Proposed Arab Digital Agenda: Preliminary Framework for the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy for Sustainable Development
The integration of ICT into the various sectors has led to improve the effectiveness of activities and to develop these sectors. Regional and national digital Agendas are documents that provide a...
Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020
Providing an analysis of the global situation in mid-2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is a difficult task. The outbreak has exerted tremendous pressure on the global economy, the scale of which...
Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020
Achieving sustainable development in the Arab region faces structural barriers that are often shared among the 22 Arab countries, despite variations in income level, natural resources, and...
ESCWA Annual Report 2019
The last decade was difficult for the Arab region. A few countries fell into civil war while others suffered from serious political and economic instability. As a result, millions of people across...
Assessing Arab Economic Integration: How Agricultural Trade can Affect the Achievement of the SDGs through Further Integration Third Edition
The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the scale of its impact across the Arab region highlight the need for collaborative economic integration that strengthens the region’s recovery and builds...
Trade and transport costs in the Arab region
Trade costs are a major determinant of trade competitiveness and integration in regional and global economies. The Arab region has high trade costs, resulting in low trade integration at the...
An Introductory Study on the Status, Challenges and Prospects of the Libyan Economy
The Libya Socioeconomic Dialogue Project is managed and implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), thanks to a funding by the German Federal...
ESCWA's vision on the work modalities for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda)
This document presents “ESCWA's vision on the work modalities for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda)”. It...
National Connectivity Report Jordan 2020
Last decades have witnessed a significant increase in the amount of transport of persons and goods resulting in economic growth and connectivity becoming high on the political agenda of countries...
Syria at War: Eight Years On
The “Syria at War: Eight Years On” report is the second product of the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Centre for Syrian...
ESCWA Annual Report 2018
The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of key efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) to support global, regional and national efforts towards a more stable...
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2018-2019
The Survey 2018-2019 observes that the Arab region experienced an economic recovery with a growth rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.7% the year before. This recovery was largely attributed...
ESCWA Annual Report 2017
The 2017 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and...
A Model with Heterogeneous Agents to Study Pension Reforms: A Theoretical Presentation and Application using Tunisian data
In this report, ESCWA developed a hybrid general equilibrium model with overlapping generations taking into account the heterogeneity of the agents and the non-linearity of pension formulas. The...
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2017-2018
The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The...
Innovation Policy for Inclusive Sustainable Development in the Arab Region
The aim of this study is to provide decision-makers in Arab countries with a framework for the formulation of policies for economic growth and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
ESCWA Annual Report 2016
The 2016 Annual Report provides an overview of key economic and social developments throughout the Arab region, as well as facts and figures about the Economic and Social Commission for Western...
An economic outlook for the Arab region by 2025
In this report, ESCWA proposes an integrated outlook based on three economic levers set by economic theories and best practices.
Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy
In this paper, three models are presented to capture five different effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: i) the impact of the presence of Libyans in Tunisia on aggregate demand...
Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report
The Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report, the first of its kind following the launch of the 2030 Agenda, is the result of three years of collaboration between the League of Arab States’...