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ECON SURV LAT AMER 2021

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
21 Jan 2022
This publication outlines the region’s economic performance in 2020 and analyses trends in the early months of 2021, 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 ...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2019

2019 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
This publication contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries on an internationally comparable basis...
ENERGY BALANCES 2019

2019 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Balances contains energy balances for over 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. It presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of t...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2019

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2019

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Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the sixtieth-third issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 225 countries and areas for the period 2016 to 2019 are presented on production, trade, and consumption of e...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume II

Trade by Product

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
31 Dec 2021
The International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume II - Trade by Product, provides an overview of the latest trends of trade in goods and services showing international trade for 257 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and 12 main Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS) categories...
STATE OF WORLDS VOLUNTEER 2022

State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2022

Building Equal and Inclusive Societies

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State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
24 Dec 2021
This report reveals that cooperation between volunteers and governments helps build more collaborative decision-making. This research on volunteering comes at a crucial moment. Serious development challenges – from climate emergencies to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us that we ...
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN OVERVIEW 2022

Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

22 Dec 2021
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. Through plans that prioritize those most in need, it aims to fight hunger, killer diseases, gender-based violence, and displacement. The GHO 2022 is a compr...
TRANS CORP V28 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.3

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
24 Dec 2021
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 imprin...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2021

World AIDS Day Report 2021

Unequal, Unprepared, Under Threat - Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics

1 Dec 2021
Every year on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) releases a report on pressing issues facing the global response to the AIDS pandemic. As the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics collide, the 2021 World AIDS Day report warns that the colossal new challe...
REIMAGINING OUR FUTRS TOGETHER

Reimagining our Futures Together

A New Social Contract for Education

24 Dec 2021
The interwoven futures of humanity and our planet are under threat. Urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. Education, long acknowledged as a powerful force for positive change, has new, urgent and important work to do. This report, two years in the ma...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V2

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume II: Creators

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V1

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume I: Thinkers

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2022

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
13 Jan 2022
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2022 and 2023. The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 will examine the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to presenting t...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2019

SDG Pulse 2019

UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

28 Nov 2019
This first edition of the SDG Pulse illustrates in a very concrete way how UNCTAD is contributing to the 2030 Agenda. The report not only presents statistical updates for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of other complementary indicators...
INDUSTRIAL DEV RPT 2022

Industrial Development Report 2022

The Future of Industrialization in a Post-Pandemic World

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Industrial Development Report
31 Dec 2021
The global economy cannot fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic unless internationally coordinated actions are taken, and the industrial sector must be central to these efforts. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that manufacturing remains the backbone of our economies. Yet, it also shows th...
SUST TRANSPRT SUST DEV INTERAGENCY

Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development

Interagency Report | Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference

18 Oct 2021
New and emerging technologies, from electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, as well as policy innovations, are critical for combating climate change, but to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to this...
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 PLAYING THE GAME

Playing the Game

A Framework and Toolkit for Successful Child Focused Sport for Development Programmes

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 Oct 2021
To identify best practices in S4D programming and achieve a stronger evidence base on how S4D interventions can work effectively, the Playing the Game report and Toolkit draw on ten qualitative in-depth case studies undertaken with S4D organizations operating in different world regions and across...
IRC RESRCH RPT REOPEN WITH RESILIE

Reopening with Resilience

Lessons from Remote Learning During COVID-19

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Innocenti Research Reports
25 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures around the world, affecting almost 1.6 billion students. The effects of even short disruptions in a child’s schooling on their learning and well-being have been shown to be acute and long lasting. The capacities of education systems to respond to the c...
IRC RESRCH RPT DIFF DOLLAR DAY MAK

The Difference a Dollar a Day Makes

A Study of UNICEF Jordan’s Hajati Programme

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 May 2021
What difference does a dollar a day make? For the poorest households in Jordan, many of whom escaped conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, UNICEF Jordan’s Hajati humanitarian cash transfer programme helps them keep their children in school, fed and clothed – all for less than one dollar per day. ...
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...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2021

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2021

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
24 Dec 2021
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2021 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence a...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #133 4/2021

Revista de la CEPAL No. 133, Abril 2021

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Revista de la CEPAL
11 Nov 2021
La Revista CEPAL se fundó en 1976 y es una publicación cuatrimestral de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, de las Naciones Unidas, con sede en Santiago de Chile. El objetico de la Revista es contribuir al examen de los problemas del desarrollo socioeconómico de la región, con ...
CEPAL REVIEW #133 04/2021

CEPAL Review No. 133, April 2021

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CEPAL Review
11 Nov 2021
Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetar...
ESTUDIO ECON AMER LATINA 2021

Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe 2021

Dinámica laboral y políticas de empleo para una recuperación sostenible e inclusiva más allá de la crisis del COVID-19

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Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe
27 Oct 2021
Esta edición consta de tres partes. En la primera, se resume el desempeño de la economía regional en 2020 y se analiza su evolución durante los primeros meses de 2021, así como las perspectivas de crecimiento para 2021 y 2022. Se examinan los factores que han incidido en el desempeño económico de...
INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA 2021

La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe 2021

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La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe
1 Nov 2021
Este informe anual de la CEPAL examina la evolución mundial y regional de la Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED) y plantea recomendaciones para que estos flujos contribuyan a los procesos de desarrollo productivo de la región. En el primer capítulo de la publicación se analizan, entre otras cosas,...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2021

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
20 Oct 2021
This document examines the global and regional evolution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and offers recommendations so these flows can contribute to the region’s productive development processes. The first chapter of the publication analyzes, among other things, the trends observed in the cont...
SUST STAND NEW DEAL BUIL FORW BTTR

Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better

15 Nov 2021
This report shows how sustainability standards can be a powerful tool for post-pandemic recovery. It traces the origin of sustainability standards, their evolution from niche to mainstream, and industry trends. Companies use them widely in their value chains. Investor choices and government polic...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2021

Sustainable Development Outlook 2021

From Anguish to Determination

8 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the global awareness that we are truly "all in this together" - it did set back progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it has also made it possible for the international community to see the pursuit of sustainable development in a new...