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Arab Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance: Framework, Principles and Objectives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.5

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Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/1

While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...

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The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation for All: Regional Assessment Report on the Status and Achievements of ESCWA Member Countries towards Improved Water Supply and Sanitation

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/1

This report was prepared upon the request of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and in cooperation with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ). It presents an assessment of the...

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Financing Technology Transfer Process in the ESCWA Region: Roadmap for Investments and Support Guide

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.3

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Financing the Implementation of Selected Components of the Integrated Transport System in the Arab Mashreq (ITSAM) Financing the Implementation of Selected Components of the Integrated Transport System in the Arab Mashreq (ITSAM)

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/6

The transport sector is an important component in the economy.  It can be an effective element in developing the prosperity of a society. When transport systems are efficient, they provide...

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Information and Communication Technologies for Employment Creation and Poverty Alleviation in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/2

Given the continuous political and social instability in the ESCWA region and the inadequate socio-economic development policies that have been implemented, Western Asia is in danger of becoming...

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Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects through Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Rural Areas of Jordan

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

The project “Enhancing and Improving Access to Energy Services through Development of PublicPrivate Renewable Energy Partnerships” seeks to build the capacity of governments and other stakeholders...

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Land Degradation Assessment and Prevention: Selected Case Studies from the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/4

Critical issues confronting policymakers, administrators, staff and stakeholders in combating and preventing land degradation are assessed in this review, with particular...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Towards the Arab Customs Union

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/4

The limited progress in economic integration in the Arab region in part reflects limited progress in mainstreaming regional integration commitments into national development plans and...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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Assessment of Trade Policy Trends and Implications for the Economic Performance of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/1

While ESCWA member countries face a number of obstacles to increasing regional trade, a consensus exists among policymakers that the economic integration in the region is crucial both to promote...

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Assessment of Water Quality Management Practices in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/2

This study assesses water quality management practices in selected countries within the region and presents member countries with recommendations on the protection and sustainable use of scarce...

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region: A Methodological Framework for Pursuing an Integrated Assessment

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/1

The methodological framework presented in this guidance document outlines the integrated assessment approach being implemented in support of the Regional Initiative for the...

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Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region: Towards Inclusive Cities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/1

This report sheds light on the urban divisions and development challenges faced by the countries of the ESCWA region. Specifically, it addresses the spatial dimension of the urban development vis-...

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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Arab Millennium Development Goals Report 2011: An inclusive approach to development in a time of transition Arab Millennium Development Goals Report 2011: An inclusive approach to development in a time of transition

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/7

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) intends to contribute to the critical evaluation of the progress made towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

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Report on the Electronic Fora as part of the Portal “Towards an Inclusive Participatory Development in the ESCWA region”

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.10

The ESCWA launched a portal called “Towards an inclusive Participatory Development in the ESCWA region”, to promote the participation of civil society and the exchange of ideas and experiences and...

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Report on Foreign Direct Investments Inflows in the ESCWA Region cover Report on Foreign Direct Investments Inflows in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/Technical Material.2

This report represents a first for the ESCWA region in that it analyses actual FDI data based on the implementation of surveys of enterprises with FDI participation in these countries....

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Situation Report 2015 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/1



While international migration is one of the main factors driving economic and social change in the Arab region, the continuing displacement of populations occurring in several countries...

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