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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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Social Development Bulletin: Bringing Equity to the Development Agenda

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

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Social Development Bulletin, Impact of the Financial Crisis on International Migration in the Arab Region, Sixth Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.6

This bulletin reviews the impact of the global financial crisis on international migration from and to the Arab region. Starting with an overview of the crisis and the resulting challenges and...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its effect on the socioeconomic...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region, Issue 19

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/3

This issue of the “Review of ICT in the Arab Region” presents research, development and innovation in the knowledge-based economy and highlights basic aspects of the knowledge-based economy...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region, Issue 20

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/5

There has recently been growing global interest in the provision of government services to citizens, which contribute to improving welfare, saving time, providing comfort and reducing...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 22

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/2

The world is heading towards defining the development agenda for post-2015, and approving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Technology plays an important role in driving the development...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/7

This issue highlights the importance of promoting the knowledge society and the culture of knowledge exchange in the region through the information and communications technology (ICT) which...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 11

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/9



This issue tackles cyberspace legislation and its role in strengthening confidence in electronic services. It contains an overview of the status of cyberspace legislation in the ESCWA...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/16



This issue contains a review and analysis of the status of the information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through a follow-up...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13 Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 13

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/1

Information and communications technology plays a significant role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular in the areas of awareness-raising, capacity-building and...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 14

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/2



This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.15

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/3



The importance and role of internet in our daily life have become unquestionable, in view of the communication potentials and knowledge resources they provide in all areas. The internet...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 16

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/5



The increased use of communication and social media means in various areas has a significant impact on human interaction, social behavior and social and economical development. Therefore...

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ICT issue 17 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue 17

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/1

The spread of information and communication technology (ICT) in the region has increased the use of electronic, especially, e-government services. The involvement of citizens and the civil...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 6

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/1



The subject of the sixth issue is the enabling environment. The issue includes three articles on financing for and investment in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 7

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/9

This issue is dedicated to partnerships in information and communications technology (ICT) projects, and focuses on partnerships between the private and public sectors which accelerate the...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 8

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/16



This issue sheds light on the importance of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) and its various dimensions and its anticipated effect on the development of an...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 9

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/3



This issue presents a number of regional initiatives and projects in information and communications technology (ICT), including Internet domain names in Arabic, knowledge networks to...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No.4

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/7

Noting the impact of ICTs on social and economic development, this issue presents the four different dimensions for the use of technology in employment creation. It also focuses on initiatives...

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