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





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ESCWA photo competition on SDGs in the Arab region



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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...

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...
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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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...

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...

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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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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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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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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East Mediterranean Maritime Conference





ESCWA will participate in the East Mediterranean Maritime Conference that will be...

Trade Logistics in the Arab Region: Challenges and Policy Options

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/1


Logistics is a multifaceted component of trade infrastructure and a key to competitiveness. Most Arab countries could provide cheap trade logistics but remain handicapped by inefficiencies...

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Committee on Liberalization of Foreign trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 11th session (Focus on Trade)





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 11th session for its Committee on Liberalization of Foreign...
Committee on Liberalization of Foreign Trade, Economic Globalization and Financing for Development, 12th session (Focus on Finance)






Having subscribed to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the Arab regions' ambitions were compounded as much as they...
Committee on Transport and Logistics, 18th Session





The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) convened the 18th session of the Committee on Transport and Logistics on 20 and...
Committee on Social Development, 12th Session



The Committee on Social Development was established pursuant to Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) resolution...

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