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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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Framework for Environmental Economic Accounting in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/3

This study provides a review of the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), developed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to integrate economic and...

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Study on National Accounts in the ESCWA Region: Sources and Methods

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/16

Concerned about the level of implementation of the 1993 System of National Accounts (1993 SNA) in the Western Asia region, and in view of the new challenges represented by the recent adoption of...

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The Integrated Household Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/11

ESCWA prepared this study in the context of its activities aimed at improving statistical work in member countries. The purpose of the study consists of enhancing capacities of member countries in...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...

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Preliminary Feasibility Study for the Establishment of the Domain Name Registry for the “Arab” and “عربي” Generic Top Level Domains

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

This Preliminary Feasibility study on Establishment of the Domain Name Registry for the “.arab” and عربي Generic Top Level Domains was developed by ESCWA through a team comprising specialized...

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Request for Comments - Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/Technical Paper.1

The objective of the ensuing RFC is to provide technical specifications for the use of Arabic in Internet domain names addressing Arabic-specific linguistic issues. It was first submitted as an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 11

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/9



This issue tackles cyberspace legislation and its role in strengthening confidence in electronic services. It contains an overview of the status of cyberspace legislation in the ESCWA...

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Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/7

One year before the conclusion of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (2006-2010), and shortly before the expiration of one of the most important and contentious global agreements shaping...

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Building Trust in E-Services in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/4

The rapid pace of advancement in information and communications technology (ICT) and the increasing ICT application possibilities in the economic, social and cultural fields are accompanied, on...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/16



This issue contains a review and analysis of the status of the information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through a follow-up...

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Impact of ICT on Community Development in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/15

Measuring the multifaceted information society is a very complex task. In the past, measurement approaches were confined to simply aggregating a variety of data on selected information and...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2009

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/12

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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Regional Economic Forecast - 2009 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.4

As the world economy indicated a recovery from recession throughout the second and third quarters of 2009, the economic sentiment of the ESCWA region has improved from pessimism to cautious...

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The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities cover The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.3

The unfolding international financial and economic crisis is undoubtedly a foundational historical event. The crisis has reverberated throughout the member countries of the Economic and Social...

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Regional Economic Forecast - 2008 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Material.1

The expansion of world economy came to an abrupt halt in the fourth quarter of 2008.International money and capital markets froze. The credit turmoil continued with increasing uncertainties over...

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Annual Review of Development in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/7

The economies of most Arab countries were less affected by the global financial crisis compared to other economies. Several factors contributed to the alleviation of the impact of the crisis on...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009, Summary

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/2

Even before the international financial crisis, the ESCWA region as a whole was not expected to meet the Millennium Development Goals in view of the already inadequate structure of existing...

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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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سُبل تعزيز دور المرأة في حل النزاعات وبناء السلام دراسات حالة فلسطين ولبنان والعراق غلاف Means of Enhancing the Role of Women in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: Case studies on Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/3

Wars, armed conflicts and military occupation often lead to the deterioration of health, education, economic and social services, the suspension of development programs and the displacement of...

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