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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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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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