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The Digital Arabic Content Industry cover The Digital Arabic Content Industry

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Brochure.1

This document aims at defining the Digital Arabic Content (DAC) and the opportunities that this industry provides. The ESCWA acknowledged the importance of DAC in the field of Information and...

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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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Review and Appraisal of Progress Made by Yemen in the Implementation of the New Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries During the Period 2001-2005

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/12

Yemen is the only least developed country (LDC) in the ESCWA region. This study is an expos of measures adopted by Yemen towards the implementation of the Plan of Action that was adopted in 2001...

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Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Opportunities in Energy Services

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

This document provides an overview of the opportunities available to SMEs in energy services.It explores business prospects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy, focuses on the...

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Addressing Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2012/1

Discussions and ongoing debates on Arab women’s rate of economic participation, which is lower than any other region of the world, have emphasized the failure to turn educational gains of the past...

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ESCWA Dcoumentary About Eco-driving in Lebanon cover ESCWA Documentary About Eco-driving in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.5

This documentary shows how modern lifestyles have created the energy consumption problem in the Lebanese transport sector. It demonstrates how current land transport patterns and practices...

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Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs cover (Arabic) Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This report examines a number of sustainable development goals, specifically Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. It tracks various development plans and...

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Measuring sustainable development in the Arab region: A review of country experiences and recommendations for monitoring and evaluation Post-2015

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The objective of this report is to provide a concise assessment of sustainable development monitoring and evaluation in the Arab region and discuss the implications of the post-2015 agenda. The...

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Information Society Measurement: Building a Common Benchmarking Model for the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/1

Closing the digital divide and bringing home the benefits of the information society are important concerns to member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). For...

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Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: the Poultry Section

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Technical Paper.5

This document focuses on energy consumption and ways to support sustainability and improve efficiency of energy use in the poultry sector. It gives an overview of the poultry...

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Background Paper on Global Strategy for Energy Efficiency Market Formation to Mitigate Climate Change

Non-symbol Paper

The present report is a draft global strategy to promote market formation and self-financing Energy Efficiency (EE) improvements for implementation through the Regional Commissions (RCs) of the...

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Trade Logistics in the Arab Region: Challenges and Policy Options

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/1


Logistics is a multifaceted component of trade infrastructure and a key to competitiveness. Most Arab countries could provide cheap trade logistics but remain handicapped by inefficiencies...

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Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019 cover (Arabic) Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.3

GEMS indicator aims to measure the maturity of government services provided through the portal and through mobile applications in the Arab region. It seeks to bridge the gap in most of the...

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Energy Efficiency Indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) in the Arab Region cover Energy Efficiency Indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The paper focused on several topics, including: The energy situation in the industry in the Arab region - Energy efficiency indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) (cement /...

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Information Society Indicators

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/1

Statistical data and indicators regarding the use and impact of ICT help policymakers to formulate strategies related to ICT-driven economic growth and social development. In recognition of the...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...

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What Remains of the Arab Spring? Challenges Impeding the Achievement of Social Justice in the Arab Region cover What Remains of the Arab Spring? Challenges Impeding the Achievement of Social Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/3

Five years after the popular uprisings that swept the Arab region, this report analyses the consequences of the Arab Spring, by focusing on three cases studies, namely Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco...

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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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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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Knowledge Hubs of Jordan: The Way Forward cover Knowledge Hubs of Jordan: The Way Forward

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This document reviews regional and global experiences that are of significance to the context of Jordan, and offers suggestions on how to solve the problems and to maximize the return on...

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