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TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2021

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

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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 ...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2020

Trade Trends Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
29 Mar 2021
This publication is structured into two parts. The first part presents a short-term overview of the status of international trade using preliminary statistics on merchandise trade up to the third quarter of 2020. The second part provides illustrative statistics on international trade in goods and...
ANÁLISIS POLI SERV PARAGUAY VOL II

Análisis de la politica de servicios: Paraguay (II)

24 Dec 2021
El Análisis de la política de servicios de Paraguay fue realizado por la UNCTAD a solicitud del gobierno de Paraguay para apoyar el rol de los servicios en la diversificación y mejora de su economía y comercio. Evalúa los cuellos de botella y las oportunidades para lograr beneficios del desarroll...
SERVICES POLICY PARAGUAY VOL 2

Services Policy Review: Paraguay (II)

14 Jun 2021
Undertaken by UNCTAD at the request of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIC) of Paraguay, this review supports the role of services in diversifying and improving economy and trade in the country. It evaluates bottlenecks and opportunities to pursue development gains from services, first presen...
TRADE POLICY FRAMEWORK GUYANA

Trade Policy Framework Guyana

A National Trade Strategy

11 Apr 2021
Guyana faces a daunting challenge of devising a new trade strategy that would best respond to the recent discovery of substantial oil reserves in its territory, which could represent a paradigm shift for the country’s economic structure. With a view to assisting the country to pursue its long-ter...
WHAT AT STAKE FOR DEVELOP CTRIES

What Is at Stake for Developing Countries in Trade Negotiations on E-commerce?

The Case of the Joint Statement Initiative

15 Apr 2021
The expansion of the digital economy has transformed the way we produce, consume and do business. With the rapid expansion of e-commerce, increasing calls were made for common rules in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for governing cross-border e-commerce in goods and services,...
IMPROV ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Improving Access to Medical Products Through Trade

What Can Regional Trade Agreements Do in Times of Crisis?

12 Apr 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the criticality of maintaining trade flows of essential medical products and protective equipment. However, the pandemic has also exposed some loopholes in the current trade agreements. Based on a review of 107 regional trade agreements (RTAs) and an examinati...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCE CANADA

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Canada - Third Edition

10 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFER JAPAN

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Japan - Seventh Edition

11 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
CLIMATE CHNGE GREEN RECOVERY TRADE

Climate Change, Green Recovery and Trade

13 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the economic and political background against which climate and trade policy have been discussed for decades, particularly with respect to questions of climate finance, subsidies and border carbon adjustments. As governments respond to both the Covi...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (A)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Arabic language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (R)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Russian language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (C)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Chinese language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (S)

Transformar el comercio y el desarrollo en un fracturado mundo pospandémico

Informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD al 15º período de sesiones de la Conferencia

22 Apr 2021
Este es el informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD a la 15ª reunión de la Conferencia cuadrienal de la UNCTAD. Describe cómo un panorama económico global fracturado ha quedado marcado por la pandemia de COVID-19 y luego continúa argumentando que la sesión debería conducir a un resultado acord...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (F)

Transformer le commerce et le développement dans un monde fracturé après la pandémie

Rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la quinzième session de la Conférence

4 May 2021
Ceci est le rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la 15e session de la Conférence quadriennale de la CNUCED. Il décrit comment un paysage économique mondial fracturé a été marqué par la pandémie COVID-19 et affirme que la session devrait aboutir à un résultat convenu où les États membres "...
TRANSFORMING SOUTHERN AFRICA

Transforming Southern Africa

Harnessing Regional Value Chains and Industrial Policy for Development

1 Dec 2021
This volume investigates the status of regional integration in Southern Africa. It discusses the critical challenges to be overcome and surveys the most interesting opportunities for achieving deeper regional integration. The publication is divided into in three parts. The first is on structural ...
PAND CRISIS TRADE RLTD RESP

White Paper Pandemic Crisis

Trade-related Response

20 Apr 2021
This paper provides clear, accessible, and concise best practice guidelines to enable efficient control, clearance, and release facilitation measures, and outlines standard operating measures for pandemic situations. These guidelines are consistent with existing relevant frameworks and legislatio...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2021

The Least Developed Countries Report 2021

The Least Developed Countries in the Post-covid World – Learning From 50 Years of Experience

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
22 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of 50 years of development experience since the establishment of the LDC category in 1971. Most LDCs growth has been erratic, and they have not closed the income gap with other developing countries. This stems largely from the inefficacy of domestic and international ...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2020

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
13 Apr 2021
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...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2021

Le développement economique en Afrique rapport 2021

La contribution potentielle de la zone de libre-échange continentale africaine à une croissance inclusive

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Développement économique en Afrique, Le
31 Dec 2021
Le rapport annuel analyse les principaux aspects du développement de l'Afrique et les questions de politique d'intérêt pour les pays africains. Il formule des recommandations politiques pour l'action des pays africains eux-mêmes et de la communauté internationale pour surmonter les défis de dével...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2021

Economic Development in Africa Report 2021

Reaping the Potential Benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area for Inclusive Growth

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Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Dec 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area is expected to be a game changer for development ambitions in Africa. The design of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area reflects an explicit commitment to create a framework for deeper socioeconomic integration and improved co...
SUSTAINABLE TRADE IN RESOURCES

Sustainable Trade in Resources

Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade

28 Dec 2020
This report looks at trade flows of material resources and their environmental impacts. It also demonstrates how both multilateral trade rules and regional trade agreements can be used proactively to advance the circular and greener economy and minimise the environmental impacts associated with r...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...