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Economic and Social Development

WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2023

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
25 Jan 2023
The world continues to confront multiple, inter-connected crises. Amid a slow recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is facing a food and energy crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine with record high inflation unleashing a cost-of-living crisis. Developing countries are i...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 2021

African Statistical Yearbook 2021

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African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
13 Jan 2023
The Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data collection mechanism of socioeconomic data on African countries as well as the development of a common harmonized database. This Yearbook is meant to break with the practices of the pas...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2021 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2021, Volume II

Trade by Product

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
25 Jan 2023
This report contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities, for the 11 main Extended Balance of Payments Services categories, and world/regional trade tables or figures presenting statistics up to the year 2021. The information in the publication is based on d...
MADE BY AFRICA

Made by Africa

Creating Value through Integration

13 Jan 2023
Pharmaceuticals, baby food, cotton clothing and cars are the four focus value chains of this report. Together they are poised to increase intraregional trade in Africa, reduce imports, diversify economies and create jobs for women and youth. The sectors were selected from 94 promising value chain...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2022

World AIDS Day Report 2022

Dangerous Inequalities

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World AIDS Day Report
29 Nov 2022
New infections are rising in many parts of the world but resources for the response have stagnated at levels that are wholly inadequate to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. This report unpacks the impact that gender inequalities, inequalities faced by key populations, and inequalities b...
TRANS CORP V29 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.3

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
30 Dec 2022
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 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As such...
TRNSPRT TRADE FACLTATN SERIES 19

National Trade Facilitation Committees in the Quest for Sustainability

Transport and Trade Facilitation Series, No. 19

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Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
20 Jan 2023
National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) are the coordinating bodies for trade facilitation initiatives at national level. They have existed in different forms in a limited number of countries since the 1950s. This report provides an update to previous UNCTAD studies on NTFCs. It is the mos...
GLOB EDUCAT MONITOR RPT 2021/2

Global Education Monitoring Report 2021/2

Non-state Actors in Education: Who Chooses? Who Loses?

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Global Education Monitoring Report
4 Nov 2022
Non-state actors’ role extends beyond provision of schooling to interventions at various education levels and influence spheres. Alongside its review of progress towards SDG 4, including emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the 2021/2 Global Education Monitoring Report urges gover...
STAT YRBK LATIN AMERICA 2021

Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean / Anuario estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe
4 Nov 2022
This year’s edition of the Statistical Yearbook was coordinated by Daniel Taccari, Statistician with the Statistics Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The information it contains was made available through the timely collaboration of the heads of stat...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #137 08/2022

Revista de la CEPAL No. 137, Agosto 2022

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Revista de la CEPAL
4 Nov 2022
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 ...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #136 04/2022

Revista de la CEPAL No. 136, Abril 2022

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Revista de la CEPAL
4 Nov 2022
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 #136 04/2022

CEPAL Review No. 136, April 2022

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CEPAL Review
4 Nov 2022
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...
WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Women in Business

Building Purpose-Driven Enterprise Amid Crises

9 Dec 2022
A third of all entrepreneurs in the world are women. Their contribution to development is clear: as their business grow, they inspire, create jobs, and offer themselves, their families, and their communities a chance for a better, more inclusive future. But a third is still too low and women busi...
ENG YNG PPLE IMPLMT ESD ECE REG

Engaging Young People in the Implementation of ESD in the UNECE Region

Good Practices in the Engagement of Youth in Education for Sustainable Development

11 Nov 2022
Ever since Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was officially embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, many assumed that ESD had arrived in formal education settings. In reality however, this is only true to quite a small degree. Its uptake within the UNECE region has been s...
STAT YRBK 2022 65TH ISS

Statistical Yearbook 2022, Sixty-fifth Issue

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United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
4 Nov 2022
The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 2022 edition contains ...
MIG DEV WITHIN ACROSS BORDERS

Migration and Development Within and Across Borders

Research and Policy Perspectives on Internal and International Migration

30 Sep 2022
Research and policy interest in the linkages between migration and development is probably at an all-time high, with numerous meetings, studies and publications devoted to the subject. At the international level there are renewed efforts to promote policy dialogue between states concerned with is...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2022

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2022

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
13 Jan 2023
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...
PROCEEDINGS UNECE MIN CONF AGEING

A Sustainable World for All Ages: Joining Forces for Solidarity and Equal Opportunities Throughout Life

Proceedings of the 2022 UNECE Ministerial Conference on Ageing Rome, Italy, 16-17 June 2022

