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Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region cover Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2019/1

This publication seeks to identify sources of energy vulnerability in the Arab region that prevent member States from being able to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern...

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Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region cover Fostering Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2018/TP.2

This report explores the intersection of MSMEs, innovation and technology against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) targets the...

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Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region cover Perspectives of Digital Economy in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2017/2

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where...

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Natural Gas Vehicle in Transportation in the Arab Region: Fact Sheet cover Natural Gas Vehicle in Transportation in the Arab Region: Fact Sheet

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

The Arab region is highly dependent on fossil fuels as a transport fuel which has one of the highest growth rates of carbon dioxide emissions. Although the use of natural gas vehicles in the Arab...

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Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region COVER Fiscal policy on public social spending and human development in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/Technical Paper.13

Fiscal policy has a central role in making expenditure choices that improve both social and economic development. Studies in the past have largely examined public expenditure impacts on...

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Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030 Arab Development Outlook: Vision 2030

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/3

The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the...

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Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region cover Economic Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Developing Economies: A focus on Arab Region

E/ESCWA/OES/2015/WP.4

The study examines the nexus between economic growth processes, employment, poverty and inequality in the developing economies, and the Arab countries in particular, during the period 1990-2013....

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Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges cover Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.9

This paper sheds light on some of the underlying theories and fundamental elements of social justice. Specifically, it focuses on the principle of participation given its centrality to a number of...

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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

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

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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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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Towards Comprehensive Social Policy for Equality and the Millennium Development Goals

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/WP.1

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Progress Made by the ESCWA Member Countries on Financing for Development

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/5

While 2010 was, for ESCWA member countries, a year of recovery from the effects of the global financial crisis, in 2011 the continued global economic recession and the popular...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2010-2011

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/8

In a very highly volatile and changing scene in the aftermath of the Arab uprising, understanding the present in view of the recent past and projecting the near future is almost an impossible...

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Strategies for Development in Conflict-Affected Countries in the ESCWA region: The Role of the State and private Sector

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/Technical Paper.3

This study recognizes the important role of the State as an engine of growth in achieving development goals, including its fundamental role in the development of the private sector. This is...

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EAD/2008/Technical Material.1

In 2007, the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region registered its fifth consecutive year of robust growth in the wake of a continuous increase in oil prices and a...

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Review of Progress Made by Yemen in the Implementation of the New Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Period 2003-2007

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/6

This study reviews and evaluates the progress made by Yemen in implementing the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries. It also reviews the macroeconomic policies adopted by the...

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Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007 cover Estimates and Forecasts for GDP Growth in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/Technical Material.2

ESCWA region has witnessed a period of robust economic growth in 2006 driven by a strong global economy, high oil prices, and a thriving financial performance. Better investment opportunities have...

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Analysis of Performance and Assessment of Growth and Productivity in the ESCWA Region, Fifth Issue

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/5

The disappointing growth in the ESCWA region during the 1980s and 1990s was, in part, due to the failure to balance the decline in investment with an equivalent increase in human capital. The...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2006-2007

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/4

This issue of the Survey focuses on the robust economic expansion experienced by most ESCWA member countries during the period 2006-2007, with the exception of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine,...

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Economic Trends and Impacts: Foreign Aid and Development in the Arab Region, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/1

A comprehensive assessment of the relationship between foreign aid and development in the Arab region over the last three decades, this study defines the major trends in development assistance to...

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