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  - Partners - GEF
The private sector is recognized as an important stakeholder in GEF activities and has a critical role to play in addressing global environmental challenges in partnership with the GEF.
The GEF encourages the private sector to seek opportunities to collaboratively engage in the identification of project concepts and objectives as well as in the financing, and monitoring and evaluation of GEF projects.
The importance of engaging the private sector in GEF activities was reaffirmed during the process of restructuring the GEF.
www.gefweb.org /Partners/private_sector/private_sector.html   (2505 words)

 Private - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Private (rank), the lowest military rank of a soldier
The Private sector is the portion of a nation's economy that is not controlled by its government
A Private company is a company that is not a public company
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Private   (138 words)

 Private Sector
At the heart of IDE’s approach is the development of private sector networks to fuel economic activity and sustainable growth.
Private sector capacity building activities target a range of enterprises of all sizes, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and service providers.
As the market matures, the private sector enterprises develop a sustainable and expanding consumer base they can respond to on their own.
www.idevn.org /Core_Approach/Private_Sector.htm   (219 words)

 Opportunities for Private Sector Participation in Surface Transportation Investment and Operations
Private involvement was encouraged by Section 2(c) which states that “Agencies shall seek private sector participation in infrastructure investment and management.
Although the project was presented to the state by a private builder, and was built in partnership, it is owned by the not-for-profit created jointly by the state and the developer to issue the bonds and collect the tolls.
Later, the public bus operating division was sold to the private sector, and the prohibition was lifted, since there would be no possibility of a conflict of interest on the part of the transit authority in evaluating proposals.
www.heritage.org /Research/SmartGrowth/tst060704a.cfm   (6581 words)

 :: OPEC Fund for International Development :: Operations - Private Sector
The Private Sector Facility is an additional assistance window that complements the Fund's traditional programs in support of economic and social development and poverty alleviation.
The Facility is a market-oriented financing window that responds to the demand for financing in developing countries in support of their private sector development strategies.
Commercially-managed state-sector enterprises may also receive financing from the Facility in situations where the enterprise acts as a channel for passing financial support to the local private sector, is earmarked for privatization, is a joint-venture with a foreign investor, or acts as a client for local private sub-suppliers.
www.opecfund.org /projects_operations/private_sector.aspx   (397 words)

 Fostering Support for the Private Sector and Economic Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The private sector must learn to articulate its needs to government policy makers through well-defined channels if it is to become the economic force that it needs to be.
While the minerals sector has fueled this growth, helping to diversify the export base and financing large-scale infrastructure and national development programs, there is a clear need for the private sector to take the lead in economic development if Botswana's strong growth in recent years is to continue.
The project is designed to improve the organization and management of city/state chambers of commerce; strengthen their advocacy role in promoting legislation that supports a dynamic private sector; and increase public understanding and appreciation of the role of private entrepreneurs in the economic growth of Nigeria.
www.cipe.org /publications/fs/ert/e07/6africa.htm   (2516 words)

 Khaleej Times Online - No plan for compensatory day off for private sector
Public sector employees feel that under the existing system, the rights of the private sector employees are curtailed, and that the partial treatment was unfair.
Aliar, a public sector employee, said he believes there are anyway relatively fewer holidays in the UAE than in neighbouring countries such as Oman, Saudi Arabia and others, and as such, the proposal to reconsider public holidays is not right.
So even if the public holidays were offered to us (the private sector), the employees would have to work and be compensated in one of the many ways prescribed by the law of the land,” said Wasim Khusro, a Dubai-based businessman.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2005/December/theuae_December30.xml§ion=theuae&col=   (1133 words)

 FAO Private Sector
A thriving private sector and well-functioning markets are key factors for economic growth and sustainable development of agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry sectors.
Currently, FAO works with a range of international and national private sector partners from various sectors of the agriculture and food chain.
The private sector is an important ally in our fight against hunger.
www.fao.org /tc/private/index_en.asp   (205 words)

Private provision of infrastructure may be one of the more politically acceptable methods of private-sector involvement in education, since neither teachers nor students are directly involved.
While teachers in private practice, at least at this stage, must be licensed by the state, alternative certification programs have increased from eight in 1983 to 34 in 1989.
Union opposition to privatized instruction is a major hurdle, although it appears that by renaming teachers as "mentors" and programs as "curriculum enhancement," opportunities exist for private-practice teachers and firms, such as WIST and Ombudsman.
www.rppi.org /education/ps142.html   (7299 words)

