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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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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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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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Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region cover Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/2

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where...

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Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7 Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a cross-thematic agenda that offers a unique opportunity to approach the issue of water scarcity in an integrated way...

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Social Policy Brief, Issue No. 1, Demographic Transition in the Arab Countries: Preparing for the Future

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.6

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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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Towards a Legal Framework for Intellectual Property that Promotes Innovation and Creativity in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.2

   This study is divided into three major chapters. The first chapter discusses the call for creating more incentive rules for innovators in the ESCWA countries. In addition, the second chapter...

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Towards Integrated Policies in Arab Countries: Framework and Comparative Analysis

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/4

In the context of modernization and speeding up economic and social changes, the transition from stable traditional societies to a dynamic modern environment requires adaptation, which translates...

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Towards an Integrated Knowledge Society in Arab Countries: Strategies and Implementation Modalities

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/3



Knowledge and innovation are becoming important values and, moreover, are factors in wealth creation by offering enterprises and Governments new challenges and opportunities. In this...

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Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2018 cover (Arabic) Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/1

This publication aims to present the main global trends in technology and their impact on government work, integration and transformation,  in addition to Internet neutrality. It also addresses...

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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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Social development bulletin No. 3: The post-2015 UN development agenda

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

This bulletin explains the content of a report entitled “Realizing the Future We Want for All” that sets out a vision for the future based on the core values of human rights, equality and...

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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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Social Development Bulletin: Bringing Equity to the Development Agenda

E/ESCWA/SDD/2006/Technical Paper.4

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Social Development Bulletin, Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Migration in the Arab Region, Sixth Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.6

This bulletin reviews the impact of the global financial crisis on international migration from and to the Arab region. Starting with an overview of the crisis and the resulting challenges and...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its effect on the socioeconomic...

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