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  • Shifting Kenya's Private Sector into Higher Gear : A Trade and Competitiveness Agenda

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-06-02)
    Shifting Kenya’s private sector into
 higher gear: a trade and competitiveness agenda’ was born
 out of the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness (T&C)
 Global Practice recent stock taking of its work in Kenya.
 This was part of a Programmatic Approach that aimed to
 organize T&C’s knowledge, advisory, and convening
 services to address Kenya’s development challenges in the
 private sector space. By Sub-Saharan African standards,
 Kenya has a large private sector, which accounts for around
 70 percent of total formal employment. As a result, the
 dynamics of the private sector are a key determinant of the
 trajectory of the Kenyan economy. The country’s product
 market regulations a restrictive for domestic competitors
 and foreign entrants, and the actions of cartels and
 behavior of dominant firms across sectors undermines
 competition and hurts consumers. The Kenyan Government
 recognizes these challenges and has invested significantly
 in unlocking these bottlenecks with impressive results so
 far and several important laws passed. Additional efforts to
 ease regulatory constraints and expedite important
 legislative changes could improve the investment climate at
 national and county levels.
  • Shifting Kenya's Private Sector into Higher Gear

    World Bank Group (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-06-02)
    Shifting Kenya’s private sector into
 higher gear: a trade and competitiveness agenda’ was born
 out of the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness (T&C)
 Global Practice recent stock taking of its work in Kenya.
 This was part of a Programmatic Approach that aimed to
 organize T&C’s knowledge, advisory, and convening
 services to address Kenya’s development challenges in the
 private sector space. By Sub-Saharan African standards,
 Kenya has a large private sector, which accounts for around
 70 percent of total formal employment. As a result, the
 dynamics of the private sector are a key determinant of the
 trajectory of the Kenyan economy. The country’s product
 market regulations a restrictive for domestic competitors
 and foreign entrants, and the actions of cartels and
 behavior of dominant firms across sectors undermines
 competition and hurts consumers. The Kenyan Government
 recognizes these challenges and has invested significantly
 in unlocking these bottlenecks with impressive results so
 far and several important laws passed. Additional efforts to
 ease regulatory constraints and expedite important
 legislative changes could improve the investment climate at
 national and county levels.
  • Fashion Forward: The Need for a Proactive Approach to the Counterfeit Epidemic

    Tripoli, Casey (BrooklynWorks, 2016-01-01)
    In the last two decades, the overall activity of the counterfeit market has expanded and risen 10,000 percent. This dramatic shift corresponds to growth of the Internet, which has unified the fascination of obtaining cheap, illegitimate goods with the efficiency of a mouse click. With the expected continued inflation of the counterfeit market comes a host of new concerns, namely, how to determine who is responsible for the distribution of these knockoffs, and who should be ordained to limit them in the marketplace. In both the United States and the European Union, however, outdated laws produce a mélange of inadequate solutions to these issues. This Note examines these burden structures currently in place by the United States and EU States, and argues that the laws are insufficient, from both a cost and a pragmatic perspective. It concludes, therefore that the increase in the global counterfeit market demands a heightened standard of care from intermediaries than currently required by law and practice.
  • From Client's Dreams to Achievable Projects - An expert system for determining web site feasibility

    The Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives; Juan Jose Escribano; Raúl Murciano; Pablo Gervás (2009-04-18)
    This paper presents a web based expert system application that carries out an initial assessment of the feasibility of a web project. The system allows detection of inconsistency problems before design starts, and suggests correcting actions to solve them. The developed system presents important advantages not only for determining the feasibility of a web project but also by acting as a means of communication between the client company and the web development team, making the requirements specification clearer.
  • Internet and society : social theory in the Internet age /

    Fuchs, Christian,1976- (New York : Routledge,, 2008)
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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