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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
TRANS CORP V27 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.1

Series:
Transnational Corporations
13 May 2020
Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises and development. It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD. As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprint...
CHALLENG POLICY OPTION WAY FORWARD

Challenges, Policy Options, and the Way Forward

Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan)

16 Jun 2020
The study examines the trade and development challenges facing Asian Landlocked Developing Countries and their prospects for export diversification. It offers recommendations based on the case studies of the selected countries. The report argues that, despite complex trade and development challen...
FIFTEEN YEAR WORLD SUMMIT INFO SOC

Fifteen Years Since the World Summit on the Information Society

14 Apr 2020
In 2005, the international community gathered in Tunis for the second and final session of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). That gathering concluded a process, begun in 1998, to build global understanding of the growing importance of information and communication technologies (...
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT & ADAPTATION

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure

A Compilation of Policies and Practices

Series:
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
12 Jul 2020
This is a compilation of policies and practices that contribute to bridging a knowledge gap with regards to climate change impacts and adaptation for coastal transport infrastructure. It presents examples of legal and policy approaches, as well as of reports, studies and guidance to support clima...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2019

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019

International Trade Slump

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
15 Apr 2020
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and servi...
NATUR RESOURC MANAG CLIMATE CHANGE

Natural Resource Management in the Context of Climate Change

16 Jul 2020
The management of natural resources is directly associated with climate change. On the one hand, most of the greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere originate from the production, transformation and use of natural resources such as coal, natural gas and oil. On the other hand, climate change ...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS KIRIBATI

Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

20 Dec 2019
The Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade....
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA (P)

Revisão da Política de Investimento - Angola (Portuguese language)

16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (A)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report (Arabic)
22 Nov 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (S)

Informe Sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo 2018

El Poder, Plataformas y la Quimera del Libre Comercio

Series:
Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo
22 Nov 2019
Esta publicación emblemática examina diferentes aspectos de la naturaleza y el papel del comercio internacional en la era de la hiperglobalización y considera los desafíos de política relacionados que deberán abordarse para que el comercio contribuya a un orden económico global más estable e incl...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (F)

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2018

Pouvoir, platesformes et l'illusion du libre-échange

Series:
Rapport sur le commerce et le développement
22 Nov 2019
Cette publication phare examine différents aspects de la nature et du rôle du commerce international à l'ère de l'hyperglobalisation et examine les défis politiques connexes qui devront être relevés pour que le commerce contribue à un ordre économique mondial plus stable et plus inclusif. La rech...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (C)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Chinese language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report (Chinese)
22 Nov 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
TRANS CORP V26 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.26 No.3

Series:
Transnational Corporations
21 Jan 2020
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal for the publication of research on the activities of transnational corporations and their implication for economic development. Articles accepted for publication in this issue report on the following research themes: international tax.
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

19 Nov 2019
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2018

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2018

L’entreprenariat au service de la transformation structurelle − Changer de cap

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
19 Nov 2019
Pour que les pays les moins avancés (PMA) progressent vers les objectifs de développement durable, ils doivent transformer la structure de leur économie. Ceci, à son tour, nécessite un esprit d’entreprise innovant. Le paysage entrepreneurial dans les PMA est dominé par les micro et petites entrep...
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA

Investment Policy Review - Angola

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
INVEST POLICY REV ARMENIA

Investment Policy Review - Armenia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2020
The Investment Policy Review of Armenia makes concrete policy recommendations on how Armenia can improve its investment climate, attract higher inflows of foreign direct investment and derive more benefits from them.
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RESULTS

UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results

13 Mar 2020
The UNCTAD Toolbox contains information on our technical cooperation products that can assist countries in putting in place the policies, regulations and institutional frameworks and in mobilizing the resources needed to fulfil the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
EFFECT MARKET ACCESS LDC SERVICES

Effective Market Access for Least Developed Countries’ Services Exports

An Analysis of the World Trade Organization Services Waiver for Least Developed Countries

16 Jun 2020
The LDC Waiver is a legal tool that enables WTO Members to sidestep their obligation to treat all services imports equally under the Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) clause through the granting preferential treatment to services and service exporters from a Least Developed Country (LDC). It is similar ...
LA GESTIÓN PORTUARIA VOLUMEN 7

La gestión portuaria volumen 7

Estudios de casos sobre la gestión portuaria

12 Dec 2019
Estudios de casos sobre la gestión portuaria - Tesis Finales seleccionadas de Argentina, Bolivia, Perú y República Dominicana del Programa de Gestión Portuaria de la UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Red de habla hispana. This publication presents the best case studies prepared in the framework of the Spanish...
IMPACT RAPID TECH CHANGE SUST DEV

The Impact of Rapid Technological Change on Sustainable Development

6 Mar 2020
The publication seeks to deepen the understanding of the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development, especially the consequences for the central principle of the 2030 Agenda of “leaving no one behind”, and the implications for the science, technology and innovation community....
TRADE POLICIES COMBAT INEQUALITIES

Trade Policies for Combating Inequalities

Equal Opportunities to Firms, Workers and Countries

23 Oct 2019
In the last four decades, international trade, along with finance and technology, has been instrumental in the development process of many countries. Trade reforms undertaken in developing countries have been accompanied by more rapid economic growth, leading to a reduction in income gaps and low...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2019

The Least Developed Countries Report 2019

The Present and Future of External Development Finance - Old Dependence, New Challenges

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
19 Nov 2019
This report provides a comprehensive source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world's most impoverished countries. It calls for least developed countries (LDCs) to ensure that external finance from all sources is directed to national development priorities, and urges the international co...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2012

State of Commodity Dependence 2012

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
11 May 2012
The State of Commodity Dependence 2012 was prepared by the Special Unit on Commodities (SUC) of UNCTAD. This document aims to provide an individual country overview of the commodity-related situation of 154 developing countries. This publication also contains graphs which present a regional and g...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2014

State of Commodity Dependence 2014

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
19 Apr 2015
The 2014 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains 135 individual country profiles presenting various that are comparable across countries. For every country, reference data are also provided in order to allow comparison over time and to facilitate anaylsis among countries and regions...
TRANS CORP V26 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.26 No.2

Special Issue on Special Economic Zones

Series:
Transnational Corporations
4 Oct 2019
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal for the publication of research on the activities of transnational corporations and their implication for economic development. Articles accepted for publication in this issue report on the following research themes: international tax. This ...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2019

Review of Maritime Transport 2019

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
27 Dec 2019
This report provides a concise update of key data relating to the maritime transport sector, spanning demand and supply, performance, as well as transversal issues ranging from regulatory and legal developments affecting maritime transport and technological developments/innovation, with the theme...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS LESOTHO

eTrade Readiness Assessment of Lesotho

13 May 2020
The eTrade Readiness Assessment of Lesotho focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade. The...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - COFFEE EAS(F)

Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base

Edition spéciale sur le café en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

Series:
Coup d'oeil sur les produits de base
6 Jun 2019
La série Coup d’oeil sur les produits de base a pour but de collecter, présenter et disséminer des informations statistiques précises et pertinentes concernant les marchés internationaux des produits de base, sous une forme claire, concise et conviviale. Ce numéro du Coup d'oeil sur les produits ...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - COFFEE EAST A

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Coffee in East Africa

Series:
Commodities at a Glance
6 Jun 2019
The series, Commodities at a Glance, aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. This edition is specifically dedicated to the issue on Coffee in East Africa.