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The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Questioning of the Principle of the Human Development Index (Published)

The covid19 epidemic has definitely affected nearly all economic and social activities across the world, in addition to its destructive and fatal impacts. As a result, estimates for global economic growth have been lowered downward. Furthermore, the pandemic scenario has pushed scientific study in new areas in order to discover answers to the new problems that have arisen as a result of the epidemic. We have questioned the idea of calculating the human development index (HDI) in this context, while providing new assessment criteria judged useful and compatible with pandemic conditions to evaluate sub-dimensional development indicators pertaining to health, education, and income. As a result, we have shown that the environmental dimension is necessary for measuring the progression of the HDI, allowing us to offer a novel HDI calculation formula.

Keywords: COVID-19, Human development, Index, pandemic, principle

MEASURING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A NEW APPROACH TO TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE REPORTING AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT (Published)

This study aimed to provide an enhancement to the reporting method that captures triple bottom line performance outcomes. To ensure organizational social, environmental, and economic goals meet performance objectives, I proposed a modified weight component addition using stakeholder and shareholder input. Organizational triple bottom line indicators used in the index need to be relevant to that particular organization including stakeholders and communities. I explained the sustainability reporting process from inception and added new steps in the process, which if followed produces grounded (TBL) performance outcome measures that could be used as a comparative tool and general reporting. Finally, an index report is created with internally created indicators with personal investment from both stakeholders and community partners, which has been over looked in sustainable performance practices and the current (TBL) literature.

Keywords: Index, Scorecard, Sustainability performance, Triple bottom line

A STATISTICAL MODEL OF PRICES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES IN GHANA (Published)

The purpose of this study is to report an “index” that can be used as a measure of the standard of living of Ghanaians. To accomplish this objective, secondary data on prices of some selected commodities compiled by the Price Statistics section of the Ghana Statistical Service (G.S.S.) was used to conduct the study. The data covers the period from 2008 to 2013 and it was collected by month and for each Region (nine in all). The data was analyzed using Principal Component Analysis, a multivariate data analysis tool. At the end of the analysis, nine (9) indices were reported, one for each Region. These indices allowed for comparative study of the cost of living for the six years for all the Regions. The cost of living for instance, was highest in Eastern Region and Lowest in Ashanti Region for the period 2008; for 2009, it was highest in Eastern Region and lowest in Central Region; for 2010, it was highest in Volta Region and lowest in the Ashanti Region; for 2011, it was highest in Central Region and lowest in Ashanti Region; for 2012, it was highest in Central Region and lowest in Ashanti Region and lastly, for 2013, it was highest in Central Region and lowest in Ashanti Region

Keywords: Commodities, Highest and Lowest, Index, Price Section of the Ghana Statistical Service, Principal Component Analysis, Region, Standard of Living

THE STRUCTURE OF INDICES OF CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR CERTAIN SINGLE – DELAY AUTONOMOUS LINEAR SYSTEMS WITH PROBLEM INSTANCES (Published)

This paper investigated the structure of indices of control systems for single – delay autonomous linear systems on the interval [0, 4h] and on [0, ∞) for special coefficient matrix cases, as well as provided a note on Euclidean controllability and application instances of the determination of their controllability dispositions.

The development of the associated control index matrices exploited the continuity of these matrices for positive time periods, change of variables technique, the method of steps and backward continuation recursions to obtain these matrices on successive intervals of length equal to the delay h.

The indices were derived using the stage – wise algorithmic format, starting from the right – most interval of length h. The structure could be gleaned and deciphered from the emerged sign convention and recognizable exponential integral ordering.

 

Keywords: Controllability, Index, Matrices, Method, Recursive, Steps.