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ICT Finance, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/12

The development of appropriate financial instruments, provision of financial resources and venture capital, and support for and strengthening of innovative operations and pioneering work are...

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Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets cover Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Paper.2



The purpose of these Country Fact Sheets is to examine the water situation in the region, with particular emphasis on the desalination industry as a growing source of freshwater in many...

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Personal Development and Leadership Skills: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.2/Add.1

This document is the trainer's guide prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Personal Development and Leadership Skills” that aims at enabling participants to develop basic...

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Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/5

Competition policy and regulation are essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and global levels. In Arab countries, however, heavily concentrated and inefficient...

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Best Practices and Successful Experiences in Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/3

This study aims at presenting and analyzing successful experiences and good practices in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW...

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Good Practices in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Applications in Seaports in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/12

Using information and communications technology (ICT) in ports is essential to ensure accurate, real-time control and pre-planning for port management operations. ICT applications benefit trade...

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Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World cover Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/5

Only few Arab countries have a national intellectual property strategy with measures that encourage and facilitate the effective development, management, and protection of intellectual property...

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Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania cover Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.2

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Mauritania. It covers pensions, health care, cash transfers, and food and energy subsidies, as well as other social...

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Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia cover Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.1

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Tunisia including pensions, healthcare, cash transfers, housing and food and energy subsidies. Social protection in Tunisia...

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend cover Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Technical Paper.3

The paper provides a detailed overview of population dynamics and trends in the Arab region. Furthermore, it explains the concept of demographic dividend and timing of the window of opportunity....

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries: Analysis of the Ageing Phenomenon

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.9

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) drawn up at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 outlined a global agenda to deal with the issues of elderly populations. The...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2005

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/6

The accelerating development in knowledge during the past few decades has modified the principles of economic growth with the move towards knowledge-based economy affecting all sectors of the...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2011

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/4

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2009

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/12

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Regional profile of the information society in western Asia, 2003

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2003/11

This document represents a profile that covers different areas related to the information society, including the components of the enabling environment such as policies, strategies, legal...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia 2007

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/15

ESCWA is publishing the Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia - 2007 as a part of the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society. The study is the third in a...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region - 2013

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/6

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation, and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015 cover Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/3

While the nations of the world were preparing to adopt new development goals after the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the increasing...

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Environmental Standards and Competitiveness of Key Economic Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4

While some analysts consider environmental standards as a valuable mechanism for improving production efficiency, others argue that compliance with those standards is an additional and costly...

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The Integrated Household Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/11

ESCWA prepared this study in the context of its activities aimed at improving statistical work in member countries. The purpose of the study consists of enhancing capacities of member countries in...

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