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Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2020 cover (Arabic) Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2020

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.17

GEMS indicator aims to measure the maturity of government services provided through the portal and through mobile applications in the Arab region. It seeks to bridge the gap in most of the...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/1

Providing an analysis of the global situation in mid-2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is a difficult task. The outbreak has exerted tremendous pressure on the global economy, the scale of which...

Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019 cover (Arabic) Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.3

GEMS indicator aims to measure the maturity of government services provided through the portal and through mobile applications in the Arab region. It seeks to bridge the gap in most of the...

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Arab Digital Development Report 2019: Towards Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness cover Arab Digital Development Report 2019: Towards Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/6

Linking the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) with sustainable development, this publication addresses the theme of empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness of...

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Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World cover Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/5

Only few Arab countries have a national intellectual property strategy with measures that encourage and facilitate the effective development, management, and protection of intellectual...

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Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2019 cover (Arabic) Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2019

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/4

The first section is devoted to new technologies. The role of open data and big data within open government perspective is addressed to highlight its potential opportunities and impact on socio-...

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2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region cover 2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.4

This report provides an Arab region baseline for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.1: Degree of integrated water resources management implementation. The data presented in this...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/5

Water-related SDGs have a central role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. While the dedicated goal on...

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Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic cover Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.12

This country profile outlines the statutory social protection system in the Syrian Arab Republic including social insurance, social assistance, and social health-care provision. It furthermore...

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Leaving no one behind: Integrating marginalized groups in some Arab countries cover Leaving no one behind: Integrating marginalized groups in some Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/4

Unprecedented social progress has been recorded around the world in the past few decades, with significant drops in poverty levels. However, this progress has been uneven as social and economic...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/2

Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...

Arab Society: Demographic and Social trends Issue No. 14 cover Arab Society: Demographic and Social trends Issue No. 14

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/5

Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, Issue No. 14 is the latest in a series of biennial compendia of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2019 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2019

E/ESCWA/OES/2020/1

The last decade was difficult for the Arab region. A few countries fell into civil war while others suffered from serious political and economic instability. As a result, millions of people across...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: How Agricultural Trade can Affect the Achievement of the SDGs through Further Integration Third Edition cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: How Agricultural Trade can Affect the Achievement of the SDGs through Further Integration Third Edition

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/4

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the scale of its impact across the Arab region highlight the need for collaborative economic integration that strengthens the region’s recovery and builds...

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Trade and transport costs in the Arab region cover Trade and transport costs in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/3

Trade costs are a major determinant of trade competitiveness and integration in regional and global economies. The Arab region has high trade costs, resulting in low trade integration at the...

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Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward cover Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.5

The present paper focuses on intersectionality as an analytical approach and calls for a multidimensional understanding of gender in the Arab region, positing that this produces a more...

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Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region cover Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/5

The “Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region” was completed in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Arab States Regional...

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Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region cover Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/3

The present report examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a means of implementation to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5, and...

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The Impact of Conflict on Child Marriage and Adolescent Fertility cover The Impact of Conflict on Child Marriage and Adolescent Fertility

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2019/2

It is universally agreed that child marriage is a core development and human rights issue, as it hinders the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, No. 6: Developing a Risk-Assessment Framework for the Arab Region cover Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, No. 6: Developing a Risk-Assessment Framework for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2019/1

The Arab region is undergoing profound transformations due to social, economic, and governance factors, as well as from violent conflict, humanitarian crisis, and political instability. The...

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