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Malaysian Water Sector Reform

Author : Ching Thoo Kim
ISBN : 9789086862191
Genre : Science
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The water sector reform in Malaysia, initiated in 2004, intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the water sector in the long term. This book explains the overall policy process of the reform and assesses the extent to which the reform has met its objectives and the means through which it has done so. The conclusions point to a weak correlation between the reform outputs on the one hand and the operational efficiency and environmental effectiveness gains of water utilities on the other. They also offer valuable insights into the policy arrangement that successfully shaped the water reform process. The policy process of the Malaysian water sector reform reflects the current global trend towards centralizing water management within the public domain with a clear division of tasks between policy formulation, regulatory oversight and service provision. Federal and state actors have become the dominant players in the water sector. This has reduced the role of private water utilities to a small fraction of activities within the entire value chain of water, and strengthens close regulation oversight from the regulator. Lastly, civil society groups now have a growing (albeit still small) influence on the water sector. In terms of policy recommendations, this book reiterates the need to adopt a private sector culture in managing public water; to establish a clear division of tasks between policy formulation, regulation and service provision; and to facilitate wider public engagement as well as to promote better informational governance in the water sector, including the call for a national water data bank.

Modernising Solid Waste Management At Municipal Level

Author : Christine Majale Liyala
ISBN : 9789086861897
Genre : Business & Economics
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The performance of local authorities is vital for high quality flow of key public services such as solid waste collection and treatment. This publication discusses and analyses in-depth the institutional arrangements for the management of domestic solid wastes in three urban centres bordering the lake Victoria Basin in East Africa: Kisumu, Jinja and Mwanza. It presents research on the different (public and private) systems for municipal waste service delivery in this region. It makes use of existing theories on network governance and on developmental state and multi-level governance and applies the concept of 'modernised mixtures' when studying centralised and decentralised configurations for handling urban solid waste. It is shown that for solid waste management, arrangements for service provision in the urban centres have evolved in direct response to locally specific conditions. It is argued that 'modernised mixtures' are important for improving the performance of local authorities in waste service provision since they offer flexible perspectives which build upon existing practices and (state) capacities in the particular East African contexts.

An American Hedge Fund

Author : Timothy Sykes
ISBN : 0979549701
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Finally! A follow-up to the classics, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator and How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market..."Summary from title cover.

The Double Kingdom Under Taharqo

Author : Jeremy W. Pope
ISBN : 9789004262959
Genre : History
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In The Double Kingdom under Taharqo, Jeremy Pope examines the strategies used by Taharqo, a Kushite pharaoh of ancient Egypt’s Twenty-Fifth Dynasty, to govern Nubia and Egypt together during the seventh century BC.

Ancient Synagogues Archaeology And Art New Discoveries And Current Research

Author : Rachel Hachlili
ISBN : 9789004257726
Genre : Reference
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This publication is engaged in new discoveries and current research of the archaeology and art of ancient synagogues in the 1st century BCE to the 7th century CE.

Your Science Classroom Becoming An Elementary Middle School Science Teacher

Author : M. Jenice Goldston
ISBN : 9781412975223
Genre : Education
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Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice “Dee” Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, “practice-what-you-teach” approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

Leadership

Author : Elesa Zehndorfer
ISBN : 0415625947
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leadership is crucial to the success of any organisation. But how can one seek to most effectively develop the leadership ability of both themselves, and others? How should one define leadership? Are great leaders born or made? This text addresses such fundamental questions via a comprehensive and critical approach to the discussion of key leadership theories. The text encourages the reader to consider the role of both follower and leader in the leadership process, and to recognise the emergence of both effective, and destructive, leadership. Each chapter features 'Expert Insights' on leadership, written by leaders in their respective fields. These insights offer the reader a valuable real-world perspective of leadership that enriches the abstract theory covered in each chapter. The provision of case studies, examples and supplementary online material provide the effective delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and workshops, and self-guided study. A concluding chapter that focuses on the development of one's self-leadership ultimately facilitates a comprehensive introduction to what is at once a seductive, complex, transformative and alluring topic.

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