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International Food Security Assessment, 2011-21

International Food Security Assessment, 2011-21

by Shahla Shapouri
Paperback, 64 pages, 2011, $25.00
ISBN: 9781437988796

This report shows that the number of food-insecure people in developing countries is estimated to decline by about 9 million, from 861 million in 2010 to 852 million in 2011 and the number is projected to decline by 16 percent, or nearly 140 million over the next decade.

Food security in Asia and the Latin America and the Caribbean region is projected to improve, whereas food security in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to deteriorate. Food-insecure people are defined as those consuming less than the nutritional target of roughly 2,100 calories per day per person.

Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

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August 9, 2011 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Limiting Central Government Budget Deficits

Limiting Central Government Budget Deficits: International Experiences

by James K. Jackson
Paperback, 21 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 1437983073

The global financial crisis and economic recession spurred governments to boost fiscal expenditures to stimulate economic growth and to provide capital injections to support their financial sectors. The surge in fiscal spending, combined with a loss of revenue, has caused government deficit spending to rise sharply when measured as a share of GDP and increased the overall level of public debt. Budget deficits likely will stabilize, but are not expected to fall appreciably for some time. Contents of this report: Overview and Background; Austerity Measures in Europe; Impact on Gov’t. Budgets; Fiscal Consolidation: Country Efforts; Recent EU Austerity Measures; Budget Rules; Budget Rules in Europe: The Stability and Growth Pact. A print on demand report.

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May 23, 2011 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues

by Ruth Wasem
Paperback, 14 pages, 2011, $15.00
ISBN: 143798486x

The purpose of the diversity immigrant visa lottery is to encourage legal immigration from countries other than the major sending countries of current immigrants to the U.S. Current law weights the allocation of immigrant visas heavily toward aliens with close family in the U.S. and, to a lesser extent, toward aliens who meet particular employment needs. The diversity immigrant category was added to the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate “new seed” immigration (i.e., to foster new, more varied migration from other parts of the world). Contents of this report: Background: Legislative Origins; Eligibility Criteria; Trends in Source Countries; Demographic Features; Legislative Issues. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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May 3, 2011 at 8:14 am Leave a comment


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