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Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.4

The integration of ICT into the various sectors has led to improve the effectiveness of activities and to develop these sectors. Regional and national digital Agendas are documents that provide a...

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Supporting institutions in tackling weakness and fragilities: methodology for institutional capacity assessment cover (Arabic) Supporting institutions in tackling weakness and fragilities: methodology for institutional capacity assessment

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2019/INF.1

Given the central role played by public institutions in all stages of the national development process, and in line with the targets of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aimed...

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Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Mechanism cover Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Mechanism

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

Public budgets in the developing countries of the region are pressed due to rising external debt and debt service, which risks expenditure on climate action and for achieving the SDGs. The...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.6

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity cover Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.9

The study highlights the Arab region’s high reliance on fossil fuels, making it the second fastest growing regional source of greenhouse gas emissions. This is increasingly worrying for Arab...

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Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector cover Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.8

The Arab region faces many challenges including severe water scarcity, rising population, increasing land degradation, aridity, unsustainable energy consumption, food insecurity and deficiency in...

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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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National Institutional Structures for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Exploring the Implementation of Article 33 in the Arab Region cover National Institutional Structures for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Exploring the Implementation of Article 33 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.3

This study examines Article (33) on “National Implementation and Monitoring” in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Article 33 is quite groundbreaking as it is the first...

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Advancing the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Arab Countries cover Advancing the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.8

This policy brief provides an overview of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and its linkages to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.  It highlights MIPAA’s...

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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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Towards a Common Arab Regional Job Competencies Framework for Senior Public Servants within the Context of Agenda 2030 and Public Policy cover (Arabic) Towards a Common Arab Regional Job Competencies Framework for Senior Public Servants within the Context of Agenda 2030 and Public Policy

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.4

Arab countries are committed to enhancing the effectiveness of their public institutions. They are allocating resources to improve the quality of services provided to citizens. Developing job...

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An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Economy cover An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Economy

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.3

The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a funding by the German Federal...

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An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Society cover An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Society

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.2

The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a funding by the German Federal...

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An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of Governance and Institutions in Libya cover An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of Governance and Institutions in Libya

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.1

The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a funding by the German Federal...

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Developing an artificial intelligence strategy: National guide cover Developing an artificial intelligence strategy: National guide

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.8

Components supporting successful AI strategies from around the world:

  • Ensuring legislation is innovation friendly.
  • Government is enabler of innovation ensuring that the...

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ESCWA's vision on the work modalities for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda) cover (Arabic) ESCWA's vision on the work modalities for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda)

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.7

This document presents “ESCWA's vision on the work modalities for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda)”. It...

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Big data readiness assessment National guide cover Big data readiness assessment National guide

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.11

With the political and popular positive attitude to desire the latest technologies and seek immediate applications after realizing the role of these technologies in finding solutions to current (...

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Wealth distribution and poverty impact of COVID-19 in Lebanon cover Wealth distribution and poverty impact of COVID-19 in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.8

Lebanon is de facto experiencing the impact of three reinforcing growth shocks: a long-term recession post-Syrian crisis as a result of gradual decline in tourism receipts and private investment...

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Fiscal Multiplier in Egypt cover (Arabic) Fiscal Multiplier in Egypt

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.6

This paper includes 3 sections: the first section displays the structure and development of government spending in Egypt. The second section discusses the methodology for measuring the fiscal...

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Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax cover Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.9

High poverty rates coupled with high concentration of wealth in the Arab region have highlighted the need for a stronger civic solidarity and the shared responsibility of the public, the...

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