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Egypt From stabilization to a knowledge-based economy A computable general equilibrium modelling approach cover Egypt From stabilization to a knowledge-based economy A computable general equilibrium modelling approach

E/ESCWA/EDID/2019/WP.2

The paper has two main objectives. First, it provides an overview of the Egypt’s main macroeconomic and social indicators, highlighting the impact of economic reforms implemented since 2016 and...

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Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8 cover Unemployment of Young Women in the Arab Region: Causes and Interventions, Social Policy Brief, No. 8

E/ESCWA/SDD/2015/Brief.8

This policy brief unveils the underlying causes and consequences of young women’s unemployment in the region and warns that the inability of young women to reach into the labour market, would...

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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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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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ESCWA Country Brief - 2013 cover ESCWA Country Brief - 2013

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.7

This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...

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Population and developement report - Issue No. 6 - Development policy implications of age-structural transitions in Arab countries

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/2

Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development, both in the short and long term. These changes bring...

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Integrated Social Policy Report V

E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/1

When the long-simmering social crises in Arab countries erupted to the surface in 2011, these events immediately shifted government attention from the economic to the social fields. Suddenly it...

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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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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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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region,  2011-2012 cover Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region, 2011-2012

E/ESCWA/EDGD/2012/2

This Survey assesses the economic and social developments in the ESCWA region using data that became available by the second quarter of 2012. It finds that growth in gross domestic product (GDP)...

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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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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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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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Integrated Social Policy from Concept to Practice, Report II

E/ESCWA/SDD/2008/3

In much of the Arab region, economic development is not guaranteeing social benefits. Poverty and unemployment continue to plague many countries, and basic social services, including health and...

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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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The Movement of Natural Persons Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services and its Impact on Arab Countries

E/ESCWA/GRID/2007/11

The movement of natural persons is a major concern for developing countries, where the labour force is seen as a major pillar for development. This study highlights the marked disparity in...

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Population and Development Report. The Demographic Window: An Opportunity for Developement in the Arab Countries, Second Issue

E/ESCWA/SDD/2005/5

Based on modern theories analysing the impact of demography on development, the Population and Development Report is aimed at enhancing the understanding of the relation between those two factors...

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