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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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External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, No. 17 cover External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, No. 17

E/ESCWA/SD/2008/3

This issue presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of ESCWA member countries. Data are presented in time series until 2007 and were drawn primarily from national...

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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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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10 Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 10

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/7

This issue highlights the importance of promoting the knowledge society and the culture of knowledge exchange in the region through the information and communications technology (ICT) which...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia, Issue No. 9

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/3



This issue presents a number of regional initiatives and projects in information and communications technology (ICT), including Internet domain names in Arabic, knowledge networks to...

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Report of the Peer Consultation Meeting on Cyberlegislation

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2008/1

 

 



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Foreign Direct Investment Report 2008 Foreign Direct Investment Report 2008

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

This Foreign Direct Investment Report provides an overview of the performance of ESCWA member countries in terms of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), reviews the most recent laws and...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/4

The performance of Arab countries in 2007 was uneven. Some sectors increased their share in the world economy while others saw their share decline. This issue of the Annual Review assesses,...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/3

For more than three decades, the ESCWA region has been exporting capital; experiencing volatile real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth; has the highest unemployment rate globally;...

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Report of the Regional Implementation Meeting of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/WP.3

This report reviews the progress achieved in the implementation of obligations and objectives at the regional level relevant to five clusters, namely agriculture, rural development, land, drought...

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Energy Conservation and Efficiency in the Upstream Energy Sectors in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/8

Produced in response to the recommendations made in the fifth session of the Committee on Energy, this publication also fulfils the mandates of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation of the World...

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Impact of Industrial Policies on the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/7

The impact of industrial policies on the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises is examined in this study and analytical tools for impact assessment are suggested. Industrial...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 2: State of Water Resources in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/6

The ESCWA region has an arid to semi-arid climate and the livelihood of its population is significantly affected by the scarcity of water. This series aims to enhance the application of integrated...

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Land Degradation Assessment and Prevention: Selected Case Studies from the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2007/4

Critical issues confronting policymakers, administrators, staff and stakeholders in combating and preventing land degradation are assessed in this review, with particular...

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