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TRANS CORP V28 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.2

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
24 Sep 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...
INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA 2020

La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe 2020

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La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe
26 Aug 2021
Este informe anual de la CEPAL examina no solo la evolución mundial y regional de las entradas de inversión extranjera directa (IED), sino también la contribución de estos flujos a los procesos de desarrollo productivo en la región. En el primer capítulo de la publicación se detallan los montos d...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2020

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
30 Jul 2021
This ECLAC annual report sets out and analyses the main foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The decade ending in 2019 saw the highest ever foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Latin America and the Caribbean, which reached their peak i...
RETHINK MSME FINANCE IN ASIA PAC

Rethinking MSME Finance in Asia and the Pacific

A Post-Crisis Policy Agenda

5 Aug 2021
MSMEs are an important engine of economic growth and development due to their large share in total employment and their participation in production value chains and trade. However, they are often disadvantaged due to their small operational size and lack of financial resources, skills/knowledge, ...
DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2021

Digital Economy Report 2021

Cross-border Data Flows and Development – For Whom the Data Flow

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Digital Economy Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of recent trends in the global data-driven digital landscape, examining opportunities and challenges for developing countries to benefit. It highlights the links to impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to an acceleration of digitalization trends and a significa...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume I

Trade by Country

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
8 Sep 2021
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 2020 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information presented provides insights into the latest trends...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2021

State of Commodity Dependence 2021

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The State of Commodity Dependence
8 Oct 2021
This 2021 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains statistical profiles for 195 UNCTAD member States. Comprised of around 30 indicators, it demonstrates the extent of each country’s export and import commodity dependence over the last decade, from 2008–2009 to 2018–2019, as well as t...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2021

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021

Empowering the Green Recovery

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
23 Jun 2021
The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021 analyses how small businesses can rebuild from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic so they are better prepared to face the looming crisis of climate change. It provides a 20-point Green Recovery Plan to foster competitive, resilient and environmentally sustain...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2021

World Investment Report 2021

Investing in Sustainable Recovery

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
17 Aug 2021
This report examines how foreign direct investment (FDI) can support sustainable post-pandemic recovery, drawing lessons from the impact of past global crises on FDI and the response of multinational enterprises and international investors that are still relevant today. It further identifies prio...
CARICOM EXPORT POTENTIAL TO EU

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Export Potential to the European Union

Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) – Feasibility Study

21 Jun 2021
This report assesses the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) agriculture and aquaculture export potential to the European Union through the utilization of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS). The UN Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) describes VSS as ‘‘specifying requirements that produce...
TECH MAT TRADE GENDER: LDCS

Technical Material On Trade and Gender - Volume 1: Unfolding the Links

Module 4E - Trade and Gender Linkages: An Analysis of Least Developed Countries

17 Aug 2021
This publication is the ninth teaching manual on trade and gender prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). It has been developed with the goal of enhancing the capacity of policymakers, civil society organizations, and academics to examine the gender implicatio...
MATERIEL PEDAGOGIQ COMM GENRE PMAS

Matériel pédagogique sur le le commerce et le genre - Volume 1: Déployer les liens

Module 4E - Liens entre le commerce et le genre: Une analyse des pays les moins avancés

6 Sep 2021
Ce manuel d'enseignement sur le commerce et le genre a été développé dans le but de renforcer la capacité des décideurs politiques, des organisations de la société civile et des universitaires à examiner les implications de genre des flux commerciaux et de la politique commerciale et de développe...
TRANS CORP V28 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.1

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
8 Sep 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 imprint...
5TH BIOTRADE CONGRESS

5th BioTrade Congress

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

21 Jun 2021
This report is on the 5th BioTrade Congress, held on 12-13 September 2019 as part of the UN Trade Forum on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the interconnection of climate and biodiversity and strengthened the call to address both crises jointly, recogniz...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Beyond the Pandemic

Building Back Better From Crises in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jun 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has triggered unprecedented and globally-synchronized health, social and economic crises. With hard-won development gains and progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific now under threat, this publication analyzes...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2019

ASYCUDA Compendium 2019

Case Studies

25 Mar 2021
A compendium of 23 Case Studies jointly prepared by customs administrations and the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Programme, this edition covers a wide range of benefits acknowledged by the user countries, including Least Developed and Landlocked Developing countries, such as reduction in clearance steps for tr...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2020

ASYCUDA Compendium 2020

Partnerships for Sustainable Development

12 May 2021
The ASYCUDA Compendium consists of 25 case studies showing the impact and benefits from implementing ASYCUDA systems in over 25 countries and territories in collaboration with customs authorities, Partner Governmental Agencies, trade agencies, donors, regional groups etc.
INVEST IN SDGS ROLE OF DIPLOMATS

Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Diplomats

11 Jun 2021
This handbook is designed mainly for diplomats, commercial attachés, and trade representatives and offers guidance on how to promote and facilitate investment in projects that advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It covers the financing gap to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the role the p...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2021

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2021

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Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
8 Apr 2021
This publication assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It explores how the COVID-19-related global economic recession and financial turmoil are derailing implementation of the Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development ...
DEV INVEST CASES 4 TRANSF RESULTS

Developing Investment Cases for Transformative Results – Toolkit

3 Aug 2021
This toolkit was drafted to support UNFPA offices in designing country investment cases in support of one or more of UNFPA's people-centred transformative results: ending preventable maternal mortality; ending the unmet need for family planning; and ending gender-based violence (GBV) and harmful ...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE GLOBAL REVIEW

COVID-19 and E-commerce

A Global Review

1 Jul 2021
This publication assesses the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce and digital trade. While the pandemic caused a sharp deceleration in economic activity, it also led to a rapid acceleration of e-commerce. With restrictions on movement and other public health interventions in place, digital solutions...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2019-20 (A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020 (Arabic language)

Realities and Prospects in the Arab Region

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
13 Jul 2021
This annual flagship publication seeks to both analyze routinely monitored economic and social variables in the Arab region in a global context as well as address debt sustainability and the macroeconomic implications. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant repercussions in 2021 a...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2019-20

Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

Realities and Prospects in the Arab Region

Series:
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
8 Jun 2021
This annual flagship publication seeks to both analyze routinely monitored economic and social variables in the Arab region in a global context as well as address debt sustainability and the macroeconomic implications. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant repercussions in 2021 a...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2021

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
8 Apr 2021
The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the likelihood of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones. It also addresses the national and international policies, instruments and institutional reforms that are needed to create a more equal world of ...