9 Dec 2022
This publication will document the fourth cycle review and appraisal of the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action and its Regional Implementation Strategy (MIPAA/RIS, 2002) in UNECE member States between 2017 and 2022. The regional review will conclude with the 5th UNECE Minis...
ECLAC METHODOLOGIES NO. 1

Index Numbers and Their Relationship With the Economy

Eclac Methodologies No. 1

4 Nov 2022
Index numbers are the basic instrument for synthesizing economic statistics so that the formulas used make it possible to express and describe, for example, the economic growth of a country or the inflation rate of an economy, and also to make international comparisons. If different formulas are ...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2022

Review of Maritime Transport 2022

Navigating Stormy Waters

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Review of Maritime Transport
20 Jan 2023
he Review of Maritime Transport (RMT) has been published annually since 1968. The flagship report provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistics. Around 80% of the volume of international trade...
OVRCM INQLTY TWRD NEW ECO SOC CON

Overcoming Inequalities: Towards a New Eco-social Contract

31 Aug 2022
This Strategy sets out the priorities and themes of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development over the period 2021–2025. It integrates research, communications, policy engagement, results and impact—and is calibrated against the fast-moving social, economic and political contex...
ASIA PFIC DGTAL TRSFMTN RPT 2022

Asia-Pacific Digital Transformation Report 2022

Shaping our Digital Future

28 Aug 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic detonated a “digital big bang” that spurred people, governments, and businesses to become “digital by default;” a sea change that generated vast digital dividends. These benefits that have not been distributed equally, however. New development gaps have emerged as digital tr...
HARNSS NUTRCL PROD EXP DEV LDC

Harnessing the Potential of Nutraceutical Products for Export Diversification and Development in Landlocked Developing Countries

Assessment of Comparative Advantages and Binding Constraints

20 Jan 2023
The present publication examines the potential, opportunities and challenges facing selected LLDCs from Africa, Asia, and Latin America (in particular, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Nepal) in making the best of their biodiversity and biogenetic resources where they have...
CREATIVE ECONOMY OUTLOOK 2022

Creative Economy Outlook 2022: Overview

The International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development: Pathway to Resilient Creative Industries

9 Dec 2022
The report looks at the current state of the creative economy. It examines the evolving definition of the creative economy and its contribution to sustainable development. Based on a 2021 UNCTAD survey, the report shows how countries govern and promote their creative economies and what national s...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2022

The Least Developed Countries Report 2022

The Low-carbon Transition and Its Daunting Implications for Structural Transformation

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Least Developed Countries Report
9 Dec 2022
LDCs, which bear the least historical responsibility for climate change, are on the front lines of the climate crisis. The Report highlights the development strategies and policies which they need to enact to reach the ambitious objectives to which they have committed, and the painful trade-offs ...
GUID CORE IND SUST SDG IMPT REPT

Guidance on Core Indicators for Sustainability and SDG Impact Reporting

9 Dec 2022
This Guidance document (GCI) provides practical information on how the Core Indicators for Sustainability and SDG Impact Reporting can be measured in a consistent manner and in alignment with countries’ needs on monitoring the attainment of the SDG Agenda. It is intended to serve as a tool to ass...
IMPL UNECE STRAT ESD REGION 15 18

Implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD Across the ECE Region (2015-2018)

11 Nov 2022
The present document provides a summary of the progress made by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the United Nations Member States in implementing the ECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) during the implementation phase 2017–2019 (also referred to as the “implem...
DNGER UNAID GBL AIDS UPDTE 2022

In Danger: UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022

12 Aug 2022
New data from UNAIDS on the global HIV response reveals that during the last two years of COVID-19 and other global crises, progress against the HIV pandemic has faltered, resources have shrunk, and millions of lives are at risk as a result. The new report, In Danger, is being launched ahead of t...
NAT PROD CAPA GAP ASSMT ZAMBIA

National Productive Capacities Gap Assessment: Zambia

23 Jan 2023
Zambia belongs to the least developed countries' (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries’ (LLDCs) groups. The country has made socioeconomic progress in some areas, but still exhibits many of the challenges afflicting LDCs in general. Zambia’s economy remains significantly dependent on the min...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2022

United Nations E-Government Survey 2022

The Future of Digital Government

Series:
United Nations E-Government Survey
7 Oct 2022
The United Nations E-Government Survey is published by DPIDG, UN DESA, once every two years. The 2022 Survey is the 12th edition, following a consistent methodology first adopted in 2003. The Survey assesses global and regional e-government development through a comparative rating of national gov...