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Environmental Defense Fund;
The British Columbia Integrated Groundfish Program (Integrated Program) is one of the most comprehensive catch share programs in the world. The multi-species program includes over 70 species, 30 of which are managed via quota, and includes all commercial fishermen targeting groundfish, regardless of gear type. The program includes a number of innovative design features such as quota set-asides, which are meant to encourage community development and incentivize positive treatment of crew. Additionally, the program requires 100% individual accountability of all catch and uses an innovative monitoring and catch accounting system to support accountability.
Describes innovative operational reforms made in the province's fee-for-service system to improve quality of care and reduce costs, including incentive payments for chronic disease management and enhanced training. Outlines lessons learned and challenges.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research;
This inventory addresses eight core issues in the British Columbia workers' compensation system:
* How is the system administered?
* How do claims flow through the system?
* What dispute resolution procedures are used, and to what effect?
* What benefits are paid?
* How are vocational rehabilitation services provided?
* How is the system financed?
* What are the actual costs of administration, benefits, claims processing, and appeal?
* What aspects of the system deserve further attention?
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research;
This is the report of part 1, "Service Delivery" of the Core Services Review of the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) of British Columbia. The overall objective of the Core Review is to ensure the Board has a clear mandate, which is relevant to society, and to determine ways in which the WCB can improve service delivery for both workers and employers.
Judith Marcuse Projects Society;
Building on the workshop process developed during The ICE Project, DanceArts Vancouver, now Judith Marcuse Projects, in the period 1998 to 2001, organized dozens of wide-ranging, carefully-constructed and challenging workshops in movement, theatre, media literacy and film and video production that were attended by a highly-diverse group of more than 400 hundred youth aged 15-18 throughout British Columbia.
This in-depth process produced a body of stories, observations and insights that provided the "raw material" for the later creation, by the core artistic team, of the script for the production, FIRE....where there's smoke. While ICE explored the issue of teen suicide, FIRE explored the nature of violence as experienced by youth and its effects on their lives.
Acknowledging that national borders need not constrain our thinking, we have examined a selection of alternative academic cultures and, in some cases, specific schools, in search of solutions to common challenges we face when we consider reorganizing American schools. A wide range of interviews and e-mail exchanges with international researchers, government officials and school principals has informed this research, which was supplemented with a literature review scanning international reports and journal articles. Providing a comprehensive global inventory of competency-based education is not within the scope of this study, but we are confident that this is a representative sampling.
The report that follows first reviews the definition of competency-based learning. A brief lesson in the international vocabulary of competency education is followed by a review of global trends that complement our own efforts to improve performance and increase equitable outcomes. Next, we share an overview of competency education against a backdrop of global education trends (as seen in the international PISA exams), before embarking on an abbreviated world tour. We pause in Finland, British Columbia (Canada), New Zealand and Scotland, with interludes in Sweden, England, Singapore and Shanghai, all of which have embraced practices that can inform the further development of competency education in the United States.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE);
Nos últimos anos, poucas pesquisas têm focado em investimentos de impacto na América Latina apesar de comunidades crescentes e ativas de investidores de impacto estarem presentes em muitos dos países da região. Este relatório representa um passo em direção ao preenchimento desta lacuna de conhecimento, oferecendo um panorama do setor de investimentos de impacto na América Latina. A primeira parte do relatório traz uma análise regional de tendências gerais de captação de fundos, operações e saídas, com enfoque especial no desenvolvimento de potenciais empreendimentos, assistência técnica, mensuração de impacto, talentos e gênero. Após esse resumo, encontramse análises aprofundadas sobre investimentos de impacto em três mercados-chave nos quais essa indústria se encontra mais desenvolvida: Brasil, Colômbia e México.
This is a letter from Paul Brainerd announcing The Brainerd Foundation's plans to sunset.There are links to the organizational vision and values and the foundations sunset strategy.