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2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development cover 2017 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration in the Arab Region and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

E/ESCWA/SDD/2017/1

This report describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2015 to 2017, provides a summary of important developments in migration governance in...

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Internet Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for the ESCWA Member Countries

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2009/7

One year before the conclusion of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) (2006-2010), and shortly before the expiration of one of the most important and contentious global agreements shaping...

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Public Sector Modernization: The Work of ESCWA in Iraq, 2013 (Arabic) Public Sector Modernization: The Work of ESCWA in Iraq, 2013

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

The present study highlights the contribution of ESCWA to a programme aimed at modernizing the public sector in Iraq. The programme, jointly adopted by United Nations organizations, depends on a...

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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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Migration Governance in the Arab Region and Beyond Vol. 5, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/TECHNICAL PAPER.4



International migration is a large-scale phenomenon that affects families, economies, service provision and communities, posing both challenges and opportunities for countries in the Arab...

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Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries cover Social Protection Reform in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/1

Social protection systems, their design and their extent, are shaping social cohesion, social justice, the structure of the labour market, the prevention and alleviation of poverty, as well as...

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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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Review of Productivity and Sustainable Development in the ESCWA Region, First Issue. Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication: Principles, Opportunities and Challenges in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2011/3

The Arab region continues to face many challenges in its endeavour to embrace the principles of sustainable development. The rapid increase in population, acute water scarcity, food security,...

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Macroeconomic Reform Policies in the Arab Region cover Socioeconomic Impacts of Macroeconomic Reform Policies in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/TP.1

The technical paper aims to test that hypothesis by evaluating Tunisia and Egypt’s experiences with neoliberal adjustment against the SDGs.

The UNESCWA expert group meeting Towards...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/2

One additional year of civil war in an ESCWA member country causes a decline in per-capita GDP of about 17.5 per cent, which is marginally higher than in other countries.  It also causes...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/2

Thirty-six per cent of displaced persons in the world are to be found in the ESCWA region, where conflict and war-driven displacement have resulted in 7.6 million refugees and 7.2 million...

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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The Environment in the Transboundary Context in the ESCWA Region: Situation and Recommendations

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2005/5

Most ESCWA member countries have ratified international environmental agreements and have committed themselves to enhancing relevant governance structures, developing action plans and submitting...

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Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region cover Women’s Political Representation in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/3

This study examines the status of women’s representation at several levels of governance, including the legislative, the executive, the judiciary, the public service, and local councils,...

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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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Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions Overview of the Arab Security Sector amidst Political Transition: A Reflection on Legacies, Functions and Perceptions

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/2

Many security services in the Arab countries do not utilize modern or computer-based administrative and management systems, and lack human resources and career development departments, let alone...

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Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective cover (Arabic) Decentralization in Iraq: Another perspective

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/BACKGROUND PAPER.1

Despite officially adopting a-symmetrical federalism since 2005, Iraq’s state structure has remained high centralized. In light of the emerging consensus that decentralization is imperative for...

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Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice cover Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice

E/ESCWA/ECW/2018/BRIEF.1

The limited presence of women in the judicial branches of Arab States is attracting increasing attention as an obstacle to the development of representative institutions and the achievement of...

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Competition and Regulation in the Arab Region, Economic Governance Series 2015

E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/5

Competition policy and regulation are essential components of economic systems at the national, regional and global levels. In Arab countries, however, heavily concentrated and inefficient...

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Arab Internet Governance Forum 2012-2015

E/ESCWA/TDD/2014/BROCHURE.1

The Arab IGF is aimed at establishing a mechanism for the implementation of the Arab Regional Roadmap for the Internet Governance, and it provides a platform for dialogue on issues related to the...

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