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Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
KEY STAT & TREND REG TRADE AFRICA

Key Statistics and Trends in Regional Trade in Africa

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
17 May 2019
Key Statistics and Trends in Regional Trade in Africa is a special edition of the "Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade" series. This publication is structured into three parts. The first part presents an overview of Africa in the world economy and intra-African trade. The second part...
BUILD DIGITAL COMPET BENEFIT FRONT

Building Digital Competencies to Benefit From Frontier Technologies

17 May 2019
This study explores ways in which digital skills can be developed and harnessed to support sustainable development in a current context of technological change. It discusses the types of skills that countries need to prepare the future workforces for the changing world and to maximise the develop...
KEY STATIS & TREND INTL TRADE

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2018

International Trade Rebounds

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
17 May 2019
This annual publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and services in the medium term. The series is part of a larger effort by UNCTAD to analyse trade-related issues of particular importance for developing countries.
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2018

International Accounting and Reporting Issues

2018 Review

Series:
International Accounting and Reporting Issues
17 May 2019
The International Accounting and Reporting Issues 2018 Review presents a review of recent developments on reporting on the performance of enterprises in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals, and on practical implementation aspects of both of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFR...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2018

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
27 Dec 2018
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2018 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence a...
TRANS CORP V25 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.25 No.2

Series:
Transnational Corporations
5 Dec 2018
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal for the publication of research on the activities of transnational corporations and their implication for economic development. Articles accepted for publication in this issue report on the following research themes: international tax
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...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2018
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2018

Review of Maritime Transport 2018

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
17 Dec 2018
The Review of Maritime Transport is an UNCTAD flagship publication, published annually since 1968 with 2018 marking the 50 year anniversary. Around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Rev...
TRANS CORP V25 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.25 No.1

Series:
Transnational Corporations
29 Nov 2018
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal that serves as a specialized forum for the publication of research on the activities of transnational corporations and their implication for economic development. Articles accepted for publication in this issue report on the following resear...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2018

World Investment Report 2018

Investment and New Industrial Policies

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
25 Jul 2018
This report presents international investment trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels, as well as the evolution of international production and global value chains. It analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulatio...
PAISES MENOS ADELANTADOS 2012

Los Países Menos Adelantados Informe de 2012

Utilización de las remesas y los conocimientos de la diáspora para crear capacidades productivas

Series:
Informe sobre los Países Menos Adelantados
31 Dec 2012
La incierta recuperación económica mundial y el empeoramiento de la crisis en la eurozona siguen aminorando los factores que permitieron al grupo de países menos adelantados (PMA) alcanzar tasas más elevadas de crecimiento entre 2002 y 2008. Pese a una ligera mejora del crecimiento del PIB real e...
PAISES MENOS ADELANTADOS 2011

Los Países Menos Adelantados Informe de 2011

La potencial contribución de la cooperación Sur-Sur al desarrollo incluyente y sostenible

Series:
Informe sobre los Países Menos Adelantados
31 Dec 2011
El año 2011 año ha sido importante para los países menos adelantados (PMA). Del 9 al 13 de mayo, Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno y representantes de los Estados se reunieron en Estambul con ocasión de la Cuarta Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Países Menos Adelantados (PMA-IV) para exam...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2013

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2013

Une croissance créatrice d’emplois pour un développement équitable et durable

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
31 Dec 2013
Malgré la stagnation de l’économie mondiale ces dernières années, les pays les moins avancés (PMA) ont, dans l’ensemble, enregistré une légère croissance. Le revenu par habitant a progressé régulièrement dans ces pays considérés en tant que groupe, laissant espérer que certains d’entre eux pourra...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2012

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2012

Mettre à profit les envois de fonds et les compétences des diasporas pour renforcer les capacités productives

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
31 Dec 2012
Une reprise économique mondiale hésitante et l’aggravation de la crise de la zone euro continuent de peser sur les facteurs qui ont permis aux pays les moins avancés (PMA) en tant que groupe d’enregistrer des taux de croissance élevés entre 2002 et 2008. En dépit d’une légère amélioration de la c...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2011

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2011

Contribution potentielle de la coopération Sud-Sud à un développement équitable et durable

