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Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019 cover Fiscal Policy Review of Arab States 2019

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.20

This fiscal review is first in the series following the ESCWA 2017 flagship report “Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region”. A major focus of this fiscal policy review 2019 is to create a...

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Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform cover Social Expenditure Monitor for Arab States: A Tool to Support Budgeting and Fiscal Policy Reform

E/ESCWA/EC.6/2019/8/Rev.1

Targeting public expenditure in line with social development priorities and macro-fiscal sustainability remains a challenge for most Governments in the Arab region. Budget allocations that...

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The State of Financing Development in the Arab Region: Summary cover The State of Financing Development in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.2

The financing for development (FfD) outlook for the Arab region remains turbulent. The prognosis stems, in no little measure, from a strained socioeconomic fabric that risks being frayed by the...

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Illicit Financial Flows in the Arab Region cover Illicit Financial Flows in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.1

Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are constantly evolving outpacing detection at every corner. IFFs undermine the rule of law, distort macro-economic stability, and raise severe security...

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The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries cover The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

This paper employs MIRAGE global CGE model to assess the implication of the implementation of a 5 percent Value added tax in the six GCC countries starting from 2018. The modelling simulation...

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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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Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region cover Rethinking Fiscal Policy for the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/4

Amid low oil prices and rising debts, the Arab region faces a challenging economic outlook. At the same time, development priorities related to decent work, poverty and social justice are more...

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Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond cover Assessing the Impact of the Conflict on the Syrian Economy and Looking Beyond

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.2

The report adopts the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model for simulation. The first section outlines a baseline scenario. The second section provides an assessment of the impact of early...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/1

This year's Survey looks at the effect that the 2008 global financial crisis had on economies and social development in the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) region. Like...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2008-2009, Summary

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2009/2

Even before the international financial crisis, the ESCWA region as a whole was not expected to meet the Millennium Development Goals in view of the already inadequate structure of existing...

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