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Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10 cover Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.7

This study takes a critical look at Sustainable Development Goal 10 – aimed to reduce inequality within and among countries – and proposes an innovative research approach to capture...

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Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach cover (Arabic) Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.9

The manual for building capacities in developing social protection policies based on a participatory approach is produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts aimed at strengthening...

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SDGs indicators as an input-output system: A novel approach to utilize interlinkages between SDGs indicators for impact assessment and projections cover SDGs indicators as an input-output system: A novel approach to utilize interlinkages between SDGs indicators for impact assessment and projections

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.3

Sustainable development goals, as its name indicates, are all about widely understood economic and social development. Consequently. the number of links between the SDGs goals, targets and...

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Social Protection in Rural Egypt cover Social Protection in Rural Egypt

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.1

Egypt has a history of an extensive but largely fragmented social protection system. At times, it has been biased towards urban areas as opposed to rural ones, where the majority of the poor...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women cover Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges for Arab Youth and Women

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.2

Entrepreneurship is generally considered as one possible solution to unemployment among the youth and the economic empowerment of women in the Arab region. This study discusses the opportunities...

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Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors cover (Arabic) Towards integration of Water and Agriculture Policies: Enhancing coordination between the Water and Agriculture Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.6

Enhancing food and water security in the Arab region necessitates raising the level of coordination in the preparation of integrated policy development, strategies and implementation of joint...

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Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area cover (Arabic) Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.1

The paper focuses on the status of bioenergy in the Arab region, especially in the least developed countries, and the Arab position that rejects the use of agricultural crops in developing...

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Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region cover Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/Manual.1

A Regional Framework on Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region was developed in consultation and coordination with the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD), FAO, national...

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Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Energy efficiency legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.3

This fact sheet focuses on the status of energy efficiency in the Arab region in terms of goals, institutional frameworks, legislation, policies, performance standards, funding mechanisms for...

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Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.1

This fact sheet focuses on the status of renewable energy in the Arab region in terms of resources, contribution to electricity production, the energy mix and future goals. It highlights the...

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Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries cover Assessing the impacts of changing water availability on agricultural production in selected Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/CP

In order to assess the impact of climate change on agricultural production in the Arab region, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), as part of its implementation of the...

Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region cover Adopting Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs) for Enhanced Food Safety in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.6

Food safety, which is an integral part of food security, is essential for protecting consumers from the hazards of foodborne illnesses that may be introduced at different stages of the food value...

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Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region cover Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/CP.1

The Country Fact sheets contain key statistical information affecting Food Security, providing a comprehensive preview of the prevailing food and agriculture situation in the Arab Region. They...

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Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration cover Arab Regional Review Five Years After the 2013 Cairo Declaration

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.1

It highlights major demographic trends in the Arab region and relates them to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, adopted in 1994. It outlines...

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Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia cover Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.6

Achieving social justice and leaving no one behind are urgent priorities in the Arab region. This pamphlet aims to provide general information and raise awareness on social justice and related...

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Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region cover Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment within National Institutions in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/INF.1

This brochure describes the process followed to develop the Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment in National Institutions in the Arab region in view of strengthening their...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/INF.1

Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its services,...

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land cover World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/INF.2

The Arab region has limited land resources while it faces daunting challenges that include high population and urbanization growth rates, resource over-exploitation, diminishing water resources,...

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Evaluating Renewable Manufacturing Potential in the Arab Region – Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates cover Evaluating Renewable Manufacturing Potential in the Arab Region – Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.6

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) conducted a study on the potential of local manufacturing of...

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ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region cover ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/PAMPHLET.1

ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as...

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