Using Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys to Monitor Projects and Small Scale Programs

Using Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys to Monitor Projects and Small Scale Programs
Author: Margaret Koziol,Courtney Tolmie
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2010-08-13
ISBN 10: 0821385208
ISBN 13: 9780821385203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys to Monitor Projects and Small Scale Programs Book Review:

Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) are a tried and tested methodology to identify delays in financial and in-kind transfers, leakages, and other inefficiencies in government programs. This guidebook aims to provide a starting point for civil society groups and other organizations interested in taking a closer look at government spending processes, both on a small and a larger scale. It is designed to lead users from the definition of the appropriate Public Expenditure Tracking Survey to be used, to the dissemination of its findings, with an emphasis on using evidence effectively to influence policy decisions at any level. Based on the experience of the World Bank in measuring and improving the effectiveness of service delivery, this approach helps empower citizens to keep service providers accountable through better information, communication, and engagement.

Crisis Standards of Care

Crisis Standards of Care
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-10-27
ISBN 10: 0309285526
ISBN 13: 9780309285520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis Standards of Care Book Review:

Disasters and public health emergencies can stress health care systems to the breaking point and disrupt delivery of vital medical services. During such crises, hospitals and long-term care facilities may be without power; trained staff, ambulances, medical supplies and beds could be in short supply; and alternate care facilities may need to be used. Planning for these situations is necessary to provide the best possible health care during a crisis and, if needed, equitably allocate scarce resources. Crisis Standards of Care: A Toolkit for Indicators and Triggers examines indicators and triggers that guide the implementation of crisis standards of care and provides a discussion toolkit to help stakeholders establish indicators and triggers for their own communities. Together, indicators and triggers help guide operational decision making about providing care during public health and medical emergencies and disasters. Indicators and triggers represent the information and actions taken at specific thresholds that guide incident recognition, response, and recovery. This report discusses indicators and triggers for both a slow onset scenario, such as pandemic influenza, and a no-notice scenario, such as an earthquake. Crisis Standards of Care features discussion toolkits customized to help various stakeholders develop indicators and triggers for their own organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions. The toolkit contains scenarios, key questions, and examples of indicators, triggers, and tactics to help promote discussion. In addition to common elements designed to facilitate integrated planning, the toolkit contains chapters specifically customized for emergency management, public health, emergency medical services, hospital and acute care, and out-of-hospital care.

University Finances

University Finances
Author: Dean O. Smith
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1421427265
ISBN 13: 9781421427263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University Finances Book Review:

Rigorous, detailed, and wide-ranging, University Finances is a unique and powerful resource.

Autism in Adulthood

Autism in Adulthood
Author: Susan Lowinger,Shiri Pearlman-Avnion
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 3030288331
ISBN 13: 9783030288334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autism in Adulthood Book Review:

This book evaluates how autism is experienced and addressed in four areas critical to the developmental phase of adulthood: self-awareness, individuality, comprehensive support systems, and the dissemination of information and expanded education. The editors present comprehensive coverage of new developments in the field of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly with regards to the updating of diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 and an increased level of interest in research on adults with ASD. Contributors also make recommendations regarding services that should be provided to people with ASD based on recognition of their needs, the frequent lack of accessibility to relevant services, and an understanding of how a person's living situation both influences and is influenced by the way they conduct their lives. Among the topics discussed: The distinctive stage of Emerging Adulthood in individuals with ASD Late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder Sexuality and romantic relationships among people with ASD Parents, siblings, and communities of individuals with ASD Cultural-demographic influences on life choices among people with ASD Adult women on the high-functioning autism spectrum The experience of academia and employment for people with ASD Autism in Adulthood is a unique resource for professionals, clinicians, researchers and caregivers that emphasizes both theoretical and practical information regarding ASD in the critical adult stage of life.

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2007-07-08
ISBN 10: 0309107695
ISBN 13: 9780309107693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease Book Review:

In recent public workshops and working group meetings, the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has examined a variety of infectious disease outbreaks with pandemic potential, including those caused by influenza (IOM, 2005) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (IOM, 2004). Particular attention has been paid to the potential pandemic threat posed by the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which is now endemic in many Southeast Asian bird populations. Since 2003, the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza has caused 185 confirmed human deaths in 11 countries, including some cases of viral transmission from human to human (WHO, 2007). But as worrisome as these developments are, at least they are caused by known pathogens. The next pandemic could well be caused by the emergence of a microbe that is still unknown, much as happened in the 1980s with the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and in 2003 with the appearance of the SARS coronavirus. Previous Forum meetings on pandemic disease have discussed the scientific and logistical challenges associated with pandemic disease recognition, identification, and response. Participants in these earlier meetings also recognized the difficulty of implementing disease control strategies effectively. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop.

Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017 2018

Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017 2018
Author: World Bank Group
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 1464811857
ISBN 13: 9781464811852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017 2018 Book Review:

The Global Investment Competitiveness report presents new insights and evidence on drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, and FDI’s role in development. The report’s survey of 750 executives of multinational corporations finds that a business-friendly legal and regulatory environment is a key driver of investment decisions in developing countries, along with political stability, security, and macroeconomic conditions. The report’s topic-specific chapters explore the potential of FDI to create new growth opportunities for local firms, assess the power of tax holidays and other fiscal incentives to attract FDI, analyze characteristics of FDI originating in developing countries, and examine the experience of foreign investors in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Three key features of this Global Investment Competitiveness report distinguish it from other publications on FDI. First, its insights are based on a combination of first-hand perspectives of investors, extensive analysis of available data and evidence, and international good practices in investment policy design and implementation. Secondly, rather than exploring broad FDI trends, the report provides detailed and unique analysis of FDI depending on its motivation, sector, geographic origin and destination, and phase of investment. Thirdly, the report offers practical and actionable recommendations to policymakers in developing countries wishing to reform their business climates for increased investment competitiveness. As such, the report is meant to complement other knowledge products of the World Bank Group focused even more explicitly on country-level data, detailed reform diagnostics, and presentation of best practices. We are confident this report will bring value and fresh perspectives to a variety of audiences. To governments and policymakers, including investment promotion professionals, the report offers direct insights into the role of government policies and actions in investors’ decision-making. To foreign investors and site location consultants, the report provides information on FDI trends and drivers across sectors and geographies. For academic audiences, the new datasets on investment incentives and FDI motivations enables opportunities for additional research and analysis. Lastly, for development assistance providers and other stakeholders, the report highlights key approaches for maximizing FDI’s benefits for development.

Cities and the Digital Revolution

Cities and the Digital Revolution
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 3030298000
ISBN 13: 9783030298005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and the Digital Revolution Book Review:

This book explores the emergence and development of data in cities. It exposes how Information Communication Technology (ICT) corporations seeking to capitalize on cities developing needs for urban technologies have contributed to many of the issues we are faced with today, including urbanization, centralization of wealth and climate change. Using several case studies, the book provides examples of the, in part, detrimental effects ICT driven ‘Smart City’ solutions have had and will have on the human characteristics that contribute to the identity and sense of belonging innate to many of our cities. The rise in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and technologies like social media, has changed how people interact with and in cities, and Allam discusses of how these changes require planners, engineers and other urban professionals to adjust their approach. The main question the book seeks to address is ‘how can we use emerging technologies to recalibrate our cities and ensure increased livability, whilst also effectively dealing with their associate challenges?’ This is an ongoing conversation, but one that requires extensive thought as it has extensive consequences. This book will be of interest to students, academics, professionals and policy makers across a broad range of subjects including urban studies, architecture and STS, geography and social policy.

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-12-10
ISBN 10: 1464813604
ISBN 13: 9781464813603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018 Book Review:

The World Bank Group has two overarching goals: End extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity by boosting the incomes of the bottom 40 percent of the population in each economy. As this year’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity report documents, the world continues to make progress toward these goals. In 2015, approximately one-tenth of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, and the incomes of the bottom 40 percent rose in 77 percent of economies studied. But success cannot be taken for granted. Poverty remains high in Sub- Saharan Africa, as well as in fragile and conflict-affected states. At the same time, most of the world’s poor now live in middle-income countries, which tend to have higher national poverty lines. This year’s report tracks poverty comparisons at two higher poverty thresholds—$3.20 and $5.50 per day—which are typical of standards in lower- and upper-middle-income countries. In addition, the report introduces a societal poverty line based on each economy’s median income or consumption. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle also recognizes that poverty is not only about income and consumption—and it introduces a multidimensional poverty measure that adds other factors, such as access to education, electricity, drinking water, and sanitation. It also explores how inequality within households could affect the global profile of the poor. All these additional pieces enrich our understanding of the poverty puzzle, bringing us closer to solving it. For more information, please visit worldbank.org/PSP

Data Collection in Fragile States

Data Collection in Fragile States
Author: Johannes Hoogeveen,Utz Pape
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 3030251209
ISBN 13: 9783030251208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Collection in Fragile States Book Review:

‘This open access book addresses an urgent issue on which little organized information exists. It reflects experience in Africa but is highly relevant to other fragile states as well.’ —Constantine Michalopoulos, John Hopkins University, USA and former Director of Economic Policy and Co-ordination at the World Bank Fragile countries face a triple data challenge. Up-to-date information is needed to deal with rapidly changing circumstances and to design adequate responses. Yet, fragile countries are among the most data deprived, while collecting new information in such circumstances is very challenging. This open access book presents innovations in data collection developed with decision makers in fragile countries in mind. Looking at innovations in Africa from mobile phone surveys monitoring the Ebola crisis, to tracking displaced people in Mali, this collection highlights the challenges in data collection researchers face and how they can be overcome.

