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 E-LECTED LINKS of  2008

Call For Proposals - Asian Private Clean Energy Development Funds, ADB

PP Joint Investment Opportunities in IRAQ, Ministry of Industry and Minerals

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 E-LECTED LINKS of 2007

Asian Macroeconomic Developments

Asia Economic Monitor-Dec.07

International Trade & Tariff Data 2007, WTO

 'The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008'', WEForum-31.Oct.07

Doing Business 2008: Making a Difference

IFC-25.Sep.07

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Online Map shows Ease of Doing Business in 175 Countries, WORLD BANK

Review of Risk Mitigation Instruments for Infrastructure Financing, WORLDBANK

IFC Advisory Services presents:

Experts in Privatization and PPP

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 STATE of The CARBON MARKET

Report Documents a Booming Carbon Market, WORLD BANK-02.May.07

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ONLINE ATLAS and BOOK Depict Globe's Greatest Development Challenges, WORLDBANK-23.Mar.07

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 BUSINESS  CLIMATE  UPDATE

Doing Business 2007-WORLDBANK

Business Becomes Easier Worldwide

 E-LECTED LINKS of 2006

BUSINESS  CLIMATE  UPDATE

  Doing Business 2007-WORLDBANK

  Business Becomes Easier Worldwide

  Doing Business Economy Rankings

  WGI 2006: Worldwide Governance Indicators

  Asian Development Outlook 2006 Update, ADB

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TI Special Report

Preventing Corruption on Construction Projects Risk Assessment &

Proposed Action for Funders - 15.Sep.06

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Marmaray

 Marmaray Website  provides information about one of the most challenging projects in Turkey and the World;  the Marmaray Rail Tube Tunnel and Commuter Rail Mass Transit System in Istanbul

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ADB's Dams and Development E-Paper:

A Reservoir of Knowledge on Dams

August-2006

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Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) Oil Field,  Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY

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 GLOBAL SOURCE for STEEL in BULK

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Accessible Info.  on Development Activities

A directory of over 500,000 activities of major bilateral organizations, multilateral development banks and UN agencies. Over 130,000 are ongoing and planned, residing in the live database.

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BBC ASIAN NETWORK NEWS for SOUTH-ASIA QUAKE

South Asia Quake

DAWN - PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Earthquake Updates

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HURRICANE CONTRACTING INFO. CENTER

One-Stop Shop to Help U.S. Businesses Participate in Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts

http://www.rebuildingthegulfcoast.gov

CNN Page

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  GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER  is a survey that assesses general public attitudes toward and experience of corruption in dozens of countries around the world.

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

(Link Added on 21.Jan.06)

E-LECTED LINKS of 2005

View Tsunami Relief Coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-LECTED LINKS of MARCH to DATE - 2003/2004

E-lected Links of The CONTRACTORS BULLETIN for March-2003 through May-2004 have been allocated to links and news for the Re-construction in Iraq based on the interest expressed by the Visitors all of which can be accessed through ''  E-LECTED LINKS for RECONSTRUCTION in IRAQ  ''.

OTHER    E-LECTED    LINKS

NOVEMBER-2004

EBRD Transition Report 2004: Infrastructure-10.Nov.04

OCTOBER-2004

ISO Guidance On Social Responsibility-07.Oct.04 (pdf file)

JUNE-2004

 WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 05.JUNE.2004

 

 

 

 

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E-LECTED LINKS for LEBANON RECONSTRUCTION

 ''PEACE in the MIDDLE EAST, PEACE on EARTH''

''Lebanon Under Siege'' is the official Lebanese Government source of info which offers up-to-date info on relief efforts and diplomatic initiatives.

It lists locations of shelter and aid distribution along with a tally of damage, casualties and official statements.

Relief Web's LEBANON (CE): Situation Reports

USAID ME-Humanitarian Assistance to Lebanon

CDR (Council of Development & Reconstruction)

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E-LECTED LINKS of  CONTRACTORS BULLETIN  2002-2003

E-LECTED LINKS  of  JANUARY - 2003

US DoC's

 '' REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN '' Web-Site

provides information on;

 AFGHANISTAN Reconstruction Conference

(8-10.Jun.2003, Chiago,IL USA)

 NATIONAL PROGRAM for Reconstruction 

Report published in Dec.2002 (pdf file)

Priorities for the

 WATER, POWER and ENERGY Sectors

 Priorities for OIL & GAS (pdf file)

 I D I  of  JAPAN

provides valuable information about

transport infrastructure with emphasis on

Highway Transportation System in

 AFGHANISTAN Present State of Transport Infrastructure

 UNITED NATIONS JOINT LOGISTICS CENTRE (UNJLC)

provides valuable information about

security, present conditions of highways, assesments,

air ops, border status, customs, transportation/logistics

with comprehensive maps @

http://www.unjlc.org

 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY's

 Literature Review on AFGHANISTAN Water Resources

(pdf file added on 18.Apr.03)

A literature review from Scientific papers on Afghanistan's water resources. Includes geology and hydrology references, linked maps, and other internet resources available.

