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Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.4

The integration of ICT into the various sectors has led to improve the effectiveness of activities and to develop these sectors. Regional and national digital Agendas are documents that provide a...

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Capacity building toolkit on the analysis and measurement of a socio-economic inequalities in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Capacity building toolkit on the analysis and measurement of a socio-economic inequalities in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.21

The capacity building toolkit on the analysis and measurement of socio-economic inequalities in the Arab region was produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts to build capacities to analyze and measure...

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Toolkit on the design and implementation of equality-oriented policies in the Arab countries cover (Arabic) Toolkit on the design and implementation of equality-oriented policies in the Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.11

ESCWA has prepared the toolkit for designing and implementing equality-oriented public policies and programmes in the Arab countries as part of its efforts to support member countries in...

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Supporting institutions in tackling weakness and fragilities: methodology for institutional capacity assessment cover (Arabic) Supporting institutions in tackling weakness and fragilities: methodology for institutional capacity assessment

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2019/INF.1

Given the central role played by public institutions in all stages of the national development process, and in line with the targets of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aimed...

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Big Data for Good: Can Big Data Illustrate the Challenges Facing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon? cover Big Data for Good: Can Big Data Illustrate the Challenges Facing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.7

Non-traditional data sources ought to be considered for supporting policymaking. In addition to official statistics or traditional data sources, the non-traditional data used in this project are...

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Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2020 cover (Arabic) Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2020

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.17

GEMS indicator aims to measure the maturity of government services provided through the portal and through mobile applications in the Arab region. It seeks to bridge the gap in most of the...

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Complementary Data Sources for Road Transport Statistics: Use of Machine Learning in Providing Additional Insights into Road Crashes cover Complementary Data Sources for Road Transport Statistics: Use of Machine Learning in Providing Additional Insights into Road Crashes

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.16

The purpose of this technical paper was first initiated based on a recent transport data questionnaire that was circulated by ESCWA among national statistical offices of the Arab countries. ESCWA...

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Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Mechanism cover Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Mechanism

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/INF.3

Public budgets in the developing countries of the region are pressed due to rising external debt and debt service, which risks expenditure on climate action and for achieving the SDGs. The...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/1

Providing an analysis of the global situation in mid-2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is a difficult task. The outbreak has exerted tremendous pressure on the global economy, the scale of which...

Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.6

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Arab Digital Development Report 2019: Towards Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness cover Arab Digital Development Report 2019: Towards Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/6

Linking the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) with sustainable development, this publication addresses the theme of empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness of...

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Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World cover Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/5

Only few Arab countries have a national intellectual property strategy with measures that encourage and facilitate the effective development, management, and protection of intellectual...

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Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2019 cover (Arabic) Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2019

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/4

The first section is devoted to new technologies. The role of open data and big data within open government perspective is addressed to highlight its potential opportunities and impact on socio-...

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Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity cover Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.9

The study highlights the Arab region’s high reliance on fossil fuels, making it the second fastest growing regional source of greenhouse gas emissions. This is increasingly worrying for Arab...

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2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region cover 2019 Status Report on the Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.4

This report provides an Arab region baseline for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.1: Degree of integrated water resources management implementation. The data presented in this...

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Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector cover Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.8

The Arab region faces many challenges including severe water scarcity, rising population, increasing land degradation, aridity, unsustainable energy consumption, food insecurity and deficiency in...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 8: The Water-related Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/5

Water-related SDGs have a central role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. While the dedicated goal on...

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Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10 cover Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.7

This study takes a critical look at Sustainable Development Goal 10 – aimed to reduce inequality within and among countries – and proposes an innovative research approach to capture...

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Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region cover Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.5

This policy brief discusses selected dimensions of inequality among Arab youth and highlight the gaps and challenges that affect youth policy development and implementation. It concludes with a...

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National Institutional Structures for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Exploring the Implementation of Article 33 in the Arab Region cover National Institutional Structures for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Exploring the Implementation of Article 33 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.3

This study examines Article (33) on “National Implementation and Monitoring” in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Article 33 is quite groundbreaking as it is the first...

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