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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2006-2009

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

This study reviews the economic and social status of Palestinian women, focusing on the achievement of their rights and political, social and economic development in Palestine. It concludes with...

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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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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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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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Microfinance in Conflict: Strategies for Development and Peace in the ESCWA Region

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

This report tackles microfinance amidst conflict in the ESCWA region through a review of the main issues, such as the provision of microfinance services, the role of microfinance in development...

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Strategies for Development in Conflict-Affected Countries in the ESCWA region: The Role of the State and private Sector

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

This study recognizes the important role of the State as an engine of growth in achieving development goals, including its fundamental role in the development of the private sector. This is...

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Unpacking the Dynamics of Communal Tensions: A Focus Group Analysis of Perceptions among Youth in Lebanon Unpacking the Dynamics of Communal Tensions: A Focus Group Analysis of Perceptions among Youth in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/5

Historically, the strong influence of communal affiliation on political, economic and social dynamics in the Arab region is not a novel phenomenon. Nevertheless, a series of developments over the...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/2

Thirty-six per cent of displaced persons in the world are to be found in the ESCWA region, where conflict and war-driven displacement have resulted in 7.6 million refugees and 7.2 million...

Social Policy Brief, Issue No. 1, Demographic Transition in the Arab Countries: Preparing for the Future

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.6

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Status and Prospects of the Arab City: Urbanization and Challenges of Slums, Volume I

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/4

Improving the life of slum-dwellers is one of the major challenges facing Arab Governments and all parties concerned. Despite the presence of national development plans and strategies, property...

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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/7

This issue highlights the importance of promoting the knowledge society and the culture of knowledge exchange in the region through the information and communications technology (ICT) which...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 9

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/3



This issue presents a number of regional initiatives and projects in information and communications technology (ICT), including Internet domain names in Arabic, knowledge networks to...

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Foreign Direct Investment Report 2008 Foreign Direct Investment Report 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/Technical Paper.1

This Foreign Direct Investment Report provides an overview of the performance of ESCWA member countries in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), reviews the most recent laws and...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/4

The performance of Arab countries in 2007 was uneven. Some sectors increased their share in the world economy while others saw their share decline. This issue of the Annual Review assesses,...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/3

For more than three decades, the ESCWA region has been exporting capital; experiencing volatile real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth; has the highest unemployment rate globally;...

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Economic and Social Repercussions of the Israeli Occupation: Facts and Figures

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2008/1

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EAD/2008/Technical Material.1

In 2007, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region registered its fifth consecutive year of robust growth in the wake of a continuous increase in oil prices and a...

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Energy Conservation and Efficiency in the Upstream Energy Sectors in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/8

Produced in response to the recommendations made in the fifth session of the Committee on Energy, this publication also fulfils the mandates of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World...

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Impact of Industrial Policies on the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/7

The impact of industrial policies on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises is examined in this study and analytical tools for impact assessment are suggested. Industrial...

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