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Project Planning and Performance Management: Participant’s File

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.5/Add.2

This document includes the themes addressed by the training workshop entitled "Project Planning and Performance Management". The first day developed the topic of modern methodology in project...

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Project Planning and Performance Management: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.5/Add.1

This document includes the themes addressed by the training workshop entitled "Project Planning and Performance Management" that aims at identifying priorities and needs, studying the project’s...

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Personal Development and Leadership Skills: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.2/Add.1

This document is the trainer's guide prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Personal Development and Leadership Skills” that aims at enabling participants to develop basic...

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Conflict Mitigation and Development: Vision, Approaches and Achievements. Information Kit

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

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Food Security and Conflict in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/1

The Section for Emerging and Conflict Related Issues (ECRI) at ESCWA has prepared this study as part of a series of publications aimed at analyzing the socio-economic impact of...

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The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises



This report provides detailed information on where the Arab region stands in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals )MDGs( by 2015. It highlights in particular the crucial importance...

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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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Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets cover Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Paper.2



The purpose of these Country Fact Sheets is to examine the water situation in the region, with particular emphasis on the desalination industry as a growing source of freshwater in many...

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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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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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Knowledge Management and Analysis of ESCWA Member Countries Capacities in Managing Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/7

Water scarcity is a fundamental challenge to sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions. The problem is accentuated by the fact that most of the water resources used by ESCWA countries...

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Enhancing Regional Cooperation in the Field of Energy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/6

Although the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not include a clear energy-related goal, it would not be possible to achieve those goals without providing reliable and affordable energy...

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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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ESCWA Water Development Report 3: Role of Desalination in Addressing Water Scarcity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/4

The water supply and demand balance in most of ESCWA member countries is in serious deficit. The average share of renewable freshwater in 8 out of 14 member countries is 500 cubic meters per...

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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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The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.9

This issue of The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries examines the trends in population size, growth and distribution in the 22 countries of the Arab region, highlights the course of...

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Social Development Bulletin, Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Migration in the Arab Region, Sixth Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.6

This bulletin reviews the impact of the global financial crisis on international migration from and to the Arab region. Starting with an overview of the crisis and the resulting challenges and...

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Status and Prospects of the Arab City: The Reality of the Contradictions and Differences Between Arab Cities. A Critical Vision Against the Backdrop of Selected Urban Patterns

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/8

The Arab cities are experiencing fast transformation in their economic, social and architectural structures. That transformation encompasses many contradictions resulting from internal factors...

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Mapping Inequity: Persons with Physical Disabilities in Jordan

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/7

Worldwide and in the ESCWA region, persons with physical disabilities face higher levels of unemployment, lower levels of education and higher infant mortality rates than the rest of the...

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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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