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ESCWA Water Development Report 5: Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/4

The global community was proud to announce in 2012 that the global drinking water target articulated in the Millennium Development Goals had been met five years ahead of schedule. However, the...

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Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications cover Population in the Arab Region: Trends and Implications

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.6

This paper provides an overview of the levels and trends of key demographic indicators in the Arab region. It serves as a regional reference for policymakers and researchers on the patterns of...

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Integrated Social Policy Report IV: Labour Market Policy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/3

After decades of market-oriented reforms, the ESCWA region is facing fundamental questions about the parameters of future development. The expectation that top-down economic stabilization,...

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Active Labour Market Policies in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/1

Recent protests in the region have revealed the social and political costs of high unemployment, underemployment and informal labour, particularly among youth, and the need to develop and...

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The Strength of Competition Policy and Regulation in the Arab Region – Application of OECD Indicators to selected Arab Countries in 2015 cover The Strength of Competition Policy and Regulation in the Arab Region – Application of OECD Indicators to selected Arab Countries in 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

The present paper summarizes the finding of the survey on competition policy strength in Arab countries. The results of the survey highlight that there is a clear push towards the development of...

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Integrated Social Policy Report V

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/1

When the long-simmering social crises in Arab countries erupted to the surface in 2011, these events immediately shifted government attention from the economic to the social fields. Suddenly it...

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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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Social Policy and Social Protection: Challenges in the ESCWA Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No.  8 cover Social Policy and Social Protection: Challenges in the ESCWA Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.10

This publication highlights the main tasks of social policy and its contribution towards achieving social stability by helping people manage life-cycle risks. The Bulletin also provides an...

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National Youth Policy: Priorities and Paradigms

E/ESCWA/PI/2009/12

This public information paper paper states that adopting a national youth policy is first and foremost an indication of the society’s commitment towards its citizens. It is also a statement of a...

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Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/4

The Arab region has been relatively weak in mobilizing private capital to finance larger infrastructure projects, compared to other parts of the world. The ongoing political transition is...

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Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing cover Ageing in ESCWA Member States: Third Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.12

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the findings of the third review of the 2002 Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) in ESCWA countries and highlights prevalent...

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Health and Millennium Development Goals in the ESCWA region

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/Technical Paper.2

This technical paper on Health and MDGs represents one of the concerted efforts of the Statistics Division at ESCWA to provide evidence-based regional information on its member countries in the...

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Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area cover (Arabic) Bioenergy and sustainable development in the Arab rural area

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/TP.1

The paper focuses on the status of bioenergy in the Arab region, especially in the least developed countries, and the Arab position that rejects the use of agricultural crops in developing...

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Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region cover (Arabic) Renewable energy legislations and policies in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/INF.1

This fact sheet focuses on the status of renewable energy in the Arab region in terms of resources, contribution to electricity production, the energy mix and future goals. It highlights the...

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Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change Arab Middle Class: Measurement and role in driving change

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/2

The Arab middle class is an important social group that is relatively little understood despite the fundamental role it has played in shaping the economic and social development outcomes in the...

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The Governance Deficit and Conflict Relapse in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/1

The post-colonial socio-political landscape of the ESCWA region has witnessed a seemingly endless chain of conflict, fragile peace and constantly heightened levels of political tension, all of...

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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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Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action cover Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.2

This paper is an overview of some of the current political, social, economic and institutional challenges facing Arab countries in moving towards socially motivated patterns of economic growth and...

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Social justice in the Arab world cover Social justice in the Arab world

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Background Paper.1

This paper reviews the evolution of the concept of social justice and its definitions according to several international organizations working in the social field. It then attempts to assess the...

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