Relevance Sample Clauses

Relevance. Relevance refers to the extent to which “the objectives of the development intervention are consistent with beneficiaries’ requirements, country needs, global priorities and partner and donor’s policies,” (OECD, 2002: 32). South Africa is facing a youth unemployment crisis with the unemployment rate sitting at 36.1% (StatsSA, 2014: 6). Given this situation, youth entrepreneurship interventions are both timely and pertinent to mitigate the rising youth unemployment rate.Commodity (Resource)CapabilityFunctioningTo assess whether this intervention was useful to the beneficiaries the Capability Approach as well as Social Cognitive Theory were used as the framework for understanding important factors that would enable the maximal benefits of the Grant Programme. The Capability Approach used in the context of the Grant Programme was interested in determining whether the beneficiaries have the capabilities of transforming these commodities (Grant Programme) into functionings (entrepreneurship), that is from potentiality to actuality and if not, then why and what are the barriers which make then unable to convert resources into functionings? The diagram below illustrates the adaption of the Capability Approach to the context of the Grant Programme. 🡪 🡪 🡪 Utility Grant ProgrammeAdvice, EDP training, grantEntrepreneurshipAdapted to the Grant Programme the diagram looks as follows: 🡪 🡪 🡪 Employment/ Livelihood The results indicate that all the respondents that were interviewed had functioning businesses at the time of the interview except one respondent who was to start his business the week afterthe interview had occurred. The grant beneficiaries were indeed able to convert the Grant Programme into a sustainable livelihood from which they derived their income. Furthermore, all the grant beneficiaries either attended the EDP training or had received entrepreneurship or business training elsewhere. Collectively these survivalist businesses employed 51 people. The Grant Programme from the perspective of the Capability Approach has enabled 24 youth to enhance their capability set thereby their freedom of choice to attain utility in the form of livelihood.Social Cognitive theory relies heavily on the notion of self-efficacy, whereby people believe more in their own capabilities of accomplishment rather than skills. Self-efficacy is important because it is a central factor that determines life choices, motivations and empowers us to deal with failures and success. T...
Relevance. A decision-maker shall apply the same standard of relevance as is required for investigators under Section VI(F)(3)(i) of this Policy, meaning all relevant evidence presented at a hearing shall be considered by the decisionmaker (unless consideration of such evidence is prohibited by the Title IX Regulations). However, to the extent relevant evidence submitted at a hearing (whose consideration is not prohibited by the Title IX Regulations) would be inadmissible under the Federal Rules of Evidence, the decision-maker should accord such evidence little, if any, weight or credibility. Furthermore, a decisionmaker shall be free to rule repetitive questions to be irrelevant and exclude such repetitive evidence.
Relevance. The investigator will consider only relevant evidence that is available in a particular case. The term “relevance” shall have its ordinary meaning in any grievance process conducted under this Policy. Many forms of evidence that are logically relevant would not be admissible in a court of law based on application of the Federal Rules of Evidence or other applicable evidentiarystandards that apply in judicial proceedings. Such evidence, so long as it is relevant, will nevertheless be available for consideration by an investigator; however, to the extent such evidence would be excluded as a result of the application of the Federal Rules of Evidence (e.g., due to such evidence not being properly authenticated or constituting hearsay, character evidence, etc.), the investigator shall accord such evidence little, if any, weightregardless of the source of such evidence.
Relevance. All Google Advertising Results shall be Relevant to the applicable Search Term. If AOL reasonably believes that a particular Matched Result is not Relevant, then in addition to AOL’s other rights under this Agreement, AOL shall have the rights in Section 2.9(a) to block, and may inform Google, in which case Google shall consider that Matched Result not to be Relevant, and shall exclude it as a Matched Result within the time set forth in Section 2.9.
