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LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2021

The Least Developed Countries Report 2021

The Least Developed Countries in the Post-covid World – Learning From 50 Years of Experience

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Least Developed Countries Report
22 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of 50 years of development experience since the establishment of the LDC category in 1971. Most LDCs growth has been erratic, and they have not closed the income gap with other developing countries. This stems largely from the inefficacy of domestic and international ...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2020

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Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
13 Apr 2021
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...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2021

Le développement economique en Afrique rapport 2021

La contribution potentielle de la zone de libre-échange continentale africaine à une croissance inclusive

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Développement économique en Afrique, Le
31 Dec 2021
Le rapport annuel analyse les principaux aspects du développement de l'Afrique et les questions de politique d'intérêt pour les pays africains. Il formule des recommandations politiques pour l'action des pays africains eux-mêmes et de la communauté internationale pour surmonter les défis de dével...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2021

Economic Development in Africa Report 2021

Reaping the Potential Benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area for Inclusive Growth

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Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Dec 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area is expected to be a game changer for development ambitions in Africa. The design of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area reflects an explicit commitment to create a framework for deeper socioeconomic integration and improved co...
DEV INT

The Development of International Passenger Rail Transport

16 Jul 2021
International rail passenger transport is of fundamental importance to the movement of people across borders in the ECE region, a central role that was highlighted in Inland Transport Committee Resolution No. 264. The status of the development of international rail passenger transport is thus con...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2021

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2021

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Energy Statistics Pocketbook
10 Mar 2021
This publication is the fourth 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 Agen...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2020

SDG Pulse 2020

UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

31 Dec 2020
This second edition of the SDG Pulse illustrates in a very concrete way how UNCTAD is contributing to the 2030 Agenda. The report not only presents statistical updates and data-driven analysis for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of othe...
INTR AGNCY TRD PROD CAP 2030 AGNDA

United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity

A New Path for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in a Time of Pandemic and Beyond

12 May 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an imperative for change. Universal in scope, it calls for collective action on an unprecedented scale to support countries’ own paths for development. Consequently, through the repositioning of its development system, the United Nations is shifting ...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV: GEORGIA

Innovation for Sustainable Development - Review of Georgia

6 May 2021
This publication contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the UNECE's cumulative experience in the identification of good practices and lessons on innovation and competitiveness policies. Placing particular focus on the problems of countries with economies in transition, i...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2020

World AIDS Day Report 2020

Prevailing Against Pandemics by Putting People at the Centre

3 Dec 2020
As this report shows, the global HIV response was off track even before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but the collision of COVID-19 and HIV has sent it back further. The Fast-Track Targets, which expire at the end 2020, will not be achieved. some 38 million people are living with HIV, with...
SOCIO ECON IMPLS COVID PANDEMIC V2

The Socio-Economic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ideas for Policy Action: Volume 2 - Country Notes

30 Nov 2021
To promote a collective reflection that offers guidance for the response to the COVID-19 health crisis and its economic and social effects on our societies. The UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched the series of documents compiled in this book. The second volume is a ...
SOCIO ECON IMPLS COVID PANDEMIC V1

The Socio-Economic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ideas for Policy Action: Volume 1 - Cross-sectional Visions

29 Nov 2021
To promote a collective reflection that offers guidance for the response to the COVID-19 health crisis and its economic and social effects on our societies. The UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched the series of documents compiled in this book. The first volume reflec...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...
INTERMDL TRANSPORT COVID-19

Intermodal Transport in the Age of COVID-19 - Practices, Initiatives and Responses

Building Pandemic Resilient Transport Systems

15 Apr 2021
This publication provides an overview of the work of the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division in supporting countries to overcome challenges faced by their inland transport systems related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering five thematic areas, it assesses the different impacts for each area and ...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2018

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2018

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Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
27 Jan 2021
The Yearbook comprises annual data for 230 countries and areas for 2015-2018 on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels, electricity and heat, covering both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Per capita consumption series are also provided for all e...
ENERGY BALANCES 2018

2018 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
This publication contains energy balances for about 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 the prod...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2018

2018 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 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...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (R)

Human Development Report 2020 (Russian language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

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Human Development Report (Russian Version)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (P)

Human Development Report 2020 (Portuguese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (C)

Human Development Report 2020 (Chinese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

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Human Development Report (Chinese Version)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (A)

Human Development Report 2020 (Arabic language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

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Arab Human Development Report (Arabic language)
1 Jun 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
INFORME SOBRE DESAR HUMANO 2020

Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2020

La próxima frontera – El desarrollo humano y el Antropoceno

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Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano
23 Jul 2021
El Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2020 (que celebra su 30º aniversario) constituye la última edición de la serie de Informes sobre Desarrollo Humano publicados a escala mundial por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) desde 1990. Estos informes ofrecen una explicación ind...
RAPPORT DEV HUMAIN 2020

Rapport sur le développement humain 2020

La prochaine frontière – Le développement humain et l'Anthropocène

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Rapport sur le Développement Humain 
23 Jul 2021
Ce rapport offre une alternative nécessaire et stimulante à la paralysie face à un changement planétaire alarmant. Sa sortie intervient alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 (coronarvirus) offre simultanément un aperçu de ce que pourrait contenir une «nouvelle normalité» et ouvre la possibilité à l'h...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020

Human Development Report 2020

The Next Frontier - Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report
12 Feb 2021
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
2020 STAT TRANSP INT EUR AMER NORD

2020 Statistiques des transports pour l'Europe et l'Amérique du Nord

31 Aug 2021
Les statistiques sont fondamentales pour l'élaboration de toutes formes de politiques de transport dans les diverses régions couvertes par la Commission et dans le monde. Pour aider à l'élaboration de politiques, le présent volume fournit des statistiques sur les transports intérieurs (route, rai...
2020 INLAND TRANSP STAT EUR NA

2020 Inland Transport Statistics for Europe and North America

12 Jul 2021
Statistics are fundamental for all transport policy development across the UNECE region and the world. To assist in this policy development, Volume LX of this annual publication provides statistics on inland transport (road, rail and inland waterways), with data covering the 56 member States of U...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2021

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2021

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
26 Jan 2021
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2021 and 2022. A once-in-a-century crisis—a Great Disruption unleashed by a viral pandemic—hit the world economy in 2020, reaching every corner of the world, infectin...