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ECONOMIC REPORT ON AFRICA 2021

Economic Report on Africa 2021

Addressing Poverty and Vulnerability in Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Economic Report on Africa
14 May 2022
The report applies a poverty-vulnerability-resilience framework to examine the impact of COVID-19 on household well-being in Africa. The report emphasizes the dynamic nature of poverty since some of the poor are not poor all the time, though they are often vulnerable because of exposure to a mult...
SCIENCE TECHNO & INNOVAT ZAMBIA

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review: Zambia

12 May 2022
The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review of Zambia has three fundamental goals. Its first goal is to offer Zambia an assessment of activities and institutions that make up its innovation ecosystem. The second goal is to draw attention to important socio-economic development questions ...
CROSS-BRDER TRADE PANDEMC ENVRNMNT

Cross-Border Trade in the Pre- and Post-Pandemic Environment

Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia

2 Jun 2022
Since 2016, UNCTAD has been working to support women in informal cross-border trade in sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out analytical, capacity-building and policy advocacy activities. This report describes the results of an impact assessment of the capacity-building activities that UNCTAD conducted...
CELEB 50 YRS LDC CATEGORY

A Special Issue to Celebrate the 50 Years of the LDC Category

Bringing the Voice of the Least Developed Countries into the G20 Policy Agenda

2 Jun 2022
The publication discusses the following issues: 1. Boosting Africa's and LDCs' agency in the G20; 2. Boosting quality and climate-resilient infrastructure in developing countries: Policy proposals form the T20; 3. How can the G20 support innovative mechanisms to mobilize financial resources for L...
IRC RESRCH RPT TEACH ATTEND GAMBIA

Time to Teach: Teacher Attendance and Time on Task in Primary Schools in The Gambia

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Innocenti Research Reports
26 Oct 2021
The international standards for teaching time in a year are 880 hours. In The Gambia, dedicated teaching time in a year is 734 hours. This reduced time is exacerbated by teacher absenteeism that varies across the different regions in the country from 12 to 30%, and is a barrier to achieving the r...
IRC RESRCH RPT TEACH ATTEND GUINEA

Time to Teach: Teacher Attendance and Time on Task in Primary Schools in Guinea-Bissau

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 Oct 2021
Teacher absenteeism is one of the most troubling obstacles on the path toward universal access to learning opportunities at school. Over the past decades, studies have found that teacher absenteeism is particularly prevalent in certain parts of Africa. While Guinea-Bissau has not administered or ...
IRC RESRCH RPT ECON CRISIS & CHILD

Economic Crisis and Child Well-being in the West and Central Africa Region

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Innocenti Research Reports
28 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic that swept over the world from early 2020 has triggered both health and economic shocks of unprecedented proportions in recent memory. Some estimates suggest that the consequences of these shocks will likely erase most of the progress made in global development over the past...
IRC RESRCH RPT REIMAGINING MIGRATI

Reimagining Migration Responses in Somaliland and Puntland

Learning from Migrant Children and Young People’s Experiences - Summary Report

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Innocenti Research Reports
15 Sep 2021
Migration is a regular feature of life in the Horn of Africa. It takes multiple forms and is driven by numerous factors, including personal aspirations, economic exclusion and forced displacement as a consequence of inter-ethnic communal violence or natural disasters. As part of a regional resear...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2021

Review of Maritime Transport 2021

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Review of Maritime Transport
13 Dec 2021
The Review of Maritime Transport 2021 provides an in-depth analysis and update on developments in seaborne trade, the maritime industry and markets, key performance indicators, and the legal and regulatory environment. The 2021 issue includes a new chapter on maritime trade facilitation issues, c...
REPT SG NEW PARTNER AFRICA DEVELOP

Report of the Secretary-General New Partnership for Africa's Development

Eighteenth Consolidated Progress Report on Implementation and International Support

7 Sep 2021
The report is prepared in response to General Assembly resolution A/74/301 requesting the Secretary-General to submit on an annual basis a comprehensive and action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution, based on the provision of inputs from Governments, organizations of the Unit...
DURABLE PEACE AND SUST DEV AFRICA

Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

Report of the Secretary-General

27 Aug 2021
Across the world, but notably in Africa, instability and conflict continue to generate and exacerbate poverty and institutional fragility, which in turn decrease resilience and the prospects for peace. Conflict has many different causes, drivers, and triggers. This publication examines the challe...
NAT ICT POL REV ECOMM STR BOTSWA

UNCTAD ICT Policy Review and National E-commerce Strategy for Botswana

22 Dec 2021
With the rapid uptake of information and communications technologies (ICTs), growing digitalization in both developed and developing countries, and the catalytic role of new technological innovations in business and consumer markets, global value chains, and international trade, e-commerce has be...
ASSESS REG INTEG AFRICA #10