Relevance. Rating: Satisfactory The project is relevant to both national priorities and to GEF strategies and strategic programs. With regards to the national priorities, the project is aligned with national and regional policies as the Government of Gambia prioritizes improvement of access to and promotion of renewable energy.Specifically, the national government developed six strategic plans and policies to which the project was relevant: • Energy action Plan, 2010, with its strategic objectives for the years 2010-2014, such as increase in electricity generation, transmission and distribution capacities, improved access to electricity and its affordability, enhanced street lighting, and promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.• Energy Policy, 2005 which laid out goals for the electricity sub-sector: i) to ensure adequate, efficient and affordable electricity supply, including renewable forms of energy, such as solar, wind, and bio-mass, to support socio-economic development in an environmentally-sustainable way, ii) improve the reliability and security of power supply through increased domestic production, and to enhance power sector efficiency, and iii) promote long-term sustainability and competitive pricing of power sector operations by encouraging private sector participation in the energy markets.• Electricity Act, 2005, with similar goals of encouragement of private sector participation in generation and distribution of energy, promotion of competition, and additionally, setting responsibilities for policy development and regulation of electricity service providers. The Act set a regulatory framework for licensing of providers, setting of tariffs and accounting standards for the electricity sub-sector.• First National Communication, 2003, (to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)), which identified options for reduction of GHG emissions. The options included replacement of diesel generators and reduction in fuel wood consumption, the use of solar energy, improved cook stoves and composting.• Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), a 2007-2011 action plan to reduce poverty through interventions in all sectors including energy. The Paper identified an increase in the use of renewable energy in both urban and rural areas as a poverty reduction measure.• Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)/West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) White Paper for a Regional Policy, which recognized that access to ene...
Relevance. The discussion of relevance hinges on the analysis of the activities that are part of the implementation of UNSCR 1325, as restated through the NATO Bi-SC Directive 40-1, and on the conflict analysis that was conducted for the present Review.142 Conflict AnalysisThe analysis reveals that conflicts in Afghanistan are closely linked to gender relations and the position of women in society. It is an issue that can be directly assigned to the social contract between the Afghan state and its citizens, and lies at the very core of Afghan society.The position of women has always assumed a dominant position in the political discourse in struggles against the central government and in state policies. Afghanistan is a society where men and women are kept apart, are assigned widely different roles and women are severely discriminated. This has also meant that the conflict in Afghanistan has had different consequences for men and women, and that women generally are the more vulnerable group.A key ingredient for assessing the relevance of an intervention is the conflict analysis that is used by the intervening organization.143 In the case of a military intervention, the conflict analysis is mainly found in the various intelligence products that are used to shape planning and action. The Review was not able to find any evidence to suggest that gender has been mainstreamed in these products at ISAF HQ level.One of the dilemmas identified in the Review relates to how intelligence collection assets are being reduced as part of the overall reduction of the force; intelligence staffs lack tools for gender analysis; and gender remains absent among the priority intelligence requirements. At the same time as intelligence staff seem to understand the complexities of the conflict, other users of intelligence products seem to operate from simplified notions of a two-sided war between GIRoA and ISAF, on one side, and the insurgents, on the other.144 The effect of this undeveloped understanding is that the gender perspective carries little weight in the overall deliberations of ISAF, and hinders other actions that could lead to an implementation of UNSCR 1325.ISAF’s Gender AdvisorsThe Review has found that the Gender Advisors play a relevant and pivotal role in the effort to implement UNSCR 1325 through gender mainstreaming in all of ISAF’s efforts. Although there are committed individuals at all levels of ISAF, gender mainstreaming has eluded being institutionalised within ISAF, or...
Relevance. In the actual selection of faculty members for sabbatical leave, primary consideration shall be given to the relevance of the proposal to the purpose stated above. Leaves may be taken for study, travel for professional development, research or any other activity designed to improve a faculty member’s professional effectiveness.
