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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region,  2011-2012 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2011-2012

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/2

This Survey assesses the economic and social developments in the ESCWA region using data that became available by the second quarter of 2012. It finds that growth in gross domestic product (GDP)...

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A Survey on Digital Arabic Content: Software, Applications and Needs Assessment

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

This survey was conducted within the framework of the ESCWA project on ICT incubators to support the Arab digital content industry. The document included the results of the survey in the main...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2005-2006

E/ESCWA/EAD/2006/2

The Survey reports on the most recent economic and social developments in the region and makes policy recommendations based on an in-depth analysis of regional development issues. The main theme...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/1

This year's Survey looks at the effect that the 2008 global financial crisis had on economies and social development in the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) region. Like...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/8

In a very highly volatile and changing scene in the aftermath of the Arab uprising, understanding the present in view of the recent past and projecting the near future is almost an impossible...

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Participation and Civic Engagement Policy Brief Series: Policy Brief One Participation And Transitional Justice

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.5

This policy brief discusses the central role of civic engagement and civil society in forging transitional justice mechanisms. Using international case studies, it outlines the general instruments...

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Leaflet on the Information Society

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/Brochure.3

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Glossary of Shared Water Resources cover Glossary of Shared Water Resources

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Glossary

This glossary of common terminology used in shared water resources was prepared in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hanover, Germany through a...

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Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/3

Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for...

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ESCWA Country Profiles 2014 - Key Energy Statistics



This publication presents the main indicators for the region and for each of ESCWA member States on flows of energy in the latest year available, mostly 2013. The data primarily focuses on...

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The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis cover The Innovation Landscape in Arab Countries: A Critical Analysis

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

The present study proposes a framework for analysing the innovation landscape in Arab countries, which relies on the innovation policy framework described in an ESCWA study entitled “Innovation...

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Country and Regional Profiles for Sustainable Development Indicators with Selected Sectors in the ESCWA Region: Technology Sector

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/Booklet.6

ESCWA prepared a set of handbooks for the following six sectors: energy, water, environment, agriculture, small and medium-sized enterprises and technology, each addressing sustainable...

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ESCWA at 40: Working for a Just and Prosperous Arab World

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/Booklet.1

This booklet was published on the occasion of ESCWA’s 40th anniversary. It highlights key development challenges in the Arab region, and presents an overview of ESCWA’s work, key achievements and...

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Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study cover Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the Arab Region: A Preliminary Study

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.11

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) represent essential actors at the policy level, and play a key role in the Arab region where inclusion of persons with disabilities is a high...

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Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region cover Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/2

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where...

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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 Policy Brief, Issue No.3, International Migration of Youth in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/Technical Paper.7

This brief deals with youth migration in Arab countries, as it reviews the reasons of this migration as well as the different mechanisms of its administration.  In recent decades, Arab countries...

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Social Policy Brief - Gender Mainstreaming in Youth Strategies - Issue No. 5

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.4

This Brief provides an overview of national youth policies in ESCWA member countries and underlines the importance of youth and gender integration in fostering sustainable development. It also...

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Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region cover Policy Briefs on Food Security Issues in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2018/TP.7

The policy briefs provide key policy recommendations to enhance food security in the Arab region, with a focus on issues pertaining to agriculture productivity, engagement with world food markets...

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