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WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2021

World AIDS Day Report 2021

Unequal, Unprepared, Under Threat: Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics

29 Nov 2021
Every year on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) releases a report on pressing issues facing the global response to the AIDS pandemic. As the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics collide, the 2021 World AIDS Day report warns that the colossal new challe...
SUST TRANSPRT SUST DEV INTERAGENCY

Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development

Interagency Report | Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference

18 Oct 2021
New and emerging technologies, from electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, as well as policy innovations, are critical for combating climate change, but to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to this...
IRC RESRCH RPT TEACH ATTEND GAMBIA

Time to Teach: Teacher Attendance and Time on Task in Primary Schools in The Gambia

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Innocenti Research Reports
26 Oct 2021
The international standards for teaching time in a year are 880 hours. In The Gambia, dedicated teaching time in a year is 734 hours. This reduced time is exacerbated by teacher absenteeism that varies across the different regions in the country from 12 to 30%, and is a barrier to achieving the r...
IRC RESRCH RPT TEACH ATTEND GUINEA

Time to Teach: Teacher Attendance and Time on Task in Primary Schools in Guinea-Bissau

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 Oct 2021
Teacher absenteeism is one of the most troubling obstacles on the path toward universal access to learning opportunities at school. Over the past decades, studies have found that teacher absenteeism is particularly prevalent in certain parts of Africa. While Guinea-Bissau has not administered or ...
IRC RESRCH RPT PLAYING THE GAME

Playing the Game

A Framework and Toolkit for Successful Child Focused Sport for Development Programmes

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 Oct 2021
To identify best practices in S4D programming and achieve a stronger evidence base on how S4D interventions can work effectively, the Playing the Game report and Toolkit draw on ten qualitative in-depth case studies undertaken with S4D organizations operating in different world regions and across...
IRC RESRCH RPT REOPEN WITH RESILIE

Reopening with Resilience

Lessons from Remote Learning During COVID-19

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Innocenti Research Reports
25 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic led to school closures around the world, affecting almost 1.6 billion students. The effects of even short disruptions in a child’s schooling on their learning and well-being have been shown to be acute and long lasting. The capacities of education systems to respond to the c...
IRC RESRCH RPT DIFF DOLLAR DAY MAK

The Difference a Dollar a Day Makes

A Study of UNICEF Jordan’s Hajati Programme

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Innocenti Research Reports
20 May 2021
What difference does a dollar a day make? For the poorest households in Jordan, many of whom escaped conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, UNICEF Jordan’s Hajati humanitarian cash transfer programme helps them keep their children in school, fed and clothed – all for less than one dollar per day. ...
IRC RESRCH RPT ECON CRISIS & CHILD

Economic Crisis and Child Well-being in the West and Central Africa Region

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Innocenti Research Reports
28 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic that swept over the world from early 2020 has triggered both health and economic shocks of unprecedented proportions in recent memory. Some estimates suggest that the consequences of these shocks will likely erase most of the progress made in global development over the past...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #133 4/2021

Revista de la CEPAL No. 133, Abril 2021

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Revista de la CEPAL
11 Nov 2021
La Revista CEPAL se fundó en 1976 y es una publicación cuatrimestral de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, de las Naciones Unidas, con sede en Santiago de Chile. El objetico de la Revista es contribuir al examen de los problemas del desarrollo socioeconómico de la región, con ...
CEPAL REVIEW #133 04/2021

CEPAL Review No. 133, April 2021

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CEPAL Review
11 Nov 2021
Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetar...
ESTUDIO ECON AMER LATINA 2021

Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe 2021

Dinámica laboral y políticas de empleo para una recuperación sostenible e inclusiva más allá de la crisis del COVID-19

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Estudio Económico de América Latina y el Caribe
27 Oct 2021
Esta edición consta de tres partes. En la primera, se resume el desempeño de la economía regional en 2020 y se analiza su evolución durante los primeros meses de 2021, así como las perspectivas de crecimiento para 2021 y 2022. Se examinan los factores que han incidido en el desempeño económico de...
INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA 2021

La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe 2021

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La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe
1 Nov 2021
Este informe anual de la CEPAL examina la evolución mundial y regional de la Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED) y plantea recomendaciones para que estos flujos contribuyan a los procesos de desarrollo productivo de la región. En el primer capítulo de la publicación se analizan, entre otras cosas,...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2021

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
20 Oct 2021
This document examines the global and regional evolution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and offers recommendations so these flows can contribute to the region’s productive development processes. The first chapter of the publication analyzes, among other things, the trends observed in the cont...
SUST STAND NEW DEAL BUIL FORW BTTR

Sustainability Standards: A New Deal to Build Forward Better

15 Nov 2021
This report shows how sustainability standards can be a powerful tool for post-pandemic recovery. It traces the origin of sustainability standards, their evolution from niche to mainstream, and industry trends. Companies use them widely in their value chains. Investor choices and government polic...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2021

