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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)
EXPROPRIATION

Expropriation: A Sequel

UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II (The "Pink Series")

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II
19 Feb 2013
In this publication, Section I defines the concepts of direct and indirect expropriation and reviews the variety of measures that can constitute an expropriation. Section II focuses on the core issue of establishing an indirect expropriation: the recent treaty practice on defining indirect exprop...
INFORME SOBRE COMERCIO DESARR 2012

Informe sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo 2012

Political para un crecimiento influyente y equilibrado

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Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo
31 Dec 2012
La experiencia de los últimos decenios ha demostrado que una mayor desigualdad no hace a las economías más resistentes a las crisis que provocan el aumento del desempleo. Por el contrario, ha hecho a las economías más vulnerables. Las subidas de los salarios por debajo del crecimiento de la produ...
RPT SUR LE COMMERCE ET LE DEV 2012

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2012

Politiques pour une croissance équitable er équilibrée

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Rapport sur le commerce et le développement
31 Dec 2012
Le bilan des quelques décennies passées a montré que des inégalités plus importantes ne rendent pas les économies plus résistantes aux chocs qui provoquent la montée du chômage. Bien au contraire, les économies sont devenues plus vulnérables. Les augmentations de salaire inférieures à la croissan...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2012

Trade and Development Report 2012

Policies for Inclusive and Balanced Growth

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 Sep 2012
In the context of the ongoing fallout from the global financial crisis, income distribution is back to the centre of economic analysis and policies. This publication explores the linkages between income distribution, growth and development. It analyzes the evolution of income inequality over the ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2012

World Investment Report 2012

Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
5 Oct 2012
This annual report is widely regarded as the most authoritative source of data and analysis on the trends of foreign direct investment and developments in related national and international policy. Every issue of the report comprises an analysis of the trends in foreign direct investment during t...
TRADE & DEV RPT 1981/11

Trade and Development Report 1981-2011

Three Decades of Thinking Development

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 May 2012
This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and De...
TRANS CORP V20 #2 AUG 2011

Transnational Corporations Vol. 20 No.2, August 2011

Series:
Transnational Corporations
31 Dec 2011
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.
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2011

El Transporte Marítimo en 2011

Series:
Transporte Marítimo, El
28 Feb 2013
Más del 80% del comercio internacional de mercancías se transporta por mar, y en el caso de los países en desarrollo el porcentaje del comercio que se realiza con este tipo de transporte es aún mayor. El Transporte Marítimo, una publicación anual preparada por la División de Tecnología y Logístic...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2011

Review of Maritime Transport 2011

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
6 Mar 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...
ETUDE SUR LES TRANSP MARITIME 2011

Etude sur les transports maritimes 2011

Series:
Etude sur les transports maritimes
15 May 2013
Sur fond de crise financière mondiale et de récession économique, la croissance du commerce maritime s’est poursuivie, bien que plus lentement. Selon les prévisions, les perspectives sont incertaines pour le trafic maritime international, qui se prépare à traverser une période très difficile, laq...
TRANS CORP V19 #2 AUG 2010

Transnational Corporation Vol.19 No.2, August 2010

Series:
Transnational Corporations
27 Jan 2012
This periodical takes a fresh look at major legal, sectoral, regional and environmental issues facing corporations operating internationally. Issued three times a year, it focuses on in-depth, policy-oriented research findings on significant issues relating to the activities of transnational corp...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2011

Technology and Innovation Report 2011

Powering Development with Renewable Energy Technologies

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
18 Jan 2013
This report argues that responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty and mitigating climate change requires a new energy paradigm. Such a paradigm would have renewable energy technologies complementing (and eventually substituting) conventional energy sources in efforts to alleviat...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2012

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2012

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
28 Jan 2013
This publication provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of statistical data. The data is relevant for the analysis of international trade, investment and development of individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. The publication presents consolidated...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2011

The Least Developed Countries Report 2011

The Potential Role of South-South Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
16 Oct 2012
In light of the current economic difficulties facing traditional development partners and the non-sustainable and non-inclusive nature of performance of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the last decade, LDC governments need new development paths to tap into dynamic growth poles in the So...
INFORMATION ECON RPT 2011

Information Economy Report 2011

ICTs as an Enabler for Private Sector Development

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Information Economy Report (IER)
6 Feb 2012
One of the few monitoring global trends related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) from a development perspective, this publication is a valuable reference for policymakers in developing countries. Special attention is given to ICTs in accelerating private sector development (PS...
TRANSPARENCY

