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Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making cover Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.4

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), re-emphasised the importance of governance as a critical ingredient to and precursor of development. As a...

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Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Arab Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020: Productive Capacity progress and challenges in Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen cover Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Arab Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011 to 2020: Productive Capacity progress and challenges in Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

Three member states of ESCWA (Mauritania, Sudan and Yemen) are designated as “Least Developed Countries”, a category that acknowledges the structural challenges that prevent countries from...

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Undertaking Population and Housing Census Register-based and combined methodologies  cover Undertaking Population and Housing Census Register-based and combined methodologies

E/ESCWA/SD/2017/Technical Paper.3

The present report outlines the potential use of administrative registers in population and housing censuses. It focuses on the case study of Poland, which conducted a population census in 2011...

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Undertaking Population and Housing Census Register-based and combined methodologies  cover Undertaking Population and Housing Census Register-based and combined methodologies

E/ESCWA/SD/2017/Technical Paper.3

The present report outlines the potential use of administrative registers in population and housing censuses. It focuses on the case study of Poland, which conducted a population census in 2011...

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Dissemination and use of population and housing census data: Emerging approaches and lessons learned cover Dissemination and use of population and housing census data: Emerging approaches and lessons learned

E/ESCWA/SD/2017/Technical Paper.

The present report examines the most important international experiences adopted by developed countries in the world with regard to the dissemination of population and housing censuses, to be...

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Fiscal policy response to public debt in the Arab region cover Fiscal policy response to public debt in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/WP.6



The paper examines fiscal sustainability in the middle income Arab countries by analysing three sets of information: (1) general government gross debt to GDP; (2) the fiscal balances to...

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Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region COVER Fiscal policy on public social spending and human development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/Technical Paper.13

Fiscal policy has a central role in making expenditure choices that improve both social and economic development. Studies in the past have largely examined public expenditure impacts on...

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Multidimensional Poverty Profile: Egypt cover Multidimensional Poverty Profile: Egypt

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/CP.1

The paper provides in-depth analysis of the prevalence, distribution (geographical and by gender, among other household socio-economic characteristics), and severity of multidimensional...

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The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region cover The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region: A snapshot of human, socioeconomic and structural impacts with a focus on regional and cross-border effects

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/WP.5

This working paper provides a snapshot of the challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab region, in the context of ongoing conflict and uncertainty. The Doha...

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The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This paper aims at highlighting the role of civil society in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the national and regional levels. It includes six sections and discusses...

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Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries cover Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This technical study follows on a report detailing conditions for early childhood development (ECD) across the Arab region using the newest waves of national health surveys. Both the typical level...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls: July 2014 – June 2016 cover Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women and Girls: July 2014 – June 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.3

This report presents the main developments that affected the situation of women in Palestine between July 2014 and June 2016. Key events were the 50-day Israeli offensive on Gaza in the summer of...

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A People in Danger: Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip cover A People in Danger: Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/WP.5

The Gaza Strip has been subject to a near-total blockade by Israel since 2007 and to repeated military assaults, the most intense of which took place in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014. The more than...

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Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region cover Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region

E/ESCWA/OES/2015/WP.4

The study examines the nexus between economic growth processes, employment, poverty and inequality in the developing economies, and the Arab countries in particular, during the period 1990-2013....

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Multidimensional Poverty Index for Middle Income Countries: Findings for Jordan, Iraq and Morocco Cover Multidimensional Poverty Index for Middle Income Countries: Findings for Jordan, Iraq and Morocco

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/WP.2



This paper portrays the situation of  Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) in three Arab middle income countries: Jordan, Iraq and Morocco. This study is based on the Alkire-Foster...

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Social justice in the Arab world cover Social justice in the Arab world

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Background Paper.1

This paper reviews the evolution of the concept of social justice and its definitions according to several international organizations working in the social field. It then attempts to assess the...

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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey cover Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab...

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Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond cover Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.2

The report adopts the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model for simulation. The first section outlines a baseline scenario. The second section provides an assessment of the impact of early...

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An Arab Perspective on the Post 2015 Agenda: National targets, regional priorities and global goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.1

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