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Ex-Post Evaluation of Lebanon’s Free Trade Agreements: The Cases of the FTA with the European Union and PAFTA with the Arab Countries cover Ex-Post Evaluation of Lebanon’s Free Trade Agreements: The Cases of the FTA with the European Union and PAFTA with the Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.13

This study examines the tangible impact of the integration agreements with Arab countries and the European Union on the Lebanese economy, as well as the reasons behind their relatively poor...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development cover Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/3

The study entitled Arab Horizon 2030: Digital Technologies for Development is a central part of ESCWA efforts to promote radical policy changes towards utilizing digital technologies for...

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Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women cover Technology as a tool to make cities safe and combat violence against women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/Brief.1

The Arab region is witnessing an unprecedented urbanization boom accompanied by diverse challenges including sexual violence and harassment of women in public spaces. This challenge is an...

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Frontier Technologies, the 2030 Agenda and the Arab Region: Implications for Employment and Youth Empowerment





Technological innovations and today’s frontier technologies cause lasting change to our lives, particularly in terms of economic and social development.  While...
Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector cover Green Technologies, Innovations and Practice in the Agricultural Sector

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.8

The Arab region faces many challenges including severe water scarcity, rising population, increasing land degradation, aridity, unsustainable energy consumption, food insecurity and deficiency in...

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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 Human Settlements Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation in Human Settlements Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/MODULE.4

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 and Ecosystem-Based Management Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools cover Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem-Based Management Using Integrated Water Resources Management Tools

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/MODULE.1

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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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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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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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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Urbanization and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 4 Urbanization and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.6

The present bulletin provides an overview of the ongoing regional and global preparations for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), which will...

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Open Government Open Data Toolkit cover Open Government Open Data Toolkit

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2021/MANUAL.2

The open data toolkit is a brief guide for initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating open data programmes in the Arab region.  It includes five sections, covering planning and management...

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Open Government in the Arab Region



The main objective of this workshop was to build the capacity of participants on open government, based on the four phased ESCWA framework.

The...

Palestine: Open Government and Open Data





25 women and men from the Palestinian government attended a national workshop on open government and open data organized by ESCWA in collaboration with the...
Open Government: Citizen Engagement Toolkit cover Open Government: Citizen Engagement Toolkit

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2021/MANUAL.1

The citizen engagement toolkit is a brief guide aimed at promoting engagement in and implementation of open government in the Arab region.  Prepared as part of ESCWA open government initiative,...

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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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Good Governance and Sustainable Development Goals





Iraq-Public Sector Modernization Programme - Phase II (I-PSM II)

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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