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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018: Summary

In 2017, the world economy strengthened, and global GDP growth reached 3.0 per cent, up from 2.4 per cent in the preceding year mainly triggered by the performance of developed countries. In the...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 edition of the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region provides a rigorous assessment of the socioeconomic situation and prospects for Arab...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

The economic and political uncertainty that has characterized the Arab region since the uprisings of 2011 continues to dampen its prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic...

Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2014-2015

Over the past few years, the Arab region has witnessed various events and developments, including political and social crises, armed conflict and a sharp drop in the global price of oil. Although...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014

The Arab region witnessed slower economic growth in 2013 compared to 2012, owing mainly to the moderate growth in oil revenues of major oil exporting countries. The region is increasingly seen...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013

Arab countries exhibited increasing polarization in their development paths in 2012 and 2013. Major energy exporters, namely Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, are recovering from the...

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

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)...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

In a very highly volatile and changing scene in the aftermath of the Arab uprising, understanding the present in view of the recent past and projecting the near future is almost an impossible...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

This year's Survey looks at the effect that the 2008 global financial crisis had on economies and social development in the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) region. Like...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

For more than three decades, the ESCWA region has been exporting capital; experiencing volatile real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth; has the highest unemployment rate globally;...

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