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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017 Summary

The average growth rate of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the Arab region in real terms is estimated to be 1.8 percent in 2016 as the economic expansion of Arab countries decelerated.

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

The economic and political uncertainty that has characterized the Arab region since the uprisings of 2011 continues to dampen its prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic...

Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2014-2015

Over the past few years, the Arab region has witnessed various events and developments, including political and social crises, armed conflict and a sharp drop in the global price of oil. Although...

Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: Macroeconomic Implications and Obstacles to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals



ESCWA has prepared the present report based on data gathered from various government bodies in the Syrian Arab Republic, United Nations agencies and other sources. The report also draws...

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014

The Arab region witnessed slower economic growth in 2013 compared to 2012, owing mainly to the moderate growth in oil revenues of major oil exporting countries. The region is increasingly seen...

International Migration and Development in the ESCWA Region: Challenges and Opportunities

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Report of the Workshop on Macroeconomic Simulations for MDG Achievement, Beirut, 28-29 September 2011
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2009-2010

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...

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

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,...

Macroeconomic Policy Analysis for Regional Coordination in the ESCWA Region: Business Cycle Synchronization and Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

The increasing trend towards regional and international globalization is presenting the ESCWA region with several monetary and fiscal challenges. Given the low level of economic integration within...