A Profile of Poverty in Egypt: 1997 [English]. 1998
The report presents a profile of poverty in Egypt for 1997. It assesses the magnitude of poverty and its distribution across geographic and socioeconomic groups, provides information on the characteristics of the poor, illustrates the heterogeneity among the poor, and helps identify empirical correlates of poverty.
Assessment of Technical Offices of Ministers: Doubts about their Ability to Improve the Process of Law-Making for Economic Reform in Egypt [English]. 2005
Bahrain - Human Development Report 2000 [English]. 2000
Achievements and Challenges of Human Development. This Report, Bahrain's first National Human Development Report reviews the macro and sectoral economic achievements and their relationships to issues of development, human resource development and labour productivity.
Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance [English]. 2002
This report's declaration on democracy is a commitment to eradicate poverty and to place Africa on a path of sustainable growth and development and to participate actively in the world economy and body politic on equal footing.
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) - Annual Report 2003  [English][Arabic]. 2003
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) - Annual Report 2004 [Arabic]. 2004
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) - Annual Report 2005 [English][Arabic]. 2006
Peace building, the Future and Human Rights
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) - Annual Report 2006 [English][Arabic]. 2007
Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa [English]. 2008
This is the Working Paper No. 460 of the Institute of Social Studies. The paper provides an assessment of economic growth, employment and poverty reduction in the Arab MENA region.
Economic Report on Africa 2007: Accelerating Africa's Development through Diversification [English]. 2007
This report reviews the world economy and maps out prospects for development in Africa through the institution of structural reforms to diversify and modernize the economy, enhance competitiveness, promote trade, accelerate growth and reduce poverty.
Economic Trends and Impacts: Foreign Aid and Development in the Arab Region [English]. 2007
This study examines the financial systems in economies in 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 endeavors to enable countries to achieve higher growth rates than in the past. This is issue No. 4 of Economic Trends and Impacts.
Economy Without Government: the Economic Role of Civil Society in the Absence of the State: the Case of Somalia [Arabic]. 2000
This abstract reviews the effective elements that were observed in the economic and social fields during the last ten years in Arab countries. This review contains lessons learned for the future from which Somalia or any other country could benefit.
Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East [English]. 2009
A Brookings Press publication 2009 that is edited by Navtej Dhillon and Tarik Yousef. Generation in the waiting represents three years of research on youth exclusion in the Middle East namely Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank and Gaza.
Globalization and the Least Developed Countries: Issues in Technology [English]. 2007
The paper argues that the promotion of technological changes will effectively contribute to form part of a strategy which is aimed at developing productive capacities and expanding employment. It discusses the processes of technological learning, through which the capability to use and improve technologies is put in place, together with technological innovation, through which appropriate new technologies are used to deliver new or improved products to markets.
Growth & Empowerment of Women in the Arab States [Arabic]. 2006
Human Development Report 1999 [French]. 1999
The first report, prepared with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides an understanding of Tunisia's progress over the last ten year related to the promotion of human resources, distribution of benefits generated by growth and the conditions of living of its people.
Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Economic Growth in the MENA Countries 2006 [English]. 2006
The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the accumulation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has contributed to economic growth in MENA countries, and how this compares with the role played in different groups of developed and developing countries.
Indicator of the Information Society in Syria, 2004 [English][Arabic]. 2004
National ICT Strategy for Socio-Economic Development in Syria
Information and Communications for Development - Global Trends and Policies [English].
This report analyzes ICT in light of lessons from both developing and developed countries. It examines the roles of the public and private sectors, identifying the challenges involved in adopting and expanding ICT use as well as the direct and indirect benefits of doing so.
Investment Map In Arab Countries [Arabic]. 2001
The Council of Arab Economic Unity prepared an investment map that includes investment projects (investment opportunities) classified by sector, activity and geographical location.
Issues of Economic Reconstruction in Iraq: the Larger View [English]. 2003
By Abdel Fadil. The author discusses the key issues regarding the economic reconstruction of Iraq and focuses on the recovery and rehabilitation activities, the challenges of reconstruction, Iraq's foreign debt problems and future prospects, the future of the oil sector, sectoral priorities. The paper explores the future economic policies and maps out the role of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in the post-war era.
Law-making for trade Liberalization & Investment Promotion in Jordan [English]. 2005
Despite many challenges, structural reforms remain the Jordanian kingdom’s best bet in the short run to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by globalization, while containing its risks. Now in tandem with WTO membership, a Free Trade Agreement with the United States and an Association Agreement with the European Commission Jordan has secured a unique position in the Arab world vis-à-vis the West.
Macroeconomic Policies for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Yemen [English]. 2005
Oman: Sustainable Growth and Economic Diversification [English]. 1994
This is a report prepared by the World Bank at the request of the Government of Oman to examine Oman's longer-term economic prospects, provide an assessment of its economic policies, and suggest needed changes.
