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

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/1

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...

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Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030 Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/3

The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the...

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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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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Towards the Arab Customs Union

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/4

The limited progress in economic integration in the Arab region in part reflects limited progress in mainstreaming regional integration commitments into national development plans and...

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

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/2



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...

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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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