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Participation and social protection in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.7

The paper introduces social protection as a basic human right enshrined in international declarations and conventions. It also provides a brief overview of social protection provision in the Arab...

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Tax policy in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Technical Paper.3

This paper advocates a sustainable long-term approach to ensure a social protection floor.3 In doing so, it follows the initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United...

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Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1 cover Social Development Bulletin: Persons with Disabilities in Emergencies Vol. 5, Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/PAMPHLET.4

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in humanitarian crises. They are often left behind when people flee, and face significant barriers in accessing humanitarian assistance and...

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Promoting the Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups in the Arab Region cover Promoting the Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/PAMPHLET.1

This pamphlet examines key issues related to the empowerment of three marginalized social groups in the Arab region, namely youth, older people and persons with disabilities, with a view to...

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Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7 cover Reaping the Rewards of Demographic Transitions: Investing in Arab Youth, Social Policy Brief, No. 7

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/BRIEF.7

This policy brief focuses on the urgency of investing in youth development in order to reap the rewards of the demographic dividend in many Arab countries. It discusses the tools and policy...

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Social and solidarity economy as a tool for social justice, policy brief, No.4 cover Social and solidarity economy as a tool for social justice, policy brief, No.4

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Brief.4

This brief aims at building the capacity of member States to adopt social policies and institutional mechanisms for equitable and inclusive socioeconomic development. It defines the concept of...

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Emerging Channels of Public Participation after the Arab Uprisings, policy brief, No. 3 cover Emerging Channels of Public Participation after the Arab Uprisings, policy brief, No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2014/Brief.3

Governments and civil societies play vital and interconnected roles in facilitating the participation of citizens and their productive engagement in post-uprising political environments. This...

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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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