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Value of the translation industry for economies in the Arab region
N. Harabi / Eldis Document Store 2007
Knowledge has always been at the heart of economic growth. It is disseminated through education, research and development, the mass media and the translation industry. In Arab countries there has been a widespread impression that...
Politics drives aid to Middle East and North Africa
Jane Harrigan; Chengang Wang; Hamed El-Said / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2006
Politics has more influence over global aid flows to Middle Eastern and North African countries than economic need. Western style democracy, peace treaties with Israel and regime challenge by Islamic groups have all stimulated funding...
How to link small-scale farmers to markets
Agricultural Support Systems Division, FAO 2006
This website/page presents a selection of brief case studies of ways in which small-scale farmers in developing countries have linked with markets, through their own efforts and with assistance from others. Not all can be considered s...
Promoting free press in the Arab region
Y. Fadel / Arab Press Freedom Watch 2005
The Arab Press Freedom Watch (APFW) is a country based report on the state of the media in the Arab world. It includes analysis and chronology of events for most of the Arab countries, including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, ...
Impact of the mobile communication boom in the MENA region
T. El Zein / MTC Mobile Telecommunications Co 2006
This paper examines the current mobile communications landscape in the MENA region and outlines the potential future opportunities and challenges expected to face the rapidly growing sector. It provides analysis and insights into the ...
The value of rainfed agriculture in a world short of water
M. Ahmad; A. Rodriguez; A. Braslavaskaya     / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2005
Many people see rainfed agriculture as risky, but it has the potential to produce large amounts of cereal in dry regions. For this potential to be realised, farmers, researchers and policymakers must work together to improve technolog...
Status on Palestine refugees in the Middle East
G. Ovensen; J. Pedersen / Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway 2005
This collection of papers presents information on Palestine refugees living in Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. The first part of the document presents statistical information on refugees on issues including definiti...
Politics and peace building in Lebanon
A. Knudsen / Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway 2005
This paper considers the historical and political context of the killing of the former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri in February 2005. The author examines the political climate in Lebanon both before and after the assassination and im...
Middle East and North Africa do not have much time before pensions problems start to bite
D. A. Robalino / World Bank 2005
This report reviews more than 30 pension systems in 13 Middle Eastern and North African countries and calls for a series of measures to allow governments to gradually reform their unsustainable pensions systems, and thus avoid future ...
A review of law and policy on corporal punishment of children in the Middle East and North Africa
Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children 2005
This report reviews law and policy in relation to corporal punishment and deliberate humiliation of children in each state in the Middle East and North Africa. The human rights imperative to end all corporal punishment is discussed, t...
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