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
31 Dec 2011
2011 a été une année importante pour les pays les moins avancés (PMA). Du 9 au 13 mai, les chefs d’État et de Gouvernement et les représentants des États réunis à Istanbul pour la quatrième Conférence des Nations Unies sur les pays les moins avancés ont examiné les problèmes de développement prop...
INVEST POLICY REV UZBEKISTAN

Investment Policy Review - Uzbekistan

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Apr 1999
Since its independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has made careful progress in the transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy. Recognizing that foreign direct investment (FDI) can contribute to Uzbekistan’s growth and development, and also ease the country’s transition to a market-based eco...
INVEST POLICY REV TAJIKISTAN

Investment Policy Review - Tajikistan

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Nov 2016
More than a decade of high economic growth has contributed to poverty reduction in Tajikistan. Following independence, the country suffered significant economic losses and social costs, which were compounded by the consequences of the civil war that ended in 1997. Since that time, peace and polit...
INVEST POLICY REV SUDAN

Investment Policy Review - The Sudan

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Feb 2015
Sudan has a significant but largely unexploited potential to attract foreign investors, notably due to ongoing internal conflicts. The country is also facing the consequences of the secession of South Sudan, in particular the loss of the bulk of its oil reserve. In this context, reassuring and re...
INVEST POLICY REV REP OF MOLDOVA

Investment Policy Review - Republic of Moldova

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
9 Jan 2013
Following independence in 1991, the Republic of Moldova experienced one of the largest and longest-lasting losses of productive capacity among transition economies. The crisis, associated with a severe decline in manufacturing and agricultural activities, lasted throughout the 1990s and spurred a...
INVEST POLICY REV MONGOLIA

Investment Policy Review - Mongolia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
21 Jun 2013
Mongolia is a resource-rich country with formidable growth prospects. Having adopted a democratic system and a market economy, the country is today at a turning point, as the discovery of huge mineral resources could pave the way to rapid economic and social development. While many of the buildin...
INVEST POLICY REV KYRGYZSTAN

Investment Policy Review - Kyrgyzstan

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
2 Aug 2016
Kyrgyzstan has substantial untapped economic growth and sustainable development opportunities. Strategically located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, on the ancient Silk Road, this landlocked mountainous country is an established trading center and has the potential to become a regional...
INVEST POLICY REV ETHIOPIA

Investment Policy Review - Ethiopia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
10 Jul 2002
With the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in December 2000, effectively ending the two-year conflict between the neighboring countries, there is a renewed hope that Ethiopia will regain the economic growth momentum that it experienced in the post 1992 liberalization per...
INVEST POLICY REV BOSNIA

Investment Policy Review - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
18 Jul 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a transitional economy striving towards European integration. Soon after independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina plunged into a conflict which came to an end with the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Sinc...
INVEST POLICY REV BANGLADESH

Investment Policy Review - Bangladesh

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
6 Jul 2013
The Investment Policy Review of Bangladesh, prepared by UNCTAD at the request of the Government, identifies the issues that should be addressed if foreign direct investment (FDI) is to play a larger role in the country’s development. The IPR concentrates on the analysis of the regulatory and lega...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2015 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2015 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
4 Feb 2015
Access to frequent and reliable shipping services is key for developing countries’ trade with overseas markets. Firms cannot export competitively and participate global value chains without adequate transport connectivity, and maritime transport continues to be the dominant mode of shipping goods...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2014 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2014 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
18 Mar 2014
As in previous issues since 1968, the 2014 Review of Maritime Transport contains a wealth of analysis and unique data. The Review is the renowned United Nations source of statistics and analysis on seaborne trade, the world fleet, freight costs, port traffic and the latest trends in the legal and...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2013 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2013 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
13 Feb 2013
As in previous issues since 1968, the 2013 Review of Maritime Transport contains a wealth of analysis and unique data. The Review is the renowned United Nations source of statistics and analysis on seaborne trade, the world fleet, freight costs, port traffic and the latest trends in the legal and...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2012 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2012 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
11 Jul 2012
More than 80 per cent of international trade in goods is carried by sea and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. The Review of Maritime Transport, an annual publication prepared by the Division on Technology and Logistics of the UNCTAD secretariat, is an impo...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2011 (R)

Review of Maritime Transport 2011 (Russian language)

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport (Russian)
5 May 2011
More than 80 per cent of international trade in goods is carried by sea and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. The Review of Maritime Transport, an annual publication prepared by the Division on Technology and Logistics of the UNCTAD secretariat, is an impo...