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Innovation and technology for advancing the knowledge-based economy in the Arab region





The Information Communication Technology (ICT) revolution which began nearly two...
Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders



ESCWA is implementing the project "Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region"...

Guideline on Fostering Innovation in the Public Sector of the Arab Region



Innovation in the public sector helps to enhance social welfare, economic growth and environmental management of countries for better sustainable futures, by stimulating...

Regional Expert Meeting on National Digital Development Reviews 2.0 – Enhanced Methodology and Updated Guiding Template



Within the framework of the project on advancing digital cooperation and development Arab States Action Programme, ESCWA is organizing the Second Regional Expert Meeting on “National...

Agile Government Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab Region: what are we learning for a better future?



The webinar was held on Tuesday 17 November 2020 as part of the 2020 "Government after shock" forum, and as one of the...

E-Government Strategies in Arab Countries: Current Status and Development Prospects

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Technical Paper.4

  This document presents the reality of e-government strategies in the Arab countries and the adopted applications and prospects for their development. It also studies the projects undertaken in e...

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Jordan: Open Government and Open Data





The national workshop on open government and open data for Jordan focused on building the capacities of participants, based on the ESCWA framework and in the...
Workshop highlights tools, actions to implement ‘Open Government’ in the Arab region



Beirut, 05 October 2018 (Communication and Information Unit) – Achieving “open government” in the Arab region was the focus of a recent...

Innovation in the Public Sector





ESCWA contributed to the parallel events of the ICT4All 2015 Forum by organizing a workshop on “Innovation in the Public Sector”, on 17 November 2015. This...
Localized Big Data Applications for Supporting Decision-Making



ESCWA has organized this virtual session on Friday 18 December 2020, at 12.00-14.00 CET (or 13.00-15.00 Beirut time) as part of the...

Legal aspects of open government and open data cover Legal aspects of open government and open data

E/ESCWA/CL4.SIT/2020/TP.2

Laws and regulations related to access to information and openness are very important for the implementation of open government principles. These laws cover several areas, such as access to...

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Good Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals





From 31 January to 5 February 2016 Istanbul hosted the workshop on “Good Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals.” Organized by ESCWA in collaboration the United Nations...

Open Government in the Arab Region





This project is one part of a three-part Development Account project entitled "Institutional development for better...
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...

Syria: Open Government and Open Data





The national workshop on open government and open data for Syria focused on building the capacities of participants, on open government and open data based on 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 and Emerging Technologies in the Arab Region



The main objective of this meeting was to discuss open government. Particularly its potential role in enhancing government transparency,...

Second Arab High-level Forum on WSIS and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development



ESCWA organized the Second Arab High-level Forum (AHLF) on WSIS and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Beirut, from 19 to 21 March 2019, at the UN-House in Beirut, Lebanon, in partnership...

Capacity Building: Open Government and Emerging Technologies in the Arab Region





Based on the ESCWA four-phased framework on open government, this workshop parovided participants with knowledge, options, tools and actions to develop...

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