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Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019 cover (Arabic) Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) maturity index - 2019

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/TP.3

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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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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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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Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic cover Social Protection in the Syrian Arab Republic

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.12

This country profile outlines the statutory social protection system in the Syrian Arab Republic including social insurance, social assistance, and social health-care provision. It furthermore...

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Promoting Social Justice in the Arab Region through Capacity Building Interventions, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.7, No.3 cover Promoting Social Justice in the Arab Region through Capacity Building Interventions, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.7, No.3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.7

This bulletin explores the connection between innovative capacity building and the ability of stakeholders to implement the SDGs.  It details the capacity building work undertaken by ESCWA’s...

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Leaving no one behind: Integrating marginalized groups in some Arab countries cover (Arabic) Leaving no one behind: Integrating marginalized groups in some Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/4

Unprecedented social progress has been recorded around the world in the past few decades, with significant drops in poverty levels. However, this progress has been uneven as social and economic...

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Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/2

Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...

Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach cover (Arabic) Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.9

The manual for building capacities in developing social protection policies based on a participatory approach is produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts aimed at strengthening...

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ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics cover ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/TP.3

ESCWA Disability Framework: 115 indicators to bridge the gap between policy and statistics, is the first three-dimensional disability framework that maps disability-related indicators to three...

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Arab Society: Demographic and Social trends Issue No. 14 cover Arab Society: Demographic and Social trends Issue No. 14

E/ESCWA/SD/2019/5

Arab Society: A Compendium of Demographic and Social Statistics, Issue No. 14 is the latest in a series of biennial compendia of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission...

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

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.20

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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Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward cover Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.5

The present paper focuses on intersectionality as an analytical approach and calls for a multidimensional understanding of gender in the Arab region, positing that this produces a more...

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Policy Brief Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region: Potential role of national women’s machineries cover Policy Brief Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region: Potential role of national women’s machineries

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/BRIEF.3

The policy brief introduces the concept of ‘transitional justice’ and its key mechanisms that may influence post-conflict reconstruction or political transition. It argues that gendered concerns...

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Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region cover Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/5

The “Shelters for Women Survivors of Violence: Availability and Accessibility in the Arab Region” was completed in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Arab States Regional...

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Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region cover Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/3

The present report examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a means of implementation to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5, and...

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