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Integrated Social Policy Report V

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/1

When the long-simmering social crises in Arab countries erupted to the surface in 2011, these events immediately shifted government attention from the economic to the social fields. Suddenly it...

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Effective use of statistics in evidence-based policymaking - conceptual framework

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/Technical Paper.1

While many efforts have been exerted to build the statistical capacities of ESCWA member countries, the use of statistics in policymaking requires further development, with special focus on...

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A study of age reporting in selected Arab censuses of population

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/5



A Study of Age Reporting in Selected Arab Censuses of Population is a publication by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides...

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Study on Short-Term Economic Indicators for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/10

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A regional perspective on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/2

As the world approaches the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five regional commissions have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on...

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ESCWA Annual Report - 2012

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/1

2012 Annual report focuses on ESCWA activities that meet the priority needs of member countries. In addition to undertaking specific projects, ESCWA mobilized a regional knowledge base and...

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Policy Note on Digital Arabic Content Policy Note on Digital Arabic Content

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

This note contains strategic proposals for the development of the Digital Arabic Content industry in the Arab region in order to exploit economic and social opportunities. It presents as well...

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E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

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

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Impact of ICT on Arab youth: Employment, education and social change

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

This report analyzes the impact of ICT on Arab Youth by considering the economic, educational and social change dimensions. Chapter I discusses the current status of employment and education among...

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Policy Note: Development and Harmonization of Cyber Legislation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.2



  The purpose of this note is to clarify the importance of cyber legislation in building the Arab knowledge society and highlight the ESCWA efforts and activities that aim at developing...

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Business Models for Digital Arabic Content cover Business Models for Digital Arabic Content

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.1

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in the Arab Region - 2013

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/6

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation, and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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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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Competitiveness of the ICT Sector in the Arab Region: Innovation and Investment Imperatives

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/4

Developing countries have often focused on venture capital to boost investment. Some Arab countries are proponents of that approach, launching many funds geared towards the promotion of...

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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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Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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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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Methodological Analysis and Implementation Assessment of the Agreement on International Roads in the Arab Mashreq (Arabic) Methodological Analysis and Implementation Assessment of the Agreement on International Roads in the Arab Mashreq

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/6

In recognition of the need to facilitate international road transport in the Arab region and to enhance cooperation, trade and tourism between Arab countries, the Agreement on International Roads...

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Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/4

The Arab region has been relatively weak in mobilizing private capital to finance larger infrastructure projects, compared to other parts of the world. The ongoing political transition is...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/3

Arab countries exhibited increasing polarization in their development paths in 2012 and 2013. Major energy exporters, namely Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, are recovering from the...

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