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Integrated Social Policy Report IV: Labour Market Policy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/3

After decades of market-oriented reforms, the ESCWA region is facing fundamental questions about the parameters of future development. The expectation that top-down economic stabilization,...

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Active Labour Market Policies in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/1

Recent protests in the region have revealed the social and political costs of high unemployment, underemployment and informal labour, particularly among youth, and the need to develop and...

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Policies and Measures to Promote Sustainable Use of Energy in the Transport Sector in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/2

Statistics reveal that land transport is responsible for more than three quarters of the emissions by the transport sector worldwide. Consequently, this sector is considered to be one of the most...

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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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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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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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Transnational Corporations in ESCWA Member Countries with the United Arab Emirates and Egypt as Case Studies

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/9

In addition to enhancing the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into a country, transnational corporations (TNCs) play a significant role in the transfer of technology from developed to...

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Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing cover Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.12

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the findings of the third review of the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in ESCWA countries and highlights prevalent...

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Health and Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA region

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/Technical Paper.2

This technical paper on Health and MDGs represents one of the concerted efforts of the Statistics Division at ESCWA to provide evidence-based regional information on its member countries in the...

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Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/2

The Arab middle class is an important social group that is relatively little understood despite the fundamental role it has played in shaping the economic and social development outcomes in the...

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The Governance Deficit and Conflict Relapse in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/1

The post-colonial socio-political landscape of the ESCWA region has witnessed a seemingly endless chain of conflict, fragile peace and constantly heightened levels of political tension, all of...

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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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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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Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality in the Arab States region Gender Justice & The Law: Assessment of laws affecting gender equality 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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Key Factors in Establishing Single Windows for Handling Import/Export Procedures and Formalities: Trade Facilitation and the Single Window

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/5

Trade facilitation plays a significant role in improving trade growth and competitiveness within the context of the global supply chain. This report sheds light on the requirements for...

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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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Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/2

Many security services in the Arab countries do not utilize modern or computer-based administrative and management systems, and lack human resources and career development departments, let alone...

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Study on Short-Term Economic Indicators for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SD/2013/10

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Request for Comments - Linguistic Guidelines for the Use of the Arabic Language in Internet Domains

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/Technical Paper.1

The objective of the ensuing RFC is to provide technical specifications for the use of Arabic in Internet domain names addressing Arabic-specific linguistic issues. It was first submitted as an...

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