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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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