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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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Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content Mechanisms for Community-driven Interactive Arabic Multimedia content

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

The ESCWA has prepared a guide concerning the implementation and development of e-portals for local communities and the most important requirements for the establishment, sustainability and...

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Information Society in the ESCWA Region

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

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Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Brochure.2

This is a brochure for the project "Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World". The objective of the project was to enhance regional...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 16

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/5



The increased use of communication and social media means in various areas has a significant impact on human interaction, social behavior and social and economical development. Therefore...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2011

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/4

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.15

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/3



The importance and role of internet in our daily life have become unquestionable, in view of the communication potentials and knowledge resources they provide in all areas. The internet...

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Information Society Measurement: Building a Common Benchmarking Model for the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/1

Closing the digital divide and bringing home the benefits of the information society are important concerns to member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). For...

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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/8

In a very highly volatile and changing scene in the aftermath of the Arab uprising, understanding the present in view of the recent past and projecting the near future is almost an impossible...

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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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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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Key Factors in Establishing Single Windows for Handling Import/Export Procedures and Formalities: Trade Facilitation and the Single Window

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/5

Trade facilitation plays a significant role in improving trade growth and competitiveness within the context of the global supply chain. This report sheds light on the requirements for...

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Prospects for South-South Cooperation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/4

The study Prospects for South-South Cooperation in the ESWA Region reviews the current status of cooperation between ESCWA member countries and explores potential areas for future collaboration....

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/1

This year's Survey looks at the effect that the 2008 global financial crisis had on economies and social development in the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) region. Like...

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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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Best Practices and Successful Experiences in Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/3

This study aims at presenting and analyzing successful experiences and good practices in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW...

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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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Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/1

This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/2

One additional year of civil war in an ESCWA member country causes a decline in per-capita GDP of about 17.5 per cent, which is marginally higher than in other countries.  It also causes...

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