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Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Attain the Millennium Development Goals: Financing Social Protection cover Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Attain the Millennium Development Goals: Financing Social Protection

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/Technical Paper.1

The present study shows that the Arab uprisings took place despite strong progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It advocates social protection as a way to overcome the...

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Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/5

The Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region reviews existing governance systems for sustainable development at the local and regional levels, highlights...

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Report of the Workshop on Macroeconomic Simulations for MDG Achievement, Beirut, 28-29 September 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.7/Report

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on National Regional Priorities for the Millenium Development Goals in the Arab Region, Beirut, 19-20 July 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.5/Report

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Arab Millennium Development Goals Report 2011: An inclusive approach to development in a time of transition Arab Millennium Development Goals Report 2011: An inclusive approach to development in a time of transition

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/7

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) intends to contribute to the critical evaluation of the progress made towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

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Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens Progress in the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region: A Gender Lens

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/1

This report analyses the causes and consequences of the uneven progress made by ESCWA member countries towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by providing a detailed examination...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/2

One additional year of civil war in an ESCWA member country causes a decline in per-capita GDP of about 17.5 per cent, which is marginally higher than in other countries.  It also causes...

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The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises



This report provides detailed information on where the Arab region stands in terms of achieving the Millennium Development Goals )MDGs( by 2015. It highlights in particular the crucial importance...

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Enhancing Regional Cooperation in the Field of Energy for the Achievement of Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/6

Although the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) do not include a clear energy-related goal, it would not be possible to achieve those goals without providing reliable and affordable energy...

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Gender in the Millennium Development Goals Gender in the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/Technical Paper.1

This booklet represents the main outcome of the project "Toward more gender-responsive Millennium Development Goal (MDG) monitoring and reporting in the Arab region" that was implemented by the...

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Literature Review on Engendering the Millennium Development Goals and Identifying Barriers to Gender Equality in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/WP.5

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Literature Review on Social Exclusion in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/WP.4

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The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/3

In addition to providing a regional review of the performance of Arab countries on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this report highlights the complexity of the issues...

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The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region, 2005 The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region, 2005

E/ESCWA/SCU/2005/3/Rev.1



The Millennium Development Goals were set within the framework of the Millennium Declaration, which was adopted in 2000. These MDGs constitute a set of eight time-bound and measurable...

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Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus cover Progress Made by ESCWA Member Countries in the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

E/ESCWA/GRID/2005/5

This study monitors the progress of ESCWA member States in the implementation of their obligations under the Monterrey Consensus and assesses the challenges hindering this progress. ESCWA member...

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The Impact of Economic Variables on the Social Dimension of Development: Education and Health

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/4

Investment in human capital is crucial for poverty reduction and has a positive impact on economic growth and human development. This study analyses the impact of public policy on human...

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Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/2

The Arab middle class is an important social group that is relatively little understood despite the fundamental role it has played in shaping the economic and social development outcomes in the...

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Macroeconomic Simulations for MDG Achievements



The Workshop aimed at reviewing the most recent and effective techniques that may help the policymakers in designing and implementing pro-poor economic and social policies.

Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in the Arab Region



This workshop provided an occasion to explore the potential of conditional cash transfer programmes to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and to contribute to long-term development...

Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2016



The Forum is a high-level meeting intended as a primary regional platform to discuss cohesive and coordinated implementation and follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for...

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