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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)
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2014

Le développement économique en Afrique rapport 2014

Catalyser l’investissement pour une croissance transformatrice en Afrique

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Développement économique en Afrique, Le
7 Oct 2014
Le Rapport 2014 sur le développement économique en Afrique porte sur les moyens de stimuler l’investissement pour le mettre au service de la transformation économique et d’une croissance soutenue en Afrique. Le terme «investissement» s’entend ici de l’investissement total dans l’économie, engloba...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2014

World Investment Report 2014

Investing in the SDGs - An Action Plan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
15 Oct 2014
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. The 2014 edition of the report traces the key development...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2014

Economic Development in Africa Report 2014

Catalysing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa

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Economic Development in Africa Report
21 Jul 2014
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2014 addresses the current state of development in Africa. Over the past decade, African countries have had relatively good economic growth performance. But average investment rates on the continent remain low relative to what is considered necessary to a...
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2013

El Tranporte Marítimo 2013

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Transporte Marítimo, El
20 Jan 2015
Impulsado por la creciente demanda interna de China y por el aumento de los intercambios entre países asiáticos y Sur-Sur, el comercio marítimo internacional presentó relativamente buenos resultados en 2012, y su volumen aumentó un 4,3%, hasta alcanzar por primera vez en su historia las 9.200 mil...
ETUDE SUR LES TRANSP MARITIME 2013

Etude sur les transports maritimes 2013

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Etude sur les transports maritimes
20 Jan 2015
Stimulé par la croissance de la demande intérieure en Chine et du commerce intra-asiatique et Sud-Sud, la performance positive du trafic maritime international s’est poursuivie en 2012 avec une croissance annuelle des volumes estimée à 4,3 % et un chiffre record de 9,2 milliards de tonnes. A l'in...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2013

Review of Maritime Transport 2013

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Review of Maritime Transport
13 Feb 2014
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...
INFORMATION ECON RPT 2013

Information Economy Report 2013: The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries

The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Information Economy Report (IER)
22 Jan 2014
The Information Economy Report 2013 contributes a nuanced appraisal of the potential role and value of cloud computing in developing and transition economies. It does so by looking at three main areas: current status of the cloud economy in developing countries, potential impacts and, building on...
INVESTOR STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

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UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)
31 Mar 2015
Section I of this publication briefly sets out the historic background of ISDS, and then identifies the salient features of the system and the main criticisms of it. Section II undertakes a review of treaty practice with respect to individual ISDS issues, such as consent to arbitration, the scope...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2013

The Least Developed Countries Report 2013 - Growth with Employment for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Growth with Employment for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

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Least Developed Countries Report
15 Dec 2013
The Least Developed Countries Report 2013 analyses the employment challenge of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Demographic projections indicate that around 225 million people in LDCs will be entering the labour force until 2030. Hence, creating sufficient and decent employment opportunities...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2013

Trade and Environment Review 2013

Wake up before it is too late - Make Agriculture truly Sustainable now for Food Security in a Changing Climate

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
15 Dec 2013
The 2013 report warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. Urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2013

Trade and Development Report 2013

Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy

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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...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2013

Le développement économique en Afrique rapport 2013

Le commerce intra-Africain - Libérer le dynamisme du secteur privé

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Développement économique en Afrique, Le
28 May 2014
Le rapport se concentre sur la question de comment renforcer le secteur privé afin de promouvoir le commerce intra-Africain. Il met en avant l'argument qu'afin de récolter des bénéfices de développement du commerce intra-Africain et de l'intégration régionale, il serait nécessaire aux pays Afri...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2013

Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism

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Economic Development in Africa Report
18 Nov 2013
This report argues that for African countries to reap developmental gains from intra-African trade and regional integration, they need to place the building of productive capacities and domestic entrepreneurship at the heart of the policy agenda for boosting intra-regional trade. It also analyzes...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2013

World Investment Report 2013

Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
11 Sep 2013
The World Investment Report 2013 (WIR13) presents the latest data and analysis of trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and related policies. The Report analyses the sharp decline in global FDI flows in 2012, which was particularly marked among developed countries. As a consequence, developin...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2013

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2013

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
28 May 2014
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development, for individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. The publication presents consoli...
TRANS CORP V21 #2 AUG 2012

