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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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Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region cover Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/3

The 2019 Situation Report on International Migration in the Arab Region describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2017 to 2019, provides a summary...

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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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ESCWA Water Development Report 6 The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/2



The Arab countries have much to gain from considering the linkages between water, energy and food security in their pursuit of sustainable development, given the stressors, constraints...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/3

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...

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Report of the Fifth ESCWA Electronic Forum on Participation and Consensus-building, 4 July to 30 September 2013

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

This forum allowed many activists and experts from different Arab countries to present their views and experiences in the field of participation. It also focused on identifying opportunities for...

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Population and Development Report, Issue No.4. Youth in the ESCWA Region: Situation Analysis and Implications for Development Policies

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/6

The youth group in the ESCWA region faces numerous challenges, including poor quality of education, incompatibility of education system outputs with the labour market, high unemployment rates,...

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Population and Development Report, Issue No. 5, Youth Exclusion in the ESCWA Region: Demographic, Economic, Educational and Cultural Factors

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/2

Millions of young people in Arab countries suffer exclusion in many areas. The aspects of this exclusion include rising unemployment, low qualifications, exacerbated illiteracy and the decline of...

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Population and Development Report, Third Issue, International Migration and Development in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/2

In an increasingly globalized world, international migration is an expanding and multifaceted phenomenon. In order to understand the origins and effects of migration, the specific contexts in...

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Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region cover Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/3

The number and share of older persons in the Arab region are steadily growing and will increase substantially in the following decades. The advent of this ageing transition, which most Arab...

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Population and Development Report. The Demographic Window: An Opportunity for Developement in the Arab Countries, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/5

Based on modern theories analysing the impact of demography on development, the Population and Development Report is aimed at enhancing the understanding of the relation between those two factors...

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Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings cover Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/4

The third edition of the Arab Governance Report introduces post-war best practices from international and regional experiences. It suggests strategies and policies for Libya and Yemen that focus...

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Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region cover Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/6

This report examines how inequality and personal autonomy are likely to impact on the broad “political settlement “in the Arab region overtime. Chapter one provides a historical overview of the...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2018 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2018

E/ESCWA/OES/2019/1

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2017 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2017

E/ESCWA/OES/2018/1

The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2016 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2016

E/ESCWA/OES/2017/1

The 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and Social Commission for Western...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2015 ESCWA Annual Report 2015

E/ESCWA/OES/2016/1

The year 2015 was remarkable for international development cooperation, the United Nations and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). At the backdrop of UN celebrations of...

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Foreign Direct Investment Report 2011 cover Foreign Direct Investment Report 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/Technical Paper.3



This report focuses mainly on the performance of ESCWA member countries in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). The report reviews the latest developments in the...

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