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Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8 cover Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Brief.8

This policy brief unveils the underlying causes and consequences of young women’s unemployment in the region and warns that the inability of young women to reach into the labour market, would...

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Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region cover Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/1

This publication seeks to identify sources of energy vulnerability in the Arab region that prevent member States from being able to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern...

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Migration and the post-2015 development agenda - Policy brief 19

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.11

This policy brief summarizes the record on references to migration in development agendas pursued by the United Nations, before going on to examine how the various processes and actors involved in...

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International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities cover International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.5

This paper discusses migration policies and their impact on development on both the theoretical and practical levels, focusing on ESCWA member countries and highlighting good practices and major...

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Gender in the Millennium Development Goals Gender in the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SCU/2007/Technical Paper.1

This booklet represents the main outcome of the project "Toward more gender-responsive Millennium Development Goal (MDG) monitoring and reporting in the Arab region" that was implemented by the...

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Transport and Connectivity to Global Value Chains: Illustrations from the Arab Region cover Transport and Connectivity to Global Value Chains: Illustrations from the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/3

This report explores the impact of transport infrastructure and services availability and efficiency on Global Value Chains connectivity. It also assesses whether the Arab region meets the...

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Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region cover Social Development Bulletin No. 4: Bridging the Urban Divide in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin sheds light on the social challenges that result from urban divisions in the Arab region. It documents spatial interventions carried out in several ESCWA member countries in order to...

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Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016 cover Gender, Climate Change and Conflict: Mutually Reinforcing Impact on Gender Imbalances in the Arab Region, 2016

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/Technical Paper.2

The present policy brief analyses the impacts of conflict and climate change on gender imbalances in the Arab region. It shows how conflict and climate change fortify one another, creating a...

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Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/Technical Paper.1

This brochure explains the means that could allow the establishment of sustainable cities such as integrating water resources protection in urban planning, improving operational efficiency of...

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ICT Finance, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/12

The development of appropriate financial instruments, provision of financial resources and venture capital, and support for and strengthening of innovative operations and pioneering work are...

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Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets cover Water Resources Issues in the ESCWA Region: Country Fact Sheets

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2009/Technical Paper.2



The purpose of these Country Fact Sheets is to examine the water situation in the region, with particular emphasis on the desalination industry as a growing source of freshwater in many...

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Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/5

Competition policy and regulation are essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and global levels. In Arab countries, however, heavily concentrated and inefficient...

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Good Practices in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Applications in Seaports in the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/12

Using information and communications technology (ICT) in ports is essential to ensure accurate, real-time control and pre-planning for port management operations. ICT applications benefit trade...

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ESCWA Country Profiles, 2011 cover ESCWA Country Profiles, 2011

E/ESCWA/SD/2012/Technical Paper.1

This publication outlines the main social and economic indicators of ESCWA’s member countries. It was jointly prepared by the Statistics Division and the Office of the Executive Secretary. The...

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ESCWA Country Profiles, 2009

E/ESCWA/SD/2010/Technical Paper.2

This publication outlines the main social and economic indicators of ESCWA’s member countries. It was jointly prepared by the Statistics Division and the Office of the Executive Secretary. The...

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cover of the regional profiles The Demographic Profiles of Arab States, 2017

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/Country Profiles

The profiles provide demographic data and trends per Arab country for the period 1980-2050, and could serve as a reference for researchers conducting demographic research as well as social...

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Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries: Analysis of the Ageing Phenomenon

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.9

The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) drawn up at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in 2002 outlined a global agenda to deal with the issues of elderly populations. The...

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The Demographic Profile of Arab Countries: Ageing of Rural Populations

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/Booklet.1/Rev.1

  This document highlights the course of fertility and mortality transition, and examines in rural and urban populations in the 22 countries of the Arab region for the period 1980 – 2050....

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2005

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/6

The accelerating development in knowledge during the past few decades has modified the principles of economic growth with the move towards knowledge-based economy affecting all sectors of the...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2011

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/4

The information society, in which information is processed efficiently, including the production, exchange, adaptation and use of information, is the appropriate environment for achieving...

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