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EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #12

External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Twelfth Issue

Series:
External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
13 Feb 2004
Using national statistics, this Bulletin offers a comprehensive selection of international trade data. Data presented includes summary tables on overall trade, trends and share of the region in total world trade and data on the geographical distribution of trade for countries in the ESCWA region ...
REVIEW SUSTAINABLE DEV PROD #1

Review of Sustainable Development and Productivity Activities, No.1

30 Jan 2004
This Review highlights the main activities and achievements of the Sustainable Development and Productivity Division (SDPD) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) set up to advance productivity and sustainable development in the region. It is part of an ongoing effort to p...
NATL ACCOUNTS STUDIES ESCWA #23

National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, Bulletin No. 23

30 Jan 2004
This publication provides national statistics on the countries of Western Asia. The data provided includes aggregates of national accounts and their relative distribution, consolidated accounts in local currencies and at current prices, and the estimates of gross domestic product by expenditure. ...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2003 (A)

Arab Human Development Report 2003 (Arabic language)

Building a Knowledge Society

Series:
Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
21 Nov 2003
The Arab Human Development Report Series aims at building human development in the Arab world. The 2003 report surveys the most salient trends that influenced the process of human development in 2002-2003 and provides a thorough analysis of one of the major challenges the Region faces: its growin...
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE RISK

Adolescent Substance Use

Risk and Protection

11 Jun 2004
This publication looks at ways of planning and delivering effective treatment and rehabilitation programmes for adolescent substance users in the Greater Mekong Subregion and beyond. It examines issues such as treatment approaches to youth drug use, successful intervention, treatment and aftercar...
ECON TRENDS & IMPACTS ESCWA #1

Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region

19 Dec 2003
This study highlights the impact of external factors on the economies of Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) member countries. Within this context, the study identifies the political and macroeconomic developments that have a potential to affect the region.
BULLETIN ON VITAL STATISTICS #05

Bulletin on Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, 5th Issue

12 Sep 2003
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 the data which is provided from as far back as 1990. Most of the national data was compiled from na...
STAT ABSTRACT ESCWA REGION #22

Statistical Abstract of the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 22

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
8 Aug 2003
The Abstract provides useful statistical data collected mainly at the national level. For each country of the region, statistical tables are presented on such topics as: population and human settlements, education, health, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and fishing, industry and electri...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2003

Arab Human Development Report 2003

Building a Knowledge Society

Series:
Arab Human Development Report
7 Nov 2003
The Arab Human Development Report Series aims at building human development in the Arab world. The 2003 report surveys the most salient trends that influenced the process of human development in 2002-2003 and provides a thorough analysis of one of the major challenges the Region faces: its growin...
DESK STUDY THE ENVIRO IN IRAQ

Desk Study on the Environment in Iraq

8 Aug 2003
Lessons learned from earlier conflicts indicate that environmental consequences in Iraq must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further deterioration of humanitarian and environmental conditions. This publication provides an overview of chronic and war-related environmental issues and iden...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ESCWA #11

External Trade Bulletin of the ESCWA Region, Eleventh Issue

Series:
External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
6 Jun 2003
With statistics collected mainly at the national level, this Bulletin offers a comprehensive selection of data. Divided in three parts, part one gives summary tables on overall trade, trends and share of the region in total world trade. It also gives the import and export distributions of countri...
NATL ACCOUNTS STUDIES ESCWA #22

National Accounts Studies of the ESCWA Region, Bulletin No. 22

6 Jun 2003
This publication offers a wealth of national statistics on the countries of Western Asia. The information is divided into three chapters. Chapter I is comprised of aggregates of national accounts and their relative distribution; Chapter II consolidated accounts in local currencies and at current ...
DESK STUDY THE ENVIRO IN OCCUPIED

Desk Study on the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

8 Aug 2003
This document is adopted from a study on the environmental situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories carried out by a team of UNEP experts in October 2002. It includes an assessment of the following: freshwater quality and quantity, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and conservation ...
MOROCCAN MIGRATION DYNAMICS

Moroccan Migration Dynamics

Prospects for the Future

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) focuses on migration dynamics between Morocco and the European Union. Based on an extensive survey of 2,500 Moroccan households in five provinces in Morocco as well as in five Spanish regions, the study analyses the re...
DEMOCRATIZATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Democratization in the Middle East

