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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Social Protection as a Tool for Justice, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 2 Social Protection as a Tool for Justice, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 2

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

The present Social Development Bulletin examines the mutually reinforcing relationship between social protection and social justice. It promotes social protection as a transformative tool that can...

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Broadband for Development in the ESCWA Region: Enhancing Access to ICT Services in a Global Knowledge Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2007/10

This report highlights the vast development potential in the ESCWA region as it moves towards the broadband revolution, with real business examples focused on selected countries. It also offers an...

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Women's Movements in the Arab World cover (Arabic) Women's Movements in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ECW/2005/1

This report presents an exhaustive analytical survey of the history of women’s movements in the Arab region. It consists of two main sections, the first of which reviews the rise and development...

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Land Degradation Neutrality in the Arab Region: Preparing for SDG Implementation cover Land Degradation Neutrality in the Arab Region: Preparing for SDG Implementation

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/BROCHURE.2

This Factsheet explains the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) and provides data and case studies on land degradation in the Arab Region.

Policies promoting better land...

Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: The Roles of Investment and Public Expenditure in Economic Growth, Issue No. 2 Arabic cover Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region: The Roles of Investment and Public Expenditure in Economic Growth, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/1

In an effort to reverse the unsatisfactory trend of development performance witnessed in the ESCWA region during the past two decades, it is necessary to identify the factors that contribute to...

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Regional Economic Forecast - 2009 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.4

As the world economy indicated a recovery from recession throughout the second and third quarters of 2009, the economic sentiment of the ESCWA region has improved from pessimism to cautious...

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Regional Economic Forecast - 2008 cover Regional Economic Forecast - 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Material.1

The expansion of world economy came to an abrupt halt in the fourth quarter of 2008.International money and capital markets froze. The credit turmoil continued with increasing uncertainties over...

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Conflict Mitigation and Development: Vision, Approaches and Achievements. Information Kit

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.1

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Institutional development and transition: Decentralization in the course of political transformation

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/3

Have Arab uprisings opened space for deeper, grassroots-driven decentralization reforms in the region? What are the optimum designs, sequencing and models of decentralization for countries in...

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Inclusive Social Development Inclusive Social Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/2


The 2011 uprisings have affected the entire Arab region politically, economically and socially. Political instability and conflict have since then replaced optimism and hope, and calls for...

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Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/Brochure.2

This is a brochure for the project "Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation to Promote the Knowledge Society in the Arab World". The objective of the project was to enhance regional...

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Microfinance in Conflict: Strategies for Development and Peace in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.4

This report tackles microfinance amidst conflict in the ESCWA region through a review of the main issues, such as the provision of microfinance services, the role of microfinance in development...

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Access to Justice for Women and Girls in the Arab Region: From Ratification to Implementation of International Instruments

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/1

Access to justice is not only a right in and of itself, applicable in all contexts and for all people; it is a requisite for the achievement of equality and human rights. Yet Arab women face...

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