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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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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015 The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/1

The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven among and within Arab countries. Major...

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Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations cover (Arabic) Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/5

National mechanisms for the advancement of women in Arab countries strive to mainstream a gender perspective at all levels. To achieve this, they develop plans, strategies, initiatives and plans,...

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Combating Domestic Violence against Women and Girls: Policies to Empower Women in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/4

Violence against women and girls remains a global phenomenon that is not confined to any particular geographical region, race, ethnicity, society, culture, age group or socioeconomic stratum. In...

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Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/3

Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for...

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Trafficking of women and children in the Arab region: A regional perspective

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/2

This publication examines the trafficking in persons within and among the countries of the ESCWA region, focusing on the primary victims of trafficking, namely: women and children. It...

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Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013 Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation Mechanisms in Comparative Perspective, 2013

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/Technical paper.1

As the wave of uprisings swept across Arab countries in 2010-2011, observers have highlighted the role of transnational linkages in influencing developments in the region. In this context, the...

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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Institutional development and transition: Decentralization in the course of political transformation

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/3

Have Arab uprisings opened space for deeper, grassroots-driven decentralization reforms in the region? What are the optimum designs, sequencing and models of decentralization for countries in...

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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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