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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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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women

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

This report reviews the status of women and girls in Palestine during the period of January 2011-June 2012, focusing on developments in the social, economic and political rights of women. The...

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Addressing Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2012/1

Discussions and ongoing debates on Arab women’s rate of economic participation, which is lower than any other region of the world, have emphasized the failure to turn educational gains of the past...

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Strengthening Development Coordination Among Regional Actors in The ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2012/Techncial Paper.2

Arab Gulf countries are heavily dependent on food imports. This dependency is expected to continue to rise as a result of rapidly growing populations, improving living conditions, sustained...

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: Background Paper on Global Strategy for Energy Efficiency Market Formation to Mitigate Climate Change

Non-symbol Paper

The present report is a draft global strategy to promote market formation and self-financing Energy Efficiency (EE) improvements for implementation through the Regional Commissions (RCs) of the...

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World Environment Day, Forests: Nature at Your Service, 5 June 2011

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical paper.3/Rev.1

This document presents the importance of forests in providing natural materials such as timber, fuel, paper and medicinal plants while helping sustain the quality and availability of water. It...

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Environmental Goods and Services in the ESCWA Region: Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical Paper.2

This technical paper examines opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprise development in the area of environmental goods and services.It does so in the context of the environmental...

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Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical Paper.1

This brochure explains the means that could allow the establishment of sustainable cities such as integrating water resources protection in urban planning, improving operational efficiency of...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/6

The concept of “Sustainable Development” was adopted during “The Earth Summit” in Rio, in 1992, and The UN “Commission on Sustainable Development” (CSD) was established to review progress achieved...

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Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/5

The Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region reviews existing governance systems for sustainable development at the local and regional levels, highlights...

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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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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, First Issue. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/3

The Arab region continues to face many challenges in its endeavour to embrace the principles of sustainable development. The rapid increase in population, acute water scarcity, food security,...

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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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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region: A Methodological Framework for Pursuing an Integrated Assessment

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/1

The methodological framework presented in this guidance document outlines the integrated assessment approach being implemented in support of the Regional Initiative for the...

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Biological Diversity

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

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries: Analysis of the Ageing Phenomenon

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.9

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) drawn up at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 outlined a global agenda to deal with the issues of elderly populations. The...

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