Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

This book evaluates the local impacts and legacies of the Olympics in Rio by comparing Rio2016 with other Olympic experiences and evaluating the ways in which the Games served the city.

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

This book evaluates the local impacts and legacies of the Olympics in Rio by comparing Rio2016 with other Olympic experiences and evaluating the ways in which the Games served the city. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place in a scenario of enormous economic challenges and persistent inequalities. In contrast to all previous Olympic experiences, Brazil faced its worst economic recession ever recorded during the preparation phase for the Games. In addition to the national crisis, falling oil prices and corruption scandals fuelled the State of Rio's economic downfall. This book specifically assesses the relative social performance of Rio's city population with respect to control groups; covers traditional aspects of the Games' legacy such as tourism, infrastructure and sports practice; includes ordinary day-by-day aspects of the city's life, such as education, employment and housing; and scrutinizes critical areas such as urban mobility, gentrification and Guanabara Bay's pollution. This thorough analysis offers readers further understanding on assessing the impacts and legacies of the Olympic experience. It will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, hospitality and events management.

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

This chapter assesses the transformation in the social indicators of the city of Rio during the Olympic cycle. The idea is to first evaluate what happened after the Olympic announcement and make a comparison with what was happening in ...

Evaluating the Local Impacts of the Rio Olympics

This book evaluates the local impacts and legacies of the Olympics in Rio by comparing Rio2016 with other Olympic experiences and evaluating the ways in which the Games served the city. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games took place in a scenario of enormous economic challenges and persistent inequalities. In contrast to all previous Olympic experiences, Brazil faced its worst economic recession ever recorded during the preparation phase for the Games. In addition to the national crisis, falling oil prices and corruption scandals fuelled the State of Rio’s economic downfall. This book specifically assesses the relative social performance of Rio’s city population with respect to control groups; covers traditional aspects of the Games' legacy such as tourism, infrastructure and sports practice; includes ordinary day-by-day aspects of the city’s life, such as education, employment and housing; and scrutinizes critical areas such as urban mobility, gentrification and Guanabara Bay’s pollution. This thorough analysis offers readers further understanding on assessing the impacts and legacies of the Olympic experience. It will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, hospitality and events management.

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

Birliği, TTB) and Turkish Dental Association) and the Ministry of Health and concluded in the first quarter of 2016. ... technical evaluation criteria, there are also strategic evaluation criteria such as impact (local impact/impact on ...

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes

Navigating Digital Health Landscapes explores how users navigate the internet when searching for health information. It is the first book to conceptualise the internet as a landscape and the ways in which people navigate this digital world, including the complex entanglements between on and offline domains. It does so through a range of disciplinary perspectives from expert contributors across STS (science and technology studies), social anthropology, biomedicine, ethics and law, linguistics, social policy and computer scientists working in more technical aspects of tracking and visualising data and information on the internet. The book provides a unique and valuable contribution for those wishing to understand how digital technologies are affecting the design, implementation and use of digital systems to manage health information in different contexts.

Impact evaluation of home grown school feeding programmes

Cost savings of 20 percent were reported by agencies purchasing the food from local producers, while they were still ... trial (RCT) is under way to analyse the impact of the national HGSF programme in Ghana (Gelli et al., 2016).

Impact evaluation of home grown school feeding programmes

This publication seeks to support practitioners by providing methodological guidelines for conducting rigorous impact assessments of Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programmes. It presents an overview of the main technical issues to be addressed depending on the characteristics of the context and of the intervention itself. While these guidelines are mainly designed for monitoring and evaluation officers working for United Nations agencies, local governments or non-governmental organizations, its contents can be of interest to a wider audience of policymakers, researchers and practitioners interested in multi-sectoral, complex programmes linking agriculture and nutrition.

Evaluating Environment in International Development

The local impacts of World Bank development projects near sites of conservation significance. ... /impact-evaluation-gef-support-protectedareas-and- protected-area-systems-pas-2016) GEF IEO (2016b), Value for Money Analysis for GEF Land ...

