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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 8

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/16



This issue sheds light on the importance of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) and its various dimensions and its anticipated effect on the development of an...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia 2007

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/15

ESCWA is publishing the Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia - 2007 as a part of the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society. The study is the third in a...

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ICT Finance, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/12

The development of appropriate financial instruments, provision of financial resources and venture capital, and support for and strengthening of innovative operations and pioneering work are...

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Broadband for Development in the ESCWA Region: Enhancing Access to ICT Services in a Global Knowledge Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/10

This report highlights the vast development potential in the ESCWA region as it moves towards the broadband revolution, with real business examples focused on selected countries. It also offers an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 6

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/1



The subject of the sixth issue is the enabling environment. The issue includes three articles on financing for and investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector...

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Review of Progress Made by Yemen in the Implementation of the New Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Period 2003-2007

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/6

This study reviews and evaluates the progress made by Yemen in implementing the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries. It also reviews the macroeconomic policies adopted by the...

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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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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2007

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/14

The sixth issue of the Annual Review analyses the extent to which Arab countries are integrated into the global economy and the degree of economic integration among those countries. It draws...

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Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region cover (Arabic) Review of Road Safety in Selected Countries of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/13

This study reviews a number of road safety issues in four ESCWA member countries, namely, Egypt, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen. The first part presents the various legislation concerning...

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Good Practices in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Applications in Seaports in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/12

Using information and communications technology (ICT) in ports is essential to ensure accurate, real-time control and pre-planning for port management operations. ICT applications benefit trade...

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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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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women 2000-2006

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews the devastating repercussions of the Israeli occupation on Palestinian women in the period 2000-2006. It presents demographic information on the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...

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Guidelines on Gender Mainstreaming and Enhancing the Effectiveness of National Machineries for Women. Studies on Arab Women and Development (35)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/4

This study is part of the efforts of the ESCWA Centre for Women to improve the performance of national committees on women and the relevant Arab ministries in mainstreaming gender into Government...

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Mainstreaming Gender in Developmental Policies and Programmes: Water Resources and Environmental Protection cover (Arabic) Mainstreaming Gender in Developmental Policies and Programmes: Water Resources and Environmental Protection

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/2

This study was conducted within the ESCWA Centre for Women (ECW) strategic framework for 2006-2007, with a focus on the approach of mainstreaming a gender perspective in developmental policies...

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Implementation of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Arab Countries: Regional Shadow Reports in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2007/1

This study aims to find common ground between Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the implementation of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women...

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The Rebuilding and Revival of Lebanon: A Policy Paper with Initiatives The Rebuilding and Revival of Lebanon: A Policy Paper with Initiatives

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2007/2/Rev.1

The July-August 2006 war, launched by Israel, inflicted severe devastation on the human and physical resources of Lebanon and greatly undermined its socioeconomic development. The present paper...

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007 cover Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

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

ESCWA region has witnessed a period of robust economic growth in 2006 driven by a strong global economy, high oil prices, and a thriving financial performance. Better investment opportunities have...

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Analysis of Performance and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fifth Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/5

The disappointing growth in the ESCWA region during the 1980s and 1990s was, in part, due to the failure to balance the decline in investment with an equivalent increase in human capital. The...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/4

This issue of the Survey focuses on the robust economic expansion experienced by most ESCWA member countries during the period 2006-2007, with the exception of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine,...

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The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/3

In addition to providing a regional review of the performance of Arab countries on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this report highlights the complexity of the issues...

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