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Report of the Workshop on Delivery of E-Services in Civil Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/19

 

 



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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 12

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/16



This issue contains a review and analysis of the status of the information society in the ESCWA region four years after the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through a follow-up...

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Impact of ICT on Community Development in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/15

Measuring the multifaceted information society is a very complex task. In the past, measurement approaches were confined to simply aggregating a variety of data on selected information and...

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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2009

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/12

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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Report of the Export group Meeting Towards Equity in Urban Social Policies: Social Guide for Urban Observatories

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/1

 

 



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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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The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities cover The Impacts of the International Financial and Economic Crisis on ESCWA Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/Technical Paper.3

The unfolding international financial and economic crisis is undoubtedly a foundational historical event. The crisis has reverberated throughout the member countries of the Economic and Social...

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Foreign Direct Investment Report

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

This document is a report that focuses mainly on the performance of ESCWA member countries in terms of attracting foreign direct investment. It reviews the latest developments in the institutional...

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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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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Transport and Trade Facilitation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/9

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Annual Review of Development in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2009

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/7

The economies of most Arab countries were less affected by the global financial crisis compared to other economies. Several factors contributed to the alleviation of the impact of the crisis on...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009, Summary

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/2

Even before the international financial crisis, the ESCWA region as a whole was not expected to meet the Millennium Development Goals in view of the already inadequate structure of existing...

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Assessment of Trade Policy Trends and Implications for the Economic Performance of the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/1

While ESCWA member countries face a number of obstacles to increasing regional trade, a consensus exists among policymakers that the economic integration in the region is crucial both to promote...

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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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Protecting the Rights of Women in the ESCWA Region Through the Proper Use of UN Resolutions and International Protocols on War and Armed Conflict

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/1

While women living in conflict situations in the ESCWA region need to be guaranteed their basic rights under domestic legislation, amendments are primarily needed in laws governing the private...

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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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Social Policy Brief, Issue No. 1, Demographic Transition in the Arab Countries: Preparing for the Future

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.6

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Social Observatories - Information Kit

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/Technical Paper.1

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Status and Prospects of the Arab City: Urbanization and Challenges of Slums, Volume I

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/4

Improving the life of slum-dwellers is one of the major challenges facing Arab Governments and all parties concerned. Despite the presence of national development plans and strategies, property...

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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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