Evaluating Environment in International Development

This book provides novel and in-depth perspectives on evaluating environment and sustainability issues in developing countries. Evaluating Environment in International Development focuses on the approaches and experiences of leading international organizations, not-for-profits, and multilateral and bilateral aid agencies to illustrate how systematic evaluation is an essential tool for providing evidence for decision-makers. Moving beyond projects and programmes, it explores normative work on the environment as well as environmental consequences of economic and social development efforts. This new edition reflects on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals and considers how they have influenced efforts in a wide range of countries and what the implications are for evaluation. It also explores ways in which Big Data and geospatial approaches might be utilized. Significantly updated throughout to reflect recent developments in climate change research, and on the implications of the 2020 pandemic, this volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of environment studies, development studies, international relations, sustainable development and evaluation, as well as practitioners in international organizations and development and environmental NGOs.

Evaluation Systems in Development Co operation 2016 Review

2016 Review OECD. AFD itself promotes and develops collaboration and exchanges on evaluation with its external partners and focuses on contributing to building the evaluation skills of local stakeholders.

Evaluation Systems in Development Co operation 2016 Review

Evaluation is widely recognised as an important component for learning and improving development effectiveness. Evaluation responds to public and taxpayer demands for credible information and independent assessment of development co-operation activities.

Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation

Oakley, M. (2016), More Than Words: Report into the Disability Employment Gap, London: Employment Related Services ... The Local Impacts of Welfare Reform – An Assessment of Cumulative Impacts and Mitigations, London: Local Government ...

Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation

This Handbook uses methodologies and cases to discover how and when to evaluate social policy, and looks at the possible impacts of evaluation on social policy decisions. The contributors present a detailed analysis on how to conduct social policy evaluation, how to be aware of pitfalls and dilemmas and how to use evidence effectively.

Environmentally Benign Energy Solutions

Almahdi M, Dincer I, Rosen MA (2016) A new solar based multigeneration system with hot and cold thermal storages and hydrogen ... Ratlamwala TAH, Gadalla MA, Dincer I (2011) Performance assessment of an integrated PV/T and triple effect ...

Environmentally Benign Energy Solutions

This book provides high-quality research results and proposes future priorities for more sustainable development and energy security. It covers a broad range of topics on atmospheric changes, climate change impacts, climate change modeling and simulations, energy and environment policies, energy resources and conversion technologies, renewables, emission reduction and abatement, waste management, ecosystems and biodiversity, and sustainable development. Gathering selected papers from the 7th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW2018), held in Izmir, Turkey on June 24–28, 2018, it: Offers comprehensive coverage of the development of systems taking into account climate change, renewables, waste management, chemical aspects, energy and environmental issues, along with recent developments and cutting-edge information Highlights recent advances in the area of energy and environment, and the debate on and shaping of future directions and priorities for a better environment, sustainable development and energy security Provides a number of practical applications and case studies Is written in an easy-to-follow style, moving from the basics to advanced systems. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for readers in academia and industry alike, and can be used at the graduate level or as a reference text for professors, researchers and engineers.

OECD Reviews of School Resources Denmark 2016

Norway's local and regional networks for school efficiency and quality improvement (cont.) ... An evaluation of the impact of initiatives introduced by the LNS concludes that they have had “a major, and primarily highly positive, ...

OECD Reviews of School Resources  Denmark 2016

The effective use of school resources is a policy priority across OECD countries. The OECD Reviews of School Resources explore how resources can be governed, distributed, utilised and managed to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.

Factors that Affect the Effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation System of Local Non Governmental Organizations in tracking projects performance The case of Addis Ababa City Administration

Monitoring and Evaluation Systems can also aid in promoting greater transparency and accountability withinorganizationsandgovernment (HaroldKerzner,2000). TheReportofAddisAbabaBoFED(2016)exhibitedthatthemonitoringandevaluationpractice ...

Factors that Affect the Effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation System of Local Non Governmental Organizations in tracking projects performance  The case of Addis Ababa City Administration

Master's Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 3.65, Addis Ababa University (School of business and economics), course: Project management, language: English, abstract: This study looked at the determinants influencing the effectiveness of ;&E systems in LNGO's within Kolfie Keranio and Nefas Silk Lafto sub cities of Addis Ababa city Administration. Its main objectives was: factors affectig the effectiveness of M&E system og LNGO and expected to help LNGOs, donor agenciees and the project managemenr in better understanding of the M&E systems and how to improve them.