Regional Economic Forecast – 2008 [English]. 2009
This report discusses the ESCWA economic forecast from the global context, 2008-2009 regional outlooks, the inflation and the food crises in the western Asian region as well as the impacts of the credit crisis in the ESCWA region.
Reviving Growth in the Arab World [English]. 2002
The paper analyzes overall economic growth performance in the Arab world since the mid 1960s, with the key objective of developing a better understanding of what drives the growth process in the Arab region.
Strategy of Arab Economic Integration in the two coming decades 2002 - 2020 [Arabic]. 2007
The Council of Arab Economic Unity approved in its 73rd meeting a new strategy for Arab economic integration in the two coming decades. It also approved the various dimensions of the strategy in areas of trade, investment, technological development and joint Arab development.
Summary of the Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA region, 2002-2003 [English][Arabic][French]. 2003
United Nations Economic and Social Council - Substantive session, 30 June-25 July 2003.
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region 2004 [English][Arabic][French]. 2004
United Nations Economic and Social Council - Substantive session of 2004, 28 June-23 July 2004
Syria - Human Development Report 2000 [Arabic]. 2003
The Coalition Provisional Authority's Experience with Economic Reconstruction in Iraq: Lessons Identified [English]. 2005
This report is focused specifically on economic reconstruction in Iraq under the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). It is the second of three reports examining important lessons identified in Iraq prior to the country’s transition to sovereignty in June 2004 and is based on extensive interviews with 113 U.S. officials, soldiers, and contractors who served there.
The Impact of Alternative Development Strategies on Growth and Distribution: Simulations with a Dynamic Model For Egypt [English]. 2001
The paper uses a dynamically recursive computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to analyze the economy wide growth and distribution effects of alternative development strategies for Egypt.
The Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Syria - Toolkit [English]. 2006
UNDP and other UN organizations adopt clear strategies for gender mainstreaming which emphasize systematic integration of gender equality objectives into organizational policies, programmes at all levels, resources allocations and practices. This kit is designed to assist the user in mainstreaming gender in policies and programs that are supported by UN and other development agencies in Syria.
The Main Actors in the Law – Making Process for Economic Reform: An Assessment of their Strengths & Weaknesses to Participate in the Law – Making Process in Egypt [English]. 2005
After launching the Economic Reform and Stabilization Adjustment Program (ERSAP) in 1991 the Egyptian government embarked on a new initiative to reform and upgrade the legislative framework. This paper highlights the role of the Executive, the Legislative and civil society, showing the weaknesses and the strengths of the process.
The Political Economy of Economic Growth Policies: The Case of Yemen Republic [English]. 2002
The paper tries to explain why Yemen's economic growth rate was sliding down and its policies were ineffective in most of its recent history. The paper's hypothesis is that the developments of Yemeni political economy explains that very well. Poor institutions explain why appropriate growth policies are neglected and bad growth policies are adopted. The country’s political, social and economic developments show that very clearly.
The Third Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 and the Impact of the Global Economic Crises [English][Arabic]. 2010
The 3rd Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2010 documents the progress made to date in attaining the MDGs and focuses on the impact of the global economic crises on their achievement.
UNDP - Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Human Development Report 2002 [English]. 2002
Building competitiveness in the face of vulnerability. This report analyses and reports on human development status of the nine small island developing states that constitute the organization of Eastern Caribbean States. It also considers the necessity to revisit and possibly modify standard measures of human and social development in an effort to adequately capture the social and economic realities in the OECS countries.
UNDP - Pacific Human Development Report 1999 - Creating Opportunities [English]. 1999
This is the second Pacific Human Development Report that analyses the human development Status of the fifteen developing island countries. In addition to that, the report tackles the issues of poverty in this region and emphasis on the need to develop “job-rich” economies with government attentions to ensure that people can have sustainable livelihoods.
UNDP - Regional Human Development Report - South East-Asia [English]. 2005
This regional HDR "Promoting ICT for Human Development in Asia: Realizing the Millennium Development Goals" is a major step towards bringing ICT to the center of the development debate. The Report's unique approach lies in its use of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to measure and monitor the impact of ICTs on human development. Its comparative study across the nine countries in Asia highlights both the qualitative and quantitative linkages between ICTs and human development and the channels through which the linkage effects occur.
World Bank - World Development Reports [English].
World Bank annual World Development Report is a guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today.
World Bank: The Economic Advancement of Women in Jordan: A Country Gender Assessment [English]. 2005
The assessment explores the extent to which gender issues contribute to or impede the success of Jordan’s vision of transforming itself into a knowledge-based, diversified, and private sector–driven economy.

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