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Social justice in the Arab world cover Social justice in the Arab world

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Background Paper.1

This paper reviews the evolution of the concept of social justice and its definitions according to several international organizations working in the social field. It then attempts to assess the...

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Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey cover Towards Better Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in Arab Countries: A Proposed Pan-Arab Multipurpose Survey

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/WP.1

This paper critically assesses the measurement methods of poverty and inequality indicators based on international and national methodologies as well as the data generation mechanisms across Arab...

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Supply and Use Tables in ESCWA Member States: Constructing Tables and Data sources

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/Technical Paper.2

This report was prepared by the Statistics Division at ESCWA, in the context of its activities on improving the quality of statistics in various economic and social sectors.

The report...

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International Migration Statistics and Measurement Issues in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/TECHNICAL PAPER.1

This paper offers an analysis of international migration data collection systems in Jordan, Morocco and Qatar in terms of data availability, reliability and comparability. Taking international...

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 23 cover External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, No. 23

E/ESCWA/SD/2014/1

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 2013 and were drawn...

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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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ESCWA Annual Report 2013

E/ESCWA/OES/2014/1

During 2013, the Commission celebrated its 40th Anniversary and reiterated its commitment to member states and the overall prosperity of the Arab Region. Following a three pronged approach, the...

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Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative cover Arab Integration: A 21st Century Development Imperative

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/3

Around the world, even the greatest powers have opted to be part of larger regional entities in order to manage globalization and the competition it brings. Meanwhile, Arab countries which share...

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An Arab Perspective on the Post 2015 Agenda: National targets, regional priorities and global goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.1

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/3

The Arab region witnessed slower economic growth in 2013 compared to 2012, owing mainly to the moderate growth in oil revenues of major oil exporting countries. The region is increasingly seen...

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Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action cover Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.2

This paper is an overview of some of the current political, social, economic and institutional challenges facing Arab countries in moving towards socially motivated patterns of economic growth and...

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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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Institutional frameworks for managing selected energy subsectors in Arab countries: Fact Sheet cover Institutional frameworks for managing selected energy subsectors in Arab countries: Fact Sheet



This fact sheet addresses the institutional structure of selected energy subsectors, namely electricity, energy efficiency and renewable energy, the related policy and governance measures, and...

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Report: Regional expert group meeting on small and medium enterprises and their role in sustainable development in the Arab region Kuwait, 6-7 November 2012

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/WG.10/Report

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Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet cover Green Technologies in the Energy Sector for Climate Change Mitigation in the ESCWA Region: Fact Sheet

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.9

Green technologies have the potential to ensure environment protection and efficient use of resources based on sustainability concept. This Fact Sheet focuses on RE and EE in the electricity...

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SDG Priority Conceptual Issues: Towards an Arab Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Technical Paper.8

This document elaborates the content examined during the Arab Regional Consultative Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals. First, the discussion showed the importance of SDGs for the Arab...

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Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/Inventory

This publication is the first effort led by the United Nations to comprehensively identify and assess the state of transboundary surface and groundwater resources in the Western Asia. It was...

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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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Green agricultural value chains for improved livelihood in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/2

This report aims at informing and supporting the development of a competitive agriculture and food sector in the Arab region, through a review and analysis of agricultural and food value chains....

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Monitoring the transition to a green economy in the Arab region: The SME perspective

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2013/1

During the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the international community has refined the definition of the green economy to make it more balanced, flexible and...

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