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COVID-19 TRANSITIONING NEW NORMAL

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development

Transitioning to a New Normal

16 Feb 2021
The report fosters understanding of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on trade and development and reflects on actions that can propel us to the future we want. It provides up-to-date data and analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on trade and development; identifies sustained trends to character...
PROD CAP INDEX-LANDLOCKED (R)

UNCTAD Productive Capacities Index (Russian language)

Focus on Landlocked Developing Countries

3 Jun 2021
The overall objective in developing the Productive Capacities Index (PCI) is to support the formulation and implementation of holistic, coherent, and evidence-based policymaking in developing countries. The PCI is designed with the aim to improve the quality of trade and development policies by p...
PROD CAP INDEX-LANDLOCKED (F)

Indice des capacités productives de la CNUCED

Coup de projecteur sur les pays en développement sans littoral

10 Aug 2021
L'objectif global de l'élaboration de l'Indice des capacités productives est de soutenir la formulation et la mise en œuvre de politiques holistiques, cohérentes et fondées sur des preuves dans les pays en développement. L'indice est conçu dans le but d'améliorer la qualité des politiques commerc...
PRODUCTIVE CAP INDEX-LANDLOCKED

UNCTAD Productive Capacities Index

Focus on Landlocked Developing Countries

10 Apr 2021
The overall objective in developing the Productive Capacities Index (PCI) is to support the formulation and implementation of holistic, coherent, and evidence-based policymaking in developing countries. The PCI is designed with the aim to improve the quality of trade and development policies by p...
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...
UNCTAD’S PRODUCTIVE CAP INDEX

UNCTAD’s Productive Capacities Index

Methodological Approach and Results

9 Apr 2021
UNCTAD’s extensive work on measuring and benchmarking productive capacities globally reveals significant gaps, not only between developed and developing economies, but also within the developing countries themselves. UNCTAD’s new Productive Capacities Index (PCI) clearly demonstrates that the dif...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

19 Jan 2021
E-commerce and digital economy are powerful drivers to harness the potential of information and communications technologies to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, in areas such as women economic empowerment (Goal 5.b), productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneu...
THE STATE OF SUST MARKETS 2020

The State of Sustainable Markets 2020

Statistics and Emerging Trends

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The State of Sustainable Markets
14 Jun 2021
This fourth global report on The State of Sustainable Markets provides new insights into the evolution of certified agriculture and forestry and indicates significant growth in sustainability markets. It demonstrates how ITC supports “good trade” that contributes to environmental and social susta...
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

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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...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - CASHEW NUTS

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Cashew Nuts

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Commodities at a Glance
13 Apr 2021
Cashew nuts enjoy increasing popularity all around the globe. The top three cashew-consuming countries – India, the United States of America and Germany - lie on three different continents. Cashews accounted for 17 per cent of world tree nut production in 2019/20, making it the third most popular...
UN COMPREHENS RESPONSE TO COVID-19

United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19

Saving Lives, Protecting Societies, Recovering Better

24 Nov 2020
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is more than a health crisis; it is an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis. This crisis has highlighted severe fragilities and inequalities within and among nations. Coming out of this crisis will require a whole...
GUIDE TO SHARING ECONOMIC DATA

Guide to Sharing Economic Data in Official Statistics

17 Mar 2021
This guide aims at making data sharing for production of official statistics more consistent by introducing new tools, such as: Rich examples to share experience from various different types of data sharing cases; An analysis of enablers and obstacles of data exchange with links to resources to o...
SUBRGNL INNOV POLI OUTLK 2020

Sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook 2020

Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus

8 Jun 2021
Countries in the Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus (EESC) sub-region have considerable potential for sustainable growth and development that will require systematic experimentation with ideas and technologies across their respective economies and societies. This publication supports EESC coun...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2020

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2020

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
20 Apr 2021
First launched in 1967 this handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics to ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. This edition continues in this tradition and introduces ‘nowcasted’ estimates for total merchandised trade, total services trade and GDP on...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2020 (Russian language)

From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All – Avoiding Another Lost Decade

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United Nations Trade and Development Report (Russian)
2 Jun 2021
This report analyses the economic impacts of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic and possible responses that could be both effective and inclusive. It examines different recovery scenarios and, in particular, highlights the danger of a lost decade, addressing immediate difficulties facing ...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020 (C)

Trade and Development Report 2020 (Chinese language)

From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All – Avoiding Another Lost Decade

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United Nations Trade and Development Report (Chinese)
2 Jun 2021
This report analyses the economic impacts of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic and possible responses that could be both effective and inclusive. It examines different recovery scenarios and, in particular, highlights the danger of a lost decade, addressing immediate difficulties facing ...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020 (S)

Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo 2020

De la pandemia mundial a la prosperidad para todos – Evitar otra década perdida

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Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo
2 Jun 2021
Este informe analiza los impactos económicos de la pandemia global de Covid-19 (coronavirus) y las posibles respuestas que podrían ser efectivas e inclusivas. Examina diferentes escenarios de recuperación y, en particular, destaca el peligro de una década perdida, abordando las dificultades inmed...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020 (F)

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2020

De la pandémie à la prospérité pour tous – Comment éviter une autre décennie perdue

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Rapport sur le commerce et le développement
2 Jun 2021
Ce rapport analyse les impacts économiques de la pandémie mondiale de COVID-19 (coronavirus) et les réponses possibles qui pourraient être à la fois efficaces et inclusives. Il examine différents scénarios de reprise et, en particulier, met en évidence le danger d'une décennie perdue, en abordant...
SHAPING THE TRENDS OF OUR TIME

Shaping the Trends of Our Time

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary

23 Oct 2020
This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is...
POVERTY MEASUREMENT: GUIDE DATA(R)

Poverty Measurement: Guide to Data Disaggregation (Russian language)

9 Apr 2021
To take further the methodological work and develop recommendations to countries on data disaggregation with particular focus to poverty measurement, the Conference of European Statisticians established a task force, which worked through 2018 and 2019 to develop the present Guide. The task force ...
POVERTY MEASUREMENT: GUIDE DATA

Poverty Measurement: Guide to Data Disaggregation

17 Mar 2021
To take further the methodological work and develop recommendations to countries on data disaggregation with particular focus to poverty measurement, the Conference of European Statisticians established a task force, which worked through 2018 and 2019 to develop the present Guide. The task force ...