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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)
COVID-19 & MARITIME TRANSPORT

COVID-19 and Maritime Transport: Impact and Responses

Series:
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
28 Feb 2021
The report describes and analyses the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the maritime supply chain. It also identifies response measures adopted and sets out a list of lessons learned and good practices in resilience building and disruption management.
ENHANCE COHERENCE BETWEEN - RWANDA

Enhancing Coherence between Trade and Industrial Strategies in Africa

The Experience of Rwanda

12 Apr 2021
This paper examines the role of trade and industrial policies in fostering productive transformation in Rwanda. It identifies areas where there is the need for policy action to make trade and industrial policies more consistent with the goal of diversification and development of productive capaci...
TRANS CORP V27 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.3

Special Issue on Multinational Enterprises and Gender Equality

Series:
Transnational Corporations
6 May 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. The topics in this special issue on multinational enterprises and ...
COVID-19 TRANSITIONING NEW NORMAL

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development

Transitioning to a New Normal

16 Feb 2021
The report fosters understanding of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on trade and development and reflects on actions that can propel us to the future we want. It provides up-to-date data and analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on trade and development; identifies sustained trends to character...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

19 Jan 2021
E-commerce and digital economy are powerful drivers to harness the potential of information and communications technologies to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, in areas such as women economic empowerment (Goal 5.b), productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneu...
INVEST POLICY REV SEYCHELL

Investment Policy Review - Seychelles

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
31 Jan 2021
The Investment Policy Review (IPR) of Seychelles assesses the country’s legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment. This includes the analysis of FDI-specific regulations (investment laws, sectoral investment regulations and international investment agreements), and also general...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2020

The Least Developed Countries Report 2020

Productive Capacities for the New Decade

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2020
“[This Report] highlights the importance of public investment for LDCs to address their short-term needs. It emphasizes the importance of comprehensive support for meso-level policies for productive capacity development in the context of addressing structural constraints and building the resilien...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - CASHEW NUTS

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Cashew Nuts

Series:
Commodities at a Glance
13 Apr 2021
Cashew nuts enjoy increasing popularity all around the globe. The top three cashew-consuming countries – India, the United States of America and Germany - lie on three different continents. Cashews accounted for 17 per cent of world tree nut production in 2019/20, making it the third most popular...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2020

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2020

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
20 Apr 2021
First launched in 1967 this handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics to ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. This edition continues in this tradition and introduces ‘nowcasted’ estimates for total merchandised trade, total services trade and GDP on...
VINCULOS COMERCIO GEN: AMERICA CEN

Vínculos entre comercio y género: Un análisis de Centroamérica

11 Feb 2021
El presente documento es el séptimo módulo del volumen 1 del manual didáctico sobre comercio y género preparado por la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo (UNCTAD). El manual didáctico se ha elaborado con la intención de fomentar la capacidad de las autoridades responsa...
TRADE GENDER LINK: CENTRAL AMERICA

Trade and Gender Linkages: An Analysis of Central America

16 Feb 2021
This teaching manual was developed to enhance the capacity of policymakers, civil society, and academics to assess the gender implications of trade flows and trade policy, and to formulate gender-sensitive policies on gender and trade. It provides a review of theoretical frameworks and empirical ...
TRANS CORP V27 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.2

Series:
Transnational Corporations
28 Oct 2020
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...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020

Trade and Development Report 2020

From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All – Avoiding Another Lost Decade

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
28 Oct 2020
This report analyses the economic impacts of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic and possible responses that could be both effective and inclusive. It examines different recovery scenarios and, in particular, highlights the danger of a lost decade, addressing immediate difficulties facing ...
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2019

International Accounting and Reporting Issues - 2019 Review

Series:
International Accounting and Reporting Issues
31 Dec 2020
This publication presents findings of surveys of implementation of the Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI) conducted on the Dow 30 companies in the USA and the 30 companies that form the index of the Eg...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW PERU

Voluntary Peer Review on Consumer Protection Law and Policy - Peru

29 Nov 2020
Voluntary peer reviews provide an expert and independent assessment of the effectiveness of the consumer protection right in a given country; analyze the legislative, institutional and public policy frameworks, together with the application of the law, in order to determine the difficulties to be...
TRADE GENDER LINK: TECH UPGRD AGRI

Teaching Material on Trade and Gender Linkages

The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture

30 Nov 2020
This study examines the nexus between technology in agriculture and trade from a gender perspective. This document looks at the relationship between trade and gender as it explores the opportunities and challenges that women experience in the process of technological innovation and adoption in ag...
NATIONAL TRADE FACILITA COMMITTEE

National Trade Facilitation Committees as Coordinators of Trade Facilitation Reforms

Series:
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
31 Jan 2021
National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) have been transformed from being largely unknown institutional bodies to leading governments’ trade facilitation efforts and policy agendas for cross border trade. Yet so much remains to be done to adequately position these committees as the drivers ...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2020

Economic Development in Africa Report 2020

Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Oct 2020
In the aftermath of COVID-19 (coronavirus), African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 adopts a multi-disciplinary methodology to tackle the relationship between il...
TRADE NEGOTIATIO ELECTRON COMMERCE

Trade Negotiations on Electronic Commerce

What is at Stake for Developing Countries?

14 May 2020
The launch of the plurilateral – as distinct of multilateral – negotiations on e-commerce under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by a group of countries is a significant trade policy development. Participation of a critical mass of diverse WTO members with markedly differing pol...
TRANS CORP V27 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.1

Series:
Transnational Corporations
13 May 2020
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...
CORE SDG INDICATORS ENTITY REPORT

Core SDG Indicators for Entity Reporting

Training Manual

29 Mar 2021
The Core SDG Indicators' training manual contains four chapters i.e. on economic, environmental, social and institutional indicators. It aims at becoming a practical tool, useful for all kind of users, including preparers of reports by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). By showing the lin...
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...