Economic impacts of COVID 19 pandemic in Ethiopia A review of phone survey evidence

Economic impacts of COVID 19 pandemic in Ethiopia  A review of phone survey evidence
Author: Hirvonen, Kalle
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic impacts of COVID 19 pandemic in Ethiopia A review of phone survey evidence Book Review:

As in most low and middle-income countries, the paucity of timely economic data in Ethiopia makes it difficult to understand the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate this, several organizations have launched phone surveys to gather more information about the crisis. This research report reviews the available phone survey evidence as of mid-August 2020 and identifies knowledge gaps. First, the available evidence suggest that the pandemic has not led to unusually large increases in food prices. However, a case study in the vegetable sector suggests that price dynamics are highly context and crop specific, calling for more comprehensive price monitoring to identify food value chains and areas where food price increases may have been unusually rapid. Second, employment losses have concentrated on informal sector workers while redundancies in the formal sector have been less significant. Third, there is considerable uncertainty about the income, poverty, and food security implications of this crisis. While most households report income losses, the qualitative and subjective nature of these questions meanthat the magnitudes of these losses are unknown. In Addis Ababa, less subjective food security measures indicate only small negative changes in household food and nutrition security. Finally, due to limited access to mobile phones in rural areas, we have imperfect and incomplete information on how this crisis is affecting rural households.

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016
Author: World Bank Group
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 1464809798
ISBN 13: 9781464809798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016 Book Review:

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016 is the first of an annual flagship report that will inform a global audience comprising development practitioners, policy makers, researchers, advocates, and citizens in general with the latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity. This edition will also document trends in inequality and identify recent country experiences that have been successful in reducing inequalities, provide key lessons from those experiences, and synthesize the rigorous evidence on public policies that can shift inequality in a way that bolsters poverty reduction and shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. Specifically, the report will address the following questions: • What is the latest evidence on the levels and evolution of extreme poverty and shared prosperity? • Which countries and regions have been more successful in terms of progress toward the twin goals and which are lagging behind? • What does the global context of lower economic growth mean for achieving the twin goals? • How can inequality reduction contribute to achieving the twin goals? • What does the evidence show concerning global and between- and within-country inequality trends? • Which interventions and countries have used the most innovative approaches to achieving the twin goals through reductions in inequality? The report will make four main contributions. First, it will present the most recent numbers on poverty, shared prosperity, and inequality. Second, it will stress the importance of inequality reduction in ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030 in a context of weaker growth. Third, it will highlight the diversity of within-country inequality reduction experiences and will synthesize experiences of successful countries and policies, addressing the roots of inequality without compromising economic growth. In doing so, the report will shatter some myths and sharpen our knowledge of what works in reducing inequalities. Finally, it will also advocate for the need to expand and improve data collection—for example, data availability, comparability, and quality—and rigorous evidence on inequality impacts in order to deliver high-quality poverty and shared prosperity monitoring.

Theology and Urban Sustainability

Theology and Urban Sustainability
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN 10: 3030296733
ISBN 13: 9783030296735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology and Urban Sustainability Book Review:

Even though theology does provide interesting and important contributions to ethics that laid the foundation of our modern societies, this book looks at exploring how theology has impacted on urban morphology and has led to questionable unsustainable practices which impacts on both climate and societal living standards. This is seen as being accelerated with the impacts of climate change coupled with increasing urbanisation rates that stresses on contemporary notions and foundations, as initially sparked by religion. Through an argumentative style, the author sets forth to explore the ethics of religious dogmas in a rapidly urbanising world that is stressed by increasing consumption from a booming demographic.

Monitoring the impact of COVID 19 in Myanmar Mechanization service providers November 2020 survey round

Monitoring the impact of COVID 19 in Myanmar  Mechanization service providers   November 2020 survey round
Author: Takeshima, Hiroyuki,Zone, Phoo Pye,Masias, Ian
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring the impact of COVID 19 in Myanmar Mechanization service providers November 2020 survey round Book Review:

Mechanization service providers (MSP) in Myanmar were originally surveyed by telephone over three rounds in May, June, and July 2020 to determine how their businesses were being affected by COVID-19 related restrictions. Most of the MSPs interviewed were engaged in providing farmers with tractor-related services. The results of those surveys were published in Myanmar Strategy Support Program Policy Notes 07, 12, and 17, respectively. To trace the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economic activities, a fourth round of the survey of MSPs was done in early-November 2020, administered mostly to those engaged in harvesting activities. This note reports on the results of the fourth survey, as well as some trends seen between the earlier survey rounds and this last one.