Capacity building toolkit on the analysis and measurement of a socio-economic inequalities in the Arab region
The capacity building toolkit on the analysis and measurement of socio-economic inequalities in the Arab region was produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts to build capacities to analyze and measure...
Toolkit on the design and implementation of equality-oriented policies in the Arab countries
ESCWA has prepared the toolkit for designing and implementing equality-oriented public policies and programmes in the Arab countries as part of its efforts to support member countries in...
Examining multidimensional inequality in the Arab region through a capabilities lens: Presenting a pilot study in Lebanon with a focus on SDG 10
This study takes a critical look at Sustainable Development Goal 10 – aimed to reduce inequality within and among countries – and proposes an innovative research approach to capture...
Promoting Social Justice in the Arab Region through Capacity Building Interventions, Social Development Bulletin, Vol.7, No.3
This bulletin explores the connection between innovative capacity building and the ability of stakeholders to implement the SDGs. It details the capacity building work undertaken by ESCWA’s...
Leaving no one behind: Integrating marginalized groups in some Arab countries
Unprecedented social progress has been recorded around the world in the past few decades, with significant drops in poverty levels. However, this progress has been uneven as social and economic...
Manual for Building Capacities in Developing Social Protection Policies based on a Participatory Approach
The manual for building capacities in developing social protection policies based on a participatory approach is produced as part of ESCWA’s efforts aimed at strengthening...
The Social Justice Policy Gap Assessment Tool (PGAT)
The Policy Gap Assessment Tool aims to analyze the extent to which the principles of social justice are integrated into public policies and development programs in the Arab region by identifying...
Toolkit for mainstreaming social justice principles in development policies
The guide aims to enhance the capacities of policy-makers in member states in integrating the concepts and principles of social justice into national development policies, plans and programs, and...
Social Justice Matters: A view from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Achieving social justice and leaving no one behind are urgent priorities in the Arab region. This pamphlet aims to provide general information and raise awareness on social justice and related...
ESCWA’s approach to Key Social Groups and Emerging Issues in the Arab region
ESCWA is an active regional partner in several United Nations initiatives addressing the situation of key social groups – notably youth, older persons and persons with disabilities – as well as...
Policy Brief: From the Ideal of Social Justice to the Concept of Inequality
The concept of social justice has recently regained interest among analysts, thinkers and institutions, as the claim for democracy and the claim for social justice were the main motivations...
Social Development Report 2: Inequality, Autonomy and Change in the Arab Region
This report examines how inequality and personal autonomy are likely to impact on the broad “political settlement “in the Arab region overtime. Chapter one provides a historical overview of the...
What Remains of the Arab Spring? Challenges Impeding the Achievement of Social Justice in the Arab Region
Five years after the popular uprisings that swept the Arab region, this report analyses the consequences of the Arab Spring, by focusing on three cases studies, namely Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco...
Social Protection as a Tool for Justice, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 2
The present Social Development Bulletin examines the mutually reinforcing relationship between social protection and social justice. It promotes social protection as a transformative tool that can...
Promoting the Empowerment of Marginalized Social Groups in the Arab Region
This pamphlet examines key issues related to the empowerment of three marginalized social groups in the Arab region, namely youth, older people and persons with disabilities, with a view to...
Social and solidarity economy as a tool for social justice, policy brief, No.4
This brief aims at building the capacity of member States to adopt social policies and institutional mechanisms for equitable and inclusive socioeconomic development. It defines the concept of...
Social justice in Arab countries: Challenges and recommended courses of action
This paper is an overview of some of the current political, social, economic and institutional challenges facing Arab countries in moving towards socially motivated patterns of economic growth and...
Social justice: Concepts, principles, tools and challenges
This paper sheds light on some of the underlying theories and fundamental elements of social justice. Specifically, it focuses on the principle of participation given its centrality to a number of...
ESCWA Country Brief - 2013
This set of country briefs presents the socioeconomic, political and developmental challenges facing three countries in transition, namely Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. It reviews the causes of...
Participation and Civic Engagement Policy Brief Series: Policy Brief One Participation And Transitional Justice
This policy brief discusses the central role of civic engagement and civil society in forging transitional justice mechanisms. Using international case studies, it outlines the general instruments...