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Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 cover Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/2

Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...

Assessing Arab Economic Integration: How Agricultural Trade can Affect the Achievement of the SDGs through Further Integration Third Edition cover Assessing Arab Economic Integration: How Agricultural Trade can Affect the Achievement of the SDGs through Further Integration Third Edition

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/4

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the scale of its impact across the Arab region highlight the need for collaborative economic integration that strengthens the region’s recovery and builds...

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Trade and transport costs in the Arab region cover Trade and transport costs in the Arab region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/3

Trade costs are a major determinant of trade competitiveness and integration in regional and global economies. The Arab region has high trade costs, resulting in low trade integration at the...

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An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Economy cover An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Economy

E/ESCWA/CL6.GCP/2020/TP.3

The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a funding by the German Federal...

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National Connectivity Report Jordan 2020 cover (Arabic) National Connectivity Report Jordan 2020

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.7

Last decades have witnessed a significant increase in the amount of transport of persons and goods resulting in economic growth and connectivity becoming high on the political agenda of countries...

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Syria at War: Eight Years On cover Syria at War: Eight Years On

E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.5

The “Syria at War: Eight Years On” report is the second product of the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Centre for Syrian...

ESCWA Annual Report 2018 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2018

E/ESCWA/OES/2019/1

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/1

The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2017 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2017

E/ESCWA/OES/2018/1

The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and...

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A Model with Heterogeneous Agents to Study Pension Reforms: A Theoretical Presentation and Application using Tunisian data cover A Model with Heterogeneous Agents to Study Pension Reforms: A Theoretical Presentation and Application using Tunisian data

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.7

In this report, ESCWA developed a hybrid general equilibrium model with overlapping generations taking  into account the heterogeneity of the agents and the non-linearity of pension formulas. The...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/1

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...

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Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region cover Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/1

The aim of this study is to provide decision-makers in Arab countries with a framework for the formulation of policies for economic growth and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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ESCWA Annual Report 2016 cover ESCWA Annual Report 2016

E/ESCWA/OES/2017/1

The 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and Social Commission for Western...

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An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025 cover (Arabic) An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.4

In this report, ESCWA proposes an integrated outlook based on three economic levers set by economic theories and best practices.

First the institutional capacity or the so-called newly...

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Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy cover Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

In this paper, three models are presented to  capture five different effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: i) the impact of the presence of Libyans in Tunisia on aggregate demand...

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Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report cover Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/2

The Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, the first of its kind following the launch of the 2030 Agenda, is the result of three years of collaboration between the League of Arab States’...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/1

The 2016-2017 edition of the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region provides a rigorous assessment of the socioeconomic situation and prospects for Arab...

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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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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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ESCWA Annual Report 2014

E/ESCWA/OES/2015/1

As the United Nations enters its seventieth year, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) embarks on its fifth decade of work in the Arab region. Our role at...

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