7 Aug 2014
Guatemala: Political, Security, and Socio- Economic Conditions and US Relations
Author: Maureen Taft-Morales
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report provides an overview of Guatemala's political and economic conditions, relations with the United States, and several issues likely to figure in future decisions made by the US Congress and the Administration regarding Guatemala.
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7 Aug 2014
Polish Development Cooperation Strategy 2016–2020: Towards a Win-Win Approach
Author: Patryk Kugiel
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This policy brief assesses the performance of Poland’s “Multi-annual Programme of Development Cooperation for 2012-2015”.
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Rethinking Afghan Local Governance Aid After Transition
Author: Frances Z Brown
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
This report assesses sub-national governance aid efforts in Afghanistan’s more remote and contested areas from 2009 to 2014 and considers how these need to change in the future.
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Negotiating Perceptions: Al-Shabaab and Taliban Views of Aid Agencies
Author: Ashley Jackson
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This brief explores how the Afghan Taliban and Somali Al-Shabaab view aid agencies and how this has an impact on the work of such agencies.
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1 Aug 2014
A Possible Paradigm for Afghanistan’s Future
Author: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
How should the Afghan government go about standing on its own feet after 2014? According to this paper, Kabul should opt for a “Transitional Decade” – i.
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How Has the Developing World Changed since the Late 1990s?
Author: Andy Sumner, Sergio Tezanos Vázquez
Center for Global Development (CGD)
This paper looks at how developing countries are classified, arguing that the existing system of classification focuses too much on income per capita and proposes an alternative approach that reconsiders the meaning of what development entails.
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Die BRICS-Bank – der Einstieg in eine neue Weltfinanzordnung
Author: Günther Maihold
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Dieser Bericht befasst sich mit dem Beschluss der BRICS-Länder eine Entwicklungsbank sowie einen Reservefond aufzubauen.
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Danish Foreign Policy Yearbook 2014
Author: Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Lars Findsen, Cindy Vestergaard, Tonny Brems Knudsen, Anders Wivel, Peter Yding Brunbech
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This book discusses Danish foreign policy, including Denmark’s role in the regional as well as global context.
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Equator Principles Reporting
Author: Olaf Weber
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
This paper analyzes the compliance of financial institutions in adhering to the voluntary Equator Principles code of conduct for assessing, managing and reporting the environmental and social impacts of long-term infrastructure and industrial project...
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