IDB investments need to produce tangible and positive results in the lives of beneficiaries and address the most important development challenges facing our 26 borrowing members in Latin America and the Caribbean. SOAS, with its renown expertise in regional Studies and an emphasis on looking beyond the disciplinary boundaries of standard economic approaches, provides the ideal research environment to tackle questions of regional development in an interdisciplinary and empirically sound manner.
The sperm motility enhancers caffeine and theophylline improved cleavage and embryo development rates, synthetic oviducal fluid fertilisation medium outperformed M199 fertilisation medium and shortening the oocyte-sperm coincubation time (from 18 to 8 h) resulted in similar overall embryo performance rates.
Adding to Hackett and Betz’s original work has been Lent, Brown, and Hackett’s (1994; 1996) social cognitive framework linking three aspects of career development; career interests, academic and career choice options, and performance and persistence in undertakings.
Those technologists, interested in providing tools for practitioners who were involved in these efforts, led the way in the development of instruments and methods and their use in personnel selection, training, and vocational counseling (Super, 1981).
OVE has organizational and behavioral independence, and is free from external pressure and conflicts of interest, as stipulated by the criteria established by the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) of the Multilateral Development Banks, of which the IDB is a founding member.