In contrast, FDI has a positive and a significant effect on the economic growth of HIPCs
relief has brought a 27 percent reduction in average annual debt payments to the 22 countries that have begun to benefit.
Remarkably, the HIPCs
nations kept borrowing enough new funds in the 1980s and 1990s to more than offset the past debt relief.
To help get them out of this bind the HIPC
Debt Initiative was created.
The vast majority of the HIPCs
have suffered chronically from low or negative economic growth rates, and many have experienced a serious deterioration of social conditions.
For example, the Insurance Commissioner, an elected official, retains regulatory responsibility for overseeing the operation of the HIPCs
and the CHPs once the HSA is implemented.
The AHP would offer the HIPC
a set benefit package, and it would compete with other AHPs in the neighborhood on the basis of cost, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
In fact, we believe consideration should be given to permitting businesses and individuals to choose from among competing HIPCs
in each region.
But be careful, because HIPCs
"only market standardized benefit packages offered by accountable health plans.
SBC PremierSERV HIPCS
will provide additional flexibility to the company's call- management system and will enable increased productivity among its call staff by allowing NCE employees to use the hosted-VoIP service from any Internet connection, either on location or remotely.
It is still sizeable, however: the point estimate implies that about one-half of any difference in debt per capita among the eighteen HIPCs
is in effect forgiven.
And he wanted donor countries to agree that at least 90 percent of new aid for HIPCs
will be in the form of grants rather than loans.