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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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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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ESCWA Social Development Division Bulletin, Vol.4 Vol. 1: Employment and Education: Repairing the Broken Link

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/Technical paper.1

  One of the biggest concerns in the Arab economies today is related to youth employment. This bulletin tackles the dysfunctional relationship between the labor market and the broader social and...

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Active Labour Market Policies in Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2012/1

Recent protests in the region have revealed the social and political costs of high unemployment, underemployment and informal labour, particularly among youth, and the need to develop and...

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Report: Expert Group Meeting to Review A Draft Study on “Addressing Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation in the ESCWA Region”, Beirut, 26-27 June 2012

E/ESCWA/ECW/2012/WG.1/2/Report

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Addressing Barriers to Women’s Economic Participation in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2012/1

Discussions and ongoing debates on Arab women’s rate of economic participation, which is lower than any other region of the world, have emphasized the failure to turn educational gains of the past...

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Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Labour Markets and Labour Market Policy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/WG.4/Report

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Report of the Regional Workshop on Labour Market Policy: Informality in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/WG.3/Report

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Labour Market Data: Structures and Challenges in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/Technical Paper.7

This paper provides part of the research feeding into the fourth Integrated Social Policy Report, published in December 2011 by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The...

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Integrated Social Policy Report IV: Labour Market Policy in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/SDD/2011/3

After decades of market-oriented reforms, the ESCWA region is facing fundamental questions about the parameters of future development. The expectation that top-down economic stabilization,...

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Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: Arab Society, No. 10 cover Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators: Arab Society, No. 10

E/ESCWA/SD/2011/8

The Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is a biennial publication which focuses on such areas as population, education, households and family, human settlements, health, and economic...

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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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Migration Policies in ESCWA Countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2010/Technical Paper.9

This bulletin highlights migration policies, the migration-development nexus in ESCWA countries, and the relation of migration policies to labour markets, brain drain, migrant remittances,...

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Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources Women's Control over Economic Resources and Access to Financial Resources

E/ESCWA/ECW/2009/2/Rev.1

Although female economic activity has steadily increased in the ESCWA region in recent decades, women still face a number of gender-based barriers that prevent them from gaining full control...

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Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries, 2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/4

The performance of Arab countries in 2007 was uneven. Some sectors increased their share in the world economy while others saw their share decline. This issue of the Annual Review assesses,...

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2007-2008

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2008/3

For more than three decades, the ESCWA region has been exporting capital; experiencing volatile real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita growth; has the highest unemployment rate globally;...

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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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