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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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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3 cover (Arabic) Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity: Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/3

The Review presents two selected key papers, namely: the specifications and indicators of wastewater treatment for use in irrigation; and the environmental impact assessment arising from the...

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Networking Research, Development and Innovation in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/2

Innovation is central to the development of successful economies. This study is intended to encourage research, development and innovation (RDI) networking in Arab countries. RDI networks that are...

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Regional Cooperation between Countries in the Management of Shared Water Resources: Case Studies of Some Countries in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/15

Global demand for water is expected to increase by 50 per cent by the year 2025, while ESCWAs share of renewable water resources remains the lowest in the world. Despite the necessity for sound...

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Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/14

ESCWA has particular expertise in terms of implementing and following up on activities targeting sustainable development in the region. Within that context, the Review presents work achieved by...

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Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part II: The Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part II)

While the energy sector plays an important role in achieving economic and social development, the environmental impacts of energy uses call for the adoption of cleaner fuels. The transport sector...

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Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries cover (Arabic) Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part I)

The industrial sector plays a vital role in the national economies of the ESCWA region and consumes some 25 per cent of total energy. This study is the first volume of a two-part study assessing...

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Improved Energy Efficiency and the Uses of Cleaner Fossil Fuels in Selected Sectors in Certain ESCWA Member Countries, Part I: Improved Energy Efficiency in Energy-Intensive Industries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/1(Part 1)

The industrial sector plays a vital role in the national economies of the ESCWA region and consumes some 25 per cent of total energy. This study is the first volume of a two-part study assessing...

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