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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2014-2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/2



Over the past few years, the Arab region has witnessed various events and developments, including political and social crises, armed conflict and a sharp drop in the global price of oil...

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Trade Logistics in the Arab Region: Challenges and Policy Options

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/1


Logistics is a multifaceted component of trade infrastructure and a key to competitiveness. Most Arab countries could provide cheap trade logistics but remain handicapped by inefficiencies...

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Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States cover Identifying the Legislative Gaps that Need to Be Filled for the Application of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in Selected Arab States

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.8

The study concluded that issues pertaining to women, peace, and security were addressed through a legislative framework in the examined countries. Nevertheless, this framework lacked key...

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Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015 (cover) Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.6

This policy brief discusses the sexual and reproductive health implications of child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab region, highlighting the different threats to progress made in...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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The social and economic situation of Palestinian women and girls (July 2012-June 2014)

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

The present report reviews the status of women and girls in Palestine over the period July 2012 - June 2014, outlining positive developments in and significant challenges for gender equality. The...

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The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20 cover (Araic) The Arab Consolidated Report on Progress Achieved in the implementation of the BPFA: Beijing +20

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.1

The report reviews progress achieved in the Arab region in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, twenty years after their adoption at the Fourth World Conference...

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Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/2

While sexual violence, food insecurity and lack of access to adequate health services have been identified as the most pressing areas of concern among female displaced populations in the Arab...

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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4 Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/2



The Arab region is presently beset by armed civil conflict, one of the most profoundly devastating social phenomena in the modern world. This study examines the relationships between...

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Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3 Political Polarization or Common Ground? Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/1

Arab countries have the youngest populations by global standards. Given the region’s demographics and record of youth activism during the Arab uprisings, the present study revisits the youth bulge...

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Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7 Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a cross-thematic agenda that offers a unique opportunity to approach the issue of water scarcity in an integrated way...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 21 cover (Arabic) Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region Issue No. 21

E/ESCWA/TDD/2014/1

The efforts exerted by countries worldwide to achieve knowledge societies were often associated with different technology initiatives. Given the opportunities granted by those initiatives to...

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Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects through Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Rural Areas of Jordan

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2014/Technical Paper.1

The project “Enhancing and Improving Access to Energy Services through Development of PublicPrivate Renewable Energy Partnerships” seeks to build the capacity of governments and other stakeholders...

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Participation and social protection in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.7

The paper introduces social protection as a basic human right enshrined in international declarations and conventions. It also provides a brief overview of social protection provision in the Arab...

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Tax policy in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.3

This paper advocates a sustainable long-term approach to ensure a social protection floor.3 In doing so, it follows the initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United...

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Supply and Use Tables in ESCWA Member States: Constructing Tables and Data sources

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/Technical Paper.2

This report was prepared by the Statistics Division at ESCWA, in the context of its activities on improving the quality of statistics in various economic and social sectors.

The report...

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International Migration Statistics and Measurement Issues in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This paper offers an analysis of international migration data collection systems in Jordan, Morocco and Qatar in terms of data availability, reliability and comparability. Taking international...

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Mainstreaming a gender perspective in research

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Technical Paper.1

The overall purpose of this paper is to contribute to achieving the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) goal to “foster comprehensive, equitable, integrated and sustainable...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2013

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/1

During 2013, the Commission celebrated its 40th Anniversary and reiterated its commitment to member states and the overall prosperity of the Arab Region. Following a three pronged approach, the...

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