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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

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

 

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