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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in Oman cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in Oman

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.5

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in Oman. It highlights the main programmes on social protection in Oman as well as the challenges and developments...

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Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates cover (Arabic) Social protection and development: national social protection and insurance programs in the United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

This country profile maps available social protection and insurance programs in UAE. It highlights the main programmes on social protection, as well as the challenges and developments...

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Social Expenditure Monitor for the Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform Social Expenditure Monitor for the Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform

E/ESCWA/EC.6/2019/8/Rev.1

Targeting public expenditure in line with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most Governments in the Arab region. Budget allocations that support...

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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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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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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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Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019 Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.2

This fiscal review is first in the series following the ESCWA 2017 flagship report “Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region”. A major focus of this fiscal policy review 2019 is to create a...

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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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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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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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Administrative Decentralization: Trainer's Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.4/Add.1

 This document is the trainer's guide prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Administrative Decentralization”. It contains the agenda and the expected outcomes of each session...

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Administrative Decentralization: Participant’s File

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.4/Add.2

  This document is the participant’s file prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Administrative Decentralization”, which included the program of meetings and details on all...

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics: Issue No. 12 cover Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics: Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/4

Issued biennually, the Compendium of Social Statistics provides a general view of Arab societies and the changes they encounter over time. This issue features data on population, households,...

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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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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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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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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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Foreign Direct Investment Report

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.2

This document is a report that focuses mainly on the performance of ESCWA member countries in terms of attracting foreign direct investment. It reviews the latest developments in the institutional...

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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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