 The Change Agent's TOOL BOX -- Involving the Private Sector
Although recruiting and sustaining private sector participation in the systems-change process may present a significant challenge, the richness that results from the public-private interface is well worth the effort.
While the public sector may identify the United Way and local community foundations, as well as some national foundations, as key private sector partners, it may be unaware of the range of additional private sector stakeholders that can become valuable allies in the systems-change process.
Private sector parties may anticipate that government funders and managers will lack interest in their participation or fail to understand their viewpoints.
www.nasmhpd.org /general_files/publications/ntac_pubs/toolbox/agent3.html   (2350 words)

 Private Sector - Our Partners - The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Since its inception, the private sector - including businesses, business associations and individuals - has contributed to the work of the Global Fund in a variety of ways, ranging from engaging in the governance of the Global Fund to contributions of cash and non-cash resources to collaborating with in-country partners and recipients.
Engagement in the Private Sector Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund provides businesses and business associations an opportunity to contribute to the governance and work of the Global Fund.
The focal point for the Private Sector Delegation is the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, which leads and coordinates the work of the delegation and facilitates the broader engagement of the private sector.
www.theglobalfund.org /en/partners/private   (372 words)

 Policy Statement on the Weather Service/Private Sector Roles
The policy statement is not intended to discourage or preclude the private sector from providing comments and advice on publicly issued warnings, but the distinction between the NWS "official" warning and these comments and interpretations of it must be clear to the public.
The purpose of this policy statement is to define the relationship and respective roles of NWS and the private sector to ensure that Federal resources are focused on providing essential core functions and to encourage the private sector to provide those services which it is ideally suited to provide.
The private weather industry is ideally suited to put the basic data and common hydrometeorological information base from the NWS into a form and detail that can be utilized by specific weather and water resources sensitive users.
www.nws.noaa.gov /im/fedreg.htm   (2396 words)

 What is job quota in private sector all about?
They also say since the public sector has not been generating enough employment, the so-called backward castes must be accommodated in the private sector through quotas.
The logic behind job quotas in the private sector is that scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will have greater opportunity or economic and social mobility.
The UPA was serious enough to put in a reference regarding reservations in the private sector in the President's speech on June 7.
inhome.rediff.com /money/2004/jun/09dt.htm   (905 words)

 MNSPF Private Sector Home
As the private sector expands, the role of the state is changing from that of a key player toward a more indirect role, that of facilitating the development of competitive private markets.
The formal private sector in MNA countries has generally been concentrated in a small number of large firms which have benefited from protective policies, and in a large number of small and medium enterprises which often account for much of employment but have little access to formal finance, markets and government support programs.
To accelerate the emergence of more dynamic private sectors, greater attention must be given to microeconomic reforms to complement macroeconomic reforms.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /mna/mena.nsf/f34b224d37365b3f852567ee0068bd93/e5076134419eb7938525693b005f2981?OpenDocument   (296 words)

 Private Sector Operations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The private sector window of the Bank was established in 1991 with the objective of broadening the scope of development assistance to regional member countries (RMCs) in recognition of the important role of the private sector in stimulating economic growth and development.
The growing role of Private Sector in achieving sustainable development and poverty alleviation is evident worldwide and recognized by the Bank's Vision.
This section presents the Private Sector mission as defined in the Bank's vision as well as its strategy and operations to promote Private Sector development in RMCs.
www.afdb.org /portal/page?_pageid=313,164803&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL   (153 words)

 Grandfather Government Growth Report by MWHodges
Think of the total economy as a pie, divided into two economic slices (the government sector share and the pure private sector share), where the whole pie is the total national income.
From chart #1 to chart #2, we have observed how the private sector's share of the economic pie was reduced by 10 points - as a result of socialization up to 1947.
It seems to make sense it would be best for their future if the relative size of the private sector were increased by significantly downsizing government's share, for a change - toward a size envisioned by Thomas Jefferson.
mwhodges.home.att.net /piechart.htm   (5428 words)

 Current features in Private Sector Development - Private Sector Development - The World Bank Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Private Sector Development Strategy for the World Bank Group was considered by the Executive Directors on February 26, 2002.
An Issues and Options paper was published in June 2001 and was the subject of dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders worldwide -- the private sector, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, governments, and regional development banks.
Annex III of the draft report lists other strategy papers (for example, for the public sector, the financial sector and small and medium enterprises), which were reviewed in preparation of this strategy and are available on the World Bank website.
rru.worldbank.org /Features/PSDStrategy.aspx   (307 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | NHS 'threatening' private sector
The private healthcare sector is "under threat" from changes to the NHS, a report has warned.
But he said the private sector would still have an advantage in being able to offer a wider choice of hospitals, dates and doctors.
And he suggested private health providers may move towards providing expensive medications, such as cancer drugs, which the NHS may not be able to afford.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/health/4706601.stm   (504 words)

