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Transnational Corporations in ESCWA Member Countries with the United Arab Emirates and Egypt as Case Studies

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/9

In addition to enhancing the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into a country, transnational corporations (TNCs) play a significant role in the transfer of technology from developed to...

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Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries cover (Arabic) Developments in the Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/8

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) became the main component of the new International Trade System, especially after the establishment of WTO. The Traderelated Aspects of the Intellectual...

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The Implications of the Commitments of ESCWA Member Countries to Agreements of the World Trade Organization... cover (Arabic) The Implications of the Commitments of ESCWA Member Countries to Agreements of the World Trade Organization, European Partnership Agreements and the Great Arab Free Trade Area: Case Studies of Egypt and Jordan

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/7

The decision of countries to enter into bilateral or regional trade arrangements is strategic in nature. Building on this fact and taking this perspective, the study aims at reviewing regional...

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Road Traffic Safety in Selected ESCWA Member Countries cover (Arabic) Road Traffic Safety in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/6

Road traffic accidents constitute a major burden to all countries due to the high toll they exert on human lives and property. Efforts to redress this problem have been made by a number of...

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Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus cover Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/5

This study monitors the progress of ESCWA member States in the implementation of their obligations under the Monterrey Consensus and assesses the challenges hindering this progress. ESCWA member...

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Progress Made in the Doha Round Negotiations in Agriculture and the Impact on Market Access for the Agricultural Exports of Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/3

With the exception of the countries of the Gulf subregion, the agricultural sector and agricultural exports are vital to Arab countries. This study reviews and analyses recent developments in the...

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Annual Review of Globalization and Regional Integration in ESCWA Member States, 2005 cover (Arabic) Annual Review of Globalization and Regional Integration in ESCWA Member States, 2005

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/13

While there was a slight improvement in globalization indicators and regional integration in the ESCWA region in 2004, their contribution to the global economy remains modest. This study presents...

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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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Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Transport Cooperation in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/11

The Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime Transport Cooperation in the Arab Mashreq is an endeavor to establish cooperation and integration between members of ESCWA in the Arab Mashreq region....

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Trade Facilitation with Reference to Selected Arab Countries cover Arabic) Trade Facilitation with Reference to Selected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/10

This study aims at shedding light on the concept of trade facilitation, its importance, the challenges to be addressed, and the experiences of different countries in this regard to be used as...

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Gender, Citizenship, and the Role of NGOs in Selected Arab Countries: Case Study of Egypt

E/ESCWA/ECW/2005/3

This study includes global changes that have led to the emergence of a number of new concepts, including human development and economic, social, political, cultural and civil rights. In addition,...

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Women's Movements in the Arab World cover (Arabic) Women's Movements in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ECW/2005/1

This report presents an exhaustive analytical survey of the history of women’s movements in the Arab region. It consists of two main sections, the first of which reviews the rise and development...

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Analysis of Performances and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fourth Issue cover (Arabic) Analysis of Performances and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fourth Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/9

The weak performance of the ESCWA region is particularly noticeable when compared to the rapidly growing economies of countries in East Asia. The objective of this series is to develop policy...

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Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: Debt Investment and Endogenous Economic Growth in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 3 cover Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: Debt Investment and Endogenous Economic Growth in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/8

The gradual deterioration of national economies in the ESCWA region since the 1970s can be largely attributed to weak growth in development and prospects. This study defines the factors that have...

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Economic Trends and Impacts: Banking Sector Lending Behaviour and Efficiency in Selected ESCWA Member Countries, Issue No. 3 Economic Trends and Impacts: Banking Sector Lending Behaviour and Efficiency in Selected ESCWA Member Countries, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/7

This series presents an analysis of the macroeconomic and institutional developments in ESCWA member countries, with a view to identifying the key barriers to sustainable and equitable...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2004-2005 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2004-2005

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/6

Development under risk represents a collective challenge to the ESCWA region. The theme for this year's Survey is "strategies for development out of crisis conditions", which falls into three...

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The Impact of Economic Variables on the Social Dimension of Development: Education and Health

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/4

Investment in human capital is crucial for poverty reduction and has a positive impact on economic growth and human development. This study analyses the impact of public policy on human...

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

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/3

Resource mobilization dynamics in the diversified ESCWA region are not uniform. In that sense, this study presents an empirical and analytical survey of the savings and investment climates in the...

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Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 2 arabic cover Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/2

This study presents an analysis of financial developments in the region in the wake of the financial crisis in East Asia in 1997 and its aftermath, and in the context of the newly introduced...

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Macroeconomic Policy Analysis for Regional Coordination in the ESCWA Region: Business Cycle Synchronization and Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/10

The increasing trend towards regional and international globalization is presenting the ESCWA region with several monetary and fiscal challenges. Given the low level of economic integration within...

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