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Assessing the economic implication of energy reform in the Arab countries : the case of Tunisia cover Assessing the economic implication of energy reform in the Arab countries : the case of Tunisia

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.9

This study combines two approaches to analyze energy subsidy, a macroeconomic approach using a CGE model and a microsimulation approach using Commitment of Equity (CEQ)....

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Saudi Arabia cover Trade performance and structure profiles: Saudi Arabia

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.8

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Saudi Arabia since 1995. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a broad range of trade...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Kuwait cover Trade performance and structure profiles: Kuwait

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.7

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Kuwait since 1995. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a broad range of trade indicators are...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Qatar Trade performance and structure profiles: Qatar

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.6

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Qatar since 2000. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a broad range of trade indicators are...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Oman

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.5

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Oman since 1995. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a broad range of trade indicators are...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Jordan cover Trade performance and structure profiles: Jordan

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.4

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Jordan since 1995. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a broad range of trade indicators...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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The State of Financing Development in the Arab Region: Summary cover The State of Financing Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.2

The financing for development (FfD) outlook for the Arab region remains turbulent. The prognosis stems, in no little measure, from a strained socioeconomic fabric that risks being frayed by the...

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

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/1

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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Climate Change Adaptation in Economic Development Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Economic Development Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/MODULE.5

The training modules were developed within the framework of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on “Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change...

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Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania cover Social Protection Country Profile: Mauritania

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.2

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Mauritania. It covers pensions, health care, cash transfers, and food and energy subsidies, as well as other social...

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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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An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025 cover (Arabic) An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

In this report, ESCWA proposes an integrated outlook based on three economic levers set by economic theories and best practices.

First the institutional capacity or the so-called newly...

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Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy cover Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

In this paper, three models are presented to  capture five different effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: i) the impact of the presence of Libyans in Tunisia on aggregate demand...

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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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Prototype model for Sustainable Development Goal simulation cover Prototype model for Sustainable Development Goal simulation

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

This report reviews ESCWA’s most recent efforts in developing a quantitative tool to bypass the negative effects of the complex relationships between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This...

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Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region cover Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/4

Amid low oil prices and rising debts, the Arab region faces a challenging economic outlook. At the same time, development priorities related to decent work, poverty and social justice are more...

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

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/1

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...

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Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia cover Social Protection Country Profile: Tunisia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/CP.1

This report presents a comprehensive profile of social protection in Tunisia including pensions, healthcare, cash transfers, housing and food and energy subsidies. Social protection in Tunisia...

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