This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 7 and above, and all other browser types.
United Nations - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia عربي
Click on the flag to access Bahrain's document gallery Click on the flag to access Egypt's document gallery Click on the flag to access Iraq's document gallery Click on the flag to access Jordan's document gallery Click on the flag to access Kuwait's document gallery Click on the flag to access Lebanon's document gallery Click on the flag to access Oman's document gallery Click on the flag to access Palestine's document gallery Click on the flag to access Qatar's document gallery Click on the flag to access Saudi Arabia's document gallery Click on the flag to access Sudan's document gallery Click on the flag to access Syria's document gallery Click on the flag to access UAE's document gallery Click on the flag to access Yemen's document gallery 
ESCWA Discusses Role of Productivity in Enhancing Competitiveness
In cooperation with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Jordan Chamber of Industry, ESCWA organized a training workshop on “The Role of Productivity Improvement in Enhancing Competitiveness of Manufacturing Firms in Jordan” during the month of June.

The workshop aimed at providing participants with theoretical concepts and techniques to improve productivity in order to enhance competitiveness of manufacturing firms, which includes good management of resources, factor costs, assessment, quality standard enhancement, development and innovation.

Participants were 22 from public and private sectors. Discussions revolved around theoretical concepts on productivity and competitiveness and good management; main strategies for upgrading enterprises and new opportunities for enhancing their competitiveness; management of human resources and costs, and the application of quality standards. Participants tackled ways to promote innovation and research activities and development and their impact on productivity, and enhance the value added, in addition to assessment methods and measuring tools. Highlights were also made on green economy and environmental goods, services and standards.


UPCOMMING EVENTS
24.05.2011 |
Training Workshop
LATEST NEWS
07.05.2013 |
Beirut-Dubai, 30 April 2013 (Information and Communication Unit)— “The United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Technical Cooperation Workshop” opened today in Dubai, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Ministry of Economy at the UAE. In his opening remarks, ESCWA Director of the Planning, Partnerships and Technical Cooperation Division Roberto Laurenti, expressed the Commission’s gratitude to the Assistant Under-Secretary-General at the Emirati Ministry of Economy, Mr. Mohamad Saleh Shalwah for his full support in holding this meeting.
ESCWA assists Bahrain in National Water Demand Management
07.01.2013 |
ESCWA through its Regional Advisor Environment and Water, Dr. Ralf Klingbeil, assisted Bahrain during a mission in November 2012 in its efforts for improving national water demand management. Upon request from the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Mr. Klingbeil visited Bahrain in November 2012 to review national policies and practices in rationalizing water consumption.
01.06.2012
ESCWA Regional Advisor for the National Accounts Omar Hakouz visited the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Kuwait in April of 2012. During his two-week visit, Hakouz trained the staff of National Accounts Department to review their database on national accounts and publish the compilation in accordance with international dissemination standards. On his last day, the Department held a workshop on “Requirements for Improving the Rules of National Accounts Data.”

Useful Links