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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy

Categories: Energy,Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41912.pdf

Discusses World Bank plans to emphasize access to energy, especially electricity, as central to development strategies in less developed countries.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Berne Union: An Overview

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22319.pdf

Explains what it is, what it does, and which countries are members.  Also discusses issues relating to export credit and investment that are concerns of Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2012 Report of the U.S. Government for Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Geology/Mining,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/vprpt/2012/206029.htm

First U.S. report in a new international initiative in which governments, companies, and nongovernmental organizations lay out the principles that guide oil, gas, and mining companies in providing security for their operations in a manner which respects human rights.  From the State Department

 

IMF Reform: Issues for Congress

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42844.pdf

Discusses arguments for and against a reform package that would increase the representation of emerging market and developing countries at the International Monetary Fund to reflect more accurately their weight in the global economy and increase the size of the organization’s core source of funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Multilateral Development Banks: U.S. Contributions FY2000-FY2013

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS20792.pdf

Shows in table format how much the U.S. administrations requested and how much Congress appropriated for U.S. payments to multilateral development banks.  Also discusses the work of the banks.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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