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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665008.pdf

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

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/HDR/2014HDR/HDR-2014-English.pdf

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

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

 

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