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Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/1

Providing an analysis of the global situation in mid-2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is a difficult task. The outbreak has exerted tremendous pressure on the global economy, the scale of which...

Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World cover Intellectual Property for Fostering Innovation in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/5

Only few Arab countries have a national intellectual property strategy with measures that encourage and facilitate the effective development, management, and protection of intellectual...

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Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity cover Reducing Gas Flaring in Arab Countries: A Sustainable Development Necessity

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.9

The study highlights the Arab region’s high reliance on fossil fuels, making it the second fastest growing regional source of greenhouse gas emissions. This is increasingly worrying for Arab...

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Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10 cover Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.7

This study takes a critical look at Sustainable Development Goal 10 – aimed to reduce inequality within and among countries – and proposes an innovative research approach to capture...

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Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region cover Bridging the Inequality Gap among Youth in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/TP.5

This policy brief discusses selected dimensions of inequality among Arab youth and highlight the gaps and challenges that affect youth policy development and implementation. It concludes with a...

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Advancing the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Arab Countries cover Advancing the Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/INF.8

This policy brief provides an overview of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and its linkages to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.  It highlights MIPAA’s...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2019 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2019

E/ESCWA/OES/2020/1

The last decade was difficult for the Arab region. A few countries fell into civil war while others suffered from serious political and economic instability. As a result, millions of people across...

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Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward cover Operationalizing intersectionality in the Arab region: Challenges and ways forward

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/TP.5

The present paper focuses on intersectionality as an analytical approach and calls for a multidimensional understanding of gender in the Arab region, positing that this produces a more...

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Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region cover Information and Communication Technologies: Prospects for Promoting Gender Equality in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/3

The present report examines how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a means of implementation to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 5, and...

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COVID-19, Conflict and Risks in the Arab Region cover COVID-19, Conflict and Risks in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.6

Years of conflict or occupation have eviscerated Arab conflict affected countries’ social contracts, shattered their economies, amplified their household food insecurity, devastated their health...

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Syria at War: Eight Years On cover Syria at War: Eight Years On

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.5

The “Syria at War: Eight Years On” report is the second product of the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Centre for Syrian...

Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax cover Wealth Inequality and Closing the Poverty Gap in Arab Countries: The Case for a Solidarity Wealth Tax

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.9

High poverty rates coupled with high concentration of wealth in the Arab region have highlighted the need for a stronger civic solidarity and the shared responsibility of the public, the...

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Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region cover Reforming Technical and Vocational Education and Training: A Gateway for Building a Skilled Youth Workforce in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.4

The technical paper scrutinizes high youth unemployment rates prevalent in the Arab region from the perspective of labour supply. More specifically, it examines technical and vocational education...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Money Metric Poverty in Arab Countries cover Impact of COVID-19 on Money Metric Poverty in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/TP.10

Regardless of how it is measured, poverty in Arab countries was on the rise before COVID-19. Thus, the current pandemic only further exposes and accentuates existing structural deficiencies...

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Mapping of government measures taken to protect persons with disabilities from COVID-19, and efforts to provide accessible information and awareness materials cover (Arabic) Mapping of government measures taken to protect persons with disabilities from COVID-19, and efforts to provide accessible information and awareness materials

E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2020/INF.5

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. They may be more vulnerable to respiratory diseases, and complications that may result...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Jordan

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.4

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon cover Study on Gender Mainstreaming, Social Inclusion, Human Rights Processes and Outcomes of Access to Energy in Targeted Local Communities in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.3

This report was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an assessment to guide...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Tunisia

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.2

The baseline study for Tunisia was developed within the Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region (REGEND) framework with an...

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Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon cover Assessment Report of Prevailing Situations in Rural Areas in Lebanon

E/ESCWA/CL1.CCS/2020/TP.1

The baseline study for Lebanon was developed within the REGEND (Regional Initiative for Promoting Small-Scale Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas of the Arab Region) framework with an...

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Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region cover Advancing SDG7 in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/2020/POLICY BRIEF.16

Achieving SDG 7 in the Arab region requires significant advancements in renewable energy and in decoupling regional growth from energy consumption, which can be achieved by improving energy...

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