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SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2015-16

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2015-2016

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
29 Nov 2016
The economic and political uncertainty which has characterized the Arab region in the wake of the 2011 transitions and upheaval continues to restrain the region’s prospects for growth, job creation and stability. Economic expansion remains stalled, with persistently low global oil prices adding a...
2015 SITU RPT INTL MIGRATION

2015 Situation Report on International Migration

Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region

28 Oct 2016
The 2015 Situation Report on International Migration is published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with member agencies of the Working Group on International Migration in the Ara...
ARAB DEV OUTLOOK VISION 2030

Arab Development Outlook

Vision 2030

25 Oct 2016
The Arab region is in crisis and it is easy to succumb to pessimism about its future. This report, however, embraces a vision of hope: one that illustrates the many ways in which the region can act to ensure its future security and prosperity. It envisages a day when authoritarianism, occupation,...
AGAINST WIND & TIDES

Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region

20 Years after the Adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

14 Oct 2016
This study was undertaken by the Center for Women (ECW) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the context of a regional programme to review progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action in the Arab region. Adopted...
CHILD MARR HUM SET ARAB REG

Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings in the Arab Region

Dynamics, Challenges and Policy Options

14 Oct 2016
This study tackles the issue of female child marriage in the Arab region, particularly in conflict and humanitarian settings. It explores the causes of this problem, with a distinction between such structural determinants as family and community relations and gender roles that have long been pres...
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 sixth issue of the ESCWA Water Development 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 inter-linkages that affect the achievement of water security, energy...
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...
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 ...
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 endeavors to analyze the nexus between population dynamics and water sca...