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Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
PATHWAYS TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY

Pathways Towards Food Security in the Arab Region

An Assessment of Wheat Availability

17 Feb 2017
This study includes a review of the various regional initiatives that relate to wheat in order to reflect the results of the assessment of wheat availability into useful regional policy directions that can help the region to enhance wheat availability. The outcome of the review coupled with the r...
A PEOPLE IN DANGER

A People in Danger

Effects on Health of the 2014 Israeli Offensive on the Gaza Strip

17 Feb 2017
This study aims primarily to describe the effects of the 2014 offensive, bearing in mind the conditions created by the blockade and previous offensives, on the health and well-being of adults (18+ years of age) living in Gaza. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted the stud...
SYRIA AT WAR FIVE YEARS ON

Syria at War

Five Years On

17 Feb 2017
This report focuses on socioeconomic ramifications of the conflict in Syria five years on; it examines the European Union’s humanitarian cooperation with Syria and region, the flow of refugees and migrants to Syria’s neighbours and Europe, and the impact of the unilateral economic measures on the...
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...
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...
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. This re...
ARAB SUS DEV RPT #1 2015

Arab Sustainable Development Report First Edition, 2015

28 Oct 2016
In September 2015, Governments worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using the SDGs as a thematic reference, the report examines progress on securing human dignity and well-being in the Arab countries and w...
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,...
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...
POP & DEV RPT #7: WATER ARA(A)

Population and Development Report: Issue No. 7 (Arabic language)

Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region

22 Jul 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...
WATER GOVER ARAB REG BRIEF(A)

Water Governance in the Arab Region (Arabic language)

Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future - Report in Brief

22 Apr 2016
The publication looks at the alarming current water situation in the Arab countries, with demand for water increasing exponentially as a result of rapid population expansion, changing lifestyles, urbanization, and the pressures of economic growth. The high dependency of the region on transboundar...
ARAB INTEGRAT 21ST CENT DEV

Arab Integration

A 21st Century Development Imperative

18 Sep 2014
This report aims to revive the project of Arab integration conferring new dimensions to the concept of integration to include all aspects of the social structure or the elements of human civilization. It also calls for expanding economic integration beyond the narrow scope of trade liberalization...
ARAB INTEGRAT: 21ST CENT DEV (A)

Arab Integration (Arabic Language)

A 21st Century Development Imperative

31 Dec 2014
This report aims to revive the project of Arab integration conferring new dimensions to the concept of integration to include all aspects of the social structure or the elements of human civilization. It also calls for expanding economic integration beyond the narrow scope of trade liberalization...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #24

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-fourth Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
17 Feb 2017
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2014 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
STAT ABSTRACT ARAB REGION #34

Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region, Issue No. 34

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Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region
3 Jan 2017
The thirty-fourth issue of the Statistical Abstract of the Arab Region presents time series statistics and indicators on economic and social issues in all fourteen Arab Region member countries. The Abstract is divided into twelve chapters addressing the following topics: population; labour force;...
ARAB SOCIETY COMP SOC STAT #12

Arab Society: Compendium of Social Statistics - Issue No.12

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics
31 Dec 2015
Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics is the latest in a series of biennial compendia of the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). It provides a general view of Arab society in the ESCWA region and the changes it has encountered over time. D...
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...
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...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2014(A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2014-2015 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
18 Mar 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 ...
ESCWA WATER DEV RPT #6 (ARA)

ESCWA Water Development Report 6 (Arabic language)

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

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ESCWA Series on Water Development
31 Mar 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...
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...
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 ...
BULLET INDUS STAT ARAB #08 2006/12

Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries - Eighth Issue

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Bulletin of Industrial Statistics in the Arab Region
31 May 2015
This publication provides detailed industrial data of Arab countries for policy-makers, analysts and researchers. It includes time series of data and indicators for the period 2006- 2012. The Bulletin is divided into two parts. Part I includes summary tables on the overall industrial trends like ...
NATL ACCTS STUDIES ARAB REG #34

National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region, Bulletin No.34 (English and Arabic languages)

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National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region
31 May 2015
This publication presents available data and estimates of GDP at both current and constant prices, in addition to the consolidated national accounts for each Arab Region member country during a five years period, and the estimated real GDP growth for year of publication. It is a reference for acc...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #23

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-third Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
31 May 2015
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2013 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2013

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2013-2014

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
18 Dec 2014
The Arab region saw slower economic growth in 2013, mainly because of the moderate growth of major oil-exporting countries, represented by the member countries of Gulf Cooperation Council. While GCC countries are on a stable recovery path, the polarization of economic performance among Arab count...
BULL POP VITAL STAT ESCWA #16

Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region, Sixteenth Issue

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Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region
28 Feb 2014
The Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, issue 16, disseminates data on population, fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces from different national sources: surveys, censuses as well as from the vital registration system. This issue includes vital statistics and i...
ESCWA WATER DEV RPT #5

ESCWA Water Development Report 5

Issues in Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Services in the Arab Region

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ESCWA Series on Water Development
7 Oct 2014
The Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) took the initiative to establish a regional monitoring mechanism for water and sanitation services that builds upon indicators globally monitored under the UNICEF-WHO Joint Monitoring Program (JMP), and tasked ESCWA to lead its development and implementat...
EXTERNAL TRADE BULL ARAB REG #22

External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region, Twenty-second Issue

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External Trade Bulletin of the Arab Region
18 Mar 2014
The Bulletin presents data and statistical indicators on external trade in goods of Arab Countries. Data are presented in time series until 2012 and were drawn primarily from national sources, as well as from secondary sources where appropriate. It provides total and detailed data on intraregiona...