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Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/4

The Arab region has been relatively weak in mobilizing private capital to finance larger infrastructure projects, compared to other parts of the world. The ongoing political transition is...

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The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015 The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report: Facing Challenges and Looking Beyond 2015

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/1

The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven among and within Arab countries. Major...

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Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/Technical Paper.7

This policy brief addresses domestic violence in the Arab region, within the context of family, and is based on a recent flagship study, jointly prepared by ESCWA and UN-WOMEN, in...

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Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations cover (Arabic) Experiences of Arab Countries in Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective in Government Organizations

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/5

National mechanisms for the advancement of women in Arab countries strive to mainstream a gender perspective at all levels. To achieve this, they develop plans, strategies, initiatives and plans,...

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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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Trafficking of women and children in the Arab region: A regional perspective

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/2

This publication examines the trafficking in persons within and among the countries of the ESCWA region, focusing on the primary victims of trafficking, namely: women and children. It...

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Report: Consultative Meeting on Establishing A Committee on Emerging Issues and Development in Conflict Settings, Amman, 11 December 2013

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/WG.3/Report

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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Institutional development and transition: Decentralization in the course of political transformation

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/3

Have Arab uprisings opened space for deeper, grassroots-driven decentralization reforms in the region? What are the optimum designs, sequencing and models of decentralization for countries in...

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Short- and medium-term economic challenges of the Arab countries in transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/1

The Arab region’s public deems a strong economy to be as important as a well-functioning democracy. Thus, a successful transition process in the region – leading to sustainable, pro-growth,...

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Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries cover Guide on climate change negotiations for representatives and negotiators from Arab countries



The main objective of the guide is to strengthen the capacities of negotiators from Arab countries in negotiations about future climate change, with a view to enhancing regional cooperation and...

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Report on Food Secure Arab World: A Road Map for Policy and Research, Beirut, 6-7 February 2012

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/WG.3/Report

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Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: the Poultry Section

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Technical Paper.5

This document focuses on energy consumption and ways to support sustainability and improve efficiency of energy use in the poultry sector. It gives an overview of the poultry...

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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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The Role of Renewable Energy in Mitigating Climate Change in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/1

This study contains a wealth of information related to the field of energy and climate change, namely on the production of electrical power from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind...

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Towards Comprehensive Social Policy for Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/WP.1

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Promoting Participatory Democracy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical Paper.2

The Arab region is aware today that the path to democracy is long because of the upheavals that changed their political landscape and led to gross violations of human rights, lack of rule of law...

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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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Managing Change-Mainstreaming Disability into the Development Process cover Managing Change-Mainstreaming Disability into the Development Process

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Brochure.1

This brochure analyses the exclusion of people with disabilities in the Arab region. It highlights the challenges facing policymakers in their efforts to achieve social inclusion. It also presents...

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Active Labour Market Policies in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/1

Recent protests in the region have revealed the social and political costs of high unemployment, underemployment and informal labour, particularly among youth, and the need to develop and...

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