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United Nations Trade and Development Report

The Trade and Development Report (TDR), launched in 1981, is issued every year for the annual session of the Trade and Development Board. The Report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels. 

TRADE & DEV RPT 2018

Trade and Development Report 2018

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 Jan 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2017

Trade and Development Report 2017

Beyond Austerity - Towards a Global New Deal

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
14 Sep 2017
The Trade and Development Report (TDR), launched in 1981, is issued every year for the annual session of the Trade and Development Board. The Report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various leve...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1988

Trade and Development Report 1988

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1988
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1987

Trade and Development Report 1987

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1987
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1986

Trade and Development Report 1986

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1986
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1985

Trade and Development Report 1985

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1985
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1984

Trade and Development Report 1984

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1984
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1983

Trade and Development Report 1983

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1983
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1982

Trade and Development Report 1982

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1982
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1981

Trade and Development Report 1981

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
31 Dec 1981
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1989

Trade and Development Report 1989

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
1 Jun 1989
Global output and trade expanded very rapidly last year and are continuing to grow, though at a somewhat reduced pace. The international economy is apparently in good health. However, this appearance is misleading. The growth impulses that are present are quite fragile, and will need to be active...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2016

Trade and Development Report 2016

Structural Transformation for Inclusive and Sustained Growth

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
30 Sep 2016
This publication highlights the central role of industrialization, and examines one of the big policy challenges at the centre of the 2030 development agenda: how to establish strong linkages and complementarities across the range of productive sectors needed to establish a virtuous circle of ris...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2015

Trade and Development Report 2015

Making the International Financial Architecture Work for Trade and Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
19 Nov 2015
The Trade and Development Report (TDR), launched in 1981, is issued every year for the annual session of the Trade and Development Board. The Report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various leve...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2014

Trade and Development Report 2014

Global Governance and Policy Space for Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
29 Sep 2014
The 2014 edition reviews recent trends in the world economy, examining the consistency and sustainability of the economic policies currently followed. It addresses the evolution and current conditions of the policy space needed for implementing growth-enhancing and inclusive development strategie...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2013

Trade and Development Report 2013

Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
15 Dec 2013
The shape of the world economy has changed significantly over the last two decades, with a rising importance of several developing countries and regions as additional drivers of global economic growth. The main objective of Trade and Development Report 2013 is to assess the systemic changes in th...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2012

Trade and Development Report 2012

Policies for Inclusive and Balanced Growth

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 Sep 2012
In the context of the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis, income distribution is back to the centre of economic analysis and policies. This publication explores the linkages between income distribution, growth and development. It analyzes the evolution of income inequality over the ...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1981/11

Trade and Development Report 1981-2011

Three Decades of Thinking Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 May 2012
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2011

Trade and Development Report 2011

Post-crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
24 Oct 2011
Reforms of financial regulations are progressing slowly and only at the national level, monetary system reform is limited. After an interlude that some considered as a return to Keynesianism, the orientation of macroeconomic policy, especially fiscal policy, is back to business as usual. This wi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2010

Trade and Development Report 2010

Employment, Globalization and Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
22 Oct 2010
The Report 2010 focuses on the need to make employment creation a priority in economic policy. Unemployment is the most pressing social and economic problem of our time, not least because, especially in developing countries, it is closely related to poverty. The fallout from the global crisis has...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2009 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2009 (Russian language)

Responding to the Global Crisis - Climate Change Mitigation and Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
2 Jun 2009
The Trade and Development Report 2009 examines in some detail the short-term policy responses taken to tackle the immediate effects of this crisis. These include fiscal stimulus packages, monetary policy easing, and support for ailing financial institutions. Monetary easing and large bailout oper...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2009

Trade and Development Report 2009

Responding to the Global Crisis - Climate Change Mitigation and Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
9 Sep 2009
The Trade and Development Report 2009, subtitled Responding to the Global Crisis - Climate Change Mitigation and Development” addresses the main issues of global economic outlook and short-term policy response to the financial and economic crisis, international monetary reform to complement stric...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2008 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2008 (Russian language)

Commodity Prices, Capital Flows and the Financing of Investment

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
9 Mar 2009
n its analysis of global economic prospects, the Report says that uncertainty and instability in international financial, currency and commodity markets are contributing to a gloomy outlook for the world economy and present considerable risks for the developing world. The situation would be exace...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2008

Trade and Development Report 2008

Commodity Prices, Capital Flows and the Financing of Investment

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
4 Sep 2008
The Trade and Development Report 2008, subtitled Commodity Prices, Capital Flows and the Financing of Investment” highlights the paradox that the “capital poor” developing world is exporting capital to the “capital rich” developed countries. The Report suggests shifting the focus in financial pol...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2007 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2007 (Russian language)

Regional Cooperation for Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
30 Apr 2008
n its analysis of global economic prospects, the Report says the current global economic environment provides great opportunities for catch-up growth and meeting the Millennium Development Goals. However, the world economy is overshadowed by serious current-account imbalances, and by large specul...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2007

Trade and Development Report 2007

Regional Cooperation for Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
7 Sep 2007
The current edition of the Report anticipates a fifth consecutive year of overall output growth and continued strong demand for primary commodities contributing to an overall increase in per capita gross domestic product in developing countries. The main risk to this positive scenario, the Report...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2006 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2006 (Russian language)

Global Partnership and National Policies for Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
21 Sep 2007
According to this year’s Trade and Development Report, if the current momentum in the world economy is sustained, we can expect decisive progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Moreover, the Report shows that there has been growing demand around the world for developing-country exports...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2006

Trade and Development Report 2006

Global Partnership and National Policies for Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
6 Oct 2006
Since 2002, world economic expansion has had a strong positive impact on growth and helped support progress towards the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Most developing countries have benefited from this growth momentum as a result of strong demand for their exports of primary commodi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2005 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2005 (Russian language)

New Features of Global Interdependence

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
21 Sep 2007
The global outlook for 2005 and beyond is overshadowed by increasing global trade imbalances. How can these be corrected without a worldwide recession? The solution has to build on higher domestic demand in Europe and Japan, but a coordinated international macroeconomic approach that includes the...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2005

Trade and Development Report 2005

New Features of Global Interdependence

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
21 Oct 2005
The world economy is still expanding, but there are serious risks of a setback. Several populous Asian countries, in particular China and India, have emerged as new engines of economic growth. Thanks to their vigorous expansion and their appetite for natural resources, many of their developing-co...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2004 (R)

Trade and Development Report 2004 (Russian language)

Policy Coherence, Development Strategies and Integration into the World Economy

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
20 May 2005
Greater openness to international trade and finance has not enabled developing countries to establish a virtuous interaction between external financing, domestic investment and export growth. The TDR 2004 argues that, to achieve this, a feasible development agenda has to be based on the concept o...