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QUALITY ASSESS PROGRAMMES FIELD

Quality Assessment of Programmes in the Field of Education in Arab Universities

A Regional Overview Report - December 2006

29 Jun 2007
This regional overview report, the third in a series, evaluates the state of Education programmes in Arab universities. It is based on the outcomes of an elaborately structured fifteen month cycle of internal and external reviews of academic programmes. The report proposes a strategic reform agen...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2009

Arab Human Development Report 2009

Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries

Series:
Arab Human Development Report
15 Aug 2009
Like the first Arab Human Development Report, this fifth volume in the series undertakes a broad diagnostic of the state of development in Arab countries, this time through the lens of human security. Adopting a more differentiated approach to the particular contours of sub-regions, it shows that...
LEBANON POST CONFLICT ENVIRONMENT

Lebanon

Post-conflict Environmental Assessment

4 May 2007
In addition to the significant impact on the civilian population, the July-August 2006 conflict in Lebanon and in Israel caused severe damage to infrastructure in Lebanon and raised concerns about the possible contamination of land, air and water by toxic chemicals released from damaged industria...
BULL POP VITAL STAT ESCWA #09

Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, Ninth Issue

Series:
Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region
23 Feb 2007
The Bulletin provides statistics and indicators covering fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces. Comparative study is facilitated through data which dates as far back as 1990. Most of the national data was compiled from national statistical sources including annual statistical yearbooks and...
INNOVAT GOVERN THE MIDDLE EAST

Innovations in Governance in the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Balkans

Making Governments Work Better in the Mediterranean Region

7 Sep 2007
This book analyses the challenges and opportunities that governments in the Mediterranean region have faced to improve their public administration systems. The book highlights innovations that indicate each country’s willingness to change, to be open to new ways of thinking and acting in reformin...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #15

External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Fifteenth Issue

Series:
External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
23 Feb 2007
The Bulletin includes statistical data and indicators on the international trade in goods of ESCWA member countries, based primarily on national sources, with additional material provided by secondary sources. Data presented includes summary tables on overall trade, trends and share of the region...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2005/06

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2005-2006

Series:
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
20 Apr 2007
This annual Survey reviews economic and social trends in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) region. It evaluates the region’s performance in areas such as economic development, population growth, health conditions, education and gender affairs. This year's Survey warns th...
ENVIRO ASSESS AREAS DISENG ISRAEL

Environmental Assessment of the Areas Disengaged by Israel in the Gaza Strip

14 Jul 2006
Prepared at the request of the Palestinian Authority and with the cooperation of the Israeli government, the aim of this Assessment is to provide a snapshot of the environmental conditions in the former settlement areas, and to identify any areas of immediate concern before resettlement and new c...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2005 (A)

Arab Human Development Report 2005 (Arabic language)

Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World

Series:
Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
11 Dec 2006
Gender inequality is generally recognized as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region. This volume of the Report focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment. It details the processes in which gender impacts on Ara...
RAPPORT ARABE SUR DEV HUMAIN 2005

Rapport sur le développement humain arabe 2005

Vers la liberté de la femme dans le monde arabe

Series:
Rapport sur le Développement Humain 
24 Jun 2008
Ce quatrième rapport de la série de Rapports sur le développement humain arabe complète l'investigation sur certaines entraves au développement humain arabe commencée par les précédents rapports. Le rapport de l'année 2005 analyse, avec la même indépendance d'esprit qui a caractérisé les rapports...
ANN REVIEW OF DEV GLOBAL 2005 (A)

Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Countries of the ECSWA Region, 2005 (Arabic language)

Series:
Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Arab Countries
5 May 2006
This publication is the fourth issue prepared by the Executive Secretariat of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations regional commission covering the Middle East. The Annual Review offers an assessment of the manifestations of the globalization of Arab cou...
ASSESS OF ENVIRO "HOT SPOTS"

Assessment of Environmental Hot Spots in Iraq

21 Apr 2006
It is estimated that Iraq has several thousand contaminated sites resulting from a combination of general industrial activities, military activities, post-conflict damage and looting. This document is a report of the results of a project managed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)...
COMP SOCIAL STATS & INDICAT #7

Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators

A Special Issue on Youth

24 Feb 2006
This bulletin presents social statistics illustrating some of the key socio-economic indicators for countries of Western Asia. This year’s issue is dedicated to Youth, exploring issues of education employment and health. This bilingual publication contains information in English and Arabic.
INVESTIR EN FAVEUR DES ENFANTS

Investir en faveur des enfants du monde islamique

24 Feb 2006
Ce rapport examine la situation des enfants dans 57 pays musulmans, évalue les progrès dans les secteurs de la santé, de l'éducation, de la protection de l'enfant et du VIH/SIDA, et préconise les mesures à prendre. Ce rapport s'inscrit dans un monde en pleine mutation où la plus grande génération...
TOWARDS INTEGRATED SOCIAL POLI

Towards Integrated Social Policies in Arab Countries

Framework and Comparative Analysis

24 Feb 2006
The purpose of this report is to present an analysis of social policies and to identify approaches for enhancing their integration and effectiveness in Arab countries. The analysis is comparative and thus also covers countries from outside the region at different stages of development.
NATL ACCOUNTS STUDIES ESCWA #25

National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, Bulletin No.25

24 Feb 2006
This publication provides national statistics on the countries of Western Asia. The data includes aggregates of national accounts and their relative distribution, consolidated national accounts for each country during the period 2000-2004, and estimates of gross domestic product. Iraq and Palesti...
INVESTING IN THE CHILDREN

Investing in the Children of the Islamic World

27 Jan 2006
This landmark joint report gives a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing 600 million children across the Islamic world. The report, a background document for the First Ministerial Conference on the Child, reviews the situation of children in 57 Muslim countries. It assesses ...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #14

External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Fourteenth Issue

Series:
External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
30 Dec 2005
The Bulletin includes statistical data and indicators on the international trade in goods of ESCWA member countries, based primarily on national sources, with additional material provided by secondary sources. Data presented includes summary tables on overall trade, trends and share of the region...
ECON TRENDS & IMPACTS BANKING

Economic Trends and Impacts

Banking Sector Lending Behaviour and Efficiency in Selected ESCWA Member Countries

24 Feb 2006
This study examines the financial systems in economies of the ESCWA region, and the role of these systems in terms of economic growth. Such an examination aims to contribute to a better understanding of the functioning of financial markets in the region, and endeavours to enable countries to achi...
BULLETIN ON VITAL STATISTICS #08

Bulletin on Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 8th Issue

30 Dec 2005
The Bulletin of Vital Statistics for the countries of Western Asia provides statistics and indicators covering fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces. Comparative study is facilitated through data which dates as far back as 1990. Most of the national data was compiled from national statisti...
POPULATION & DEV RPT #2 DEMO WIND

Population and Development Report, Issue No.2

The Demographic Window - An Opportunity for Development in the Arab Countries

Series:
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Population and Development Report
14 Jul 2006
The Population and Development Report, a series of analytical reports published biennially, aims to enhance knowledge about the vital relationship between population and development issues and to generate awareness in advance of the challenges presented by population dynamics and demographic chan...
GLOBAL FORECAST & PRED ESCWA #3

Global Forecasts and Predictions for the ESCWA Region

Debt Investment and Endogenous Economic Growth in the ESCWA Region

24 Feb 2006
The objective of this series is to provide material that will assist the ESCWA member countries in designing fiscal, monetary and economic development policies aimed at further enhancing macroeconomic, development and economic policy cooperation. In this issue, the nature and type of growth mecha...
STAT ABSTRACT ESCWA REGION #25

Statistical Abstract of the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 25

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
24 Feb 2006
This Abstract provides useful statistical data for countries in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region. The data is collected at the national level and represents areas such as: population and human settlements, education, health, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and f...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2005

Arab Human Development Report 2005

Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World

Series:
Arab Human Development Report
11 Dec 2006
Gender inequality is generally recognized as one of the main obstacles to development in the Arab Region. This volume of the Report focuses on the history and contemporary dynamics of Arab women's economic, political, and social empowerment. It details the processes in which gender impacts on Ara...