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Labour Market Data: Structures and Challenges in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.7

This paper provides part of the research feeding into the fourth Integrated Social Policy Report, published in December 2011 by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The...

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Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries cover Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/3

This study contextualizes the discussions around the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to the Arab countries. For more than two decades, ESCWA identified Biotechnologies and advanced Materials...

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Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report Arab Region cover Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/3

This publication is the latest and most thoroughly updated regional edition of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) Regional Tracking Report which addresses access to sustainable and modern...

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Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations cover (Arabic) Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/5

National mechanisms for the advancement of women in Arab countries strive to mainstream a gender perspective at all levels. To achieve this, they develop plans, strategies, initiatives and plans,...

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Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States cover Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.8

The study concluded that issues pertaining to women, peace, and security were addressed through a legislative framework in the examined countries. Nevertheless, this framework lacked key...

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Improving the Communications Infrastructure, Services and Policies in ESCWA Member States

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/5

The development of communications and service infrastructures has become a strategic priority given the increasing awareness of the vital role played by the communications sectors in terms of...

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Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part II: The Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part II)

While the energy sector plays an important role in achieving economic and social development, the environmental impacts of energy uses call for the adoption of cleaner fuels. The transport sector...

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Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part 1)

The industrial sector plays a vital role in the national economies of the ESCWA region and consumes some 25 per cent of total energy. This study is the first volume of a two-part study assessing...

Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries cover (Arabic) Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part I)

The industrial sector plays a vital role in the national economies of the ESCWA region and consumes some 25 per cent of total energy. This study is the first volume of a two-part study assessing...

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Analysis of Performances and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fourth Issue cover (Arabic) Analysis of Performances and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fourth Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/9

The weak performance of the ESCWA region is particularly noticeable when compared to the rapidly growing economies of countries in East Asia. The objective of this series is to develop policy...

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Analysis of Performance and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Third Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/3

Resource mobilization dynamics in the diversified ESCWA region are not uniform. In that sense, this study presents an empirical and analytical survey of the savings and investment climates in the...

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Analysis of Performance and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fifth Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/5

The disappointing growth in the ESCWA region during the 1980s and 1990s was, in part, due to the failure to balance the decline in investment with an equivalent increase in human capital. The...

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Macroeconomic Policy Analysis for Regional Coordination in the ESCWA Region: Business Cycle Synchronization and Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/10

The increasing trend towards regional and international globalization is presenting the ESCWA region with several monetary and fiscal challenges. Given the low level of economic integration within...

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Comparative Analysis of Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Formulation in Selected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/1

In the past decade, civil society organizations in the Arab region have achieved significant improvements in performance and capacity to request change with respect to certain issues. However,...

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Methodological Analysis and Implementation Assessment of the Agreement on International Roads in the Arab Mashreq (Arabic) Methodological Analysis and Implementation Assessment of the Agreement on International Roads in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/6

In recognition of the need to facilitate international road transport in the Arab region and to enhance cooperation, trade and tourism between Arab countries, the Agreement on International Roads...

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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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Project Planning and Performance Management: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.5/Add.1

This document includes the themes addressed by the training workshop entitled "Project Planning and Performance Management" that aims at identifying priorities and needs, studying the project’s...

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Project Planning and Performance Management: Participant’s File

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.5/Add.2

This document includes the themes addressed by the training workshop entitled "Project Planning and Performance Management". The first day developed the topic of modern methodology in project...

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The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities cover The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.3

The unfolding international financial and economic crisis is undoubtedly a foundational historical event. The crisis has reverberated throughout the member countries of the Economic and Social...

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Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015 (cover) Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.6

This policy brief discusses the sexual and reproductive health implications of child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab region, highlighting the different threats to progress made in...

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