Mongolia, a vast, sparsely populated country almost as large as Western Europe, is at once strikingly poor and strikingly rich. Its GDP per capita falls just below that of war-torn Iraq, and Ulan Bator has some of the worst air pollution ever recorded in a capital city. At the same time, Mongolia sits atop some of the world’s largest mineral reserves, worth trillions of dollars, and its economy, already one of the world’s fastest growing, could expand by a factor of six by the end of the decade as those reserves are developed.
The International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in September 1994, forged a broad new consensus on the international community’s approach to population issues. Over three years after the conference, it is timely to explore the U.S. response to the conference and to the challenges posed by the new consensus.
JUNE 2007—Briefing Paper Offers Comprehensive Strategy for U.S. Policymakers
A compilation of key online resources for data on water and sanitation.
DECEMBER 2005--Bill Shows US Commitment to Global Access to Water, Sanitation
This Brookings Institution volume, edited by Lael Brainard, joins the growing chorus of criticism of foreign assistance reform in offering a clear set of first steps.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Investment in Voluntary Family Planning Could Counter Rapid Population Growth's Destabilizing Effects, Say World Watch Authors
SEPTEMBER 2008—Balanced Age Structure Promotes Stability, Prosperity
A joint initiative by CEF and Breakthrough Technologies Institute made possible by a grant from the Blue Moon Fund