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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)
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....
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA (P)

Revisão da Política de Investimento - Angola (Portuguese language)

16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (A)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report (Arabic)
22 Nov 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 2018 (S)

Informe Sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo 2018

El Poder, Plataformas y la Quimera del Libre Comercio

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Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo
22 Nov 2019
Esta publicación emblemática examina diferentes aspectos de la naturaleza y el papel del comercio internacional en la era de la hiperglobalización y considera los desafíos de política relacionados que deberán abordarse para que el comercio contribuya a un orden económico global más estable e incl...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (F)

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2018

Pouvoir, platesformes et l'illusion du libre-échange

Series:
Rapport sur le commerce et le développement
22 Nov 2019
Cette publication phare examine différents aspects de la nature et du rôle du commerce international à l'ère de l'hyperglobalisation et examine les défis politiques connexes qui devront être relevés pour que le commerce contribue à un ordre économique mondial plus stable et plus inclusif. La rech...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (C)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Chinese language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report (Chinese)
22 Nov 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...
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 ...
HARNESS AGRI TRADE SUS DEV MALAWI

Harnessing Agricultural Trade for Sustainable Development: Malawi

Groundnuts, Sunflower and Soybeans

3 Nov 2020
This study is part of a series of UNCTAD publications that focus on upgrading and diversifying specific agricultural sectors of rural economies in developing countries with a view to raising living standards among of smallholder farmers in a context of sustainable development, female empowerment ...
HARNESS AGRI TRADE SUS DEV GUATEMA

Harnessing Agricultural Trade for Sustainable Development: Guatemala

Potato, Cocoa and Cardamom

2 Nov 2020
This study is part of a series of UNCTAD publications that focus on policies in three countries, Guatemala, Vanuatu and Malawi, aimed at upgrading and diversifying specific agricultural sectors of rural economies in developing countries with a view to raising living standards among small-scale fa...
TRANS CORP V26 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.26 No.3

Series:
Transnational Corporations
21 Jan 2020
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.
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

19 Nov 2019
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...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2018

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2018

L’entreprenariat au service de la transformation structurelle − Changer de cap

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Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
19 Nov 2019
Pour que les pays les moins avancés (PMA) progressent vers les objectifs de développement durable, ils doivent transformer la structure de leur économie. Ceci, à son tour, nécessite un esprit d’entreprise innovant. Le paysage entrepreneurial dans les PMA est dominé par les micro et petites entrep...
EXAMEN POLITICA DE CIENCIA PANAMA

Exámen de las políticas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación de Panama

31 Oct 2020
El objetivo de los exámenes de políticas de ciencia, tecnología e innovación elaborados por la Conferencia de Naciones Unidas para el Comercio y el Desarrollo (UNCTAD) es contribuir al desarrollo de las capacidades nacionales en este ámbito, a fin de que los planes y programas nacionales de cienc...
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA

Investment Policy Review - Angola

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
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.
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RES (A)

UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results (Arabic language)

29 Jan 2021
The UNCTAD Toolbox contains information on our technical cooperation products that can assist countries in putting in place the policies, regulations and institutional frameworks and in mobilizing the resources needed to fulfil the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RES (S)

Caja de herramientas de la UNCTAD: obtener resultados

3 Nov 2020
La Caja de Herramientas de la UNCTAD contiene información sobre nuestros productos de cooperación técnica que pueden ayudar a los países a establecer marcos políticos, normativos e institucionales, y a movilizar los recursos necesarios para hacer realidad los ambiciosos propósitos de la Agenda 20...
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RES (F)

CNUCED instruments de la coopération technique: Produire des résultats

2 Nov 2020
Le fascicule CNUCED : Instruments de la coopération technique contient les informations utiles qui aideront les pays à mettre en place un cadre directif, réglementaire et institutionnel et à mobiliser les ressources nécessaires pour réaliser les ambitions du Programme de développement durable à l...
UNCTAD TOOLBOX DELIVERING RESULTS

UNCTAD Toolbox: Delivering Results

13 Mar 2020
The UNCTAD Toolbox contains information on our technical cooperation products that can assist countries in putting in place the policies, regulations and institutional frameworks and in mobilizing the resources needed to fulfil the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
EFFECT MARKET ACCESS LDC SERVICES

Effective Market Access for Least Developed Countries’ Services Exports

An Analysis of the World Trade Organization Services Waiver for Least Developed Countries

16 Jun 2020
The LDC Waiver is a legal tool that enables WTO Members to sidestep their obligation to treat all services imports equally under the Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) clause through the granting preferential treatment to services and service exporters from a Least Developed Country (LDC). It is similar ...
LA GESTIÓN PORTUARIA VOLUMEN 7

La gestión portuaria volumen 7

Estudios de casos sobre la gestión portuaria

12 Dec 2019
Estudios de casos sobre la gestión portuaria - Tesis Finales seleccionadas de Argentina, Bolivia, Perú y República Dominicana del Programa de Gestión Portuaria de la UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Red de habla hispana. This publication presents the best case studies prepared in the framework of the Spanish...
IMPACT RAPID TECH CHANGE SUST DEV

The Impact of Rapid Technological Change on Sustainable Development

6 Mar 2020
The publication seeks to deepen the understanding of the impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development, especially the consequences for the central principle of the 2030 Agenda of “leaving no one behind”, and the implications for the science, technology and innovation community....
TRADE POLICIES COMBAT INEQUALITIES

Trade Policies for Combating Inequalities

Equal Opportunities to Firms, Workers and Countries

23 Oct 2019
In the last four decades, international trade, along with finance and technology, has been instrumental in the development process of many countries. Trade reforms undertaken in developing countries have been accompanied by more rapid economic growth, leading to a reduction in income gaps and low...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2019 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2019 (Arabic language)

The Present and Future of External Development Finance - Old Dependence, New Challenges

31 Oct 2020
Least developed countries (LDCs) are among the world’s countries most dependent on foreign aid for the financing of their development. While this is a traditional feature of their development trajectory, it has become even more challenging in recent years for two reasons. First, the Sustainable D...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2019

The Least Developed Countries Report 2019

The Present and Future of External Development Finance - Old Dependence, New Challenges

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
19 Nov 2019
This report provides a comprehensive source of socio-economic analysis and data on the world's most impoverished countries. It calls for least developed countries (LDCs) to ensure that external finance from all sources is directed to national development priorities, and urges the international co...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2012

State of Commodity Dependence 2012

Series:
The State of Commodity Dependence
11 May 2012
The State of Commodity Dependence 2012 was prepared by the Special Unit on Commodities (SUC) of UNCTAD. This document aims to provide an individual country overview of the commodity-related situation of 154 developing countries. This publication also contains graphs which present a regional and g...