Foreign operations, export financing, and related programs appropriations for 1989: hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, Part 1

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Page 517 - A person is literate who can with understanding both read and write a short simple statement on his everyday life.
Page 521 - Official development assistance (ODA) consists of net disbursements of loans and grants made on concessional financial terms by official agencies of the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to promote economic development and welfare.
Page 520 - Gross national product (GNP) is the measure of the total domestic and foreign output claimed by residents of an economy, less the domestic output claimed by nonresidents.
Page 516 - The total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children at each age in accordance with prevailing age-specific fertility rates.
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Page 1162 - ... say there are not other ways to achieve the same objective. We believe it is timely for the Congress to review the limitations imposed in 1968 on the Bank's operations in support of sales to Eastern Europe and recommend that the present law be amended to permit the Bank to engage in such activities when the President determines it is in the national interest to do so. Here we are not addressing ourselves to trade policy or national security questions. We merely urge that when national policy...
Page 516 - Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
Page 329 - Congress, recognizing the fact that "women in developing countries play a significant role in economic production, family support, and the overall development process," required that US bilateral aid "be administered so as to give particular attention to those programs, projects and activities which tend to integrate women into the national economies of foreign countries, thus improving their status and assisting the total development effort.
Page 1042 - Bank was $10 billion, divided into 100,000 shares having a par value of $100,000 each. A total of $7,670 million of this authorized capital was subscribed by June 30, 1946. On September 1. 1959, the authorized capital of the Bank was increased to $21 billion. Of this $11 billion increase in authorized capital, $10 billion was provided to permit a doubling of all existing subscriptions, including that of the United States, and $1 billion was provided in the form of callable capital to accommodate...