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Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia, 2005

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The accelerating development in knowledge during the past few decades has modified the principles of economic growth with the move towards knowledge-based economy affecting all sectors of the economy. This report aims to depict the status of information societies in the ESCWA region, measure the progress made in building these societies and evaluate the current status of member countries. With those objectives, the report provides comprehensive analysis and essential information on the situation of the ESCWA region in comparison with the rest of the world. The end result is the promotion of cooperation and regional integration opportunities in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy.