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TRANS CORP V29 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.1

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
6 May 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...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2022

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2022

Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide

Series:
Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
13 Apr 2022
The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
REFLECTNG SUSTAINBLTY STNDARD

Reflecting on Sustainability Standards

Trade and the Sustainability Crisis

12 May 2022
This paper summarizes the Voluntary Sustainability Standards’ (VSS) Academic Advisory Council Roundtables. The roundtables aimed to foster the debate on the possibilities and limitations of sustainability standards as tools to environmental, social and economic sustainability. They were jointly o...
PERS COMR INT AMÉR LAT CARB 2021

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2021

En busca de una recuperación resiliente y sostenible

18 Feb 2022
Esta edición de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe cubre 2021 y revisa el desempeño reciente de los comercio regional tras la crisis provocada por la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19). La pandemia desencadenó una importante pérdida de capacid...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2022

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2022

Building Forward Fairer – Economic Policies for an Inclusive Recovery and Development

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
11 Apr 2022
The Asia-Pacific region has been leading the global economic growth over the past few decades. However, rapid economic growth without sufficient inclusiveness is now constraining the region's future economic and broader development prospects. The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the vulnera...
INT TRDE OTLK LAT AMER CARIB 2021

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

Pursuing a Resilient and Sustainable Recovery

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
11 Feb 2022
This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 2021 reviews the recent performance of global and regional trade following the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The pandemic triggered a significant loss of export capacity in the ...
CHINA’S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

China’s Structural Transformation

What Can Developing Countries Learn?

12 May 2022
This volume sets out to provide some answers to these questions through a series of studies on the Chinese “economic miracle”.. It focuses on several complementary policy areas that provide key insights in explaining the rapid growth trajectory of China, namely, macroeconomic and finance, industr...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2021

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Trade

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
4 Apr 2022
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and services in the medium term....
ECOMM DIGITAL ECONOM LDC COVID

E-Commerce and the Digital Economy in LDCs

At Breaking Point in COVID Times

4 Apr 2022
Two years have passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economic fall-out is still being felt all around the globe, its impacts are not fully captured. In particular, the accelerated digital transformation, with digital solutions developed and used to facilitate economic and so...
75 YRS INLAND TRANSP COMMITTEE

75 Years of Inland Transport Committee

75 Documents That Changed the World of Transport

8 Apr 2022
The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was formally established in July 1947. For 75 years, ITC has provided a platform for intergovernmental cooperation to facilitate and develop international transport while simultaneously improving its...
FORECAST COMMTTEE FORESTS 20 - 22

Forecast of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

Forest Products Production and Trade 2020-2022

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
8 Apr 2022
This publication is the statistical supplement to the official statement by the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry about the current and next year's forest products markets. The tables in the publication show detailed forest products production and trade forecasts by country for 2021 an...
CROSS-BRDER TRADE PANDEMC ENVRNMNT

Cross-Border Trade in the Pre- and Post-Pandemic Environment

Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia

2 Jun 2022
Since 2016, UNCTAD has been working to support women in informal cross-border trade in sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out analytical, capacity-building and policy advocacy activities. This report describes the results of an impact assessment of the capacity-building activities that UNCTAD conducted...
WHITE PAPER TRACK N TRACE TRANSP

White Paper on Integrated Track and Trace for Multimodal Transportation

8 Apr 2022
This white paper provides a high-level overview as the foundation for developing the business requirements specifications (BRS) document for the project. The BRS will then serve as the guide for the creation of the data models and further standards necessary for supporting digitized track and tra...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume II

Trade by Product

Series:
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...
TRANS CORP V28 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.3

Investment and Development

Series:
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...
ASYCUDA  ANNUAL REPORT 2020

ASYCUDA Annual Report 2020

5 Apr 2022
This report showcases all the activities undertaken by the ASYCUDA Programme in 2020 including the projects and MOUs signed, the rollouts of ASYCUDA systems in user-countries, the economic impact of such implementations in user-countries and the development of new systems/modules/tools.
TRADE GENDER NEXUS DEV OVERV

Looking at the Trade and Gender Nexus From a Development Perspective

A Brief Overview: Concepts, Definitions and Analytical Frameworks

21 Mar 2022
This publication presents an overview of the trade and gender nexus from a development perspective. It looks at the consequences of international trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. After a short introduction, Section 2 presents what...
WORLD FORUM FOR HARMON WP29 REV

World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)

How it works - How to join it? (Revised Fourth Edition)

22 Apr 2022
This revised fourth edition of the publication, the so-called Blue Book, continues providing precise and updated information on the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) serviced by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division: on its historical background, its administrative a...
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...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z

6 Apr 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
IMPLM INVEST POLICY REVIEW UZBEK

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review: Uzbekistan

21 Mar 2022
This report assesses the progress made to improve the investment environment in Uzbekistan since the completion of the UNCTAD Investment Policy Review. It analyses recent trends in terms of foreign direct investment flows and their contribution to achieving the country’s development objectives. I...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2022

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

Series:
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...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCF EU

Generalized System of Preferences: Handbook on the Scheme of the European Union

7 Mar 2022
UNCTAD’s GSP Handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the GSP and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their effective utilization. The Gen...
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...