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Short- and medium-term economic challenges of the Arab countries in transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/1

The Arab region’s public deems a strong economy to be as important as a well-functioning democracy. Thus, a successful transition process in the region – leading to sustainable, pro-growth,...

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Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries cover Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries



The main objective of the guide is to strengthen the capacities of negotiators from Arab countries in negotiations about future climate change, with a view to enhancing regional cooperation and...

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Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: the Poultry Section

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Technical Paper.5

This document focuses on energy consumption and ways to support sustainability and improve efficiency of energy use in the poultry sector. It gives an overview of the poultry...

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Glossary of Shared Water Resources cover Glossary of Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Glossary

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a...

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The Role of Renewable Energy in Mitigating Climate Change in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/1

This study contains a wealth of information related to the field of energy and climate change, namely on the production of electrical power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind...

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Promoting Participatory Democracy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical Paper.2

The Arab region is aware today that the path to democracy is long because of the upheavals that changed their political landscape and led to gross violations of human rights, lack of rule of law...

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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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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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ESCWA Annual Report, 2011

E/ESCWA/OES/2012/1

The year 2011 was a turning point for the Arab world. The power of citizens has created new momentum for change, opening the door of opportunity for the Arab people. As an institution that...

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The Digital Arabic Content Industry cover The Digital Arabic Content Industry

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Brochure.1

This document aims at defining the Digital Arabic Content (DAC) and the opportunities that this industry provides. The ESCWA acknowledged the importance of DAC in the field of Information and...

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Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region Status of the Digital Arabic Content Industry in the Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical paper.4

The study consists of four sections and a preview, in which, an account of ESCWA contributions to the subject of digital Arabic content since 2003 is summarized. Section I deals with definition...

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Financing Technology Transfer Process in the ESCWA Region: Roadmap for Investments and Support Guide

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.3

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Towards a Legal Framework for Intellectual Property that Promotes Innovation and Creativity in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.2

   This study is divided into three major chapters. The first chapter discusses the call for creating more incentive rules for innovators in the ESCWA countries. In addition, the second chapter...

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Study on Technology Transfer, Economic Models and Successes in the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/Technical Paper.1

This study aims to join known economic models and highlight practical methods of technology transfer in key productive sectors such as water, energy, agriculture, ICT, and manufacturing....

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ICT issue 17 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue 17

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2012/1

The spread of information and communication technology (ICT) in the region has increased the use of electronic, especially, e-government services. The involvement of citizens and the civil...

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Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Attain the Millennium Development Goals: Financing Social Protection cover Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Attain the Millennium Development Goals: Financing Social Protection

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/Technical Paper.1

The present study shows that the Arab uprisings took place despite strong progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It advocates social protection as a way to overcome the...

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Progress Made by the ESCWA Member Countries on Financing for Development

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/5

While 2010 was, for ESCWA member countries, a year of recovery from the effects of the global financial crisis, in 2011 the continued global economic recession and the popular...

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Survey of aid effectiveness in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/3

The concept paper "Survey of Aid Effectiveness in the ESCWA region" offers a preliminary assessment of aid effectiveness in the region and suggests areas for improvements. The survey attempts to...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region,  2011-2012 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2011-2012

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/2

This Survey assesses the economic and social developments in the ESCWA region using data that became available by the second quarter of 2012. It finds that growth in gross domestic product (GDP)...

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Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis cover Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/Technical paper.4

The findings of this study are intended to help advance the understanding of the causes of inflation in the ESCWA region. Understanding the causes of inflation is crucial, since the efficiency of...

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