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Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical paper.4

The study consists of four sections and a preview, in which, an account of ESCWA contributions to the subject of digital Arabic content since 2003 is summarized. Section I deals with definition...

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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in UAE. It highlights the main programmes on social protection, as well as the challenges and developments...

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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in Oman cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in Oman

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.5

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in Oman. It highlights the main programmes on social protection in Oman as well as the challenges and developments...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2009-2011

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/Technical Paper.1

This report reviews the status of Palestinian women and girls during the period 2009-2010, focusing on political, social, economic and human rights developments. Building upon previously...

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Shared Waters-Shared Opportunities: World Water Day

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

Shared water is a vital resource for many people around the world. In the ESCWA region, major shared rivers include the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan. Many less well-known underground water...

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Provision of basic healthcare services by non-state actors in Arab countries: Benefits and risks

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

This paper looks at non-state provision of basic healthcare services, seeking to highlight the benefits and the risks that emanate from non- state provision of social services. It largely draws...

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Population and developement report - Issue No. 6 - Development policy implications of age-structural transitions in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/2

Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development, both in the short and long term. These changes bring...

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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

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Pathways towards Food Security in the Arab Region An Assessment of Wheat Availability

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/1



No other crop better embodies concerns over food security in the Arab region than wheat. Wheat consumption per capita in the region has been high for the past few decades and is currently...

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Participation and social protection in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.7

The paper introduces social protection as a basic human right enshrined in international declarations and conventions. It also provides a brief overview of social protection provision in the Arab...

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Models for Business Plan, Marketing and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for the Digital Arabic Content Industry

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.2

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Mainstreaming a gender perspective in research

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Technical Paper.1

The overall purpose of this paper is to contribute to achieving the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) goal to “foster comprehensive, equitable, integrated and sustainable...

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Information Society in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.1

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Improving Energy Efficicency in the Electric Power Sector in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.4

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Fact Sheet: Best Practices and Tools for Large-scale Deployment of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Techniques

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

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ESCWA Water Development Report 1: Vulnerability of the Region to Socio-Economic Drought

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/9

Of all natural hazards, drought affects the greatest number of people globally, with devastating impact. The vulnerability of communities to drought is dependent on a host of...

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Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli Occupation: Facts and Figures

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2008/1

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Biological Diversity

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

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Arabic Terminology in the Field of Productivity and Sustainable Development: Glossary of Shared Water Resources, Technical, Socio-Economical and Legal Terminology (Advanced Copy)

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Glossary.1

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in response to a request from the Committee of Water Resources at ESCWA at its Sixth Session (Beirut, 2-4 December...

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Analysis of Energy Policy Trends in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/5



This report analyses past trends in domestic energy policy in the Arab region and the capacity of today’s policies and institutions to reverse current unsustainable production and...

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