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An Analysis of Access to Finance by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/Technical Paper.4

The paper aims at analysing and providing policy recommendations to stimulate the credit market in the Arab region.It presents in detail the supply and demand of credit, discusses aspects relating...

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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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Report: Regional consultative meeting on migration and development in the Arab region in preperation for the second high-level dialogue on international migration and development, Cairo, 4-5 June 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WG.5/Report

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Social development bulletin No. 3: The post-2015 UN development agenda

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.3

This bulletin explains the content of a report entitled “Realizing the Future We Want for All” that sets out a vision for the future based on the core values of human rights, equality and...

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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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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in the Arab Region, Issue 19

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/3

This issue of the “Review of ICT in the Arab Region” presents research, development and innovation in the knowledge-based economy and highlights basic aspects of the knowledge-based economy...

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Impact of Selected e-Services on Socioeconomic Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/2

Assessing the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and e-services remains a relatively uncharted domain due to the absence of internationally agreed indicators which...

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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013 Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2013/3

Arab countries exhibited increasing polarization in their development paths in 2012 and 2013. Major energy exporters, namely Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, are recovering from the...

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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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ESCWA Annual Report, 2011

E/ESCWA/OES/2012/1

The year 2011 was a turning point for the Arab world. The power of citizens has created new momentum for change, opening the door of opportunity for the Arab people. As an institution that...

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Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/5

The Regional Review of Institutions for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region reviews existing governance systems for sustainable development at the local and regional levels, highlights...

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ESCWA Water Development Report 4: National Capacities for the Management of Shared Water Resources in ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/4

This report focuses on national and regional capacities for the management of shared water resources in ESCWA member countries. Specific attention is paid to the legal frameworks for shared water...

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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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Managing Change: Social Policy for Economic Development cover Managing Change: Social Policy for Economic Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.5

This pamphlet emphasizes the need for sustainable growth strategies to promote investment in human resources and the expansion of social protection. It also stresses the need for a new system of...

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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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Review of Information and Communications Technology and Development, Issue 16

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2011/5



The increased use of communication and social media means in various areas has a significant impact on human interaction, social behavior and social and economical development. Therefore...

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Central Bank Independence and its Effect on Inflation Performance in the ESCWA Countries cover Central Bank Independence and its Effect on Inflation Performance in the ESCWA Countries

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WP.2

The main objectives of this paper are to measure the central bank independence in the ESCWA countries and to explore its effects on the inflation performance. In section two, the paper reviews...

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Report of the Workshop on Macroeconomic Simulations for MDG Achievement, Beirut, 28-29 September 2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/WG.7/Report

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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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