Sustainable Development Outlook 2021

From Anguish to Determination

8 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the global awareness that we are truly "all in this together" - it did set back progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it has also made it possible for the international community to see the pursuit of sustainable development in a new...
HNDBK LEAST DEV CTRY CAT 4TH

Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category

Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures, Fourth Edition

11 Nov 2021
The Handbook on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) prepared by the Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy. It responds to the need to make the methods and approaches used in the identification of LDCs, and the international support measures available to them, known to a wide range ...
INFORME ESP COVID-19 CEPAL #11

La paradoja de la recuperación en América Latina y el Caribe - Crecimiento con persistentes problemas estructurales

desigualdad, pobreza, poca inversión y baja productividad

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Informe Especial COVID-19 de la CEPAL
8 Jul 2021
Este Informe Especial es el undécimo de una serie que elabora la CEPAL sobre la evolución y los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe. En él se analiza el comportamiento de los principales indicadores económicos y sociales de la región y se presentan nuevas proyecciones...
ECLAC SPECIAL RPT COVID-19 #11

The Recovery Paradox in Latin America and the Caribbean Growth Amid Persisting Structural Problems

Inequality, Poverty and Low Investment and Productivity

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ECLAC COVID-19 Special Report
8 Jul 2021
This Special Report examines the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a year after it first appeared, providing new growth projections for the region’s countries. The document, entitled The recovery paradox in Latin America and the Caribbean. Growth amid persisting struc...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2021

Accelerating Climate-Smart Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
11 Nov 2021
International trade and investment have been indispensable engines of economic growth in Asia and the Pacific and remain essential means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, this economic growth has come with significant social and environmental costs, inclu...
REPT SG NEW PARTNER AFRICA DEVELOP

Report of the Secretary-General New Partnership for Africa's Development

Eighteenth Consolidated Progress Report on Implementation and International Support

7 Sep 2021
The report is prepared in response to General Assembly resolution A/74/301 requesting the Secretary-General to submit on an annual basis a comprehensive and action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution, based on the provision of inputs from Governments, organizations of the Unit...
DURABLE PEACE AND SUST DEV AFRICA

Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

Report of the Secretary-General

27 Aug 2021
Across the world, but notably in Africa, instability and conflict continue to generate and exacerbate poverty and institutional fragility, which in turn decrease resilience and the prospects for peace. Conflict has many different causes, drivers, and triggers. This publication examines the challe...
TRANS CORP V28 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.2

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
24 Sep 2021
Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises, and development. It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD. As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprin...
GEO BIZ TRANSFRM IN UNCERTAINTY

Adapt to Survive: Business Transformation in a Time of Uncertainty

Geo for Business Brief

25 Aug 2021
As the world is witnessing dramatic changes in the environment, in technology, in the economy, and in society, ‘Business as usual’ is no longer acceptable. The Coronavirus pandemic has amplified concerns about the highly interconnected and vulnerable state of the global economy, the relationship ...
NOTAS DE POBLACION #111

Notas de Población Año XLVII No.111 julio-diciembre de 2020

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Notas de Población
2 Aug 2021
El número 111 de Notas de Población tiene una particularidad que lo distingue de los números anteriores. La publicación de diciembre de 2020 se hace eco del inédito momento que vive, no solo la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sino el mundo entero, por efecto de la pandemia de la enfermedad ...
PERSPECT DEL COMERCIO INTER 2020

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2020

La integración regional es clave para la recuperación tras la crisis

21 Oct 2021
Este informe presenta las principales tendencias del comercio internacional de las economías de la región durante el último año, con las cifras más recientes disponibles sobre el impacto de la pandemia COVID-19 en los diferentes países de la región. Está compuesto por tres capítulos que revisan l...
BALANCE PRELIMINAR ECON LATIN 2020

Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe 2020

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Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe
31 Aug 2021
El Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe, uno de los informes anuales más importantes de la CEPAL, analiza en su edición 2020 el desempeño económico de la región durante el año, el contexto internacional, las políticas macroeconómicas que los países han implementado y ...
CEPAL REVIEW #132 12/2020

CEPAL Review No. 132, December 2020

Special Issue: COVID-19 and the Socioeconomic Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

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CEPAL Review
2 Aug 2021
Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetar...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2020

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
30 Jul 2021
This publication, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its latest edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the international context and macroeconomic policies implemente...
PANORAMA SOCIAL AMERICA LATIN 2020

Panorama Social de América Latina 2020

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Panorama Social de América Latina
2 Sep 2021
Esta publicación examina el impacto social de una crisis sin precedente. Los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 se han extendido a todas las áreas de la vida humana, alterando la forma en que interactuamos, paralizando las economías y provocando cambios profundos en las sociedades. La pandemia ha...
BETTER TRADE FOR SUSTAIN DEVELOP

Better Trade for Sustainable Development

The Role of Voluntary Sustainability Standards

27 Oct 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines international trade as “an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, [that] contributes to the promotion of sustainable development”. In order to become a ‘sustainable engine’ one approach that seems to be increasingly used is ...