Place Based Evaluation for Integrated Land Use Management

This chapter presents a systematic method of vulnerability assessment, which is demonstrated by assessing the local impacts of landslides in Italy. The policy relevance of such analysis is illustrated in the chapter's conclusion tracing ...

Place Based Evaluation for Integrated Land Use Management

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis placed on local and regional integration in major planning projects and infrastructure development including roads, rail and waterways. This emphasis is not only on integrating various projects, but also integrating them with related issues such as housing, industry, environment and water. In other words, land-use planning and infrastructure management have become more spatially-oriented. This book brings together experts in the fields of spatial planning, land-use and infrastructure management to explore the emerging agenda of spatially-oriented integrated evaluation. It weaves together the latest theories, case studies, methods, policy and practice to examine and assess the values, impacts, benefits and the overall success in integrated land-use management. In doing so, the book clarifies the nature and roles of evaluation and puts forward guidance for future policy and practice.

Localizing the SDGs in African Cities

Country Profile 2017 / 18 // Adams , P. ( 2016 ) State ( s ) of crisis : Sub - national government in Nigeria . ... Country Profile 2017 / 18 // UCLGA and Cities Alliance ( 2018 ) Assessing the Institutional Environment of Local ...

Localizing the SDGs in African Cities


A Triple Bottom Line Approach to Advanced Project Evaluation

2016; Wang et al. 2016). SLCA evaluates potential impacts that may affect staNeholders in society ranging from micro (local) to macro (national) level involved along the entire life cycle so that social conditions can be enhanced ...

A    Triple Bottom Line    Approach to Advanced Project Evaluation

The concept of ‘the triple bottom line’ has recently emerged to describe a new framework for development aimed at achieving economic and social balance while maintaining the long-term integrity of ecological systems. This requires measuring not only the economic viability of projects, but also their impact on the environment and their contribution to society. We live in a world where most people are aware of the importance of our environment. The way in which this realisation came about has, in hindsight, not been as simple as could have been expected. Systematic evaluations of the economic viability of projects using discounting date back to the beginning of the last century and are something which has been readily accepted, especially over the last few decades. However, an integrated approach, including environmental and social aspects, is much more recent, and even now, the methods and methodologies for such an approach are still being developed. This volume details the state of the art of the development towards the triple bottom line. It indicates where there is still debate about fundamental principles, where theory has been overlooked in the name of convenience, and where there are still unresolved problems. The discussions provided here will serve to provide a more detailed understanding of what we do in our calculations, what they mean and the limitations thereof.

Structuring the Thesis

The phases of the ILD framework are (a) Informed Exploration, (b) Enactment, (c) Evaluation: Local Impact, and (d) Evaluation: Broader Impact. The Informed Exploration phase may include activities such as conducting literature reviews, ...

Structuring the Thesis

The book is a collective investigation of the structuring of theses in education, the social sciences and other disciplines that commonly do not follow the standard procedures of the scientific method. To help research students design a structure for their own thesis and liberate their investigations from the constraints associated with the use of the conventional structure, it explains how the structures adopted were designed to suit the topic, methodology and paradigm. It also provides a wide range of examples to draw upon, which suit a broad spectrum of theory, methodological approaches, research methods and paradigms. Additionally, by analyzing the methodologies and paradigms, and reviewing the methodological and paradigmatic spectrum, it offers a significant contribution to the way research is conceptualized. The book addresses a number of key questions faced by students, supervisors and examiners: •Why do examiners often find it difficult to read work in non-scientific disciplines when theses are structured in accordance with the conventional scientific method? •Why do students in non-scientific disciplines struggle to write up the outcomes of their research in the conventional structure? •What alternative thesis structures can be devised to better suit the wide range of methods? •Which theories and paradigms are commonly followed in education and the social sciences and how do these perspectives influence the research process? •What methods, theories and paradigms are commonly adopted by education and social science students and what problems do these pose when students write their theses?

