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2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover 2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/1

This report describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2015 to 2017, provides a summary of important developments in migration governance in...

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Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania cover Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.2

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Mauritania. It covers pensions, health care, cash transfers, and food and energy subsidies, as well as other social...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2016 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2016

E/ESCWA/OES/2017/1

The 2016 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 Social Commission for Western...

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An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025 cover (Arabic) An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

In this report, ESCWA proposes an integrated outlook based on three economic levers set by economic theories and best practices.

First the institutional capacity or the so-called newly...

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The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries cover The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

This paper employs MIRAGE global CGE model to assess the implication of the implementation of a 5 percent Value added tax in the six GCC countries starting from 2018. The modelling simulation...

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Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy cover Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy

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

In this paper, three models are presented to  capture five different effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: i) the impact of the presence of Libyans in Tunisia on aggregate demand...

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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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Transport and Connectivity to Global Value Chains: Illustrations from the Arab Region cover Transport and Connectivity to Global Value Chains: Illustrations from the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/3

This report explores the impact of transport infrastructure and services availability and efficiency on Global Value Chains connectivity. It also assesses whether the Arab region meets the...

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Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report cover Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/2

The Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, the first of its kind following the launch of the 2030 Agenda, is the result of three years of collaboration between the League of Arab States’...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/1

The 2016-2017 edition of the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region provides a rigorous assessment of the socioeconomic situation and prospects for Arab...

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Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model cover Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

This study presents an economic model to estimate the cost of marital violence in the Arab region. This economic model measures the costs of intimate partner violence by estimating household costs...

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Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region cover Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

The policy brief examines existing institutions in the Arab region and their role in holding various actors including the State and third parties accountable for discrimination against women in...

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Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs cover (Arabic) Tracking various development plans and women strategies within the framework of the SDGs

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This report examines a number of sustainable development goals, specifically Goal 5 on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. It tracks various development plans and...

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The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region cover The State of Gender Justice in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/4

This study maps the current state of gender justice in the Arab region, documenting barriers as well as opportunities. Its primary research aim is to determine how to develop an environment, at...

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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region cover Women, Peace and Security: The Role of Institutions in Times of Peace and War in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/1

The present publication explores the women, peace and security agenda, and how the Arab region is responding to it. It discusses the roles of national women’s machineries, national human rights...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015 cover Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region, 2003-2015

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/3

While the nations of the world were preparing to adopt new development goals after the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, the increasing...

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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region (Arabic) Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

Technological advances, such as high Internet and mobile phone penetration and the availability and affordability of mobile broadband services, have led to a growing number of Internet users and...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report, 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/3



In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Arab Sustainable...

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend cover Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Technical Paper.3

The paper provides a detailed overview of population dynamics and trends in the Arab region. Furthermore, it explains the concept of demographic dividend and timing of the window of opportunity....

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