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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ENHANCE COHERENCE BETWEEN - RWANDA

Enhancing Coherence between Trade and Industrial Strategies in Africa

The Experience of Rwanda

12 Apr 2021
This paper examines the role of trade and industrial policies in fostering productive transformation in Rwanda. It identifies areas where there is the need for policy action to make trade and industrial policies more consistent with the goal of diversification and development of productive capaci...
COVID-19 CRISIS IN NORTH AFRICA

COVID-19 Crisis in North Africa

The Impact and Mitigation Responses

27 Nov 2020
North African economies are hardly hit by COVID-19 (coronavirus), induced by the lockdown measures which had negative impact on the supply and demand sides, and the drastic reduction of world demand, fueling a drop in North Africa exports. Spurred by the 50% drop in oil prices and the lockdown, A...
MEDICAL INDUSTRIES IN AFRICA

Medical Industries in Africa: A Regional Response to Supply Shortages

31 Oct 2020
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has severely strained the supply of certain healthcare products. This report shows that Africa can position itself strategically and develop a regional response to avert future shortages. Supporting health and positioning the continent strategically in the future trade land...
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GREEN ECONOMY

Political Economy of a Green Economy: Transition in Africa

1 Nov 2020
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) identified the green economy as one of several approaches to sustainable development. In their common position to Rio+20, African countries recognized that the transition to a green economy could offer new opportunities to advance ...
ÉVALUATION PRÉPARATION COMMERCE

États membres de l'Union économique et monétaire Ouest-Africaine

Évaluation de l'état de préparation au commerce électronique

9 Apr 2021
La pandémie mondiale liée au COVID-19 a révélé l’importance des solutions numériques pour faciliter l’accès aux biens et services essentiels. Plusieurs gouvernements de pays en développement ont ainsi décidé d’accélérer la mise en œuvre des réformes en matière de commerce électronique afin d’acco...
COVID-19 IN AFRICA PROTECTING LIVE

COVID-19 in Africa

Protecting Lives and Economies

13 Oct 2020
Between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could die as a direct result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), depending on measures taken to stop the spread. Africa is particularly susceptible because 56 percent of the urban population is concentrated in overcrowded and poorly serviced slum dwellings (e...
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXIT STRATEGIES

COVID-19: Lockdown Exit Strategies for Africa

14 Oct 2020
In the current context of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, policymakers are confronted with decisions that may prove to be among the most difficult of their careers. In Africa, at least 42 countries have imposed partial or full lockdowns on the movements and activities. Experience around the ...
INVEST POLICY REV SEYCHELL

Investment Policy Review - Seychelles

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
31 Jan 2021
The Investment Policy Review (IPR) of Seychelles assesses the country’s legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment. This includes the analysis of FDI-specific regulations (investment laws, sectoral investment regulations and international investment agreements), and also general...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2020

The Least Developed Countries Report 2020

Productive Capacities for the New Decade

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2020
“[This Report] highlights the importance of public investment for LDCs to address their short-term needs. It emphasizes the importance of comprehensive support for meso-level policies for productive capacity development in the context of addressing structural constraints and building the resilien...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2020

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2020

Des capacités productives pour la nouvelle décennie

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
13 Jul 2021
« Ce rapport souligne l'importance de l'investissement public pour les pays les moins avancés afin de répondre à leurs besoins à court terme. Il souligne l'importance d'un soutien global aux politiques de niveau méso pour le développement des capacités productives dans le contexte de la résolutio...
PORT MANAGEMENT SERIES VOLUME 8

Port Management Series Volume 8: Case Studies

TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking Network

19 Nov 2020
UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Series (PMS) is published in English, French, and Spanish on a three-yearly cycle. This Volume – number 8 in the series – presents fifteen dissertations which have been judged to be the best from the recent cycles of the English-speaking Network. The partici...
EVALUATION DU COTE D

Évaluation de l'état de préparation au commerce électronique - Côte d'Ivoire

15 Apr 2021
L’évaluation de l’état de préparation de la Côte d’Ivoire au commerce électronique est la vingt-sixième évaluation de ce type menée par la CNUCED et la septième au sein de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine, après le Sénégal, le Togo, le Burkina Faso, le Mali, le Bénin et le Niger. D...
UNSUNG HEROES: HOW SMALL FARMERS

Unsung Heroes

How Small Farmers Cope with COVID-19

28 Aug 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic has hit small farmers with disruptions in health, food security, transport, finance and demand. It has also increased the cost of doing business. Smallholder farmers, already dealing with the effects of a climate and price crisis, are taking emergency measures for ...
TECH HUBS IN AFRICA

Tech Hubs In Africa

How Can They Support Start-ups Across the Continent?

11 Sep 2020
African tech hubs play an important role in building entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping start-ups, but they struggle to earn revenue and become financially sustainable.
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2020

Review of Maritime Transport 2020

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
18 Dec 2020
The Review 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 2020 issue counts on a number of novel data sets that help analyse the performance of seaports in ter...
UGANDA SCI TECH & INNOV POLY REV

Uganda Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review

16 Dec 2020
The Uganda Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review supports Ugandan development aspirations which require that its national science, technology and innovation (STI) plans and programmes make an effective contribution to its social and economic development. Strengthening national innovati...
TECH HUBS IN AFRICA 2ND EDITION

Tech Hubs In Africa - Second Edition

Supporting Start-Ups

11 Dec 2020
African tech hubs play an important role in building fledgling entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping start-ups, but they struggle to earn revenue and become financially sustainable. This second edition has expanded its coverage, adding insights from East African hubs. Based on interviews with do...