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa X

Africa’s Services Trade Liberalization and Integration Under the AfCFTA

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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA)
18 Mar 2022
The tenth edition of the report on Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA X) is on the theme: “Africa’s services trade liberalization and integration under the AfCFTA”. The report seeks to deepen understanding and appreciation of the critical role of services to trade, production and the ...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 2020

African Statistical Yearbook 2020

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African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
24 Jun 2021
This annual publication, jointly produced by the African Development Bank, the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is a result of the collaboration that exists among the three pan-African organizations in the field of statistics. This synergistic colla...
EXAM POLITIQUE SERV MAROC #I

Examen de la politique des services: Maroc (I)

13 Nov 2021
Le Maroc a adopté une stratégie globale d'ouverture et de libéralisation de son économie. Comme de nombreux pays en développement qui ont entamé leur transformation structurelle et se sont lancés dans la diversification économique, le commerce des services a pris une place prépondérante dans la s...
ANALYSE ECON POLITQ PRCPC AFRQ CEN

L’Analyse economique et la politique de la concurrence dans le cadre du projet regional de renforcement de la concurrence et de la protection des consommateurs en afrique centrale

10 Mar 2022
Cette publication met en évidence l’intérêt de la politique de concurrence en vue d’un développement inclusif au sein des pays de la Communauté Economiques et Monétaires des Etats d’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC). Conformément à l’agenda 2030 des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, un tel dével...
MANY HANDS ON AN ELEPHANT (F)

De nombreuses mains sur un éléphant

Comment améliorer la résilience des communautés face à la radicalisation vers l’extrémisme violent?

31 Jan 2021
L’extrémisme violent continue de faire peser une menace persistante sur la paix et la stabilité dans les régions du Sahel et du Maghreb. Il continue de faire des morts et des blessés ainsi que d’occasionner des destructions de biens, en bouleversant au passage la vie des citoyens ordinaires. Près...
MANY HANDS ON AN ELEPHANT

Many Hands on an Elephant

What Enhances Community Resilience to Radicalisation into Violent Extremism?

27 Jan 2021
Violent extremism is a persistent threat to peace and stability in the Sahel and Maghreb regions. Nearly 6,000 people died in ongoing conflicts between 2015 and April 2020 in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Tunisia. The Sahel region was particularly badly ...
WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS

When the Music Stops

The Impact of Terrorism on Malian Youth

27 Jan 2021
This report is part of a project jointly carried out by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the International Centre for Counter–Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). Through field research and primary data analysis it aims to advance knowledge and awareness...
TRANSFORMING SOUTHERN AFRICA

Transforming Southern Africa

Harnessing Regional Value Chains and Industrial Policy for Development

1 Dec 2021
This volume investigates the status of regional integration in Southern Africa. It discusses the critical challenges to be overcome and surveys the most interesting opportunities for achieving deeper regional integration. The publication is divided into in three parts. The first is on structural ...
ROAD SAFETY PERFOR REVW ZIMBABWE

Road Safety Performance Review - Zimbabwe

18 Mar 2022
On 20 February 2018, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development of Zimbabwe requested support from the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety to prepare a Road Safety Performance Review (RSPR) for Zimbabwe. This review is part of a global initiative aimed at assisting gov...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2021

Le développement economique en Afrique rapport 2021

La contribution potentielle de la zone de libre-échange continentale africaine à une croissance inclusive

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Développement économique en Afrique, Le
31 Dec 2021
Le rapport annuel analyse les principaux aspects du développement de l'Afrique et les questions de politique d'intérêt pour les pays africains. Il formule des recommandations politiques pour l'action des pays africains eux-mêmes et de la communauté internationale pour surmonter les défis de dével...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2021

Economic Development in Africa Report 2021

Reaping the Potential Benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area for Inclusive Growth

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Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Dec 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area is expected to be a game changer for development ambitions in Africa. The design of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area reflects an explicit commitment to create a framework for deeper socioeconomic integration and improved co...
INTR AGNCY TRD PROD CAP 2030 AGNDA

United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity

A New Path for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in a Time of Pandemic and Beyond

12 May 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an imperative for change. Universal in scope, it calls for collective action on an unprecedented scale to support countries’ own paths for development. Consequently, through the repositioning of its development system, the United Nations is shifting ...
ROAD SAFETY PERFORM REV ETHIOPIA

Road Safety Performance Review - Ethiopia

17 Mar 2021
To support Member States most affected by road traffic fatalities, and adapting from the United Nations Development Account 9th tranche project “Strengthening the national road safety management capacities of selected developing countries and countries with economies in transition”, the Secretary...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...