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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


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


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