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Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3 Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/1

Arab countries have the youngest populations by global standards. Given the region’s demographics and record of youth activism during the Arab uprisings, the present study revisits the youth bulge...

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Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region cover (Arabic) Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/13

This study reviews a number of road safety issues in four ESCWA member countries, namely, Egypt, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen. The first part presents the various legislation concerning...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, First Issue. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/3

The Arab region continues to face many challenges in its endeavour to embrace the principles of sustainable development. The rapid increase in population, acute water scarcity, food security,...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/6

The concept of “Sustainable Development” was adopted during “The Earth Summit” in Rio, in 1992, and The UN “Commission on Sustainable Development” (CSD) was established to review progress achieved...

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Road Traffic Safety in Selected ESCWA Member Countries cover (Arabic) Road Traffic Safety in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/6

Road traffic accidents constitute a major burden to all countries due to the high toll they exert on human lives and property. Efforts to redress this problem have been made by a number of...

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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/14

ESCWA has particular expertise in terms of implementing and following up on activities targeting sustainable development in the region. Within that context, the Review presents work achieved by...

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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3 cover (Arabic) Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/3

The Review presents two selected key papers, namely: the specifications and indicators of wastewater treatment for use in irrigation; and the environmental impact assessment arising from the...

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Strategies for Development in Conflict-Affected Countries in the ESCWA region: The Role of the State and private Sector

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.3

This study recognizes the important role of the State as an engine of growth in achieving development goals, including its fundamental role in the development of the private sector. This is...

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E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.4

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region cover Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.5

The report focuses on energy efficiency in the buildings sector as a major opportunity for substantial progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and provides an evaluation on the...

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Time Use in Gender Statistics in Iraq

E/ESCWA/SD/2010/Technical Paper.3

This report presents a data analysis of the time use survey, which was carried out for the first time in Iraq, as part of the Household Socio-Economic Survey (HSES) implemented by the Central...

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Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses cover Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses

E/ESCWA/SD/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present paper focuses on the methodology for using administrative registers in conducting population and household censuses, including the central population registry, building and housing...

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Implementation of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries: Regional Shadow Reports in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/1

This study aims to find common ground between Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the implementation of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women...

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Networking Research, Development and Innovation in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/2

Innovation is central to the development of successful economies. This study is intended to encourage research, development and innovation (RDI) networking in Arab countries. RDI networks that are...

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries cover Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/2

The Rethinking Inequality in Arab States report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health,...

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Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region cover Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/4

Amid low oil prices and rising debts, the Arab region faces a challenging economic outlook. At the same time, development priorities related to decent work, poverty and social justice are more...

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The Rebuilding and Revival of Lebanon: A Policy Paper with Initiatives The Rebuilding and Revival of Lebanon: A Policy Paper with Initiatives

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2007/2/Rev.1

The July-August 2006 war, launched by Israel, inflicted severe devastation on the human and physical resources of Lebanon and greatly undermined its socioeconomic development. The present paper...

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Framework for Environmental Economic Accounting in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/3

This study provides a review of the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), developed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to integrate economic and...

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A Standardization Framework to Promote an Enabling Environment for Arabic e-Services

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.4

This study focuses on diverse standards used in developing e-services. It starts by mentioning the importance of e-services, and the role of standards in increasing its adoption. Then, it lists...

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