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ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2022

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2022

Building Forward Fairer – Economic Policies for an Inclusive Recovery and Development

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
11 Apr 2022
The Asia-Pacific region has been leading the global economic growth over the past few decades. However, rapid economic growth without sufficient inclusiveness is now constraining the region's future economic and broader development prospects. The COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the vulnera...
INT TRDE OTLK LAT AMER CARIB 2021

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

Pursuing a Resilient and Sustainable Recovery

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
11 Feb 2022
This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean covers 2021 reviews the recent performance of global and regional trade following the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The pandemic triggered a significant loss of export capacity in the ...
SCIENCE TECHNO & INNOVAT ZAMBIA

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review: Zambia

12 May 2022
The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review of Zambia has three fundamental goals. Its first goal is to offer Zambia an assessment of activities and institutions that make up its innovation ecosystem. The second goal is to draw attention to important socio-economic development questions ...
CHINA’S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

China’s Structural Transformation

What Can Developing Countries Learn?

12 May 2022
This volume sets out to provide some answers to these questions through a series of studies on the Chinese “economic miracle”.. It focuses on several complementary policy areas that provide key insights in explaining the rapid growth trajectory of China, namely, macroeconomic and finance, industr...
INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR INCLUS DEV

Industry 4.0 for Inclusive Development

23 May 2022
The use of industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing can increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact of industrialization and may create rather than replace jobs. At the same time, most firms in developing countries are not ready to use such technologies; most continue to use analo...
AGRMT INTL CARR PERISH ATP 2022

Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage

(ATP) as amended on 1 June 2022

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Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP)
3 Jun 2022
Done at Geneva on 1 September 1970 and entered into force on 21 November 1976, the objectives of the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP) are to facilitate international transport of perishable foodstuffs ...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #134 08/2021

Revista de la CEPAL No. 134, Agosto 2021

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Revista de la CEPAL
4 Feb 2022
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 #134 08/2021

CEPAL Review No. 134, August 2021

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CEPAL Review
4 Feb 2022
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...
ECON SURV LAT AMER CARIB 2021

Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
21 Jan 2022
This publication outlines the region’s economic performance in 2020 and analyses trends in the early months of 2021, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It examines the external and domestic factors that have influenced the region’s economic performance, analyses the characteristics ...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2021

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Trade

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
8 Jun 2022
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and services in the medium term....
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2021

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2021, Issue No. 2

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
6 May 2022
The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal (APSDJ) is a rebranded publication issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It builds on the success of two former ESCAP journals - the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ), launched in 1986, and the Asia-Pac...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2021

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2021

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Tariff Concessions

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Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
1 Jun 2022
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy is a yearly publication of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. The main purpose of this publication is to inform on the use and effects of a wide range of trade policies influencing intern...
ECOMM DIGITAL ECONOM LDC COVID

E-Commerce and the Digital Economy in LDCs

At Breaking Point in COVID Times

4 Apr 2022
Two years have passed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economic fall-out is still being felt all around the globe, its impacts are not fully captured. In particular, the accelerated digital transformation, with digital solutions developed and used to facilitate economic and so...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV: MOLDOVA

Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova

11 Feb 2022
The Innovation for Sustainable Development Review of Moldova contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the experience accumulated by the UNECE in the identification of good practices and policy lessons in the area of knowledge-based development, with particular reference to...
75 YRS INLAND TRANSP COMMITTEE

75 Years of Inland Transport Committee

75 Documents That Changed the World of Transport

8 Apr 2022
The Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was formally established in July 1947. For 75 years, ITC has provided a platform for intergovernmental cooperation to facilitate and develop international transport while simultaneously improving its...
PRAC IMPLEM INDCTRS SUST DEV VOL 3

Practical Implementation of Core Indicators for Sustainable Development Reporting

Case Studies (Volume 3)

18 Mar 2022
This report provides insights on the feasibility of the application of UNCTAD’s Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI) in two companies in Italy. It offers evidence on the practical implementation of the G...
CROSS-BRDER TRADE PANDEMC ENVRNMNT

Cross-Border Trade in the Pre- and Post-Pandemic Environment

Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia

2 Jun 2022
Since 2016, UNCTAD has been working to support women in informal cross-border trade in sub-Saharan Africa, carrying out analytical, capacity-building and policy advocacy activities. This report describes the results of an impact assessment of the capacity-building activities that UNCTAD conducted...
WHITE PAPER TRACK N TRACE TRANSP

White Paper on Integrated Track and Trace for Multimodal Transportation

8 Apr 2022
This white paper provides a high-level overview as the foundation for developing the business requirements specifications (BRS) document for the project. The BRS will then serve as the guide for the creation of the data models and further standards necessary for supporting digitized track and tra...
TWRDS SMOOTH TRANS STRAT BHUTAN

Towards a Smooth Transition Strategy for Bhutan

5 May 2022
The document provides the main elements for planning for a smooth transition and adjustment to the post-graduation phase of Bhutan’s development. It analyses the development trajectory of the country and discusses the implications of graduation and the ensuing loss of international support measures.
CELEB 50 YRS LDC CATEGORY

A Special Issue to Celebrate the 50 Years of the LDC Category

Bringing the Voice of the Least Developed Countries into the G20 Policy Agenda

2 Jun 2022
The publication discusses the following issues: 1. Boosting Africa's and LDCs' agency in the G20; 2. Boosting quality and climate-resilient infrastructure in developing countries: Policy proposals form the T20; 3. How can the G20 support innovative mechanisms to mobilize financial resources for L...
COMMODITIES AT A GLANCE - BAMBOO

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Bamboo

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Commodities at a Glance
10 May 2022
The report on Bamboo provides information on the historical uses of bamboo and an analysis of the physical and mechanical properties of bamboo. It also highlights the opportunities and challenges for using bamboo as a building material.
RECOMMENDATION NO.47

Recommendation No. 47: Pandemic Crisis Trade-Related Response

2 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the challenges of facing a health crisis and its impact on society and economies. The disruptions caused by the pandemic could potentially leave a lasting scar on the global economy. In an effort to ensure that global supply chains remain functional despite the ...
2022 SPECIAL REPORT HUMAN SECURITY

2022 Special Report on Human Security

New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity

4 Mar 2022
The report finds a development conundrum. Despite people on average living longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, these advances have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security. This is true for countries right across the development spectrum, with perceptions of insecurity worsening...
FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK 2020-2040

Forest Sector Outlook Study 2020-2040

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Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
23 May 2022
The Forest Sector Outlook 2020-2040 study for the UNECE region provides information that supports decision-making by showing the possible medium- and long-term consequences of specific policy choices and structural changes, using scenario analyses whenever possible. The study is the first to cove...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2022

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2022

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Energy Statistics Pocketbook
11 Feb 2022
This publication is the fifth in a series of pocketbook compilations on energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics. Energy is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agend...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2019

2019 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
This publication contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries on an internationally comparable basis...
ENERGY BALANCES 2019

2019 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Balances contains energy balances for over 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. It presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of t...