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Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey cover Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab...

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Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region cover Beyond Boundaries: Utilizing Protection Orders to Cultivate a Holistic Response to Domestic Violence in The Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/1

The study documents and analyses domestic violence protection order legislation in the Arab region through the lens of international frameworks and good practice with the aim of having Arab...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Social Indicators of the Commission of Sustainable Development, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/9



Sustainable development has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue and basic pillar for improving lives and ensuring peace and prosperity. The eighth issue of the Compendium focuses on...

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2030 Agenda Working Group, 1st Meeting



During the full-day meeting of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) Working Group (WG) on the 2030 Agenda, members have discussed the collective efforts of the different agencies, one year...

Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region



This Regional Consultation on meeting “Corridors for Vital Connectivity in the Arab Region” is an opportunity for dialogue between experts from...

The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region cover The Drivers and Impact of Conflict on the Sustainable Development Agenda in the Arab Region: A snapshot of human, socioeconomic and structural impacts with a focus on regional and cross-border effects

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/WP.5

This working paper provides a snapshot of the challenges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab region, in the context of ongoing conflict and uncertainty. The Doha...

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Social Expenditure Monitor (SEM) for Arab States





The ability to target public expenditure in accord with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most...
Senior leaders from Islamic Development Bank Group and ESCWA renew longstanding partnership



On the sidelines of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group’s 43rd Annual Meeting held in Tunisia this year, senior leaders from the Bank and the UN...

ESCWA photo competition on SDGs in the Arab region



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The Future of Arab Economic Integration in a Changing Global Trade Landscape





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Arab Development Outlook 2017: Fiscal Policy in the Arab Region



United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is organizing an expert group meeting to discuss the analysis and key messages of the background...
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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/3

Arab countries exhibited increasing polarization in their development paths in 2012 and 2013. Major energy exporters, namely Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, are recovering from the...

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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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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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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/1

The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed to...

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Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon cover Women in the Judiciary in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/TP.2

The presence of women in the judiciary in Lebanon has increased over the past years, with women expected to comprise the majority of judges by the end of 2019. Despite these quantitative advances...

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Egypt From stabilization to a knowledge-based economy A computable general equilibrium modelling approach cover Egypt From stabilization to a knowledge-based economy A computable general equilibrium modelling approach

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.2

The paper has two main objectives. First, it provides an overview of the Egypt’s main macroeconomic and social indicators, highlighting the impact of economic reforms implemented since 2016 and...

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