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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Which World Bank Reports are Widely Read?

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/05/01/000158349_20140501153249/Rendered/PDF/WPS6851.pdf

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

 

Multilateral Development Banks: How the United States Makes and Implements Policy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41537.pdf

Explains how Congress and the administration share power in shaping policy toward development banks.  Also identifies ways by which Congress can shape U.S. policy and influence the activities of the banks.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests, 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Philippines

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43498.pdf

Explores the close ties between the U.S. and the Philippines, including mutual security, foreign trade, and foreign assistance.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Geology/Mining

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43166.pdf

Discusses problems in the Congo—conflict, weak government, human rights abuses—and how U.S. efforts to provide assistance have brought mixed results. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

“Leahy Law” Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43361.pdf

Provides background on U.S. legislative restrictions on providing military assistance to regimes that commit gross violations of human rights and controversies surrounding such provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL32593.pdf

Describes recent unrest in Thailand, the struggle for supremacy between populist and royalist—militarist forces, and how the unrest is affecting military and economic relations with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Center for Effective Government v. U.S. Department of State

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Govt Secrecy,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/ceg-ppd/memop.pdf

Federal District Court decision that ordered the Obama Administration to release to the public an unclassified presidential directive on issues of foreign aid.  The decision also criticized the administrative view that unclassified presidential directives to Executive Branch agencies could be withheld from public view.  Legal decision posted by the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News Project

 

The Paris Club and International Debt Relief

Categories: Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21482.pdf

Describes what the Paris Club is and the role it plays in international debt forgiveness.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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