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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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Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative cover Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/3

Around the world, even the greatest powers have opted to be part of larger regional entities in order to manage globalization and the competition it brings. Meanwhile, Arab countries which share...

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cover page Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: Macroeconomic Implications and Obstacles to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/TECHNICAL PAPER.5

ESCWA has prepared the present report based on data gathered from various government bodies in the Syrian Arab Republic, United Nations agencies and other sources. The report also draws from...

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An Analysis of Access to Finance by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/Technical Paper.4

The paper aims at analysing and providing policy recommendations to stimulate the credit market in the Arab region.It presents in detail the supply and demand of credit, discusses aspects relating...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/3

The Arab region witnessed slower economic growth in 2013 compared to 2012, owing mainly to the moderate growth in oil revenues of major oil exporting countries. The region is increasingly seen...

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Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action cover Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action

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

This paper is an overview of some of the current political, social, economic and institutional challenges facing Arab countries in moving towards socially motivated patterns of economic growth and...

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Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet cover Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.9

Green technologies have the potential to ensure environment protection and efficient use of resources based on sustainability concept. This Fact Sheet focuses on RE and EE in the electricity...

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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ESCWA Dcoumentary About Eco-driving in Lebanon cover ESCWA Documentary About Eco-driving in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.5

This documentary shows how modern lifestyles have created the energy consumption problem in the Lebanese transport sector. It demonstrates how current land transport patterns and practices...

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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges cover Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.9

This paper sheds light on some of the underlying theories and fundamental elements of social justice. Specifically, it focuses on the principle of participation given its centrality to a number of...

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Report of the Fifth ESCWA Electronic Forum on Participation and Consensus-building, 4 July to 30 September 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This forum allowed many activists and experts from different Arab countries to present their views and experiences in the field of participation. It also focused on identifying opportunities for...

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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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Provision of basic healthcare services by non-state actors in Arab countries: Benefits and risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.4

This paper looks at non-state provision of basic healthcare services, seeking to highlight the benefits and the risks that emanate from non- state provision of social services. It largely draws...

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Social development bulletin No. 3: The post-2015 UN development agenda

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin explains the content of a report entitled “Realizing the Future We Want for All” that sets out a vision for the future based on the core values of human rights, equality and...

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