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Measuring sustainable development in the Arab region: A review of country experiences and recommendations for monitoring and evaluation Post-2015

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The objective of this report is to provide a concise assessment of sustainable development monitoring and evaluation in the Arab region and discuss the implications of the post-2015 agenda. The...

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Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/5

Competition policy and regulation are essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and global levels. In Arab countries, however, heavily concentrated and inefficient...

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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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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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Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015 (cover) Consequences of Child Marriage for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.6

This policy brief discusses the sexual and reproductive health implications of child marriage in humanitarian settings in the Arab region, highlighting the different threats to progress made in...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/2

While sexual violence, food insecurity and lack of access to adequate health services have been identified as the most pressing areas of concern among female displaced populations in the Arab...

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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7 Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7



The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a cross-thematic agenda that offers a unique opportunity to approach the issue of water scarcity in an integrated way...

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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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ESCWA at 40: Working for a Just and Prosperous Arab World

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Booklet.1

This booklet was published on the occasion of ESCWA’s 40th anniversary. It highlights key development challenges in the Arab region, and presents an overview of ESCWA’s work, key achievements and...

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cover page Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: Macroeconomic Implications and Obstacles to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/TECHNICAL PAPER.5

ESCWA has prepared the present report based on data gathered from various government bodies in the Syrian Arab Republic, United Nations agencies and other sources. The report also draws from...

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Report: Regional expert group meeting on small and medium enterprises and their role in sustainable development in the Arab region Kuwait, 6-7 November 2012

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/WG.10/Report

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Assessing the Financing Gap in the Arab Region Assessing the Financing Gap in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/5

Financing is one of the core issues in international development. Many wealthy countries have agreed on the need to allocate 0.7 per cent of their national income to financing development in less...

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Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/4

The Arab region has been relatively weak in mobilizing private capital to finance larger infrastructure projects, compared to other parts of the world. The ongoing political transition is...

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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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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015 The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/1

The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven among and within Arab countries. Major...

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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/6

The concept of “Sustainable Development” was adopted during “The Earth Summit” in Rio, in 1992, and The UN “Commission on Sustainable Development” (CSD) was established to review progress achieved...

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