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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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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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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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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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Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Views from Lebanon and Jordan

ESCWA 28th Ministerial Session Wraps up with "Tunis Declaration", Noteworthy Outcome



Tunis hosted on 17 and 18 September 2014 the 28th ministerial session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), with the participation of ministers and...
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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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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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...

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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Migration and the post-2015 development agenda - Policy brief 19

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.11

This policy brief summarizes the record on references to migration in development agendas pursued by the United Nations, before going on to examine how the various processes and actors involved in...

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International Mother Earth Day



On 22 April of every year the world marks the International Mother Earth Day. This year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth”. Earth Day aims to refocus the world’s attention on the need to protect the...

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...

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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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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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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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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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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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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