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WATER GOVER ARAB REG BRIEF(A)

Water Governance in the Arab Region (Arabic language)

Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future - Report in Brief

22 Apr 2016
The publication looks at the alarming current water situation in the Arab countries, with demand for water increasing exponentially as a result of rapid population expansion, changing lifestyles, urbanization, and the pressures of economic growth. The high dependency of the region on transboundar...
ARAB INTEGRAT: 21ST CENT DEV (A)

Arab Integration (Arabic Language)

A 21st Century Development Imperative

31 Dec 2014
This report aims to revive the project of Arab integration conferring new dimensions to the concept of integration to include all aspects of the social structure or the elements of human civilization. It also calls for expanding economic integration beyond the narrow scope of trade liberalization...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #24

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-fourth Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
17 Feb 2017
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2014 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
STAT ABSTRACT ARAB REGION #34

Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 34

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Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
3 Jan 2017
This publication presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force; education and illiteracy; health; gender equality; national accoun...
ARAB SOCIETY COMP SOC STAT #12

Arab Society: Compendium of Social Statistics - Issue No.12

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics
31 Dec 2015
Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics is the latest in a series of biennial compendia of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides a general view of Arab society in the ESCWA region and the changes it has encountered over time. D...
ASSESS ARAB EC INTEGR RPT CUSTOMS

Assessing Arab Economic Integration Report

Towards the Arab Customs Union

9 May 2016
The goal of this first edition of the Assessing Arab Economic Integration Report is to provide a quantitative assessment of regional economic integration efforts, and generate practical and implementable policy advice for Member States. Following a concise review of the potential impact and chann...
POPULAT & DEV RPT #7 WATER ARA (A)

Population and Development Report: Issue No. 7

Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region

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Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Population and Development Report
25 Apr 2016
Population dynamics can contribute to unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and as a consequence to water scarcity that consists of the most significant environmental challenge in the Arab region. This report endeavours to analyze the nexus between population dynamics and water sc...
FROM NICHE TO MAINSTREAM

From Niche to Mainstream

Halal Goes Global

18 Dec 2015
This ITC publication provides a detailed overview of the global halal food and beverage market, including up-to-date trade figures and an informed perspective of the market landscape and its dynamics. It provides an excellent introduction to anyone encountering the halal market for the first time...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2014(A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2014-2015 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
18 Mar 2016
In addition to conflicts and related security disruptions in the Arab region, a significant fall in oil prices and their uncertain prospects have become a predominant economic concern, with prices plunging by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2014. Nevertheless, member countries of the ...
ESCWA WATER DEV RPT #6

ESCWA Water Development Report 6

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

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ESCWA Series on Water Development
9 May 2016
This report offers an analytical framework and a series of case studies for understanding the water-energy-food security nexus in the Arab region. The analytical framework considers the interlinkages that affect the achievement of water security, energy security and food security through the lens...
MAKING REGIONAL INTEGRAT WORK ARAB

Making Regional Integration Work

Company Perspectives on Non-tariff Measures in Arab States

18 Dec 2015
Intraregional trade among Arab States is low compared to other regions. This publication offers insights into the main challenges to trade, within and beyond the region, and suggests how to address them. It shares the perspectives of exporters and importers obtained through surveys. The surveys a...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2014-15

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

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
25 Apr 2016
In addition to conflicts and related security disruptions in the Arab region, a significant fall in oil prices and their uncertain prospects have become a predominant economic concern, with prices plunging by more than 50 per cent in the second half of 2014. Nevertheless, member countries of the ...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2016 (A)

Arab Human Development Report 2016 (Arabic language)

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Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
17 Feb 2017
The Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016 addresses the development challenges facing youth (15-29 years) in the Arab region. Historically the current youth generation is the largest youth cohort this region has had over the past 50 years, making up 30% of its population of 370 million. In li...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2016

