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A Guide to Assessing Needs : Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Results

dc.contributor.authorWatkins, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorWest Meiers, Maurya
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-19T08:44:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-19T08:44:08Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-06
dc.description.abstractThis book will benefit people and teams involved in planning and decision making. On the basis of their pragmatic value in guiding decisions, needs assessments are used in various professions and settings from emergency rooms to corporate boardrooms to guide decision making. Nonetheless, although needs assessments have many different applications, in this book on needs assessments as they are applied in organizations to accomplish results, as opposed to their use in personal decisions or medical triage. This book, in turn, is guide to assessing needs and then making essential decisions about what to do next. This book filled with practical strategies, tools, and guides covers both large-scale, formal needs assessments and less-formal assessments that guide daily decisions. Included in the book is a blend of rigorous methods and realistic tools that can help make informed and reasoned decisions. Together, these methods and tools offer a comprehensive, yet realistic, approach to identifying needs and selecting among alternative ways as go forward. Sections one and two offer quick, yet full, answers to many frequently asked questions regarding how to make justifiable decisions. Next, section three examines a variety of tools and techniques that can be used for both collecting information and making decisions. Appendix A then offers a number of checklists and guides for managing the systematic assessment processes that lead to quality decisions. Finally, the reference list at the end of the book is a valuable resource to research, tools, and discussions of needs assessment.en
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dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8213-8868-6
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10986/2231
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWorld Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holderWorld Bank
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL LABORATORIES
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL PRACTICES
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectANALYTICAL LABORATORIES
dc.subjectANIMAL DISEASES
dc.subjectANIMAL HEALTH
dc.subjectANIMAL PRODUCTS
dc.subjectAQUACULTURE
dc.subjectBANK LENDING
dc.subjectBOMBS
dc.subjectCAPACITY BUILDING
dc.subjectCASH MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectCHEMISTRY
dc.subjectCIVIL SERVICE STATUS
dc.subjectCONFLICT OF INTEREST
dc.subjectCONFLICTS OF INTEREST
dc.subjectCONTINGENCY PLANNING
dc.subjectCOST EFFECTIVENESS
dc.subjectCROPS
dc.subjectCROSS CONTAMINATION
dc.subjectDAIRY
dc.subjectDAIRY PRODUCTS
dc.subjectDECISION MAKING
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRY
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
dc.subjectDOMESTIC MARKET
dc.subjectDOMESTIC MARKETS
dc.subjectDRIED FRUIT
dc.subjectECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectECONOMIC RISKS
dc.subjectEGG
dc.subjectEMERGENCY PLANS
dc.subjectEMERGENCY RESPONSE
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGY
dc.subjectEQUIPMENT
dc.subjectEQUIPMENTS
dc.subjectEXPENDITURES
dc.subjectEXPORT GROWTH
dc.subjectEXPORT PERFORMANCE
dc.subjectEXPORTER
dc.subjectEXPORTERS
dc.subjectEXTENSION
dc.subjectEXTENSION SERVICES
dc.subjectFARMERS
dc.subjectFARMS
dc.subjectFEE INCOME
dc.subjectFEED
dc.subjectFINANCES
dc.subjectFINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectFINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
dc.subjectFISCAL AUTONOMY
dc.subjectFISH
dc.subjectFISH PROCESSING
dc.subjectFISHERIES
dc.subjectFIXED ASSETS
dc.subjectFOOD CONTROL
dc.subjectFOOD HANDLING
dc.subjectFOOD INDUSTRIES
dc.subjectFOOD INDUSTRY
dc.subjectFOOD PROCESSING
dc.subjectFOOD PRODUCTION
