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WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2019

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

Leaving No One Behind

11 Oct 2019
The 2019 Report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities. In...
GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2019

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

The Future is Now - Science for Achieving Sustainable Development

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Global Sustainable Development Report
11 Oct 2019
The Report uses the latest scientific assessments, evidence bases about good practices, and scenarios that link future trajectories to current actions to identify calls to action by a range of stakeholders that can accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Those act...
ECON SURV LAT AMER 2019

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

The New Global Financial Context - Effects and Transmission Mechanisms in the Region

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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
4 Oct 2019
This publication outlines the region’s economic performance in 2018 and analyses trends in the early months of 2019, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It examines the external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance, analyses the characteristics ...
SAVING LIVELIHOODS SAVE LIVES 2018

Saving Livelihoods Saves Lives 2018

10 Sep 2019
This publication highlights some of FAO’s achievements over the past year and identifies pathways to build resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems. The report stresses that humanitarian assistance alone is not enough to win the battle against acute hunger. In 2018, FAO’s work ran...
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION FARM LEVEL

Disaster Risk Reduction at Farm Level

Multiple Benefits, No Regrets - Results From Cost–benefit Analyses Conducted in a Multi-country Study, 2016–2018

10 Sep 2019
This report presents the findings of a multi-year FAO study undertaken on over 900 farms in ten different countries that measured, using field data, benefits gained through the use of innovative farming practices designed to boost the resilience of farmers facing natural disasters. It makes the c...
AGRIPRENEURSHIP ACROSS AFRICA

Agripreneurship across Africa

Stories of Inspiration

10 Sep 2019
This publication aims to inspire budding entrepreneurs in Africa to consider business opportunities in agriculture and agro-industry. Through success stories reflecting real-life agribusiness development experiences, which are organized into four themes (scale, women, youth, and challenging envir...
INVEST FREE UNIVERSAL CHILDCARE

Investing in Free Universal Childcare in South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay

A Comparative Analysis of Costs, Short-term Employment Effects and Fiscal Revenue

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UN Women Discussion Papers
30 Aug 2019
This discussion paper makes the case for investing in free universal childcare services of high quality in order to reduce gender inequality in earnings and employment. It estimates the employment-generating and fiscal effects of investing in free universal childcare in three middle income countr...
DRIVERS OF ILLICIT FINANCIAL FLOWS

Drivers of Illicit Financial Flows

6 Aug 2019
This study offers a comparative analysis of 42 countries, examining common trends among causes leading to illicit cross-border money transfers. Its findings support existing theoretical frameworks on the key drivers of illicit financial flows. Our analysis has identified that most countries that...
STRENGTH EFFORT PREVENT EXTREMISM

Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism

Good Practices and Lessons Learned for a Comprehensive Approach to Rehabilitation and Reintegration of VEOs

6 Aug 2019
This publication is based on the work conducted and the knowledge collected by UNICRI in the past 15 years by implementing counter-terrorism projects. The book will contribute to the PVE/CVE international debate, especially concerning lessons learned and challenges in the rehabilitation and reint...
EL ESTADO LA SEGURIDAD ALIM 2019

El estado de la seguridad alimentaria y nutrición en el mundo 2019

Protegerse frente a la desaceleración y el debilitamiento de la economía

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El estado de la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición en el mundo
15 Jul 2019
Este importante informe anual ofrece información actualizada sobre la prevalencia de la subalimentación en todo el mundo y el número absoluto de personas que padecen hambre, así como estimaciones más recientes de una serie de metas mundiales en materia de nutrición. La edición de este año, que se...
LETAT DE LA SECURITE ALIMEN 2019

L'état de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition dans le monde 2019

Se prémunir contre les ralentissements et les fléchissements économiques

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L'état de la securité alimentaire et de la nutrition dans le monde
15 Jul 2019
Ce grand rapport annuel fait le point sur la prévalence de la sous-alimentation dans le monde et le nombre absolu de personnes souffrant de faim, ainsi que sur les dernières estimations concernant un certain nombre de cibles nutritionelles mondiales. L'édition de cette année examine le rôle du ra...
STATE OF FOOD SECUR & NUTRIT 2019

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019

Safeguarding Against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns

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The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
19 Jul 2019
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World gives updates on the prevalence of undernourishment globally and the absolute number of undernourished, as well as the latest estimates for a number of global nutrition targets. This latest edition looks at the role of economic slowdowns and d...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2010/11 A

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2010-2011 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
16 Jul 2012
This book assesses feasible financing strategies for policymakers to follow in pursuance of human development, taking as reference the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their achievement by 2015. These strategies are analyzed in the context of broader concerns of economic de...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ESCWA 2009/10 A

Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the ESCWA Region 2009-2010 (Arabic language)

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
5 Jan 2012
This year's Survey looks at the effect that the global financial crisis has had on economies and social development in the Western Asia region. The Survey shows that while some economies have weathered the global recession well, the impact on others has been significant. It is possible that the n...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2012

State of Commodity Dependence 2012

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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

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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...
WOMEN SHAPING GLOBAL ECONOMIC GOV

Women Shaping Global Economic Governance

11 Jul 2019
This report brings together contributions from leading policymakers and thought leaders from all across the world on how to shape our economies. Written entirely by women, this book is not about women. It is written by women who want to encourage everyone, including the 50% of the global populati...
TRANS CORP V26 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.26 No.2

Special Issue on Special Economic Zones

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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 ...
PROGRAMAS SOCIALES SUPERACION DE

Programas sociales, superación de la pobreza e inclusión laboral

Aprendizajes desde América Latina y el Caribe

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
28 Jun 2019
En América Latina y el Caribe se están implementando diversos programas sociales para superar la pobreza y reducir las desigualdades a lo largo del ciclo de vida, como los programas de transferencias condicionadas, los programas de inclusión laboral y productiva, y las pensiones sociales. En este...
SOCIAL PROGRAMMES POVERTY ERADICAT

Social Programmes, Poverty Eradication and Labour Inclusion

Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
2 Jul 2019
Diverse social programmes—including conditional cash transfer programmes, labour and production inclusion programmes and social pensions—are being implemented in Latin American and Caribbean countries with the aim of ending poverty and reducing inequalities throughout the life cycle. This book of...
INFRA FINANCING SUS DEV ASIA

Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Financing for Development Series
20 Sep 2019
The development of quality, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure is an important goal of the 2030 Agenda. However, investment in infrastructure in most countries in Asia and the Pacific is insufficient. Developing countries in the region have substantial investment needs in transport, ICT, w...
BULLET INDUS STAT ARAB #10

Bulletin of Industrial Statistics for Arab Countries - Tenth Issue

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Bulletin of Industrial Statistics in the Arab Region
11 Oct 2019
This publication provides detailed industrial data from Arab countries for the period 2008- 2019. Part I includes summary tables on the overall industrial trends including the levels of output expressed as the per capita value added at constant prices, labour productivity expressed as the share o...
UN MANUAL NEGO BILATERAL TAX 2019

United Nations Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries 2019

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Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries
28 Jun 2019
This manual provides insights to all aspects of tax treaty negotiation, including a brief description of the Articles of the United Nations Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries. It is intended mainly for negotiators with little or no experience in the negoti...
WORLD STATISTICS POCKETBK 2019

World Statistics Pocketbook 2019

Series:
World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)
27 Aug 2019
This publication presents over fifty indicators that have been collected from more than twenty international statistical sources. They are presented in one-page profiles for thirty regions and 232 countries and areas. The pocketbook is divided in five sections comprising general information, econ...
COMMODITY DEPENDENCE A TWENTY YR

Commodity Dependence

A Twenty-year Perspective

6 Sep 2019
A country is considered to be dependent on commodity exports when commodities constitute the predominant share of its exports. The combination of a high concentration of exports and the large share of commodities in those exports has important implications for development. In particular, export...
DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2019

Digital Economy Report 2019

Value Creation and Capture - Implications for Developing Countries

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Digital Economy Report
10 Sep 2019
The Digital Economy Report 2019 on “Value creation and capture: Implications for developing countries” takes stock of recent trends in the global digital landscape and discusses the development and policy implications of data and digital platforms. A key feature of the evolving digital economy is...
COMMOD & DEV RPT 2019

Commodities and Development Report 2019

Commodity Dependence, Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

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Commodities and Development Report
20 Sep 2019
This report explores key aspects of the two-way relationship between commodities and climate change, discusses the concept of natural resource conversion and explores its application to renewable and non-renewable resources. In addition, it analyses the challenges and opportunities posed by clima...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULT 2018 (R)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 (Russian language)

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

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The State of Food and Agriculture (Russian)
19 Dec 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULT 2018 (C)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 (Chinese language)

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

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The State of Food and Agriculture (Chinese)
19 Dec 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULT 2018 (A)

The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 (Arabic language)

Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Series:
The State of Food and Agriculture (Arabic)
19 Dec 2018
Migration is an expanding global reality, one that allows millions of people to seek new opportunities. But it also involves challenges for migrants and for societies, both in areas of origin and of destination. This report analyses migratory flows – internal and international – and how they are ...