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Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform cover Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform

E/ESCWA/EC.6/2019/8/Rev.1

Targeting public expenditure in line with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most Governments in the Arab region. Budget allocations that...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.1



Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its...

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land cover World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018: Smart Choices to Preserve our Land

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/INF.2

The Arab region has limited land resources while it faces daunting challenges that include high population and urbanization growth rates, resource over-exploitation, diminishing water resources,...

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Evaluating Renewable Manufacturing Potential in the Arab Region – Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates cover Evaluating Renewable Manufacturing Potential in the Arab Region – Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.6

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) conducted a study on the potential of local manufacturing of...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region cover ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/3

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...

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Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1 cover Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.2

SDG 11 aims to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". In order to achieve this in the highly urbanized Arab region, it is critical that cities make...

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ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region cover ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/PAMPHLET.1

ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as...

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Disability in the Arab Region 2018 cover Disability in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/1

This report presents and analyses statistics relating to the demographic characteristics and socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities in the Arab region. It is based on data from...

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Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region cover Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/6

This report examines how inequality and personal autonomy are likely to impact on the broad “political settlement “in the Arab region overtime. Chapter one provides a historical overview of the...

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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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The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region cover The Due Diligence Standard, Violence against Women and Protection Orders in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.2

As of 2018, six Arab States have implemented stand-alone violence against women laws, with other States having draft legislation underway. Such legislation may outline social, legal and/or...

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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region cover Gender Justice & Equality before the law: Analysis of Progress and Challenges in the Arab States Region



The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United...

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RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report cover RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/RICCAR/Report

RICCAR Arab Climate Change Assessment Report:...

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Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Developing the Capacities of the Arab Countries for Climate Change Adaptation Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/MODULES/INTRO

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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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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Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/MODULE.2

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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Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Morocco cover Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Morocco

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/CP.6

Being the largest energy importer in North Africa, Morocco is faced with the challenging task of meeting rising local energy demand while keeping its import bill under control. Facing these...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region cover Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2017/1

This publication aims to inform the debate on the status of food security in Arab countries, and provide policy options for enhancing food security in the future, in line with the overarching...

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Health Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in the Health Sector Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/MODULE.3

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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