Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Assistance Programs in China

Categories: China,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22663.pdf

Examines U.S. assistance programs undertaken by the Department of State and the Agency for International Development, their topics, and the debate over whether such programs have been effective and should be continued.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent Trends and FY2015 Appropriations

Categories: Congress,Foreign Assistance,Govt Finance,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43577.pdf

Provides details about the foreign assistance request for Latin America and issues for Congressional consideration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43702.pdf

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43697.pdf

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

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4588FINAL%20REPORT%20ICESDF.pdf

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

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR349_Rethinking-Afghan-Local-Governance-Aid-After-Transition.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

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

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43671.pdf

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

 

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