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ESCWA Water Development Report 3: Role of Desalination in Addressing Water Scarcity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/4

The water supply and demand balance in most of ESCWA member countries is in serious deficit. The average share of renewable freshwater in 8 out of 14 member countries is 500 cubic meters per...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 4: National Capacities for the Management of Shared Water Resources in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/4

This report focuses on national and regional capacities for the management of shared water resources in ESCWA member countries. Specific attention is paid to the legal frameworks for shared water...

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ESCWA Technical Cooperation Report, 2006‎

E/ESCWA/PPTCD/2007/Technical Material.1

This report aims to update all stakeholders in the progress of the ESCWA technical cooperation programme during 2006, despite the challenging unstable environment of the region. The report...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2006

E/ESCWA/OES/2007/1

The ESCWA Annual Report reviews the activities of the Commission in 2006, which were severely affected by the devastating war of aggression that was unleashed against Lebanon in that year....

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review

E/ESCWA/OES/2011/1

In 2010, the Commission intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as greater interaction between the region and the rest of the world....

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2009

E/ESCWA/OES/2010/1

In 2009, which marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of ESCWA, the Commission has further intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2014

E/ESCWA/OES/2015/1

As the United Nations enters its seventieth year, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) embarks on its fifth decade of work in the Arab region. Our role at...

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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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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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Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks cover Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.7

Education represents a basic human right and a major priority for Arab Governments. Over recent years, the Arab region has witnessed a substantial increase in enrolment rates and one of the...

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007 cover Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/Technical Material.2

ESCWA region has witnessed a period of robust economic growth in 2006 driven by a strong global economy, high oil prices, and a thriving financial performance. Better investment opportunities have...

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EAD/2008/Technical Material.1

In 2007, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region registered its fifth consecutive year of robust growth in the wake of a continuous increase in oil prices and a...

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Enhancing Civil Society Participation in Public Policy Processes

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.1

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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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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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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.1



Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its...

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Enhancing Regional Cooperation in the Field of Energy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/6

Although the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not include a clear energy-related goal, it would not be possible to achieve those goals without providing reliable and affordable energy...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation Requirements and Training Needs Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation Requirements and Training Needs

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.3

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