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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 11

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/9



This issue tackles cyberspace legislation and its role in strengthening confidence in electronic services. It contains an overview of the status of cyberspace legislation in the ESCWA...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/16



This issue contains a review and analysis of the status of the information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through a follow-up...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13 Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/1

Information and communications technology plays a significant role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular in the areas of awareness-raising, capacity-building and...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 14

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/2



This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.15

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/3



The importance and role of internet in our daily life have become unquestionable, in view of the communication potentials and knowledge resources they provide in all areas. The internet...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 16

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/5



The increased use of communication and social media means in various areas has a significant impact on human interaction, social behavior and social and economical development. Therefore...

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ICT issue 17 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue 17

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/1

The spread of information and communication technology (ICT) in the region has increased the use of electronic, especially, e-government services. The involvement of citizens and the civil...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 6

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/1



The subject of the sixth issue is the enabling environment. The issue includes three articles on financing for and investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 7

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/9

This issue is dedicated to partnerships in information and communications technology (ICT) projects, and focuses on partnerships between the private and public sectors which accelerate the...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 8

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/16



This issue sheds light on the importance of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) and its various dimensions and its anticipated effect on the development of an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 9

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/3



This issue presents a number of regional initiatives and projects in information and communications technology (ICT), including Internet domain names in Arabic, knowledge networks to...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.4

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/7

Noting the impact of ICTs on social and economic development, this issue presents the four different dimensions for the use of technology in employment creation. It also focuses on initiatives...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.5

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2006/3

This issue considers a number of global developments related to information and communications technology (ICT) and discusses certain fundamental issues that affect the efforts of the Western...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 21 cover (Arabic) Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 21

E/ESCWA/TDD/2014/1

The efforts exerted by countries worldwide to achieve knowledge societies were often associated with different technology initiatives. Given the opportunities granted by those initiatives to...

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ESCWA Statistical Information System : Technical Report

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/Technical Paper.1

This report provides a brief general description of ESCWA Statistical Information System ( ESIS), including technical detail of the structure, principal features and utilization modalities, in...

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Technology Transfer to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Identifying Opportunities for Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment in Selected Sectors: The Case of SME Clusters in the Agro-Food and Aprel Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/6

Given the changing business environment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, the need for mechanisms aimed at enhancing technology transfer and at channelling...

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Business Models for Digital Arabic Content cover Business Models for Digital Arabic Content

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.1

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Models for Cyber Legislation in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/8

There is significant variation in the legal frameworks for the regulation of cyber issues between ESCWA member countries. This study addresses the current state of cyber legislation in the region...

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Prototype model for Sustainable Development Goal simulation cover Prototype model for Sustainable Development Goal simulation

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

This report reviews ESCWA’s most recent efforts in developing a quantitative tool to bypass the negative effects of the complex relationships between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This...

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Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model cover Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

This study presents an economic model to estimate the cost of marital violence in the Arab region. This economic model measures the costs of intimate partner violence by estimating household costs...

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