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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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Guidelines for the Formulation and Implementation of ICT Strategy

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/2

These guidelines aim to support efforts made in the ESCWA region to develop the usage of information and communications technology (ICT) in economic and social development and building the...

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Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region cover Manual for Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/Manual.1

A Regional Framework on Monitoring Food Security in the Arab Region was developed in consultation and coordination with the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD), FAO, national...

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Gender Mainstreaming in the Policies, Programmes and Activities of Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs in ESCWA Member Countries: Guide

E/ESCWA/ECW/2011/2

This guide reviews gender mainstreaming in institutional plans, policies and programmes, and highlights key steps taken with a view to integrating gender-related issues into programmes and...

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The Role of Renewable Energy in Mitigating Climate Change in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/1

This study contains a wealth of information related to the field of energy and climate change, namely on the production of electrical power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind...

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The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover (Arabic) The Role of Civil Society in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This paper aims at highlighting the role of civil society in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the national and regional levels. It includes six sections and discusses...

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Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015 cover Women's rights and gender equality for sustainable development: Discussing the proposed sustainable development goals within the context of development in the Arab region, 2015

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/Technical Paper.3

This report reviews the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in Arab countries, and discusses the links between sustainable development, economic growth and inequalities from a gender...

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The role of Super ESCOs in upscaling energy efficiency in the Arab Region cover The role of Super ESCOs in upscaling energy efficiency in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/WP.1

Upscaling energy efficiency (EE) needs to become a strategic pillar of the energy systems being developed in the Arab region. Such upscaling has many economic, environmental and social benefits...

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Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis cover Inflation Dynamics in the ESCWA Region: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/Technical paper.4

The findings of this study are intended to help advance the understanding of the causes of inflation in the ESCWA region. Understanding the causes of inflation is crucial, since the efficiency of...

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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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Assessment and Mapping of United Nations Research on Youth

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.8



  The United Nations has always recognized the importance of addressing the principles, ideas and potentials of youth in order to achieve society’s goals. Noting the importance of youth...

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Charting the Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region: A Statistical Portrait, 2009

E/ESCWA/SD/2009/Technical Paper.5

This report provides indepth analysis of the gains and setbacks on the path towards achieving the MDGs. The report sets out a comparison of subnational, national, subregional and regional...

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region cover Tracking Food Security in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/4

The publication presents and applies the Arab Regional Food Security Monitoring Framework developed by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA). The Framework aims to help...

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Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/2

While sexual violence, food insecurity and lack of access to adequate health services have been identified as the most pressing areas of concern among female displaced populations in the Arab...

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Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries cover Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This technical study follows on a report detailing conditions for early childhood development (ECD) across the Arab region using the newest waves of national health surveys. Both the typical level...

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Increasing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises through the Use of Environmentally Sound Technologies: Assessing the Potential for the Development of Second-generation Biofuels in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/5

While international debate continues regarding the development of primary biofuels, second-generation biofuels derived from agricultural waste have emerged as an environmentally sound alternative...

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Emerging Channels of Public Participation after the Arab Uprisings, policy brief, No. 3 cover Emerging Channels of Public Participation after the Arab Uprisings, policy brief, No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Brief.3

Governments and civil societies play vital and interconnected roles in facilitating the participation of citizens and their productive engagement in post-uprising political environments. This...

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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Syria at war: Five years on cover Syria at war: Five years on

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/2

The report provides a diagnosis and a prescription to all those concerned about Syria’s future, irrespective of their political background or affiliation.The report benefits from extensive...

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