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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 24 cover External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 24

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/7

This Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external and intraregional trade in goods in ESCWA member States.  Data are presented in time series until 2014 and were drawn...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2015 ESCWA Annual Report 2015

E/ESCWA/OES/2016/1

The year 2015 was remarkable for international development cooperation, the United Nations and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). At the backdrop of UN celebrations of...

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Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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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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Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries cover Evolution of opportunities for early childhood development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This technical study follows on a report detailing conditions for early childhood development (ECD) across the Arab region using the newest waves of national health surveys. Both the typical level...

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Syria at war: Five years on cover Syria at war: Five years on

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/2

The report provides a diagnosis and a prescription to all those concerned about Syria’s future, irrespective of their political background or affiliation.The report benefits from extensive...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/1

The economic and political uncertainty that has characterized the Arab region since the uprisings of 2011 continues to dampen its prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic...

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Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030 Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/3

The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the...

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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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Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Leveraging Multi-stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Gender Justice and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/ECW/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

Ambitious multi-stakeholder partnerships are an important aspect of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and will be critical to its success. They will...

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Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation Security Council resolution 1325 and its complementary resolutions, and the role of parliamentarians in their implementation

E/ESCWA/ECW/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

The present guide sets out United Nations resolutions on women, and considers the four pillars of the women, peace and security agenda, namely prevention, protection, participation, and...

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Digital Arabic Content Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/Pamphlet.1

 The growing interest in DAC is reflected in the activities and programmes carried out by several Governments of Arab countries, such as programmes for digitizing Arab cultural heritage content...

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Report The expert group meeting on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus In the Arab region Amman, 24-25 March 2015

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/WG.2/2/Report

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World Day to Combat Desertification

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/Pamphlet.1

The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus in 2015 was the attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems. This theme...

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أجندة من أجل "عقد الطاقة المستدامة للجميع في المنطقة العربية" صحيفة وقائع

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2015/Fact Sheet.1

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Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks cover Provision of Education by Non-State Actors in Arab Countries: Benefits and Risks

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Technical Paper.7

Education represents a basic human right and a major priority for Arab Governments. Over recent years, the Arab region has witnessed a substantial increase in enrolment rates and one of the...

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Migration Governance in the Arab Region and Beyond Vol. 5, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4



International migration is a large-scale phenomenon that affects families, economies, service provision and communities, posing both challenges and opportunities for countries in the Arab...

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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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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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Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries 2006-2012, No. 8 Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries 2006-2012, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SD/2015/2

The Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries 2006-2012 provides detailed industrial data on Arab countries for users of this type of statistics, such as policymakers, analysts and...

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