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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses

Categories: Africa,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical

Discusses the background of the disease, the health system constraints in the affected countries, the U.S. and international responses, and issues for Congress to consider with regard to research and development needs.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing: Final Draft

Categories: Foreign Assistance,United Nations

Outlines a method for financing sustainable development, proposes various policy options at the country level, and suggests advancing global partnerships for sustainable development.  From the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing


Rethinking Afghan Local Governance Aid After Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Assistance

Looks at the effectiveness of foreign assistance to remote and contested areas of Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014 and recommends revised strategies for the future.  From the United States Institute of Peace


U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Export-Import Bank Reauthorization: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

Answers such questions as what the bank is, what it does, how its leadership is structured, how it manages risk, and why the reauthorization is controversial.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Democracy Assistance: Lessons Learned from Egypt Should Inform Future U.S. Plans

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

Examines the extent to which the U.S. government identified potential risks of providing assistance to Egypt following the Arab Spring revolution, what support the U.S. provided to employees of nongovernment organizations who were prosecuted by Egypt, and the extent to which U.S. assistance has been affected by the prosecutions. From the Government Accountability Office


Human Development Report 2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Annual (and extremely slow loading) UN report on major development issues, trends, and policies.  From the UN Development Programme


Which World Bank Reports are Widely Read?

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations

Uses information on downloads and citations to assess which agency reports are informing public debate or influencing the development community.  From the World Bank


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