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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)
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...
FINANC & ECON CRISIS OF 2008/09

The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries

16 May 2011
This book examines how developing countries were affected by the global economic and financial crisis. It reflects on lessons learnt and on the policy agenda necessary for supporting such countries. Contributions fall into three categories: 1) general issues on the causes of the crisis and its tr...
ALCANCE Y DEFINICIONES

Alcance y definiciones

Colección de publicaciones de la UNCTAD sobre temas relacionados con los Acuerdos Internacionales de Inversión II

Series:
UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)
28 Oct 2011
El presente volumen forma parte de una serie de ediciones revisidas -- continuaciones -- de la Colección de publicaciones de la UNCTAD sobre temas relacionados con los acuerdos internacionales de inversión. La primera parte de esa serie fue publicada de 1999 a 2005 como parte del programa de trab...
PORTEE DEFINITIONS COLLECT CNUCED

Portée et définitions

Collection de la CNUCED consacrée aux problèmes relatifs aux accords internationaux d'investissement II

Series:
UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)
12 Dec 2011
SCOPE & DEFINITION A SEQUEL

Scope and Definition

A Sequel

Series:
UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)
6 Apr 2011
This UNCTAD paper, the sequel to the 1999 Pink Series paper on scope and definition, considers how the concepts of investment and investor have been defined in existing international investment agreements (IIAs), and how different definitions have been interpreted by arbitral tribunals, moving be...
MOST FAVOURED NATION TREATMENT #2

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment

A Sequel

Series:
UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)
9 Feb 2011
The publication contains an explanation of Most Favored Nation (MFN) treatment and some of the key issues that arise in its negotiation, particularly the scope and application of MFN treatment to the liberalization and protection of foreign investors in recent treaty practice. The paper provides...
PAISES MENOS ADELANTADOS 2010

Los Países Menos Adelantados Informe de 2010

Hacia una nueva arquitectura internacional del desarrollo

Series:
Informe sobre los Países Menos Adelantados
31 Dec 2010
En los últimos tres decenios, los países menos adelantados (PMA) han seguido una estrategia de desarrollo encaminada a aprovechar las posibilidades creativas de las fuerzas del mercado mediante la reducción del papel del Estado en el proceso de desarrollo. En los primeros dos decenios, hubo pocos...
RPT LES PAYS MOINS AVANCES 2010

Rapport Sur Les Pays les Moins Avancés 2010

Vers une nouvelle architecture internationale du développement pour les PMA

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
20 Sep 2011
Ce rapport appelle à la création d'une nouvelle architecture internationale du développement (NAID) en faveur des pays les moins avancés (PMA). Cette architecture viserait: a) à inverser la marginalisation des PMA dans l’économie mondiale et contribuer à leurs efforts de rattrapage, b) à soutenir...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2010

The Least Developed Countries Report 2010

Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
23 Dec 2010
This report calls for the creation of a new international development architecture (NIDA) for the LDCs aimed at: a) reversing their marginalization in the global economy and helping them in their catch-up efforts; b) supporting a pattern of accelerated economic growth and diversification to impro...
BEST PRACTICE IN INVESTMENT DEV

Best Practices in Investment for Development

How Post-conflict Countries can attract and Benefit from FDI - Lessons from Croatia and Mozambique

Series:
Investment Advisory Series
9 Feb 2011
Normally, foreign direct investment (FDI) requires peace and stability. The purpose of this study is to examine the reverse relationship: whether, when and how FDI can be attracted and utilized in post-conflict conditions to promote economic stability and development, thereby making a contributio...
TRANS CORP V19 #1 APR 2010

Transnational Corporations Vol.19 No.1, April 2010

Series:
Transnational Corporations
9 Feb 2011
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...
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2010

El transporte marítimo en 2010

Series:
Transporte Marítimo, El
15 Sep 2011
Más del 80 por ciento del comercio internacional de mercancías se transporta por mar, y un porcentaje aún mayor del comercio de los países en desarrollo se realiza en los buques. Esta publicación anual es una importante fuente de información sobre este sector vital. Se sigue de cerca los aconteci...