 Private Sector Development and Finance - ADB.org
Private Sector Operations: Catalyzing Private Investments Across Asia and the Pacific (2006)
Expanding private sector activities is vital for ADB’s fight against poverty in Asia and the Pacific Region.
The latest on private sector operations work is available in ADB's Annual Report 2001.
www.adb.org /PrivateSector   (114 words)

 Partnership for Public Service - Private Sector Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Private Sector Council (PSC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which brings leaders from America’s top companies together with federal decision-makers to improve the management, efficiency and productivity of federal agencies.
By sharing modern business processes and solutions that drive innovation, effectiveness and efficiency in the private sector, PSC members help their federal counterparts improve the way government manages the nation’s resources and serves the American people.
This effort received a major boost today when two major contributors to that momentum -- the Partnership for Public Service and the Private Sector Council -- announced that they were merging their organizations.
www.privatesectorcouncil.org   (445 words)

 HGP and the Private Sector
Some people questioned whether the HGP and the private sector were duplicating work, and they wondered who would win the race to sequence the human genome.
Although the HGP and private companies did have overlapping sequencing goals, their finish lines were different because their ultimate goals were not the same.
Genomes of numerous animals, plants, and microbes are being sequenced, and the number of private endeavors is increasing.
www.ornl.gov /hgmis/project/privatesector.html   (1803 words)

 Origins of Private Sector CRM
Moreover, the roots of private sector CRM were not a concern until it had become a major force in archaeology and in historic preservation in general.
Greenwood explains that private sector work was her chosen career path: "I did not aspire to teach or be closeted in a museum, but preferred active fieldwork and research." Incidentally, in 2001 she was awarded the J.
Private, for-profit CRM seems to have started late in the Southwest, perhaps because of the strength of the institutional CRM programs (the CRM era arguably began with a 1950 museum-based pipeline archaeology project in Arizona and New Mexico, and with the subsequent establishment of a permanent highway salvage program in New Mexico in 1954).
www.unm.edu /~dap/daddy/Daddy.htm   (5042 words)

 FHI - Private Sector
The private sector can also help by encouraging young people to build a productive and healthy future.
After all, the private sector already has an interest in the health of the world's youth because youth are both tomorrow's workers and some of the world's greatest consumers.
One useful resource for understanding how the private sector is working toward sustainability is the Commercial Market Strategies Project of YouthNet partner Deloitte, Touche and Tohmatsu/Emerging Markets Group.
www.fhi.org /en/Youth/YouthNet/ProgramsAreas/PrivateSector.htm   (653 words)

 The Fourth Annual AGOA Private Sector Forum
In line with tradition, the Private Sector Forum was held in conjunction with the Ministerial Forum, headed by the United States and Senegalese governments.
CCA presented a report on the findings of these workshops to all private sector participants in Dakar in an effort to bridge the events and ensure continuity of action.
Private sector companies and members of CCA also provided positive updates of their work on the continent.
www.africacncl.org /Events/AGOA_2005.asp   (661 words)

 Comparing Federal Employee Benefits with Those in the Private Sector
Values for the private sector, which represent the average for all firms in the database, are shown for both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
The private firms in the database are not representative of private practices; they offer relatively generous retirement benefits compared with many other firms.
The values compared for each hypothetical employee are the expected payouts under federal or private plans, based on the probability of death and adjusted to exclude the portion of benefits employees contribute toward directly.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=821&sequence=0&from=7   (6422 words)

 Private Sector - Inter-American Development Bank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As part of this initiative, the IDB created the Private Sector Department in 1994 to mobilize financing for private infrastructure development.
The Bank works in partnership with commercial banks, institutional investors, co-guarantors and other co-lenders to provide private sector companies with the financing needed to meet the region's growing demand for infrastructure and enhanced financial markets capacity.
The Bank is constantly seeking to develop new and better options for private financing tailored to the needs of clients investing in our member countries.
www.iadb.org /pri   (204 words)

 Property Rights and the Informal Sector
In countries with large informal sectors, business activities go unrecorded, taxes are not paid, opportunities for corruption are rampant, and a significant percentage of citizens are not able to participate in public policymaking.  Government-made barriers to establishing and operating a business distract these would-be entrepreneurs from gainful and productive business activities. 
In order to bridge the gap between the informal sector and the formal economy, it is important to realize that informality is a symptom of underlying institutional problems.
 To harness the wealth of the informal sector and merge the two economies, governments must design programs and offer incentives that encourage entrepreneurs to join the formal economy.  One of the easiest ways to do this is by simplifying the business registration process.
www.cipe.org /programs/informalsector   (583 words)

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