Impact evaluation of the Home Grown School Feeding and Conservation Agriculture Scale up programmes in Zambia

The HGSF is implemented in both public and community schools.3 In 2016, the programme supported 977 000 ... combines the provision of school meals with the procurement, through P4P, of supplies for the school meals from local farmers.

Impact evaluation of the Home Grown School Feeding and Conservation Agriculture Scale up programmes in Zambia

This impact evaluation report quantifies the impacts of Zambia’s Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme – one of the country’s biggest social protection programmes – and the Conservation Agriculture Scale Up (CASU) project, both alone and in combination with each other. The report looks at how the programmes affected farm production and other livelihoods, the food security situation of the household and of school-going children and the educational outcomes of the latter. The report concludes that each programme or programme component considered in isolation meets their strictly defined objectives, but their combination leads to unintended conflicting influence on certain outcomes, thus highlighting the need for increased coherence between programmes. The household and community surveys for the evaluation of the programmes took place between October 2017 and January 2018. The total sample size is 3 636 households and a total of 72 community interviews were also conducted.

Drug Safety Evaluation

5.1.1 Local Effects Local effects are those that are peculiar to the first area or region of the body to which a test material ... 0002771651.indd 81 9/27/2016 2:42:18 PM MECHANISMS 81 Mechanisms, Local Effects, Absorption and Distribution,

Drug Safety Evaluation

This practical guide presents a road map for safety assessment as an integral part of the development of new drugs and therapeutics. Helps readers solve scientific, technical, and regulatory issues in preclinical safety assessment and early clinical drug development Explains scientific and philosophical bases for evaluation of specific concerns – including local tissue tolerance, target organ toxicity and carcinogenicity, developmental toxicity, immunogenicity, and immunotoxicity Covers the development of new small and large molecules, generics, 505(b)(2) route NDAs, and biosimilars Revises material to reflect new drug products (small synthetic, large proteins and cells, and tissues), harmonized global and national regulations, and new technologies for safety evaluation Adds almost 20% new and thoroughly updates existing content from the last edition

Combined effects and synergies between agricultural and social protection interventions

Slater, R., Harman, L., Ulrichs, M., Scott, L. & Wiggins, S. 2016. Strengthening Coherence Between Agriculture and ... Productive spillovers of social cash transfers in Africa: A Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation (LEWIE) approach.

Combined effects and synergies between agricultural and social protection interventions

This publication identifies interactions between agricultural and social protection interventions and shows the positive impacts of combined programmes on income diversification, food security and poverty reduction.

Evaluation of FAO s country programme in Armenia 2016 2020

Over the last several years, water consumers in the valley, including local farms and the growing fish industry, have lowered the water quantity to the point that 32 communities who previously had access to flowing water must now pump ...

Evaluation of FAO   s country programme in Armenia 2016 2020

Armenia’s agriculture represents the main economic source in rural areas and significantly contributes to the country’s GDP, employing about 30 percent of the working population. Aligned with Armenia’s national development priorities, FAO's programme has been well aligned with national priorities focusing on provision of highly specialized technical expertise towards the development of national policies, institutions, and also offering innovative approaches and solutions. The evaluation concluded that FAO should continue offering its advisory services and technical support in thematic areas within its competence, focusing on longer term sustainability of results achieved and taking into consideration vulnerability of food and agriculture systems to climate change. The Country Office needs to expand its support in areas where FAO has clear comparative advantages, and respond to the new demands in the context of the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework Guidance (UNSDCF) for the period 2021-2025.

Local Government in Australia

An evaluation of amalgamation and financial viability in Australian local government. ... Estimating the impact of the proposed Greater Sydney Metropolitan amalgamations on municipal financial ... Drew, J., & Dollery, B. E. (2016).

Local Government in Australia

This book offers a general introduction to and analysis of the history, theory and public policy of Australian local government systems. Conceived in an international comparative context and primarily from within the discipline of political studies, it also incorporates elements of economics and public administration. Existing research tends to conceptualise Australian local government as an element of public policy grounded in an 'administrative science' approach. A feature of this approach is that generally normative considerations form only a latent element of the discussions, which is invariably anchored in debates about institutional design rather than the normative defensibility of local government. The book addresses this point by providing an account of the terrain of theoretical debate alongside salient themes in public policy.