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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in UAE. It highlights the main programmes on social protection, as well as the challenges and developments...

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Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical paper.4

The study consists of four sections and a preview, in which, an account of ESCWA contributions to the subject of digital Arabic content since 2003 is summarized. Section I deals with definition...

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Strengthening Development Coordination Among Regional Actors in The ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2012/Techncial Paper.2

Arab Gulf countries are heavily dependent on food imports. This dependency is expected to continue to rise as a result of rapidly growing populations, improving living conditions, sustained...

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Supply and Use Tables in ESCWA Member States: Constructing Tables and Data sources

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/Technical Paper.2

This report was prepared by the Statistics Division at ESCWA, in the context of its activities on improving the quality of statistics in various economic and social sectors.

The report...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2004-2005 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2004-2005

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/6

Development under risk represents a collective challenge to the ESCWA region. The theme for this year's Survey is "strategies for development out of crisis conditions", which falls into three...

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The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.9

This issue of The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries examines the trends in population size, growth and distribution in the 22 countries of the Arab region, highlights the course of...

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The Role of Women in Rural Areas in Managing Water, Conserving Energy and Safeguarding the Environment in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/3

he Role of Women in Rural Areas in Managing Water, Conserving Energy and Safeguarding the Environment in the ESCWA Region



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The social and economic situation of Palestinian women and girls (July 2012-June 2014)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

The present report reviews the status of women and girls in Palestine over the period July 2012 - June 2014, outlining positive developments in and significant challenges for gender equality. The...

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Impact of Free Trade Area between Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic on the Textile and Garment Sector cover (Arabic) Impact of Free Trade Area between Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic on the Textile and Garment Sector



This study attempts to assess the impact of the proposed free trade area between Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic on the textile and garment sector, particularly in the light of the importance...

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Impact of ICT on Community Development in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/15

Measuring the multifaceted information society is a very complex task. In the past, measurement approaches were confined to simply aggregating a variety of data on selected information and...

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Prospects for South-South Cooperation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/4

The study Prospects for South-South Cooperation in the ESWA Region reviews the current status of cooperation between ESCWA member countries and explores potential areas for future collaboration....

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Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region cover Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/1

This publication aims to inform the debate on the status of food security in Arab countries, and provide policy options for enhancing food security in the future, in line with the overarching...

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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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Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.3

The ESCWA has prepared a guide concerning the implementation and development of e-portals for local communities and the most important requirements for the establishment, sustainability and...

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Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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Impact of Industrial Policies on the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/7

The impact of industrial policies on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises is examined in this study and analytical tools for impact assessment are suggested. Industrial...

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The Impact of Economic Variables on the Social Dimension of Development: Education and Health

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/4

Investment in human capital is crucial for poverty reduction and has a positive impact on economic growth and human development. This study analyses the impact of public policy on human...

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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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Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.3

This report analyzes the impact of ICT on Arab Youth by considering the economic, educational and social change dimensions. Chapter I discusses the current status of employment and education among...

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Best Practices and Tools for Increasing Productivity and Competitiveness in the Production Sectors: Assessment of Zaatar Productivity and Competitiveness in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.3

The Arabic term zaatar designates a variety of aromatic perennial plants typically harvested from the wild, which generally belong to the Origanum, Thymus and other genera of the Lamiaceae (mint)...

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