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SUSTAINABLE DEV GOALS RPT 2022

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report
25 Jul 2022
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022 presents how far we have come towards reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This seventh edition of the annual report also looks at the trends since 2015 and impact of COVID-19 on the progress. It uses the latest available data and inp...
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
8 Jun 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....
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2021

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2021, Issue No. 2

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
6 May 2022
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is a rebranded publication issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It builds on the success of two former ESCAP journals - the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ), launched in 1986, and the Asia-Pac...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2021

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Tariff Concessions

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Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
1 Jun 2022
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy is a yearly publication of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. The main purpose of this publication is to inform on the use and effects of a wide range of trade policies influencing intern...
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...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV MOLDOVA

Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova

11 Feb 2022
The Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to...
ACS CON ESNTL SRVC ENRG WTR SANT

Access by Consumers to Essential Services: Energy, Water and Sanitation

29 Jul 2022
The present report aims to provide policy makers with background on the emerging trends and considerations as well as policy options, focusing on the key requirements for inclusive and affordable access. Following this introduction, chapter two provides an overview of the international policy fra...
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...
PRAC IMPLEM INDCTRS SUST DEV VOL 3

Practical Implementation of Core Indicators for Sustainable Development Reporting

Case Studies (Volume 3)

18 Mar 2022
This report provides insights on the feasibility of the application of UNCTAD’s Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI) in two companies in Italy. It offers evidence on the practical implementation of the G...
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...
TWRDS SMOOTH TRANS STRAT BHUTAN

Towards a Smooth Transition Strategy for Bhutan

5 May 2022
The document provides the main elements for planning for a smooth transition and adjustment to the post-graduation phase of Bhutan’s development. It analyses the development trajectory of the country and discusses the implications of graduation and the ensuing loss of international support measures.
CELEB 50 YRS LDC CATEGORY

A Special Issue to Celebrate the 50 Years of the LDC Category

Bringing the Voice of the Least Developed Countries into the G20 Policy Agenda

2 Jun 2022
The publication discusses the following issues: 1. Boosting Africa's and LDCs' agency in the G20; 2. Boosting quality and climate-resilient infrastructure in developing countries: Policy proposals form the T20; 3. How can the G20 support innovative mechanisms to mobilize financial resources for L...
COMMODITIES AT A GLANCE - BAMBOO

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Bamboo

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Commodities at a Glance
10 May 2022
The report on Bamboo provides information on the historical uses of bamboo and an analysis of the physical and mechanical properties of bamboo. It also highlights the opportunities and challenges for using bamboo as a building material.
RECOMMENDATION NO.47

Recommendation No. 47: Pandemic Crisis Trade-Related Response

2 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the challenges of facing a health crisis and its impact on society and economies. The disruptions caused by the pandemic could potentially leave a lasting scar on the global economy. In an effort to ensure that global supply chains remain functional despite the ...
2022 SPECIAL REPORT HUMAN SECURITY

2022 Special Report on Human Security

New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity

4 Mar 2022
The report finds a development conundrum. Despite people on average living longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, these advances have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security. This is true for countries right across the development spectrum, with perceptions of insecurity worsening...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES GENDER LENS

Neutral Policies, Uneven Impact

Non-tariff Measures Through a Gender Lens

27 Jun 2022
Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are trade policy measures designed to achieve public policy objectives such as protecting public health, consumer safety, and the environment. While NTMs often bear high trade costs such as having high information, implementation, and compliance cost, they are usually ...
FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK 2020-2040

Forest Sector Outlook Study 2020-2040

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 May 2022
The Forest Sector Outlook 2020-2040 study for the UNECE region provides information that supports decision-making by showing the possible medium- and long-term consequences of specific policy choices and structural changes, using scenario analyses whenever possible. The study is the first to cove...
CIR CONCEPT FOREST BASED INDUST

Circularity Concepts in Forest-based Industries

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
2 Aug 2022
The world’s prevalent economic model, based on a ‘take-make-use-dispose’ approach, cannot maintain and raise human standards of living without causing environmental degradation and incurring economic risks. Decoupling economic activity from the increasing demand for natural resources could be don...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2022

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2022

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Energy Statistics Pocketbook
11 Feb 2022
This publication is the fifth in a series of pocketbook compilations on energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics. Energy is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agend...
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...
GUIDEBOOK TRADE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Guidebook on Trade Impact Assessment

1 Aug 2022
An Impact Assessment (IA) is an essential component of policy formulation and policy management. It supports policymaking by gathering and analysing evidence, verifying the existence of a problem, identifying its underlying causes, assessing which action is needed, and analysing the advantages an...
DIGITALISATN SERVICES TRADE DEVEL

Digitalisation of Services: What Does It Imply to Trade and Development?

2 Jun 2022
Digital technologies have driven a paradigm shift in how services are supplied and consumed across borders. On the supply side, new data networks, digital tools, and platforms enable services providers to transform the modes of services supply and expand their customer base beyond their national ...
CREATVE INDSTRY 4.0 GLOBAL ECON

Creative Industry 4.0: Towards A New Globalized Creative Economy

2 Jun 2022
The report looks at the implications for the Creative Economy of the rapid changes in automated technology and advanced internet communication that came to be known as Industry 4.0. Conservative estimates put the creative economy’s contribution to global gross domestic product at about 3 per cent...
FRNTIER TECH ADOPT DEV COUNTRIES

Frontier Technology Adoption in Developing Countries

A measurement Framework and Proposed Questionnaire

25 Jul 2022
The report aims to present a measurement framework for collecting and interpreting information on the adoption of new and emerging technologies by business sector firms in developing countries. Such framework is needed due to the existing data limitations and lack of information on the patterns o...