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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 World Development Indicators

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics

http://data.worldbank.org/sites/default/files/wdi-2016-reduced.pdf

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)

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

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

http://www.oecd.org/environment/cc/Climate-Finance-in-2013-14-and-the-USD-billion-goal.pdf

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

 

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/en/

Provides an overview of alcohol consumption in relation to public health, information on the consumption of alcohol by country, the health consequences of drinking alcohol, and policy responses at the national level.  From the World Health Organization

 

Gender, Poverty, and Environmental Indicators on African Countries 2014

Categories: Africa,Environment,Income/Poverty,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics,Women

http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Publications/Gender__Poverty_and_Environmental_Indicators_on_African_Countries_2014.pdf

Information on development trends relating to gender, poverty and environmental issues in the 54 African countries.  From the African Development Bank

 

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

 

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Nongovernmental organizations,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/oecd-science-technology-and-industry-scoreboard-2013_sti_scoreboard-2013-en

Analyzes major trends in knowledge and innovation in the global economy.  Offers statistical indicators of industrial performance in OECD and major non-OECD countries.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Categories: Business/Economics,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics

http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2014

Assesses regulations affecting businesses in 189 economies and ranks them according to ease of doing business.  From the World Bank

 

Egypt and the IMF: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Africa,Arab,Egypt,Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43053.pdf

Analyzes the state of Egypt’s economy two years after the spring revolution and the reasons for deteriorating conditions.  Also describes negotiations between Egypt and the International Monetary Fund over policy reforms demanded in exchange for loan funds and the U.S. role in an IMF decision.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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