 

E-LECTED LINKS  of  JANUARY - 2003

In support of DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY's efforts on the subject, the E-lected Links of January-2003 are devoted to Sites & Publications  referring to CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY as  ''there is a clear need for broader acceptance of Corporate Social Responsibility as a vital component of corporate strategy, thus facilitating efforts for more equitable development''.

WORLD BANK WEB-PAGES

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

OECD  WEB-PAGES

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL TIMES ARTICLES

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

A Gateway to the Websites of the Leading Business Led Organizations on Corporate Social Responsibility, Worldwide

WORLD CSR WEB-SITE

BUSINESS IMPACT WEB-SITE

BSR-BUSINESS for SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WEB-SITE

WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Besides organizations and people who favor emphasis on CSR, there are opponents to the approach also, such as David Henderson, formerly chief economist for the OECD, whose views may be reviewed in his book (pdf file);

MISGUIDED VIRTUE : FALSE NOTIONS of CSR

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E-LECTED LINK of DECEMBER - 2002

 Process Industry Practices (PIP)  is a consortium of process industry owners and engineering construction contractors who serve the industry. PIP was organized in 1993 and is a separately funded initiative of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), at The University of Texas at Austin.

PIP publishes documents called  “Practices" which reflect a harmonization of company engineering standards in many engineering disciplines. Up to 6% savings on capital projects can be achieved with the implementation of the Practices which include design, selection and specification, and installation information.

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E-LECTED LINK of NOVEMBER-2002

The CONTRACTORS have built the world and construct the future.... and also concerned of preservation of the cultural heritage and what our ancestors has built up centuries ago. Therefore the LINK for NOVEMBER'02 is dedicated to :

  WORLD MONUMENTS FUND (WMF)

WMF is the foremost private, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic art and architecture worldwide through fieldwork, advocacy, grantmaking, education, and training. Since its founding in 1965, the New York-based WMF has worked with local communities and partners to stem the loss of more than 300 important and irreplaceable monuments in 70 countries.

 

 The World Monuments Watch, a program of World Monuments Fund, issues the List of 100 Most Endangered Sites every other year.

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E-LECTED LINKS of OCTOBER-2002

World Bank Mission to Kabul, Afghanistan
July-August 2002

"A picture is worth a thousand words", a Chinese proverb.

Some pictures taken by Hamideh Keyhani during World Bank Mission to Kabul, Afghanistan

Doing Business in Afghanistan: Country Commerical Overview For Afghanistan

(Fall 2002 - US Dept of Commerce)

Report prepared by the US Embassy in Afghanistan for the US Dept of Trade outlines the political and economic snapshot of Afghanistan, as well as commercial environment. Includes valuable information such as current projects, key contacts for business/procurement.

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E-LECTED LINK of SEPTEMBER-2002

A year after September.11 Attacks and following developments, AFGHANISTAN is still on the focus.

CONTRACTORS BULLETIN has reserved its February'2002 E-LECTED LINKS SECTION for AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION with links to related sites of the WORLD BANK, ADB, DG, UNDP, Relief Web and other organizations. While the reconstruction activities pace slower than anticipated, we have decided to provide a link to CNN's In-depth Special Section on REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN which include features, resources, multimedia, reports, specials and links which may provide a brief overview of the prevailing sitution in the country. 

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E-LECTED LINKS of AUGUST-2002

Registry of Consultants : DACON

DACON, or DAta on CONsultants, is a database of firms from around the world that offer consulting services. Profiles are provided by the firms and are available to staff at the World Bank and the IADB, borrowers, beneficiaries of grants, and other international financial institutions and member governments. Partial information is also available to visitors of the site. To register, firms must have at least five professional staff and meet other requirements. (Sources : WB, DG)

DoingBusiness Around the World

The Doing Business database provides indicators of the cost of doing business by identifying specific regulations that constrain business investment, productivity, and growth. Information is available for over 100 countries on contract enforcement and entry regulations, with plans to add such topics as access to finance, bankruptcy, labor regulations and others. (Source : WB)

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E-LECTED LINK of JULY - 2002

SIMAP

SIMAP is the European E- Procurement Service launched by the EC in order to encourage best practice in the use of modern information technology for public procurement and to pass on ideas on best practice and new developments to users in the EU and beyond. Initially SIMAP aims to improve the quality of information about EU procurement opportunities and ensure that information is made known to all potentially interested suppliers. In the longer term it will address the whole procurement process, including bids, contract awards, delivery, invoicing & payment.

