From the loss of love, healing of broken hearts, and indiscretions that threaten the stability of otherwise happy lives, Jar of Hearts offers to readers twenty vignettes of life in many different stages.
Describes the creation of the huge sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in the 1920s under the direction of Gutzon Borglum.
S'inspirant de romans célèbres et de thèmes de prédilection, le peintre Jean Paul Lemieux a crée des personnages et des paysages qui reflètent le visage insaisissable du pays. À partir d'entretiens avec l'artiste, l’homme de théâtre Marcel Dubé dévoile les secrets de leur bouleversante authenticité… 62 reproductions en couleurs, dont 58 proviennent de quatre albums d’art : La Petite Poule d’eau, Maria Chapdelaine, Time Remembered et Canada-Canada. Il a été tiré du même ouvrage une édition spéciale numérotée de 1 à 800, reliée en papier Saint-Gilles, avec tranchefile et signet de soie, titres frappés or, présentée dans un étui pleine toile.
This book offers an accessible introduction to the topic of impact evaluation and its practice in development. While the book is geared principally towards development practitioners and policymakers designing prospective impact evaluations, we trust that it will be a valuable resource for students and others interested in using impact evaluation. Prospective impact evaluations should be used selectively to assess whether or not a program has achieved its intended results, or to test alternatives for achieving those results. We consider that more and better impact evaluation will help strengthen the evidence base for development policies and programs around the world. If governments and development practitioners can make policy decisions based on evidence - including evidence generated through impact evaluation - our hope is that development resources will be spent more effectively, and ultimately have a greater impact on reducing poverty and improving people s lives. The three chapters in this handbook provide a non-technical introduction to impact evaluations, including Why Evaluate in Chapter 1, How to Evaluate in Chapter 2 and How to Implement Impact Evaluations in Chapter 3. These elements are the basic tools needed in order to successfully carry out an impact evaluation. From a methodological standpoint our approach to impact evaluation is largely pragmatic: we think that the most appropriate methods should be identified to fit the operational context, and not the other way around. This is best achieved at the outset of the program, through the design of prospective impact evaluation that can be built into the project s implementation. We argue that gaining consensus between key stakeholders and identifying an evaluation design that fits the political and operational context is as important as the method itself. We also believe strongly that impact evaluations should be upfront about their limitations and caveats. Finally, we strongly encourage policymakers and program managers to consider impact evaluations in a logical framework that clearly sets out the causal pathways by which the program works to produce outputs and influence final outcomes, and to combine impact evaluations with monitoring and selected complementary evaluation approach to gain a full picture of performance. This book builds on a core set of teaching materials developed for the Turning Promises to Evidence workshops organized by the office of the Chief Economist for Human Development (HDNCE) in partnership with regional units and the Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank.
It is October, 1942, almost at the climax and turning point of the North African desert war against Rommel. RAF Spitfire pilot Nigel Turner has been forced to leave flying status after a wound. Now married to his beautiful wife Kathy (a former WAAF radar plotter), Nigel is sent with her to Cairo where as an intelligence officer he keeps an eye on pro-Nazi elements. His duties take into the Libyan desert to work with the tribes behind German lines. Back in Cairo, Kathy has her own brave part to play. Read on...
This is the tragic, beautiful tale of a girl without a soul. I am that girl and this is my story.
Let’s start at the middle . . . I ran after him, my feet sinking into the sand with each stride. The distance between us was good. I could pursue him if he kept running. I could breathe if he kept running. If he kept running, he was safe from the monster within me. Aura and Nyte are recovering from the aftermath of their encounter with The Mystress. With the whereabouts of the rest of the guard unknown, they begin to battle a new enemy – Aura’s aggressive addiction to Nyte’s power. With Druelca on the prowl, a giant cat-beast lurking in the crystal sands, and talk of moons and angels, their struggles are just beginning.