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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, 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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2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region cover 2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.4

This report provides an Arab region baseline for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.1: Degree of integrated water resources management implementation. The data presented in this...

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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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ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/5

Water-related SDGs have a central role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. While the dedicated goal on...

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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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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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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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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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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.2

The baseline study for Tunisia was developed within the Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region (REGEND) framework with an...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.1

The baseline study for Lebanon was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an...

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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 third edition of the Situation Report on International Migration comes at a time of unprecedented levels of international migration in the Arab region. The region hosts over 38 million...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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