Transparency: A sequel

UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II (The “Pink Series”)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II
27 Nov 2013
Section I of the book contains an explanation of the concept of transparency as it is understood in the context of international investment agreements. Section II provides a review of current treaty and arbitral practice with respect to transparency issues. Section III analyses the interaction o...
TRANS CORP V20 #1 APR 2011

Transnational Corporations Vol. 20 No.1, April 2011

Series:
Transnational Corporations
9 Jan 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. Articles accepted for publication in this issue re...
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2010

International Accounting and Reporting Issues

2010 Review

Series:
International Accounting and Reporting Issues
18 Nov 2011
This volume contains a review of the main developments in the area of accounting and reporting and also the proceedings of the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD's) Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting an...
FAIR & EQUITABLE TREATMENT V2

Fair and Equitable Treatment

A sequel

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II
3 May 2012
The concept of fair and equitable treatment, which has assumed prominence in investment relations between States, provides a yardstick by which relations between foreign direct investors and Governments of capital-importing countries may be assessed. In addition to discussing this issue, the publ...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2011(DVD)

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2011 (Includes DVD)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
25 Jan 2012
This publication provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of reference statistics considered of particular importance in describing how developing countries have evolved in the context of globalization for the following subjects: international merchandise trade, expo...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2011

World Investment Report 2011

Non-equity Modes of International Production and Development

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
21 Sep 2011
This report is widely regarded as the most authoritative source of data and analysis on the activities of transnational corporations, national and international regulatory regimes, and their implications for development. The 2011 edition focuses on the strategic use of non-equity modalities (e.g....
INTL ACC & REPORTING ISSUES 2008

International Accounting and Reporting Issues

2008 Review

Series:
International Accounting and Reporting Issues
10 Nov 2011
Since the middle of 2007, world financial markets have been experiencing extreme turbulence. The centrality of reliable and comparable information for financial stability and for the ability of investors to assess risk and allocate resources to different investment opportunities has been painfull...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2011

Le développement économique en Afrique rapport 2011

Promouvoir le développement industriel en Afrique dans le nouvel environnement mondial

Series:
Développement économique en Afrique, Le
23 Apr 2013
Le rapport développe des idées pragmatiques sur la manière de promouvoir l'industralisation en Afrique dans un contexte mondial nouveau marqué par le renforcement du régionalisme, ainsi que le rôle de plus en plus important d'autres pays en développement sur la scène économique africaine, et ce d...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2011

Economic Development in Africa Report 2011

Fostering Industrial Development in Africa in the New Global Environment

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
7 Oct 2011
This publication examines the status of industrial development in Africa with a focus on the identification of stylized facts associated with African manufacturing. It provides an analysis of past attempts at promoting industrial development in the region and the lessons learned from these experi...
INVEST POLICY REV MACEDONIA

Investment Policy Review - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Feb 2013
The IPR of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia analyzes FDI trends and their impact on the host economy, provides a detailed evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework for investment, including concrete recommendations to improve it, and presents an overall strategy to attract investm...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2011

Trade and Development Report 2011

Post-crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
24 Oct 2011
Reforms of financial regulations are progressing slowly and only at the national level, monetary system reform is limited. After an interlude that some considered as a return to Keynesianism, the orientation of macroeconomic policy, especially fiscal policy, is back to business as usual. This wi...
TRANS CORP V19 #3 DEC 2010

Transnational Corporations Vol.19 No.3, December 2010

Series:
Transnational Corporations
20 Oct 2011
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...
ANALISIS POLITICA INVERS GUATEMALA

Análisis de la Política de Inversión

Guatemala

29 Jun 2011
Guatemala es uno de los países latinoamericanos que registra la mayor atracción de inversiones directas extranjeras. El informe examina las distintas normativas que han tenido impacto en la inversion directa extranjera en Guatemala y plantea normativas concretas para mejorar el atractivo del paí...
INVEST POLICY REV GUATEMALA

Investment Policy Review - Guatemala

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
29 Jun 2011
Guatemala is one of the countries in Latin America with the longest foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction record. This Report reviews the different policies that bear an impact on FDI in Guatemala, with a view to recommending concrete policy actions to improve the country’s attractiveness an...