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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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EX-POST TRADE IMPACT ANALYSIS: A METHODOLOGICAL NOTE Ex-Post Trade Impact Analysis: a methodological note

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.16

This paper aims at providing technical details on trade indicators that are commonly and frequently used in ESCWA studies and assessments. The indicators presented in this paper are divided into...

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The Sophistication of Arab Exports: measurements and main tendencies COVER The Sophistication of Arab Exports: measurements and main tendencies

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.12

The past couple of decades witnessed an increasing interest among countries in issues related to the quality of growth through economic transformation, which can engender both static and dynamic...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Sudan cover Trade performance and structure profiles: Sudan

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.11

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Sudan since 2012. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a wide range of trade indicators are...

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Trade performance and structure profiles: Bahrain cover Trade performance and structure profiles: Bahrain

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.10

This profile takes stock of the trade performance and structure of Bahrain. In addition to aggregate trends in trade and foreign direct investment, a wide range of trade indicators are calculated...

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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries cover Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/2

The Rethinking Inequality in Arab States report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health,...

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Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation Survey in the Arab Region 2017 Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation Survey in the Arab Region 2017



In September 2014, the United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs) including ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA initiated a global survey to collect data and information on trade facilitation and...

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Digital and sustainable trade facilitation implementation in the Arab Region, Regional report 2019 Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Implementation in the Arab Region: regional report 2019



The United Nations five Regional Commissions (ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA) conducted, in 2019, the third Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (formerly the Global...

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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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Financing Sustainable Development (progress and prospects) Global Trends vs. Regional Realities Financing Sustainable Development (progress and prospects) Global Trends vs. Regional Realities

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.5

The present report captures the salient outcomes of the first joint assessment of progress achieved in financing sustainable development undertaken by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing...

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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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