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Enhancing Efficiency and Efficacy in Humanitarian Programs

Enhancing Efficiency and Efficacy When Enhancing Efficiency and Efficacy we often confuse efficiency and efficacy. Efficiency corresponds to an operation with a high result-versus-costs ratio, for example results vs. energy, time, and money. Efficacy characterizes an action with the power to produce an effect. Efficiency means doing as good a good a job as possible. Effectiveness means getting a result by doing the right job. Reportedly neither efficiency nor efficacy rank very high in the Humanitarian Programs industry, one that…

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Rational Methodologies for Land Mines/Unexploded Ordnance Contaminated Land Release or Clearing Decision Making

 RECENT UXO/MINE CLEARANCE FINDINGS Over recent years, the community working towards the aims of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) has begun to struggle with fundamental questions related to the efficiency of clearance efforts and the need to release land in countries facing strong demographic and social pressures (Jordan Times, 2004). Rational Methodologies for Land Mines/Unexploded Ordnance Contaminated Land Release or Clearing Decision Making. A series of studies on Lao PDR found that physically cleared ground more than 292 km2 was…

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