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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)
ELIMINATION OF TRIMS THE EXPERIEN

Elimination of TRIMs

The Experience of Selected Developing Countries

Series:
UNCTAD Current Studies on FDI and Development
20 Mar 2008
The publication examines how six countries (Argentina, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ethiopia and Viet Nam) have been affected by the elimination of Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs). The study suggests that the extent to which TRIMs have helped advance the objectives set out has varied ...
CONTRIBUC DEL COMERC FOMENT DESARR

Contribución del Comercio al Fomento del Desarrollo y la Reducción de la Pobreza

Movilidad Laboral e Intercambio de Trabajadores

6 Mar 2009
El presente estudio representa un intento por ofrecer una imagen integral de los efectos que la movilidad y la integración de la fuerza de trabajo a nivel mundial han tenido para el comercio, el desarrollo y la reducción de la pobreza. Asimismo, es un intento por dilucidar cómo podría regularse m...
INVEST POLICY REV VIET NAM

Investment Policy Review - Viet Nam

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
2 Feb 2009
Viet Nam is a relative newcomer to the world of foreign direct investments (FDI). It opened to foreign investors in the late 1980s under the Doi Moi policy of renovation and economic reforms. While FDI inflows have been notable so far, the country has considerable potential to attract significant...
INVEST POLICY REV NIGERIA

Investment Policy Review - Nigeria

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jun 2009
Nigeria is well known as a major oil producer. However, oil wealth has not been converted unto a comparable improvement in living standards, due to decades of economic mismanagement. The report provides an overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and performance; analyses the investment...
INVEST POLICY REV DOMINICAN REP

Investment Policy Review - Dominican Republic

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
1 May 2009
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has had a presence in the Dominican Republic since as early as 1890 and has played a prominent role in its economic development. A new ambitious development goal has now been set that focuses on making the country a regional leader in high-value-added manufacturing...
DEV & GLOBALIZATION 2008

Development and Globalization

Facts and Figures 2008

30 Apr 2008
The new phase of challenging globalization is characterized by economic multipolarity with significant weight of the South. Due to dynamism and openness, today the largest and the rapidly-growing developing countries play a fundamental role in stabilizing the world economy. This second edition of...
MEASURING THE IMPACT ICT USE BUSIN

Measuring the Impact of ICT Use in Business

The Case of Manufacturing in Thailand

13 Jun 2008
The report is the outcome of a joint project of UNCTAD with the National Statistical Office (NSO) of Thailand, and is one of the first studies to use official developing-country data to measure the productivity impact of ICT in business. It shows a detailed analysis of trends in ICT by the Thai b...
ASSURING DEV GAINS & POVERTY

Assuring Development Gains and Poverty Reduction from Trade

The Labour Mobility and Skills Trade Dimension

30 Apr 2008
This publication attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of the impact on trade, development and poverty reduction brought about by global labour movement and integration. It attempts to answer the question as to how temporary labour mobility can be better managed so as to contribute to impr...
INVESTMENT PROMOTION PROVISION

Investment Promotion Provisions in International Investment Agreements

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Series on International Investment Policies for Development
30 Jul 2008
Investment promotion covers all activities and measures aimed at creating favourable determinants for foreign investment in the host country. This publication focuses on the international agreements on the promotion and protection of foreign investment. The study provides an overview as to what e...
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2007

International Accounting and Reporting Issues

2007 Review

Series:
International Accounting and Reporting Issues
3 Sep 2008
The 2007 Review of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) provides useful information on the status of corporate governance disclosure in different markets, and further establish ISAR’s guidance in this area as a practical inte...
WORLD INVESTMENT DIRECTRY V10 2008

World Investment Directory

Africa

2 May 2008
Volume X of the World Investment Directory series of UNCTAD covers 53 economies of the African region. Data are presented on both inward and outward flows and stocks of foreign direct investment (FDI), operations of transnational corporations (TNCs), and basic information on the largest TNCs in a...
INTL INVEST RULEMAKING STOCKTA

International Investment Rule-making

Stocktaking, Challenges and the Way Forward

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Series on International Investment Policies for Development
10 Mar 2009
This book reviews sixty years of international investment rule-making and identifies main trends in current treaty practice, as well as the core characteristics of the existing universe of International Investment Agreements (IIAs) at the beginning of the 21st century. Based on this analysis, the...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2007 (DVD)

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2007 (DVD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
13 Jun 2008
The Handbook provides a comprehensive collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development for the use of government officials, university and other research specialists, and others interested in these subjects. The tables on the DVD permit si...
GUIDANCE ON CORPORATE RESPONSI

Guidance on Corporate Responsibility Indicators in Annual Reports

19 Mar 2008
The demand for more information on corporate responsibility issues is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This publication is a voluntary technical aid for enterprises, investors, regulators, and others. It is aimed to assist preparers of enterprise reporting in producing concise and comparable...
TRADE & DEV ASPECTS INSURANCE

Trade and Development Aspects of Insurance Services and Regulatory Frameworks

13 Mar 2008
The publication contains papers, presentations and submissions delivered at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ad hoc expert meeting focused on the experiences of the insurance sector in India, China, Africa and Guatemala to identify to widest extent possible the prob...
FDI IN TOURISM DEV DIMENSION

FDI in Tourism

The Development Dimension

Series:
UNCTAD Current Studies on FDI and Development
11 Mar 2008
Many developing countries are looking to tourism as a potentially promising avenue for economic and human development. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is one of the routes through which developing countries can carry out tourism, but the dynamics of FDI in this dynamic sector, and its implication...
LEY TIPO DE DEFENSA COMPET PUBLICA

Ley Tipo de Defensa de la Competencia

Publicaciones de la UNCTAD sobre Temas Relacionados con el Derecho y la Política de la Competencia

Series:
UNCTAD Series on Issues in Competition Law and Policy
16 Nov 2007
Este documento presenta una versión revisada de la Ley Tipo de Defensa de la Competencia, elaborada por la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo con sus modificaciones en los Proyectos de comentarios a posibles elementos de una ley o leyes tipo de defensa de la competencia.