Relevance. B1.1 Project description and objectives All Member States are today in the process of initiating or rolling out large-scale eHealth investment and implementation programs. Some Member States have been granted financial support from European Structural or Regional Funds in order to reform or respectively develop their national/regional healthcare systems, for example by investments in modern eHealth services. Proofing concepts can be found in the already existing results of the successful running CIP ICT-PSP projects epSOS1 and CALLIOPE2. Hence, it is not surprising that Member States are directing their health policies to fully use the potential of eHealth as an enabler for healthcare improvement and have identified the need for further political leadership and governance. A new political mandate for European cooperation on eHealth is thereby set and the need for exploring stronger governance has been addressed through the Council conclusions. 3 A supportive approach by the European Commission, within its key priorities of citizen mobility and borderless healthcare4, is outlined in the eHealth Action Plan5, which aims to create conditions for seamless flow of information between interoperable systems for the benefit of patients and citizens. In this connection, interoperability needs to be facilitated both within Member State systems and across borders. Within this major objective the Commission has facilitated the co-ordination of actions foreseen in the Action Plan at Member States level, through the establishment of the i2010 Subgroup on eHealth. One of the first outcomes of this co- ordination action has been the Recommendation on eHealth Interoperability6, which by now is undergoing a review process in the course of the CALLIOPE project. Although, eHealth investments are high on the political agenda nationally, this area has only rarely surfaced on the agenda of the EPSCO Council (06/09 and 12/09). The recent interest from the Council to strengthen European cooperation and governance of ongoing eHealth initiatives provides a unique window of opportunity to build national solutions on common European or Global standards that enable continuity of care across administrative and national borders. If this approach fails, there is a clear risk that national investments will be less efficient, more expensive and not providing the potential benefits for the citizens that otherwise would be possible. Furthermore, national/regional projects could benefit substa...
Relevance. The final consideration in determining whether spoliation has occurred is the relevance of the spoliated evidence. “The test for relevance for purposes of establishing the third element is somewhat more stringent than merely meeting the standard provided in Federal Rule of Evidence 401.” Sampson, 251 F.R.D. at 179. In the context of spoliation, lost or destroyed evidence is relevant if “a reasonable trier of fact could conclude that the lost evidence would have supported the claims or defenses of the party that sought it.” Victor Stanley, 269 F.R.D. at 531 (internal citations omitted). In addition, in order for a court to impose sanctions, “the absence of the evidence must be prejudicial to the party alleging spoliation.” Id. (“Put another way, a finding of ‘relevance’ for purposes of spoliation sanctions is a two-pronged finding of relevance and prejudice.”). When a party alleging spoliation shows that the alleged spoliator acted willfully or in bad faith in failing to preserve the evidence, “the relevance of that evidence is presumed in the Fourth Circuit.” Id. at 532. Even where the relevance of spoliated evidence is presumed, however, “the spoliating party may rebut this presumption by showing that the innocent party has not been prejudiced.” Id.Because I have found that De Simone willfully destroyed the Hyman Phelps documents, the relevance of those documents is presumed. See Victor Stanley, 269 F.R.D. at 532; see also Sampson, 251 F.R.D. at 179. Even setting aside this presumption, I find that the documents contained information that was relevant to the claims and defenses in this case.Diane McColl declared under oath that the documents “included non-public communications with VSL employees, expert panel members, [and] scientific consultants thatdescribe the composition of VSL#3 products.” (ECF No. 458-11 at 2.) VSL argues that such information is relevant to the pending misappropriation of trade secrets claims, as well as the false advertising claim. This is because information about “the composition of VSL#3 products would relate to issues of defining the know-how at issue, identifying any changes in the VSL#3 formulation over time, and marking the metes and bounds of De Simone’s alleged trade secret.” (ECF No. 458-2 at 15.) VSL’s argument on this point has merit and persuades me that even without employing the presumption, a finding of relevance is warranted.
Relevance. Rating: SatisfactoryThis project is the second phase of the Lao Rural Electrification Adjustable Program Loan (APL) Program, whose first phase was approved in August 2005 with $15 million IDA credit and $3.75 GEF grant. The proposed project for REP II is a logical follow-up to the activities of REP I that would contribute to achievement of the REP II DOs and lay the foundations in the country for a more sustainable approach to renewable energy development and DSM/EE in the long term for GHG emission reduction. The GEF- financed activities would contribute to two GEF climate change operational program objectives: (i) removing the barriers to achieve higher efficiency levels in end-use electricity consumption; and (ii) expanding wider use of renewable energy technologies in rural power supply, especially off-grid. The strategies and outcomes were also in line with two Strategic Priorities for the Climate Change Focal Area: (i) creation of power sector policy frameworks supportive of renewable energy, and (ii) promoting awareness of EE practice and value. (CEO Endorsement, pg.4) The development objectives of the project also closely aligned with government plans and the World Bank Group strategy at both appraisal and completion. The National Socio- Economic Development Plan for 2006–2010 and 2011–2015, respectively, included goals to provide electricity to 70 percent and 80 percent of households. The National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2011–2015 included a commitment to reform state enterprises (including the EdL), particularly on finance. (TE, pg.11)