Scaling Up

How a Few Companies Make It... and Why the Rest Don't
Author: Verne Harnish
Publisher: Select Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9780986019524
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Offers techniques for growing a business into a dominant industry force, focusing on four important decision areas that are fundamental to successful company growth.

Scaling Up Health Service Delivery

From Pilot Innovations to Policies and Programmes
Author: Ruth Simmons,Peter Fajans,Laura Ghiron
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241563516
Category: Medical
Page: 183
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"The focus here is on ways to increase impact of health service innovations that have been tested in pilot or experimental projects so as to benefit more people and to foster policy and programme development on a lasting, sustainable basis." -- p.i Preface.

Scaling Up Community-driven Development

Theoretical Underpinnings and Program Design Implications
Author: Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize,Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Community development
Page: N.A
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Scaling Up Nutrition

What Will It Cost?
Author: Susan Horton,Meera Shekar,Christine McDonald,Ajay Mahal,Jana Krystene Brooks
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821380789
Category: Medical
Page: 132
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Action against malnutrition is needed more than ever. An additional US$10.3 billion a year is required from national and international public resources to successfully attack undernutrition worldwide. This would benefit more than 360 million children in the 36 countries with the highest burden of undernutrition home to 90 percent of the stunted children globally. Since early childhood offers a special window of opportunity to improve nutrition, the bulk of the investment needs to be targeted between pre-pregnancy until two years of age. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' notes that investment will yield high returns through thriving children, healthier families, and more productive workers. This investment is essential to make progress on the nutrition and child mortality Millennium Development Goals and to protect critical human capital in developing economies. The human and financial costs of further neglect will be high. This call for greater investment in nutrition comes at a time when global efforts to strengthen health systems provide a unique opportunity to scale up integrated packages of health and nutrition interventions with common delivery platforms, thereby reducing costs. 'Scaling Up Nutrition: What Will It Cost?' has benefited from the expertise of many international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutions. This book will be of interest to policy makers, public health officials, nutritionists, government officials, and all those interested in improving child nutrition and health outcomes.

The Scaling-up of Microfinance in Bangladesh

Determinants, Impact, and Lessons
Author: Hassan Zaman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Microfinance
Page: 22
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"The microfinance industry in Bangladesh currently provides access to credit to around 13 million poor households. Zaman describes the factors that led to the scaling-up of micro-credit in Bangladesh, the impact this has had on the poor, future challenges in Bangladesh, and possible lessons for other countries. The consensus in the literature is that micro-credit plays a significant role in reducing household vulnerability to a number of risks and that it contributes to improving social indicators. The author argues that strategic donor investments in a handful of well-managed institutions that offer a simple, easily replicable financial product could lead to large gains in access to finance for the poor. However, this approach could sacrifice other objectives of financial sector development, such as product and institutional diversity, which could be promoted after the initial expansion has taken place. Governments can also have a crucial role in promoting access to microfinance by ensuring macroeconomic stability, enforcing a simple regulatory structure, and developing communications networks that reduce transaction costs. Another lesson is that while visionary leadership cannot simply be franchised, the internal management systems that led to the scaling-up can be replicated in other settings"--Abstract.

Scaling Up Scaling Down

Overcoming Malnutrition in Developing Countries
Author: Thomas J. Marchione
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134390904
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
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The individual and institutional capacities required for the prevention and reduction of nutritional insecurity and hunger in lesser-developed countries as the twenty-first century approaches are identified in this book. Household nutritional "security" can be defined as the successful The essays in this book champion the idea of increasing, or scaling up, grass roots operations to provide nutritional security, while scaling down the efforts of national and international institutions. Scaling up involves strengthening local capacities to improve and expand upon current successful programs by building upon existing local culture and organizations. This, in turn, enables the programs to strengthen relationships with national governments, international bilateral/multilateral donors, as well as non-governmental organizations. Scaling down concerns the ways and means by which these various organizations encourage and complement the local development. Therefore, as local capacities are scaled up, the national/international control over decisions and functions is, ideally, scaled down. The volume also directly addresses the resultant complication: how to create programs that are both culturally specific and that will flourish well into the future.

Scaling Up

Science, Engineering, and the American Chemical Industry
Author: John A. Heitmann,David J.. Rhees
Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation
ISBN: 9780941901017
Category: Science
Page: 24
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This tribute to the engineers who transformed laboratory reactions into large production facilities focuses on petroleum refining and penicillin production. The book accompanies CHF's traveling exhibit by the same name.

Scaling Up

A Research Agenda for Software Engineering
Author: National Research Council,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309041317
Category: Computers
Page: 100
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Large and growing opportunity costs are resulting from the inability to produce sophisticated, reliable software in a timely manner. Software engineering presents stubborn problems, but in this book, a group of experts suggest several constructive directions for research. Together, they support the need for greater interaction between researchers and practitioners and more aggressive efforts to share and reuse software engineering knowledge.

Scaling Up

A Research Agenda for Software Engineering
Author: Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309582237
Category: Computers
Page: 87
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Large and growing opportunity costs are resulting from the inability to produce sophisticated, reliable software in a timely manner. Software engineering presents stubborn problems, but in this book, a group of experts suggest several constructive directions for research. Together, they support the need for greater interaction between researchers and practitioners and more aggressive efforts to share and reuse software engineering knowledge.

Aid Scaling Up: Do Wage Bill Ceilings Stand in the Way?


Author: Annalisa Fedelino,Gerd Schwartz,Marijn Verhoeven
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic assistance
Page: 37
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This paper assesses whether the scaling up of aid and the resulting increase in government spending that is needed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be hampered by wage bill ceilings that are often part of government programs supported by the IMF's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Based on country case studies for 2003-05, the paper suggests that, in the past, wage bill ceilings have not restricted the use of available donor funds. Yet the paper offers a number of suggestions for further enhancing the flexibility of wage bill conditionality in PRGF-supported programs to respond to higher aid flows that may result in the future.