There are 30 national Save the Children organisations around the world. By the end of 2012 all our international programmes will be delivered through a merged operation with 14 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partne r, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century. Role: Provide the primary financial and grants management inputs into emergency response programmes, and ongoing support to develop best practice emergency financial and grants management procedures and processes.
July 2013 MCI Survey Comments from Industry Executive Leadership: Depending on the market segment they represent, executives have differing points of view on the current and future outlook for the industry. Independent, Small Ticket I feel confident about the future of our resilient industry. However I am concerned about the overall decreasing margins and lackluster demand that has yet to indicate a strong level of optimism from the small business sector. If delinquency increases to any great degree decreased profitability may limit future underwriting capabilities and availability of capital. Valerie Hayes Jester, President, Brandywine Capital Associates, Inc. Bank, Middle Ticket With a potentially improving economic environment and a rising rate environment, demand for equipment financing could be very strong in the second half of 2013. Thomas Jaschik, President, BB&T Equipment Finance Independent, Middle Ticket Our feeling is tentative. There appears to be a fairly liquid market, but demand is not very robust. George Booth, Managing Director, Black Rock Capital, LLC Why an MCI-EFI? Confidence in the U.S.
Responsibility for survivor benefits shifts from Finance to Welfare Ministry
Holocaust survivors at Auschwitz Photo: reuters Control over the Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority will be transferred from the Finance Ministry to the Welfare and Social Services Ministry, Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen announced on Monday. The Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority is responsible for providing monthly payments, medical treatments, rehabilitation and welfare services to Holocaust survivors. Speaking to members of the Knesset State Control Committee during a session attended by representatives of Israels survivor community, Lapid explained that the move was intended to bring together all bodies dealing with Holocaust survivors under one roof. Nothing for survivors will change, Lapid said. The physical locations of offices, phone numbers and fax lines will all stay the same, he added. The Finance Ministry also announced several new benefits that will be granted to survivors, including that they will no longer be required to present receipts for electronic devices to receive a tax refund, and their disability levels will no longer be rounded up to the nearest percentage point, granting them higher benefits.