About the product
The present 1998-1999 Report is intended to present the general public with a comprehensive and reader-friendly account of the economic and social environment in the region. It profiles the activities of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and outlines its relations with other organizations and institutions, as well as with its member States. The Report also provides a brief overview of two studies. One is the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 1998-1999, which reviews recent developments against the background evolution of the past twenty-five years. The other is The ESCWA Region: Twenty-five Years: 1974-1999, Political, Economic and Social Developments, which provide a wide-angle, multidimensional perspective of the activities and events of the past and their relevance to the future.