Arab Human Development Report 2016

Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality

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Arab Human Development Report
25 Jan 2017
This report addresses the development challenges facing young people in the Arab region. The current young generation is the largest this region has had over the past 50 years, making up 30% of its population. In light of the youth-led movements during and after the 2011 uprisings, the report arg...
NATL ACCTS STUDIES ARAB REG #34

National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region, Bulletin No.34 (English and Arabic languages)

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National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region
31 May 2015
This publication presents available data and estimates of GDP at both current and constant prices, in addition to the consolidated national accounts for each Arab Region member country during a five years period, and the estimated real GDP growth for year of publication. It is a reference for acc...
BULLET INDUS STAT ARAB #08 2006/12

Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries - Eighth Issue

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Bulletin of Industrial Statistics in the Arab Region
31 May 2015
This publication provides detailed industrial data of Arab countries for policy-makers, analysts and researchers. It includes time series of data and indicators for the period 2006- 2012. The Bulletin is divided into two parts. Part I includes summary tables on the overall industrial trends like ...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #23

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-third Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
31 May 2015
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2013 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
ARAB REGION ATLAS CHANG ENVIRO

Arab Region

Atlas of our Changing Environment

20 Feb 2015
The Arab Region Atlas of Our Changing Environment documents environmental change in the Arab region over the past several decades. It uses state-of-the-art space borne and aerial images, maps, graphics, and photographs along with informative narratives to highlight natural and human-caused landsc...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2013

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

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
18 Dec 2014
The Arab region saw slower economic growth in 2013, mainly because of the moderate growth of major oil-exporting countries, represented by the member countries of Gulf Cooperation Council. While GCC countries are on a stable recovery path, the polarization of economic performance among Arab count...
STAT ABSTRACT ARAB REGION #33

Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 33

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
18 Mar 2014
The thirty-third issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in all fourteen Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force; ...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #22

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-second Issue

Series:
External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
18 Mar 2014
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2012 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
ARAB SOCIETY COMP SOC STAT #11

Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics

A Compendium of Social Statistics - Issue No.11

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics
7 Oct 2014
The Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators is a biennial publication published by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It typically focuses on such areas as population, education, households and family, human settlements, health and econo...
BULL POP VITAL STAT ESCWA #16

Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region, Sixteenth Issue

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Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region
28 Feb 2014
The Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, issue 16, disseminates data on population, fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces from different national sources: surveys, censuses as well as from the vital registration system. This issue includes vital statistics and i...
ESCWA WATER DEV RPT #5

ESCWA Water Development Report 5

Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services in the Arab Region

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ESCWA Series on Water Development
7 Oct 2014
The Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) took the initiative to establish a regional monitoring mechanism for water and sanitation services that builds upon indicators globally monitored under the UNICEF-WHO Joint Monitoring Program (JMP), and tasked ESCWA to lead its development and implementat...
POPULAT & DEV RPT DEV POLICY IMPL

Population and Development Report, Issue No.6

Development Policy Implications of Age-Structural Transitions in Arab Countries

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Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Population and Development Report
18 Sep 2014
This report shows that the Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development. It argues that countries can best manage and benefit from the consequences of the age structural transitions taking place across t...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2012

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2012-2013

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
18 Mar 2014
The Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region 2012-2013 assesses the most recent economic and social developments of Arab countries, using the data that became available by the 2nd quarter of 2013. The immediate policy challenge for most of Arab countries is to create employmen...
EVAL REG PROGRAMME ARAB STATES

Evaluation of the Regional Programme for Arab States (2010-2013)

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Global and Regional Programme Evaluations
1 Aug 2013
The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted an independent evaluation of UNDP Regional Programme for Arab States in 2012. This is the third evaluation of the Arab States Regional Programme. The evaluation analysed the contributions made by the Regional Progr...
STAT ABSTRACT ARAB REGION #32

Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 32

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
12 Nov 2013
The thirty-second issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in all fourteen Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force;...