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

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...

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 26

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

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

In 2017, the world economy strengthened, and global GDP growth reached 3.0 per cent, up from 2.4 per cent in the preceding year mainly triggered by the performance of developed countries. In the...

The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis

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...

Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

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...

Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

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...

Natural Gas Vehicle in Transportation in the Arab Region: Fact Sheet

The Arab region is highly dependent on fossil fuels as a transport fuel which has one of the highest growth rates of carbon dioxide emissions. Although the use of natural gas vehicles in the Arab...

Energy Efficiency Indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) in the Arab Region

The paper focused on several topics, including: The energy situation in the industry in the Arab region - Energy efficiency indicators in Intensive Energy Consuming Industries (IECI) (cement /...

Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report

The Arab region lacks sustainable natural resource management, mostly in the areas of energy efficiency and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels for virtually all its energy needs. War,...

Arab Horizon 2030: Prospects for Enhancing Food Security in the Arab Region

This publication aims to inform the debate on the status of food security in Arab countries, and provide policy options for enhancing food security in the future, in line with the overarching...

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