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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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Economic Trends and Impacts: Foreign Aid and Development in the Arab Region, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/1

A comprehensive assessment of the relationship between foreign aid and development in the Arab region over the last three decades, this study defines the major trends in development assistance to...

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Social Development Bulletin: Bringing Equity to the Development Agenda

E/ESCWA/SDD/2006/Technical Paper.4

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Community Development Approach as a Tool for Formulating Social Policy at the Local level

E/ESCWA/SDD/2006/Technical Paper.3

This paper seeks to emphasize that community development is a participatory process whereby consensus-building, open dialogue and the promotion of an active civil society are all key ingredients...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.5

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2006/3

This issue considers a number of global developments related to information and communications technology (ICT) and discusses certain fundamental issues that affect the efforts of the Western...

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Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq cover Plan of Action for Implementation of the Agreement on International Railway in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/Technical Paper.1

This document contains a draft plan of action for the implementation of the Agreement on International Railways in the Arab Mashreq. As part of the process of developing the Integrated Transport...

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Report on Foreign Direct Investments Inflows in the ESCWA Region cover Report on Foreign Direct Investments Inflows in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/Technical Material.2

This report represents a first for the ESCWA region in that it analyses actual FDI data based on the implementation of surveys of enterprises with FDI participation in these countries....

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2006

E/ESCWA/GRID/2006/3

The fifth issue of the Annual Review, aimed at researchers and academics, analyses the degree to which the Arab economies have integrated into the global economy and the progress made in the Arab...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2005-2006

E/ESCWA/EAD/2006/2

The Survey reports on the most recent economic and social developments in the region and makes policy recommendations based on an in-depth analysis of regional development issues. The main theme...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women: 1990-2004

E/ESCWA/WOM/2005/Technical Paper.1

This report explains the political framework, particularly the events of 1948-1967 and 1967-1987, the First Intifada, the Oslo Years and the Second Intifada. This period led to the serious...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 1: Vulnerability of the Region to Socio-Economic Drought

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/9

Of all natural hazards, drought affects the greatest number of people globally, with devastating impact. The vulnerability of communities to drought is dependent on a host of...

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Technology Transfer to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Identifying Opportunities for Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment in Selected Sectors: The Case of SME Clusters in the Agro-Food and Aprel Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/6

Given the changing business environment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, the need for mechanisms aimed at enhancing technology transfer and at channelling...

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The Environment in the Transboundary Context in the ESCWA Region: Situation and Recommendations

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/5

Most ESCWA member countries have ratified international environmental agreements and have committed themselves to enhancing relevant governance structures, developing action plans and submitting...

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Environmental Standards and Competitiveness of Key Economic Sectors

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/4

While some analysts consider environmental standards as a valuable mechanism for improving production efficiency, others argue that compliance with those standards is an additional and costly...

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