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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 World Development Indicators

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics

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)

Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

Describes the shared responsibility where State provides oversight and general direction for military and security assistance programs, while Defense administers them.  Also describes how Congressional legislation and Executive directives have modified and refined these roles and current issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Initiative

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Assistance

Describes the international development program launched in 2010 that invests in food security and agricultural development activities in a select group of countries. Covers key features, funding, accomplishments, and issues for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 Billion Goal

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,Weather/Disasters

Provides an up-to-date estimate of public and private climate financing mobilized by developed countries towards their 2010 Cancun commitment for climate action in developing countries. From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


Ending Cash Flow Financing to Egypt: Issues for Congress

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Assistance

Analyzes proposed changes in U.S. foreign assistance to Egypt, background on the history of cash flow financing schemes, and issues for Congress to decide.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Statistics

Redesigned site for exploring maps and finding data on U.S. foreign assistance to more than 100 countries by nine different aid categories.  From the State Department


Foreign Assistance Evaluations

Categories: Foreign Assistance

New interactive database that allows researchers to look for summaries or possibly full texts of unclassified evaluations of U.S. foreign assistance projects by federal officials.  From the State Department


The Creative Wealth of Nations: How the Performing Arts Can Advance Development and Human Progress

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel

Examines the role that performing arts play in the wealth of nations and offers policy options to promote the performing arts as a promising component of economic and social development.  From the World Bank


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