Further info about SIMAP and Business Opportunities through leading International Institutions are available at BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Page.

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E-LECTED LINKS of JUNE - 2002

  Emerald Abstracts 

Civil Engineering Coolsites - Reviews of Construction Management Web-Sites

  CHIEF EXECUTIVE   

CHIEF EXECUTIVE is the Leading Source of intelligence for and about CEOs. It focuses on the unique leadership concerns of CEOs providing the ideas, strategies and tactics that CEOs can use to create more effective organizations.

Selected Article : The 20 Best Companies for Leaders

  Management First 

Taking you behind the headlines and discuss management theory that can be applied in today's workplace. The aim is simple, to help you become a better manager of yourself and your organization.

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E-LECTED LINKS of MAY - 2002

ADO 2002

ADB - Economic Growth in the developing Asia-Pacific Region Last Year Slowed to Half the Pace of 2000. A Recovery is Expected to Build in 2002-2003, but will Remain Modest in Most Parts of the Region.

World Development Indicators 2002

WORLD BANK's Premier Annual Compilation of Data About Development

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E-LECTED LINKS of APRIL- 2002

ELECTED Links of April'2002 were related with the Month's Editorial Subject "BENCHMARKS" and referred to Surveys of some Respected Magazines for the World's Best, Most Admired & Most Respected Construction Companies.

FORBES : The A-List ; The World's Best & MASCO On Top for Construction (BOUYGUES, CENTEX, COLAS, CRH, HBG, LAFARGE, MASCO, SKANSKA, VINCI)-15.Apr.02

FORTUNE : Global Most Admired Companies-2002 All Stars in Engineering & Construction  (SHIMIZU, TAKENAKA, SKANSKA, OBAYASHI, KAJIMA, DAIWA HOUSE, SEKISUI HOUSE, TAISEI, VINCI, BOUYGUES) -04.Mar.02

FINANCIAL TIMES & PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS : World's Most Respected Companies 2001 Survey (SKANSKA, LAFARGE, CHEUNG-KONG, BECHTEL, BOUYGUES, CEMEX Most Respected Among Property/Construction Companies)-12.Dec.01

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E-LECTED LINKS of MARCH - 2002

DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY/dgMarket

Looking for Business? Bookmark the dgMarket!

Interested in Getting Tender Notices from Donor Agencies around the World? Add dgMarket to your favorites, get free e-mails that fit your business profile, and explore new business opportunities.

http://www.dgmarket.com

WORLD BANK Launches Online Directory to Help Identify Experts for Afghanistan's Reconstruction-28.Feb.02

WTO : Transparency in Government Procurement

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E-LECTED LINKS of FEBRUARY - 2002

Based on Requests of Visitors, the ELECTED LINKS of February'2002  are devoted to Information Regarding Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Activities for  AFGHANISTAN

WORLD BANK : Reconstructing Afghanistan

DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY : Post-War Reconstruction and Development in Afghanistan & (ADDED on 2nd of July 2002) Key Resources of the DG Afghanistan Reconstruction Focus

UNDP : Afghanistan Recovery

ADB : Afghanistan Recovery & Reconstruction

UN-Islamabad : Situation in and around Afghanistan

RELIEF WEB : Afghanistan Page

JICA : Afghanistan

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC : Land in Crisis (Maps Available)

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E-LECTED LINKS of JANUARY - 2002

AIDA : IMF and USAID Project Info is now available through AIDA, a Gateway to Public Info on over 300,000 Projects and Development Activities

EMERALD/ICEA : CE Cool Sites

EPC-BUSINESS MARKETPLACE: Technip-Coflexip and JGC have designed together epc-business.com as a joint marketplace for Engineering, Procurement and Construction offering more effective collaboration and commerce with suppliers and subcontractors

WORLD BANK :

> World Development Report-2002 : Building Institutions for Markets

> Procurement in IBRD & IDA Financed Projects

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