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Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies: Assessing the Potential for the Development of Second-generation Biofuels in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/5

While international debate continues regarding the development of primary biofuels, second-generation biofuels derived from agricultural waste have emerged as an environmentally sound alternative...

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Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/2

While sexual violence, food insecurity and lack of access to adequate health services have been identified as the most pressing areas of concern among female displaced populations in the Arab...

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RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report cover RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/RICCAR/Report

RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report:...

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Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region cover Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/4

The publication presents and applies the Arab Regional Food Security Monitoring Framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA). The Framework aims to help...

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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The Sustainable Development Goals in an Arab Region Affected by Conflict: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with Household Survey Microdata cover The Sustainable Development Goals in an Arab Region Affected by Conflict: Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with Household Survey Microdata

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/3

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development stresses the importance of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data to measure progress and to ensure that no one is left behind....

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Assessment and Mapping of United Nations Research on Youth

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.8



  The United Nations has always recognized the importance of addressing the principles, ideas and potentials of youth in order to achieve society’s goals. Noting the importance of youth...

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Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis cover Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/Technical paper.4

The findings of this study are intended to help advance the understanding of the causes of inflation in the ESCWA region. Understanding the causes of inflation is crucial, since the efficiency of...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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The Role of Renewable Energy in Mitigating Climate Change in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/1

This study contains a wealth of information related to the field of energy and climate change, namely on the production of electrical power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind...

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Gender Mainstreaming in the Policies, Programmes and Activities of Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs in ESCWA Member Countries: Guide

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/2

This guide reviews gender mainstreaming in institutional plans, policies and programmes, and highlights key steps taken with a view to integrating gender-related issues into programmes and...

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Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of ICT Strategy

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/2

These guidelines aim to support efforts made in the ESCWA region to develop the usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in economic and social development and building the...

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Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement cover Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.3

This report expands on framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for fostering open government in the Arab region prepared in the context of project entitled...

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Capacity development material on open data cover Capacity development material on open data

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.1

The report offers practical guidelines on how to initiate and manage open government data programmes, and it is targeting public sector employees in the Arab countries. The data we create, and...

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Training manual to combat gender-based violence in times of peace and war

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

The guide is a reference that aims at empowering service providers from official institutions such as the police, the judiciary, the public prosecution, the...

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Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries cover Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries



The main objective of the guide is to strengthen the capacities of negotiators from Arab countries in negotiations about future climate change, with a view to enhancing regional cooperation and...

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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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Study on National Accounts in the ESCWA Region: Sources and Methods

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/16

Concerned about the level of implementation of the 1993 System of National Accounts (1993 SNA) in the Western Asia region, and in view of the new challenges represented by the recent adoption of...

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Study on Technology Transfer, Economic Models and Successes in the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.1

This study aims to join known economic models and highlight practical methods of technology transfer in key productive sectors such as water, energy, agriculture, ICT, and manufacturing....

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A study of age reporting in selected Arab censuses of population

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/5



A Study of Age Reporting in Selected Arab Censuses of Population is a publication by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides...

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