This comprehensive book serves as an excellent reference manual providing answers to virtually every conceivable question that can arise during the planning and implementation process of an evaluation. Aimed at readers with a limited knowledge in the field of evaluation techniques and who want to study further, this volume will serve all those who conduct evaluations themselves, as well as decision-makers who commission evaluations and those who are evaluated. All stakeholders of an evaluation should know about the characteristics and standards of a professional and competently implemented evaluation. The book offers a basic introduction to the foundations and the benefits of this type of investigation as well as a comparison of different evaluation approaches. It also deals with the practical organisation of evaluations and presents a general overview of possible evaluation designs. After a discussion of the social context of evaluations, the book provides an in-depth methodological framework for data measurement, data collection and data management. It concludes with a description of the reporting process. Being the first thorough and detailed manual of its kind, this Handbook will appeal to evaluation practitioners, policymakers who conduct evaluations in their daily work, students training in applied research and organisations which are implementing projects and programs that could be the subject of an evaluation.
Summary: Chapters in "Critical Insights From A Practitioner Mindset" have been grouped into four categories: (1) the New digital economy; (2) e-government practices; (3) identity and access management; and (4) identity systems implementation. These areas are considered to be crucial subsets that will shape the upcoming future and influence successful governance models. "Critical Insights From A Practitioner Mindset" is eminently readable and covers management practices in the government field and the efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the United Arab Emirates government. The book is key reading for both practitioners and decision-making authorities. Key Features: * Is highly practical and easy to read. * Comprehensive, detailed and through theoretical and practical analysis. * Covers issues, and sources rarely accessed, on books on this topic. The Author: Dr Al-Khouri is the Director General (Under Secretary) of the Emirates Identity Authority: a federal government organisation established in 2004 to rollout and manage the national identity management infrastructure program in the United Arab Emirates. He has been involved in the UAE national identity card program since its early conceptual phases during his work with the Ministry of Interior. He has also been involved in many other strategic government initiatives in the past 22 years of his experience in the government sector. Contents: The new digital economy: Emerging markets and digital economy: building trust in the virtual world Biometrics technology and the new economy: a review of the field and the case of the United Arab Emirates E-government practices: PKI in government digital identity management systems An innovative approach for e-government transformation PKI in government identity management systems PKI technology: a government experience The role of digital certificates in contemporary government systems Identity and access management: Optimizing identity and access management (IAM) frameworks Towards federated identity management across GCC: a solution's framework Contemporary identity systems implementation: Re-thinking enrolment in identity schemes Targeting results: lessons learned from UAE National ID Program
In 1999, a suite of three new conditions of contract was published by FIDIC, following the basic structure and wording harmonised and updated around the previous FIDIC Design-Build and Turnkey Contract (the 1992 ''Orange Book''). These conditions, known as the ''FIDIC rainbow, were the Conditions of C- tract for: l Construction, the so-called Red Book, for works designed by the Employer l Plant and Design-Build, the so-called Yellow Book, for works designed by the Contractor l EPC/Turnkey Projects, the so-called Silver Book, for works designed by the Contractor The ?rst is intended for construction works where the Employer is responsible for the design, as for per the previous so-called Red Book 4th Edition (1987), with an important role for the Engineer. The other two conditions of contract are intended for situations when the Contractor is responsible for the design. The Plant and Design-Build Contract has the traditional Engineer while the EPC/Turnkey Contract has a two-party arran- ment, generally with an Employer's Representative as one of the parties.
Successful estate administration made easy. A Practitioner's Guide to Executorship and Administration is a concise and thorough guide to all matters pertaining to the executorship and administration of an estate. It covers all aspects of estate administration and will prove invaluable in estate, will and probate practice. The tax issues, financial consequences, disputes that often arise, new pieces of legislation... no matter how complicated your client's financial affairs this superb book contains the guidance and information you need. This essential guide to estate administration and executorship covers: - Immediate post death procedures - Drafting oaths and Inland Revenue accounts - Powers of personal representatives - Completion of the administration - Problems with wills and other disputes - Inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax Packed full of technical information, it provides guidance to the administration of estates of those dying testate, intestate or partially intestate, from taking initial instructions to preparing final accounts and distributing the estate. A host of forms, examples, practical suggestions and technical tips are included.
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