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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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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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Microfinance in Conflict: Strategies for Development and Peace in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.4

This report tackles microfinance amidst conflict in the ESCWA region through a review of the main issues, such as the provision of microfinance services, the role of microfinance in development...

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Conflict Mitigation and Development: Vision, Approaches and Achievements. Information Kit

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.1

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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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Integrated Social Policy: Visions and Strategies in Arab Countries, Report III

E/ESCWA/SDD/2009/4

Most countries in the ESCWA region see social policy as a basic element in achieving balanced human and economic development. However, those countries are facing diverse challenges, are endowed...

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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 Governance Deficit and Conflict Relapse in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/1

The post-colonial socio-political landscape of the ESCWA region has witnessed a seemingly endless chain of conflict, fragile peace and constantly heightened levels of political tension, all of...

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Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies Digital Arabic Content: Opportunities, Priorities and Strategies

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2005/4

Digital content has come to play a major role given the vital contribution by information and knowledge in meeting economic and social development goals, and the role of information and...

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International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities cover International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.5

This paper discusses migration policies and their impact on development on both the theoretical and practical levels, focusing on ESCWA member countries and highlighting good practices and major...

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Macroeconomic Policy Analysis for Regional Coordination in the ESCWA Region: Business Cycle Synchronization and Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/10

The increasing trend towards regional and international globalization is presenting the ESCWA region with several monetary and fiscal challenges. Given the low level of economic integration within...

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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on National Regional Priorities for the Millenium Development Goals in the Arab Region, Beirut, 19-20 July 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.5/Report

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ESCWA Annual Report - 2012

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/1

2012 Annual report focuses on ESCWA activities that meet the priority needs of member countries. In addition to undertaking specific projects, ESCWA mobilized a regional knowledge base 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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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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ESCWA Annual Report, 2008

E/ESCWA/OES/2009/1

This Annual Report summarizes the accomplishments achieved by ESCWA under its seven subprogrammes in 2008. Using a results-based approach in reviewing those accomplishments, the report provides a...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2009

E/ESCWA/OES/2010/1

In 2009, which marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of ESCWA, the Commission has further intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as...

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2010: A Year in Review

E/ESCWA/OES/2011/1

In 2010, the Commission intensified its efforts towards the achievement of regional economic and social integration, as well as greater interaction between the region and the rest of the world....

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ESCWA Annual Report, 2006

E/ESCWA/OES/2007/1

The ESCWA Annual Report reviews the activities of the Commission in 2006, which were severely affected by the devastating war of aggression that was unleashed against Lebanon in that year....

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