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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2014-2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/2



Over the past few years, the Arab region has witnessed various events and developments, including political and social crises, armed conflict and a sharp drop in the global price of oil...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/1

The economic and political uncertainty that has characterized the Arab region since the uprisings of 2011 continues to dampen its prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/1

The 2016-2017 edition of the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region provides a rigorous assessment of the socioeconomic situation and prospects for Arab...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/1

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/1

The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed to...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/4

This issue of the Survey focuses on the robust economic expansion experienced by most ESCWA member countries during the period 2006-2007, with the exception of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine,...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/3

For more than three decades, the ESCWA region has been exporting capital; experiencing volatile real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth; has the highest unemployment rate globally;...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009, Summary

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/2

Even before the international financial crisis, the ESCWA region as a whole was not expected to meet the Millennium Development Goals in view of the already inadequate structure of existing...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region,  2011-2012 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2011-2012

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/2

This Survey assesses the economic and social developments in the ESCWA region using data that became available by the second quarter of 2012. It finds that growth in gross domestic product (GDP)...

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A Survey on Digital Arabic Content: Software, Applications and Needs Assessment

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.1

This survey was conducted within the framework of the ESCWA project on ICT incubators to support the Arab digital content industry. The document included the results of the survey in the main...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2005-2006

E/ESCWA/EAD/2006/2

The Survey reports on the most recent economic and social developments in the region and makes policy recommendations based on an in-depth analysis of regional development issues. The main theme...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/1

This year's Survey looks at the effect that the 2008 global financial crisis had on economies and social development in the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) region. Like...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/8

In a very highly volatile and changing scene in the aftermath of the Arab uprising, understanding the present in view of the recent past and projecting the near future is almost an impossible...

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Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon cover Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.2

The presence of women in the judiciary in Lebanon has increased over the past years, with women expected to comprise the majority of judges by the end of 2019. Despite these quantitative advances...

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Glossary of Shared Water Resources cover Glossary of Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Glossary

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a...

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The Implications of the Commitments of ESCWA Member Countries to Agreements of the World Trade Organization... cover (Arabic) The Implications of the Commitments of ESCWA Member Countries to Agreements of the World Trade Organization, European Partnership Agreements and the Great Arab Free Trade Area: Case Studies of Egypt and Jordan

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/7

The decision of countries to enter into bilateral or regional trade arrangements is strategic in nature. Building on this fact and taking this perspective, the study aims at reviewing regional...

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Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries cover Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2016/1

Today, conflicts of varying intensity directly affect at least half of the Arab countries, while the rest endure neighbourhood or spillover effects, impeding peoples’ fundamental right to live...

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Combating Domestic Violence against Women and Girls: Policies to Empower Women in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/4

Violence against women and girls remains a global phenomenon that is not confined to any particular geographical region, race, ethnicity, society, culture, age group or socioeconomic stratum. In...

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Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/3

Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for...

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The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis cover The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The present study proposes a framework for analysing the innovation landscape in Arab countries, which relies on the innovation policy framework described in an ESCWA study entitled “Innovation...

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