Experiences, Struggles, Challenges

Series:
Changing Nature of Democracy, The
25 Apr 2003
This publication addresses a number of key issues that would determine the success or failure of sustainable democratization in the countries of the Middle East. Drawing on conceptual and country analysis it examines various important issues such as, patterns of democratization, the relationship ...
COMP SOCIAL STATS & INDICAT #5

Compendium of Social Statistics and Indicators, Fifth Issue

6 Sep 2002
Researchers and planners, among others, can now have a realistic picture of social and economic development plans in western Asia with the issuance of this publication. It provides a series of data and indicators which shed light on the social situation and on the socio-economic changes taking pl...
REVIEW SCIENCE TECHN ESCWA #4

Review of Science and Technology in ESCWA Member Countries

26 Jul 2002
This fourth issue in the series of Reviews of Science and Technology devotes attention to four areas in new materials technologies, all emphasizing modern uses of organic polymers. These areas, which include fiber-reinforced composites, polymer blends, polymer modified cements and polymeric memb...
SOURCEBOOK ALTERNAT TECHN FRESHWA

Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in West Asia

Series:
Technical Publication Series
14 Jun 2002
The West Asian Region is characterized by its aridity and vast deserts where water evaporates quickly or is absorbed into the soil before it can be properly used or contained. Throughout history inhabitants of this region have developed technologies to capture and keep water, making the best out ...
ARAB HUMAN DEV RPT 2002

Arab Human Development Report 2002

Creating Opportunities for Future Generations

Series:
Arab Human Development Report
23 Aug 2002
This report, the first regional Human Development Report (HDR) for the Arab States, focuses on the people of the Arab world, particularly the citizens of the 22 member states of the Arab League, from Maghreb to the Gulf. The report shows that Arab countries have made significant strides in more t...
REVIEW AGRICULTURE ESCWA MEMB #23

Review of Agriculture in ESCWA Member States

5 Apr 2002
This issue, No. 23 of the recurrent annual publication, focuses on one of the major issues in local and regional agricultural development; the harmonization of norms, standards and legal instruments for selected agricultural inputs. The objective for doing this is to increase productivity, protec...
REVIEW INDUST ESCWA MEMB #4 2001

Review of Industry in ESCWA Member Countries, No.4, 2001

8 Mar 2002
This publication reviews issues related to the industrial development in the region. It presents a summary of the most important trends in industrial development and reviews the studies issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The Review of Industry in ESCWA Member C...
REVIEW OF TRANSPORT IN ESCWA

Review of Transport in ESCWA Member Countries, No.12, 2001

8 Mar 2002
The strategic role of transport in international trade and commerce has been undergoing major changes because of globalization. In recent years, the importance of land transport has increased tremendously as a critical logistics and service-support sector, and as part of an overall supply chain. ...
STAT ABSTRACT ESCWA REGION #21

Statistical Abstract of the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 21

Series:
Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
8 Mar 2002
The Abstract provides useful statistical data collected mainly at the national level. For each country of the region, statistical tables are presented on such topics as: population and human settlements, education, health, national accounts, agriculture, forestry and fishing, industry and electri...
BULLET INDUS STAT ARAB #05 1992/00

Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for the Arab Countries - Fifth Isssue

1992 - 2000

Series:
Bulletin of Industrial Statistics in the Arab Region
8 Mar 2002
On the basis of the international definitions and concepts of industrial statistics, this issue presents the industrial situation in Arab countries through a set of main indicators relating to industrial production. These indicators include: productivity, trade in manufactured products, average w...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2000/1 P2

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2000-2001

Comparative Analysis of the Role of the Private Sector in ESCWA Member Countries with Egypt and Saudi Arabia as Case Studies

Series:
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
14 Jun 2002
This survey is an annual publication designed to provide a review and analysis of economic and social conditions in the ESCWA region during a specific time period. The present survey includes chapters on such topics as: the state; globalization; the impact of globalization on the role of the stat...
DIRECTORY OF RESEARCH & DEV INST

Directory of Research and Development Institutes in the ESCWA Member Countries

8 Mar 2002
This edition of the Directory includes all research and development institutes in the member countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. This publication is produced with the aim of promoting further research cooperation and coordination as well as human resou...