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Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement cover Capacity Development Material on Participation, Collaboration and Engagement

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.3

This report expands on framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia for fostering open government in the Arab region prepared in the context of project entitled “...

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Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region cover Country fact sheets on food security in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/CP.1

The Country Fact sheets contain key statistical information affecting Food Security, providing a comprehensive preview of the prevailing food and agriculture situation in the Arab Region. They...

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Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia cover Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.6

Achieving social justice and leaving no one behind are urgent priorities in the Arab region. This pamphlet aims to provide general information and raise awareness on social justice and related...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.1

Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its services,...

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Fostering Open Government in the Arab region cover Fostering Open Government in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/INF.1

Open government refers to a government which is effective and efficient in the performance of its duties, transparent in and accountable for its actions, accessible to all through its services,...

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ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region cover ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/PAMPHLET.1

ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as...

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Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region cover Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/6

This report examines how inequality and personal autonomy are likely to impact on the broad “political settlement “in the Arab region overtime. Chapter one provides a historical overview of the...

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Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region cover Population and Development Report Issue No. 8: Prospects of Ageing with Dignity in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/3

The number and share of older persons in the Arab region are steadily growing and will increase substantially in the following decades. The advent of this ageing transition, which most Arab...

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region cover External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 26

E/ESCWA/SD/2018/1

The secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is pleased to present the twenty-sixth issue of the External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region. The Bulletin includes...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2017 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2017

E/ESCWA/OES/2018/1

The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and...

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Tools for Exante Trade Impact analysis

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/WP.9

Trade reform is complex to analyze, as it combines a variety of economic mechanisms at the same time: macro-economic effects, sectoral effects, in the short and long run. Besides, the impact of...

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A Model with Heterogeneous Agents to Study Pension Reforms: A Theoretical Presentation and Application using Tunisian data cover A Model with Heterogeneous Agents to Study Pension Reforms: A Theoretical Presentation and Application using Tunisian data

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.7

In this report, ESCWA developed a hybrid general equilibrium model with overlapping generations taking  into account the heterogeneity of the agents and the non-linearity of pension formulas. The...

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Economic Governance for Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Prioritizing Policy Challenges cover Economic Governance for Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Prioritizing Policy Challenges

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.6

This paper identifies priority policy challenges to facilitate entrepreneurship in countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Based on evidence from the Doing Business and Worldwide...

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Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making cover Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.4

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), re-emphasised the importance of governance as a critical ingredient to and precursor of development. As a...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/1

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...

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Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/6

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models....

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The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis cover The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The present study proposes a framework for analysing the innovation landscape in Arab countries, which relies on the innovation policy framework described in an ESCWA study entitled “Innovation...

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Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region cover Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/2

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where...

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Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region cover Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/1

The aim of this study is to provide decision-makers in Arab countries with a framework for the formulation of policies for economic growth and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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