Transnational Corporations Vol.21 No.2, August 2012

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Transnational Corporations
26 Jun 2013
Transnational Corporations (formerly The CTC Reporter) is a policy-oriented journal that serves as a specialized forum for the publication of research on the activities of transactional corporations and their implication for economic development.
TRANS CORP V21 #1 APR 2012

Transnational Corporations Vol.21 No.1, April 2012

Series:
Transnational Corporations
31 Dec 2012
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal that serves as a specialized forum for the publication of research on the activities of transactional corporations and their implication for economic development.
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2012

Review of Maritime Transport 2012

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Review of Maritime Transport
25 Feb 2013
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...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2012

The Least Developed Countries Report 2012

Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge for Productive Capacities

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Least Developed Countries Report
15 Feb 2013
This Report reviews the LDCs' recent economic performance and examines how to enhance developmental impact of remittances and tap into the knowledge pool of its citizens abroad. Given the increasing magnitude of remittances in LDCs, the Report explores both the beneficial as well as possible adve...
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2011

International Accounting and Reporting Issues

Report by the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - 2011 Review

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International Accounting and Reporting Issues
31 Jul 2013
This volume contains a review of the main developments in the area of accounting and reporting during 2011, including the proceedings of the 28th session of ISAR, which was held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 12 to 14 October 2011. It contains discussion and analysis of a number of corp...
INFORMATION ECON RPT 2012

Information Economy Report 2012

The Software Industry and Developing Countries

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Information Economy Report (IER)
6 Jun 2013
The IER 2012 highlights the growing importance of the software industry for developing countries, building on earlier UNCTAD work on the promotion of the ICT sector in general and the software industry in particular. The report contains new data and features the new UNCTAD National Software Syste...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2012

Technology and Innovation Report 2012

Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
10 Dec 2012
This Technology and Innovation Report argues that with the growing importance of developing countries globally, the time is ripe to move beyond analyzing current trends in South-South trade and investment to begin conceptualizing how and to what extent South-South cooperation can help address spe...
PRACTICAL GUIDE TRADE POLICY ANALY

A Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis

8 Oct 2012
In recent years, globalization and trade openings have become increasingly contentious. This book aims to fill a gap in the market by guiding the users through the main sources of data and the most useful empirical tools for trade and trade policy analysis in an applied, real-world context. This ...
INVEST POLICY REV MOZAMBIQUE

Investment Policy Review

Mozambique

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Feb 2013
The Investment Policy Review recommends that the Government of Mozambique widen the scope of its investment promotion efforts and further improve its regulatory framework in order foster economic activity, job creation and sustainable development. It encourages the authorities to look beyond mega...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2012

Le développement économique en Afrique rapport 2012

La transformation structurelle et le développement durable en Afrique

Series:
Développement économique en Afrique, Le
15 Jul 2013
Le rapport propose des recommandations en termes de politique aux décideurs Africains et leurs partenaires de développement afin de promouvoir une transformation structurelle durable en Afrique, c'est à dire une transformation structurelle accompagnée par un découplage relatif de l'utilisation d...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2012

Economic Development in Africa Report 2012

Structural Transformation and Sustainable Development in Africa

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
3 Jan 2013
This report provides concrete policy recommendations for African policy makers and their development partners on how to promote sustainable structural transformation in Africa, meaning a sustainable structural transformation that integrates the relative decoupling of natural resource use and envi...
TRANS CORP V20 #3 DEC 2011

Transnational Corporations Vol.20 No.3, December 2011

Series:
Transnational Corporations
14 Feb 2013
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal that serves as a specialized forum for the publication of research on the activities of transactional corporations and their implication for economic development.
TWENTY YEARS INDIA LIBERALIZATION

Twenty Years of India's Liberalization

Experiences and Lessons

28 Mar 2013
India’s growth miracle has attracted worldwide attention, particularly because this growth has been pursuant to the wide ranging economic reforms introduced in the early 1990s. Many other developing countries intensified liberalisation during this period but were unable to experience a similar sp...
RECLAIMING MULTILATERALISM

Reclaiming Multilateralism

For People, Rights and Sustainable Development

14 Jun 2012
This publication is an analytical think piece that looks at the evolution of the multilateral system in the context of the various challenges posed by the global economic and environmental crises. The publication seeks to engage all stakeholders – whether government, multilateral, regional, and s...