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Strategies for Development in Conflict-Affected Countries in the ESCWA region: The Role of the State and private Sector

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.3

This study recognizes the important role of the State as an engine of growth in achieving development goals, including its fundamental role in the development of the private sector. This is...

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E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.4

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region cover Addressing energy sustainability issues in the buildings sector in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.5

The report focuses on energy efficiency in the buildings sector as a major opportunity for substantial progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 and provides an evaluation on the...

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Time Use in Gender Statistics in Iraq

E/ESCWA/SD/2010/Technical Paper.3

This report presents a data analysis of the time use survey, which was carried out for the first time in Iraq, as part of the Household Socio-Economic Survey (HSES) implemented by the Central...

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Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses cover Use of Administrative Registers in Population and Housing Censuses

E/ESCWA/SD/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present paper focuses on the methodology for using administrative registers in conducting population and household censuses, including the central population registry, building and housing...

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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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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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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries cover Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/2

The Rethinking Inequality in Arab States report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health,...

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Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region cover Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/4

Amid low oil prices and rising debts, the Arab region faces a challenging economic outlook. At the same time, development priorities related to decent work, poverty and social justice are more...

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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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Framework for Environmental Economic Accounting in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/3

This study provides a review of the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), developed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to integrate economic and...

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A Standardization Framework to Promote an Enabling Environment for Arabic e-Services

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Technical Paper.4

This study focuses on diverse standards used in developing e-services. It starts by mentioning the importance of e-services, and the role of standards in increasing its adoption. Then, it lists...

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Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries cover Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/1

Social protection systems, their design and their extent, are shaping social cohesion, social justice, the structure of the labour market, the prevention and alleviation of poverty, as well as...

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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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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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Migration Governance in the Arab Region and Beyond Vol. 5, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4



International migration is a large-scale phenomenon that affects families, economies, service provision and communities, posing both challenges and opportunities for countries in the Arab...

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Knowledge Management and Analysis of ESCWA Member Countries Capacities in Managing Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/7

Water scarcity is a fundamental challenge to sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions. The problem is accentuated by the fact that most of the water resources used by ESCWA countries...

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Management of Public Institutions in Crisis Situations: Participant’s File

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.6/Add.2

Under the local and global circumstances, a three-day workshop was organized on the “Management of Public Institutions in Crisis Situations”. This document is the participant’s file, which...

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Management of Public Institutions in Crisis Situations: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.6/Add.1

  Under the local and global circumstances, a three-day workshop was organized on the “Management of Public Institutions in Crisis Situations”. This document is the trainer's guide, which...

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