Guatemala 2012: TRaC Study Evaluating the Com-Prevention Program with Men at Risk in Central América. Round 1.
Contributors: Martinez, José Enrique, Nieto Andrade, Benjamín
... The goal of this study is to collect baseline data on the prevalence of condom use and the opportunity, ability and motivation to adopt healthier behaviors among Men at Risk in Central America, defined as: migrant workers, uniformed men (private forces), truckers, construction workers, bus drivers and fishermen, all of them potential clients of sex workers.
Guatemala 2012:TRaC Monitoring HIV healthy behavior trends among men who have sex with men and determining the factors associated with them in Central América. Round 3..
Contributors: Martínez, José Enrique, Nieto Andrade, Benjamín
... Evidence from this study will be used to evaluate and improve current communication campaigns and their effect on the target population of Male who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Trans (transgender, transsexual, transvestite). It will also help design new activities directed to them by determining factors associated with healthy key behaviors. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES Measure change and monitor progress on the objectives of USAID’s Combination Prevention for PASMO and PEPFAR’s Gender Enhanced complementing approach. Determine the preliminary impact of PASMOs interventions among MSM Validate factors that have been usually associated with the desired behavior: consistent condom use with all male partners in the last month. Set a baseline for the Opportunity, Ability and Motivation (OAM) factors in which the program will work for the next two years
Contributors: Roberto Porro, Jorge Vela, Vladimir Nunez, Miguel Vasquez, Clemente Salazar, Patricia Seijas, Jefferson Cardenas, Abel Meza, Ione Vieira, Noemi S. Miyasaka Porro
... The Network for the Study of Amazonian Livelihoods and Environment (RAVA) was formed in late 2007, being led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and operating in the domain of the Amazon Initiative Consortium, along with educational, research, extension and civil society organizations, operating in 14 research sites in seven countries of the Amazon region. RAVA objectives include: (a) to understand smallholder resource constraints and livelihood opportunities in Amazonian forested landscapes and to develop principles and options for improved resource management systems on their land; (b) to improve understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with integrating agroforestry and smallholder agriculture in the Amazon into landscape approaches to natural resource management and rural livelihood security; (c) to develop methods and approaches to link research findings into improved natural resource management at farm and landscape level in diverse Amazonian contexts, seeking to optimize returns to household income, nutrition and system nutrients; harmonize interactions among adjacent landscape units and resource users; and empower local communities to sustain these efforts; and (d) to create a solid economic regional data set on smallholder household reliance on forests/ agroforests. RAVA activities have been supported during the years 2008 to 2010 by the Institutional Development Fund of the World Bank, along with inputs from the participating institutions in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. RAVA members currently interact in generating the regional database and analyzing the location-specific data, in order to generate publications and contributions to public policy. ======================================================================================================== =================== La Red de Estudios de las Condiciones Amazónicas de Vida y Ambiente (RAVA) fue formada a mediados de 2007, con el objetivo de analizar el uso y la dependencia de las comunidades amazónicas respecto a los recursos naturales, evaluando de qué manera las actividades forestales, agroforestales y agrícolas contribuyen para su bienestar y para la conservación ambiental. La Red es liderada por el Centro Mundial Agroforestal (ICRAF) y actúa en ámbito del Consorcio Internacional Iniciativa Amazónica, junto con instituciones de enseñanza, investigación, extensión y de la sociedad civil, priorizando estudios socio-económicos en 14 localidades de siete países amazónicos. Las actividades de la RAVA han sido apoyadas durante los años 2008 a 2010 por el Fondo de Desarrollo Institucional del Banco Mundial, junto con aportes de las instituciones participantes de la Red. Actualmente los miembros de la RAVA interactúan en el análisis de los datos obtenidos a través del proyecto, con el objetivo de generar publicaciones y documentos de aportes a políticas públicas, como también discutir nuevas necesidades de actuación colaborativa
Contributors: August Muench
... These are the training materials (Slides, Handouts, Sample data) for the 2012-10-23 October "Basic Dataverse Training for Astronomy" Workshop held in the Wolbach Library Collaborative space.
Contributors: Gary W. Cox, William B. Heller, Mathew D. McCubbins
... We find strong evidence that governing coalitions in Italy exercise significant negative agenda powers. First, governing parties have a roll rate that is nearly zero, and their roll rate is lower than opposition parties’ roll rates, which average about 20% on all final passage votes. Second, we find that, controlling for distance from the floor median, opposition parties have higher roll rates than government parties. These results strongly suggest that governing parties in Italy are able to control the legislative agenda to their benefit. We also document significantly higher opposition roll rates on decree-conversion bills and budget bills that on ordinary bills – consistent with our theoretical analysis of the differing procedures used in each case.
Replication data for: Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the US House of Representatives
Contributors: Gary W. Cox, Mathew D. McCubbins
... Scholars of the U.S. House disagree over the importance of political parties in organizing the legislative process. On the one hand, non-partisan theories stress how congressional organization serves members' non-partisan goals. On the other hand, partisan theories argue that the House is organized to serve the collective interests of the majority party. This book advances a partisan theory and presents a series of empirical tests of that theory's predictions (pitted against others). The evidence demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process in order to prevent bills that the party dislikes from reaching the floor.