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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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Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4 Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region: Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/2



The Arab region is presently beset by armed civil conflict, one of the most profoundly devastating social phenomena in the modern world. This study examines the relationships between...

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Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making cover Improving Arab Regional Development Planning: An Assessment of Good Economic Governance Tools to Support Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy-Making

E/ESCWA/EDID/2018/TP.4

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), re-emphasised the importance of governance as a critical ingredient to and precursor of development. As a...

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Promoting Participatory Democracy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical Paper.2

The Arab region is aware today that the path to democracy is long because of the upheavals that changed their political landscape and led to gross violations of human rights, lack of rule of law...

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Report of the Peer Review Meeting on Social Policy Report No. 2 - Proposed Outline Integrated Social Policies Project

E/ESCWA/SDD/2007/6

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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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Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings cover Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2017/4

The third edition of the Arab Governance Report introduces post-war best practices from international and regional experiences. It suggests strategies and policies for Libya and Yemen that focus...

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Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region cover Situation Report on International Migration 2019: The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the Context of the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2019/3

The 2019 Situation Report on International Migration in the Arab Region describes the main trends and patterns in international migration in the Arab region from 2017 to 2019, provides a summary...

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Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition Arab Governance Report: Governance Challenges in Countries Undergoing Transition

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2013/4



Following the uprisings, a wave of political transition spread through the Arab region. A large body of research has focused on the complex blend of socioeconomic and political factors...

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Arab Regional Roadmap for Internet Governance: Framework, Principles and Objectives

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

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A regional perspective on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda

E/ESCWA/OES/2013/2

As the world approaches the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five regional commissions have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on...

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Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States cover Governance-adjusted Human Development Index: The case for a broader index and its implications for Arab States

E/ESCWA/EDID/2016/WP.3

Governance is the most important factor in explaining deviations in broad human development over time.

Therefore, this paper contributes to the literature on improving human development...

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Information Kit - Effective Indicators to Measure Public Civic Participation

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.6



Civic participation was a key demand of Arab citizens who took to the streets demanding to be heard. Young and old, rich and poor, they came together as active citizens to express their...

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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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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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Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries cover Arab Governance Report II: Governance and Institutional Transformations in Conflict-affected Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2016/1

Today, conflicts of varying intensity directly affect at least half of the Arab countries, while the rest endure neighbourhood or spillover effects, impeding peoples’ fundamental right to live...

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An Arab Perspective on the Post 2015 Agenda: National targets, regional priorities and global goals

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2014/WP.1

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Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2018 cover (Arabic) Technology for Development Bulletin in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/1

This publication aims to present the main global trends in technology and their impact on government work, integration and transformation,  in addition to Internet neutrality. It also addresses...

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Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Arab Countries, Issue 18

E/ESCWA/ICTD/2013/1

Cyber-crime is an emerging global threat which affects developed and developing countries alike. This Review examines selected aspects of cybercrime, underlining its effect on the socioeconomic...

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