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The world economy in general and that of the Member Countries of the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) are experiencing rapid and dramatic changes, making it imperative to monitor and analyze the developments to understand their impact on the region's economic and industrial development. This report presents an overview of the industrial development in ESCWA member countries in light of international and regional economic and industrial developments during the last twenty-five years. It looks at performance and growth of the manufacturing sector, and industrialization policy issues and strategies. It also reviews ESCWA activities related to industrial development and gives synopses of major ESCWA publications related to industrial development between 1974 and 1999.