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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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ESCWA Water Development Report 2: State of Water Resources in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/6

The ESCWA region has an arid to semi-arid climate and the livelihood of its population is significantly affected by the scarcity of water. This series aims to enhance the application of integrated...

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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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The Role of Women in Rural Areas in Managing Water, Conserving Energy and Safeguarding the Environment in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/3

he Role of Women in Rural Areas in Managing Water, Conserving Energy and Safeguarding the Environment in the ESCWA Region



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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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Guidelines on the Legislative and Institutional Reforms Needed for the Implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management at the National Level in the ESCWA Region cover (Arabic) Guidelines on the Legislative and Institutional Reforms Needed for the Implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management at the National Level in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/1

tive regulations governing the management of the water sector in ESCWA member countries, in-depth case studies and lessons learned from selected countries. The guidelines propose the most...

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Population Ageing in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/Technical Material.2

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Population and Development Report, Third Issue, International Migration and Development in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/2

In an increasingly globalized world, international migration is an expanding and multifaceted phenomenon. In order to understand the origins and effects of migration, the specific contexts in...

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Health and Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA region

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/Technical Paper.2

This technical paper on Health and MDGs represents one of the concerted efforts of the Statistics Division at ESCWA to provide evidence-based regional information on its member countries in the...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/9



Sustainable development has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue and basic pillar for improving lives and ensuring peace and prosperity. The eighth issue of the Compendium focuses on...

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ESCWA Technical Cooperation Report, 2006‎

E/ESCWA/PPTCD/2007/Technical Material.1

This report aims to update all stakeholders in the progress of the ESCWA technical cooperation programme during 2006, despite the challenging unstable environment of the region. The report...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2006

E/ESCWA/OES/2007/1

The ESCWA Annual Report reviews the activities of the Commission in 2006, which were severely affected by the devastating war of aggression that was unleashed against Lebanon in that year....

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The ESCWA Technology Centre for Development: Detailed Assessment of Regional Needs and Priorities and Identification of Implementation Mechanisms

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/Technical Paper.6

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 7

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/9

This issue is dedicated to partnerships in information and communications technology (ICT) projects, and focuses on partnerships between the private and public sectors which accelerate the...

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Models for Cyber Legislation in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/8

There is significant variation in the legal frameworks for the regulation of cyber issues between ESCWA member countries. This study addresses the current state of cyber legislation in the region...

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Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of ICT Strategy

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/2

These guidelines aim to support efforts made in the ESCWA region to develop the usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in economic and social development and building the...

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