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Earl Gregg Swem Library

What’s Next for Security in the Niger Delta

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Analyzes prospects for continued calm in Nigeria, especially the Niger Delta region.  Also covers the 2009 federal amnesty program for militants, and future conflict triggers and trends. From the United States Institute of Peace


Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources Reported to Employing Agencies in Calendar Year 2011

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Foreign Affairs,Govt Personnel

Covers both tangible gifts and gifts of travel or travel expenses.  Includes name of person accepting gift, date, approximate value, disposition or current location, foreign donor, and circumstances justifying acceptance.  From the State Department


Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

Examines scientific and technical issues related to determining risks to endangered species and calls for federal agencies with responsibilities for protecting these species to develop common assessment approaches.  From the National Research Council


Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year: 2009-10: (Fiscal Year 2010)

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Presents findings on public education revenues and expenditures at the local education agency level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Aid Data China

Categories: Africa,China,Foreign Assistance,Statistics

Spreadsheet which tracks Chinese development contributions to African countries based on media reports.  From the AidData project at William and Mary and other partners.


State and Local Government’s Fiscal Outlook: April 2013 Update

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Sees a gloomy future for state and local governments as they attempt to deal with projected rising deficits due primarily to the rising costs of Medicaid and health care coverage for employees and retirees.  From the Government Accountability Office


Prevalence of Mental Illness in the United States: Data Sources and Estimates

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics

Briefly describes the methodology and results of three large surveys, funded by the federal government, that provide  national prevalence estimates of diagnosable mental illness, not just feelings of depression or generalized anxiety disorder.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Inflation-Indexing Elements in Federal Entitlement Programs

Categories: Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Welfare/Social Services

Discusses the controversy over the Chained Consumer Price Index, identifies key indexing elements in major federal entitlement programs under current law, and presents the information in a summary table.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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