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Towards Integrated Policies in Arab Countries: Framework and Comparative Analysis

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E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/4
Issued in: 
2005

In the context of modernization and speeding up economic and social changes, the transition from stable traditional societies to a dynamic modern environment requires adaptation, which translates into sound social policies. This study promotes a coordinated and effective social vision that encompasses social and economic priorities of countries in the ESCWA region through a comparison between developed countries, namely, Canada and Norway, and countries at different stages of development, namely, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and Tunisia. Arab countries are in need of integrated policies that improve efficiency by avoiding duplication and contradictions, thereby ensuring synergy and enhancing the well-being and the quality of life of the general public.