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PORT MANAGEMENT SERIES VOLUME 8

Port Management Series Volume 8: Case Studies

TrainForTrade Port Management Programme English-speaking Network

19 Nov 2020
UNCTAD’s TrainForTrade Port Management Series (PMS) is published in English, French, and Spanish on a three-yearly cycle. This Volume – number 8 in the series – presents fifteen dissertations which have been judged to be the best from the recent cycles of the English-speaking Network. The partici...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia And the Pacific 2020

Towards Sustainable Economies

Series:
Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
7 May 2020
Economic policymaking in Asia-Pacific developing countries has long been focused on maximising economic growth, given the imperatives of poverty reduction and job creation. There is no gainsaying that there is a strong case for focusing on economic growth but when this comes at costs that undermi...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

Series:
Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
9 Apr 2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s ...
CHALLENG POLICY OPTION WAY FORWARD

Challenges, Policy Options, and the Way Forward

Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan)

16 Jun 2020
The study examines the trade and development challenges facing Asian Landlocked Developing Countries and their prospects for export diversification. It offers recommendations based on the case studies of the selected countries. The report argues that, despite complex trade and development challen...
ASSESSMENT EURASIAN ECON UNION

Assessment of the Eurasian Economic Union Competition Rules and Regulations

26 Oct 2020
The Competition Branch of the Eurasian Economic Commission (herein after referred as EEC) requested UNCTAD to undertake an assessment of their EAEU competition regulations based on the UNCTAD Model Law on Competition, UNCTAD previous research on competition law topics, as well as the relevant int...
CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE DEVEL ASIA

Selected Issues in Cross-border e-Commerce Development in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
16 Feb 2021
Technological advances –particularly in the areas of information and communication, transport, and electronic commerce and payment – have spurred international trade. Internet and mobile phones have greatly facilitated international trade and led to new business models. The so-called Fourth Indus...
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBILITY

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning

Promoting Active Mobility

29 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBIL (R)

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning (Russian language)

Promoting Active Mobility

23 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
28 Feb 2020
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has b...
TOWARDS NEW TRADE POLICY CAMBODIA

Towards a New Trade Policy on Market Access for Cambodia

Identifying a Positive Agenda among Challenges and Opportunities

30 Oct 2020
The research study discusses the current and emerging trade challenges for Cambodia. In this context, the paper analyses the erosion and loss of preferential market access and rules of origin and discusses potential alternatives in light of emerging EU-ASEAN FTAs, RCEP and TPP11.
NATION GREEN EXPORT REV LEBANON

National Green Export Review of Lebanon: Natural Soap and Ecotourism

31 Oct 2020
This report presents the findings of the Lebanon National Green Export Review (NGER) conducted between 2016 and 2018 through a partnership between the Lebanese Government and UNCTAD. It analyses green production and export opportunities in the natural soap and ecotourism sectors and comprises nat...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (F)

Facilitation du commerce numérique et durable

Rapport régional de la CEE-ONU 2019

31 Oct 2020
L'internationalisation des chaînes de production et d'approvisionnement offre aux pays en développement et aux pays en transition de nouvelles possibilités d'intégration dans l'économie mondiale en permettant aux entreprises de rejoindre les réseaux de production internationaux. Ainsi, la nécessi...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (R)

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Russian language)

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Oct 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILITATI

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Mar 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS KIRIBATI

Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

20 Dec 2019
The Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade....
PRACTIC ON ECOMMERCE TRAINFORTRADE

Practices on e-Commerce

TrainForTrade Case Studies in South-east Asia

31 Oct 2020
Digital marketplaces could drive sustainable and inclusive growth across South-East Asia, with e-commerce likely to grow to US$88 billion by 2025. Benefits will include opening of markets to facilitate sales and consumption, upgrading of traditional manufacturing and services, and development of ...
INVEST POLICY REV NEPAL

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review - Nepal

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Apr 2020
The IPR of Nepal, completed in 2003, analyzed the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment in the country. It examined how to increase the contribution of investment, including foreign direct investment, to the economy and made concrete recommendations on how to achieve such o...
INVEST POLICY REV ARMENIA

Investment Policy Review - Armenia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2020
The Investment Policy Review of Armenia makes concrete policy recommendations on how Armenia can improve its investment climate, attract higher inflows of foreign direct investment and derive more benefits from them.
REV SUS TRANS CONNECT ASIA & PACIF

Review of Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific 2019

Sustainable Freight Transport

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
5 Feb 2020
Within the transport sector in Asia and the Pacific freight and logistics account for a significant portion of total energy use – in many countries upward of 40% – and a correspondingly large share of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, on account of economic development and population growth, the region...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
27 Dec 2019
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has be...
FUTURE OF ASIAN & PACIFIC CITIES

The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities

Transformative Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development

16 Dec 2019
This report is an important resource to explore critical and emerging policy opportunities to realize urban sustainability for the Asian and Pacific region. It informs policies and actions from a sustainable development perspective, putting cities at the centre of development policy debates. It i...
TRADE FACILIT TERMS E/R/C GLOSSARY

Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian-Chinese Glossary

Revised Third Edition

16 Dec 2019
This Glossary represents an English-Russian-Chinese dictionary of terms that are widely used in trade facilitation. This is the third, revised and completed edition including new terms, notably ones related to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which ent...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2019

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019

Navigating Non-tariff Measures towards Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
4 Dec 2019
This report provides an analysis of the rise of non-tariff measures (NTMs) and its implications for Asia and the Pacific. Prepared jointly by ESCAP and UNCTAD, it reviews the costs and benefits associated with such measures from a sustainable development perspective, and identifies good practices...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2019

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019

The Disaster Riskscape Across Asia-Pacific - Pathways for Resilience, Inclusion and Empowerment

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
27 Jan 2021
This report examines the state of resilience of the region vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to disaster risk reduction. It highlights some of the tools and approaches for resilience-building focusing on those that could possibly offer transformative shifts to achie...