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Land Degradation Assessment and Prevention: Selected Case Studies from the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/4

Critical issues confronting policymakers, administrators, staff and stakeholders in combating and preventing land degradation are assessed in this review, with particular...

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Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects through Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Rural Areas of Jordan

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2014/Technical Paper.1

The project “Enhancing and Improving Access to Energy Services through Development of PublicPrivate Renewable Energy Partnerships” seeks to build the capacity of governments and other stakeholders...

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Trade and transport costs in the Arab region cover Trade and transport costs in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/3

Trade costs are a major determinant of trade competitiveness and integration in regional and global economies. The Arab region has high trade costs, resulting in low trade integration at the...

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Information and Communication Technologies for Employment Creation and Poverty Alleviation in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/2

Given the continuous political and social instability in the ESCWA region and the inadequate socio-economic development policies that have been implemented, Western Asia is in danger of becoming...

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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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Financing Technology Transfer Process in the ESCWA Region: Roadmap for Investments and Support Guide

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.3

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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 State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/1

While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...

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Arab Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance: Framework, Principles and Objectives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.5

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A regional perspective on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/2

As the world approaches the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five regional commissions have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on...

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Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq cover Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/Technical Paper.1

This document contains a draft plan of action for the implementation of the Agreement on International Railways in the Arab Mashreq. As part of the process of developing the Integrated Transport...

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Survey of aid effectiveness in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/3

The concept paper "Survey of Aid Effectiveness in the ESCWA region" offers a preliminary assessment of aid effectiveness in the region and suggests areas for improvements. The survey attempts to...

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ESCWA Study on Air Transport

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/3

This study was carried out at the request of ESCWA member countries through the Committee on Transport of the Commission. It reviews the ways in which the region is responding to the...

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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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The Movement of Natural Persons Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services and its Impact on Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/11

The movement of natural persons is a major concern for developing countries, where the labour force is seen as a major pillar for development. This study highlights the marked disparity in...

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A study of age reporting in selected Arab censuses of population

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/5



A Study of Age Reporting in Selected Arab Censuses of Population is a publication by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides...

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Study on Technology Transfer, Economic Models and Successes in the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.1

This study aims to join known economic models and highlight practical methods of technology transfer in key productive sectors such as water, energy, agriculture, ICT, and manufacturing....

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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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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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