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Impact of COVID-19 on Money Metric Poverty in Arab Countries cover Impact of COVID-19 on Money Metric Poverty in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.10

Regardless of how it is measured, poverty in Arab countries was on the rise before COVID-19. Thus, the current pandemic only further exposes and accentuates existing structural deficiencies...

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Toolkit for mainstreaming social justice principles in development policies cover (Arabic) Toolkit for mainstreaming social justice principles in development policies

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/MANUAL.2

The guide aims to enhance the capacities of policy-makers in  member states in integrating the concepts and principles of social justice into national development policies, plans and programs, and...

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

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.4

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

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.3

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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Desertification and Drought Day 2020: Food. Feed. Fibre. Sustainable Production and Consumption cover Desertification and Drought Day 2020: Food. Feed. Fibre. Sustainable Production and Consumption

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/INF.1

This paper is prepared on the occasion of the celebration of the Desertification and Drought Day 2020. It addresses this year’s theme for which the United Nations Convention to Combat...

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covid cover Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19: Policy Briefs

E/ESCWA/2020/INF.1

 A decade marked for accelerated action and delivery towards sustainable development has...

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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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