dc.subjectFOOD PRODUCTS
dc.subjectFOOD REGULATIONS
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETY
dc.subjectFOOD TESTING
dc.subjectFOREIGN MARKET
dc.subjectFOREIGN MARKETS
dc.subjectFRUIT PRODUCTS
dc.subjectFUNDING MECHANISMS
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT FUNDING
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT POLICIES
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
dc.subjectGOVERNMENT SUPPORT
dc.subjectGRAPES
dc.subjectGROUNDNUTS
dc.subjectHAZARD
dc.subjectHAZARDS
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE
dc.subjectHEALTH MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectHEALTH REGULATIONS
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES
dc.subjectHONEY
dc.subjectHOUSING
dc.subjectHUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subjectHUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectHUMAN RESOURCES
dc.subjectHYGIENE
dc.subjectINCOMES
dc.subjectINFECTIOUS DISEASES
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL BANK
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL STANDARD
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
dc.subjectINTERNATIONAL TRADE
dc.subjectINVESTING
dc.subjectINVESTMENT ALTERNATIVES
dc.subjectINVESTMENT CLIMATE
dc.subjectINVESTMENT DECISIONS
dc.subjectINVESTMENT PROJECTS
dc.subjectISOLATION
dc.subjectISSUANCE
dc.subjectLAB
dc.subjectLABORATORIES
dc.subjectLABORATORY
dc.subjectLABORATORY INFRASTRUCTURE
dc.subjectLABS
dc.subjectLAMB
dc.subjectLAWS
dc.subjectLEGAL SYSTEM
dc.subjectLEVEL PLAYING FIELD
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
dc.subjectLOAN
dc.subjectMARKET ACCESS
dc.subjectMARKET COUNTRY
dc.subjectMARKETING
dc.subjectMEAT
dc.subjectMINISTRIES OF AGRICULTURE
dc.subjectNATIONAL LABORATORY
dc.subjectNEEDS ASSESSMENT
dc.subjectNUTS
dc.subjectOWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
dc.subjectPARASITES
dc.subjectPATHOGENS
dc.subjectPESTICIDE
dc.subjectPESTICIDES
dc.subjectPESTS
dc.subjectPLANT PRODUCTS
dc.subjectPOLITICAL ECONOMY
dc.subjectPOOR REPUTATION
dc.subjectPOULTRY PRODUCTS
dc.subjectPRIVATE INVESTMENT
dc.subjectPRIVATE INVESTMENTS
dc.subjectPRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subjectPROFIT MARGIN
dc.subjectPROTEINS
dc.subjectPUBLIC BUDGET
dc.subjectPUBLIC BUDGETING
dc.subjectPUBLIC FUNDS
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTH
dc.subjectPUBLIC INVESTMENT
dc.subjectPUBLIC SERVICES
dc.subjectQUALITY CONTROL
dc.subjectREGULATION OF FOOD
dc.subjectREGULATORY CONSTRAINTS
dc.subjectREGULATORY FRAMEWORK
dc.subjectREGULATORY SYSTEM
dc.subjectRESERVE
dc.subjectRESERVES
dc.subjectRETURN
dc.subjectRETURNS
dc.subjectRISK MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectRURAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectSEAFOOD
dc.subjectSOILS
dc.subjectSPINACH
dc.subjectTRADING
dc.subjectTRANSITION COUNTRIES
dc.subjectTRANSITION ECONOMIES
dc.subjectTRANSPARENCY
dc.subjectTRUSTEES
dc.subjectTURNOVER
dc.subjectUNIVERSITIES
dc.subjectVETERINARY SERVICES
dc.subjectWASTE
dc.subjectWASTE DISPOSAL
dc.subjectWORLD TRADE
dc.titleA Guide to Assessing Needs : Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Resultsen
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaJobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionareaFragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.date.disclosure2012-01-12
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okr.globalpracticeAgriculture
okr.globalpracticeFinance and Markets
okr.globalpracticeHealth, Nutrition, and Population
okr.globalpracticeTrade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi10.1596/978-0-8213-8868-6
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum000333038_20120112235235
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okr.topicHealth, Nutrition and Population::Health Monitoring and Evaluation
okr.topicIndustry::Food & Beverage Industry
okr.topicFinance and Financial Sector Development::Debt Markets
okr.topicConflict and Development::International Terrorism & Counterterrorism
okr.topicHealth, Nutrition and Population
okr.unitDevelopment Effectiveness (LCSDE)
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