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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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Microfinance in Conflict: Strategies for Development and Peace in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.4

This report tackles microfinance amidst conflict in the ESCWA region through a review of the main issues, such as the provision of microfinance services, the role of microfinance in development...

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Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Brochure.2

This is a brochure for the project "Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World". The objective of the project was to enhance regional...

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Inclusive Social Development Inclusive Social Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/2


The 2011 uprisings have affected the entire Arab region politically, economically and socially. Political instability and conflict have since then replaced optimism and hope, and calls for...

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Institutional development and transition: Decentralization in the course of political transformation

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/3

Have Arab uprisings opened space for deeper, grassroots-driven decentralization reforms in the region? What are the optimum designs, sequencing and models of decentralization for countries in...

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Conflict Mitigation and Development: Vision, Approaches and Achievements. Information Kit

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

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Regional Economic Forecast - 2008 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Material.1

The expansion of world economy came to an abrupt halt in the fourth quarter of 2008.International money and capital markets froze. The credit turmoil continued with increasing uncertainties over...

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Regional Economic Forecast - 2009 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.4

As the world economy indicated a recovery from recession throughout the second and third quarters of 2009, the economic sentiment of the ESCWA region has improved from pessimism to cautious...

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Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: Debt Investment and Endogenous Economic Growth in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 3 cover Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: Debt Investment and Endogenous Economic Growth in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/8

The gradual deterioration of national economies in the ESCWA region since the 1970s can be largely attributed to weak growth in development and prospects. This study defines the factors that have...

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Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: The Roles of Investment and Public Expenditure in Economic Growth, Issue No. 2 Arabic cover Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: The Roles of Investment and Public Expenditure in Economic Growth, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/1

In an effort to reverse the unsatisfactory trend of development performance witnessed in the ESCWA region during the past two decades, it is necessary to identify the factors that contribute to...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews the devastating repercussions of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian women in the period 2000-2006. It presents demographic information on the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/Technical Paper.1

This study reviews the economic and social status of Palestinian women, focusing on the achievement of their rights and political, social and economic development in Palestine. It concludes with...

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Women's Movements in the Arab World cover (Arabic) Women's Movements in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ECW/2005/1

This report presents an exhaustive analytical survey of the history of women’s movements in the Arab region. It consists of two main sections, the first of which reviews the rise and development...

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Broadband for Development in the ESCWA Region: Enhancing Access to ICT Services in a Global Knowledge Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/10

This report highlights the vast development potential in the ESCWA region as it moves towards the broadband revolution, with real business examples focused on selected countries. It also offers an...

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Social Protection in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: The Role of Zakat cover Social Protection in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: The Role of Zakat

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.10

In many Arab countries affected by armed conflict and occupation, non-State institutions often become front line assistance providers, as statutory provision of social protection and social...

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Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Arab Countries cover Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/2

This report presents an overview of social protection for persons with disabilities in Arab countries through the prism of the 2030 Agenda. Doing so, it focuses on social insurance, social...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications cover Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.6

This paper provides an overview of the levels and trends of key demographic indicators in the Arab region. It serves as a regional reference for policymakers and researchers on the patterns of...

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Environmental Goods and Services in the ESCWA Region: Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical Paper.2

This technical paper examines opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprise development in the area of environmental goods and services.It does so in the context of the environmental...

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