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ESCWA Annual Report 2018 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2018

E/ESCWA/OES/2019/1

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...

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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/1

The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed...

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Cultivating Resilient Institutions in the Arab Region: National Women’s Machineries in Challenging Times cover Cultivating Resilient Institutions in the Arab Region: National Women’s Machineries in Challenging Times

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/4

The present study examines how national women’s machineries in the Arab region cultivate resilience to continue operating and delivering during conflict, occupation and formal political...

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Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers cover Women in the Judiciary in the Arab States: Removing Barriers, Increasing Numbers

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/2

Women’s right to participate fully and equally in all aspects of public life, including the judiciary, is a fundamental human right. There is a large body of evidence that women’s presence in the...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...

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Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon cover Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.2

The presence of women in the judiciary in Lebanon has increased over the past years, with women expected to comprise the majority of judges by the end of 2019. Despite these quantitative advances...

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Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine cover (Arabic) Women in the Judiciary in the State of Palestine

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.1

The presence of women in the judiciary in the State of Palestine has increased over the past years, with women now comprising almost 18 per cent of Palestinian judges. The State of Palestine is...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.1



Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/3

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...

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Disability in the Arab Region 2018 cover Disability in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/1

This report presents and analyses statistics relating to the demographic characteristics and socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities in the Arab region. It is based on data from...

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Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region cover Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/6

This report examines how inequality and personal autonomy are likely to impact on the broad “political settlement “in the Arab region overtime. Chapter one provides a historical overview of the...

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Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region cover Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/3

The number and share of older persons in the Arab region are steadily growing and will increase substantially in the following decades. The advent of this ageing transition, which most Arab...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2017 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2017

E/ESCWA/OES/2018/1

The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/1

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings cover Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/4

The third edition of the Arab Governance Report introduces post-war best practices from international and regional experiences. It suggests strategies and policies for Libya and Yemen that focus...

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Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region cover Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region



The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United...

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Knowledge Hubs of Jordan: The Way Forward cover Knowledge Hubs of Jordan: The Way Forward

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This document reviews regional and global experiences that are of significance to the context of Jordan, and offers suggestions on how to solve the problems and to maximize the return on...

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