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TRANS CORP V29 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.2

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
30 Aug 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...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2021 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2021, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
29 Jul 2022
The 2021 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I —Trade by Country — provides a condensed and integrated analytical view of the international merchandise trade, and trade in services up to the year 2021 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information ...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2022

Economic Development in Africa Report 2022

Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa: The Catalytic Role of Business and Financial Services

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
29 Jul 2022
The report examines how African countries can work towards diversifying their exports by identifying feasible and innovative mechanisms for investment and trade policies to drive incentives to divert economic activities into transformative sectors. It aims to equip African governments and develop...
KENYA ETRADE READNESS ASSESSMNT

Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment

29 Jul 2022
The Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment is the fifth assessment conducted by UNCTAD in a non-LDC country and follows an enhanced methodology. As per this methodology, surveys were disseminated as part of the data collection effort. In Kenya, they targeted respondents in three distinct groups, i.e.,...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW THAILAND

Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy: Thailand

12 Aug 2022
General Assembly resolution 70/186 mandates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy to conduct voluntary peer reviews on consumer protection law and policy. The purpose of voluntary peer reviews in this field is to provide an external and independent assessmen...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

Second Edition

29 Jul 2022
UNCTAD set up the eT Ready Implementation Support Mechanism (ISM) in 2020 with a view to supporting beneficiary countries' implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments. Through the ISM implementation reviews are regularly conducted, to build in-country capacities for effective implementation, ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2022

World Investment Report 2022

International Tax Reforms and Sustainable Investment

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
17 Jun 2022
The World Investment Report 2022 provides the latest trends and prospects for foreign direct investment. It documents the recovery of cross-border investment flows after the pandemic shock, looking at greenfield investment in industry, project finance in infrastructure, and international producti...
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...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2022

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2022

Financing a Sustainable Recovery From Covid-19 and Beyond

Series:
Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
11 Jul 2022
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report is a recurrent ESCAP annual publication that discusses issues of interest for Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), collectively referred to...
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

Series:
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

Series:
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....
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2021

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Tariff Concessions

Series:
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...
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...
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

Series:
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.
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 ...
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...