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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Anti-Money Laundering: An Overview for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Assistance,United Nations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44776.pdf

Discusses the scope of the money laundering problem, the government strategies used to combat it, and the resources available for the purpose.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Highlights the most significant steps countries have taken to improve their anti-money laundering efforts.  Also details U.S. government efforts to provide technical assistance and training.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 1: Drug and Chemical Control

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268025.pdf

Describes efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in 2016.  Produced in response to requirements of the Foreign Assistance act which requires that the president identify countries acting as major illicit drug producers or transit points. Features 75 country reports.  From the State Department

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/23/presidential-memorandum-regarding-mexico-city-policy

Presidential action which revokes the policy of 2009 and restores the policy of 2001 banning U.S. financial support for international health programs which provide or support abortion services.  From the White House

 

The Open Government Partnership: Announcing New Open Government Initiatives

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Govt Processes/Organization,Govt Procurement,Telecommunications/Internet

http://fas.org/sgp/obama/nap3-new.pdf

Announces several new initiatives to those already introduced with the Third Open Government National Action Plan in October 2015.  Among the new initiatives: supporting global Internet connectivity, open contracting, harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development, and promoting greater transparency in delivery of foreign assistance.  From the White House, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Foreign Assistance: Actions Needed to Improve Transparency and Quality of Data on ForeignAssistance.gov

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/679204.pdf

Investigates the quality and comprehensiveness of foreign assistance data gathered by 22 federal agencies and contributed to the ForeignAssistance.gov website.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Security Assistance: U.S. Government Should Strengthen End-Use Monitoring and Human Rights Vetting for Egypt

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676503.pdf

Examines the U.S. funds provided to Egypt in 2011-2015 for security purposes, whether they were properly distributed and secured, and whether the Egyptian recipients were properly vetted for human rights concerns. From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 World Development Indicators

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics

http://data.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/wdi-2016-reduced.pdf

Focuses on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide action over the next 15 years.  Separate sections with indicators for People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.  From the World Bank

(foreign assistance     nongovernmental organizations     statistics)

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