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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014-2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,India

Reviews significant trade and investment policies by the government of Narendra Modi since he took office in May 2014. From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.


Violence Against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Categories: Asia,Crime/Justice,India,Pakistan,Women

Examines the prevalence and the factors associated with various types of violence against females in South Asia.  From the World Bank


Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank


Pakistan Political Unrest: In Brief

Categories: Afghanistan,India,Pakistan

Describes the street demonstrations and the degree to which they pose a threat to democracy in Pakistan.  Also analyzes the implications of the unrest for American economic and security interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization


U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013

Categories: China,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Statistics

Reports the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs in the U.S. during 2013.  990,000 people gained LPR status in 2013 with Mexico, China and India the leading countries of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


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