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Economic and Social Development

STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2018

State of World Population 2018

The Power of Choice - Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

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State of World Population
17 Oct 2018
Human rights are universal, interrelated and interconnected. This publication highlights the fact that reproductive rights, one of the most fundamental rights inherent to all persons and one of the most intimate choices a person can make, are still not available to all. Evidence remains that the ...
INDEX PROC ECON SOC COUN 2017

Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council 2017

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Index to proceedings of the Economic and Social Council
17 Dec 2018
The Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council is a bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the Economic and Social Council. This issue covers the 2017 session of the Council including the organizational and substantive session. The Index is divided in two parts c...
STAT YRBK 2018 61ST ISS

Statistical Yearbook 2018, Sixty-first Issue

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United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
17 Oct 2018
The Statistical Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. The 2018 edition contains ...
AFRICAN GOVERNANCE RPT #5 2018

African Governance Report V - 2018

Natural Resource Governance and Domestic Revenue Mobilization for Structural Transformation

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African Governance Report
24 May 2019
Exploitation of natural resources has dominated economic activity in Africa but the benefits have accrued only to a privileged few. The continent’s most common strategy of exporting commodities in their raw (non-valued added) form has led to disappointing results, reflected in unsustainable and n...
SUSTAINABLE CITIES HUMAN MOBILITY

Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration

A Concise Report

31 Aug 2018
This report reviews the current status of demographic evidence and its capacity to support monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It focuses on the core systems generating demographic data and describes how the “data revolution” has already improved their performance and the pote...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018

Trade and Development Report 2018

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

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United Nations Trade and Development Report
18 Jan 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
REGULAT PROCED BARR TRADE: GEORGIA

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Georgia

Needs Assessment

12 Jun 2019
Since 2010, the ECE has been undertaking demand-driven national studies of regulatory and procedural barriers to trade, with a view to: helping countries achieve greater regional and global economic integration; informing donors as to where assistance might be required; and supporting policy disc...
TRACK ADAPT AGRICULT SECTORS

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors

Climate Change Adaptation Indicators

15 Jun 2018
Tracking adaptation processes and outcomes is a continuous process which also encompasses monitoring and evaluation – one of the important elements of the climate change adaptation. A detailed review of existing literature on adaptation tracking tools showed a number of challenges and limitations...
REAL WOMENS RIGHTS LAND LAW

Realizing Women's Rights to Land in the Law

A Guide for Reporting on SDG Indicator 5.A.2

27 Jul 2018
This publication provides methodological guidance for reporting on Target 5.a of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to “Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, ...
GENDER AND ICTS

Gender and ICTs

Mainstreaming Gender in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Agriculture and Rural Development

3 Jul 2018
This publication looks at the benefits of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) when placed in the hands of men and women working in agriculture and in rural areas. It examines the challenges to be overcome and makes recommendations so that rural communities can take full and equal ad...
AGRI INVESTMENT FUNDS FOR DEV

Agricultural Investment Funds for Development

Descriptive Analysis and Lessons Learned from Fund Management, Performance and Private-public Collaboration

11 Jul 2018
This publication explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. It looks at the capital needs of the different agricultural actors along the agricultural value chain and taking into consideration investment funds involving all kinds of inve...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2017

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

Leveraging Food Systems for Inclusive Rural Transformation

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The State of Food and Agriculture
17 Aug 2018
One of the greatest challenges today is to end hunger and poverty while making agriculture and food systems sustainable. The challenge is daunting because of continued population growth, profound changes in food demand, and the threat of mass migration of rural youth in search of a better life. T...
 PROGRESS TRANSBOUNDARY WATER COOP

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation under the Water Convention

Report on implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

14 Jan 2019
The publication presents and analyses the findings of the first pilot reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2017. Progress made in the implementation of the Convention is reviewed and summarised, together with the identification of significant trends, success, ch...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2018
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2018

Review of Maritime Transport 2018

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Review of Maritime Transport
17 Dec 2018
The Review of Maritime Transport is an UNCTAD flagship publication, published annually since 1968 with 2018 marking the 50 year anniversary. Around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Rev...
SDG 11 SYNTHESIS REPORT 2018

SDG 11 Synthesis Report 2018

Tracking Progress towards Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements - High Level Political Forum

13 Jul 2018
This synthesis report acknowledges the many existing and cross-cutting opportunities to achieve development goals through the transformative force that urbanization represents. It also discusses the elaboration of targets, baselines and overall progress for selected indicators, placing special em...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2018

United Nations E-Government Survey 2018

Gearing E-Government to Support Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

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United Nations E-Government Survey
12 Feb 2019
Governments have the critical responsibility to pursue policies and measures to build resilience and assist those most affected by shocks in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They must find ways to anticipate disasters and shocks and lower their impact. Digital technologies are ...
HNDBK LEAST DEV CTRY CAT 3RD

Handbook on the Least Developed Country Category

Inclusion, Graduation and Special Support Measures, Third Edition

8 Nov 2018
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has been  actively engaged in the establishment of the least developed country category and has since become highly recognized for its expertise in the identification of these countries. This revised edition of the Handbook on the Least Developed Country...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2018

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Oct 2018
This publication reviews the advances in frontier technologies — including automation, robotics, renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence — and analyzes their economic, social and environmental impact. These technologies present immense potenti...
HACER LAS PROMESAS REALIDAD

Hacer las promesas realidad

La igualdad de género en la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible

18 Jun 2018
Esta publicación proporciona una evaluación exhaustiva y fidedigna del progreso, los vacíos y los desafíos en la implementación de la Agenda 2030 y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) desde una perspectiva de género. El informe monitorea las tendencias mundiales y regionales para alcanza...
TRADUIRE LES PROMESSES EN ACTIONS

Traduire les promesses en actions

l’égalité des sexes dans le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030

18 Jun 2018
Cette publication fournit une évaluation complète et fiable des progrès, des lacunes et des défis relatifs à la mise en œuvre de l'Agenda 2030 et des objectifs de développement durable (ODD) dans une perspective de genre. Le rapport suit les tendances mondiales et régionales dans la réalisation d...
INEFICIENCIA DE LA DESIGUALDAD

La ineficiencia de la desigualdad

Trigésimo séptimo perío do de sesiones de la CEPAL (La Habana, 7 a 11 de Mayo 2018)

18 Jun 2018
La desigualdad es ineficiente porque dificulta el aprendizaje, el aumento de la productividad, la innovación y el crecimiento. La igualdad no es entonces solo un principio ético inherente al desarrollo, sino también un instrumento clave para promoverlo. Se analizan y miden los efectos de l...
INEFFICIENCY OF INEQUALITY

The Inefficiency of Inequality

Thirty-seventh Session of ECLAC (Havana, 7-11 May 2018)

9 Jul 2018
Inequality is inefficient since it hinders learning, productivity, innovation and growth. Equality is, then, not only an ethical principle inherent to development, but also central to achieving it. This document examines mechanisms by which inequality erodes dynamic efficien...
DESARROLLO IGUALDAD PENSAMIENTO

Desarrollo e igualdad

El pensamiento de la CEPALen su séptimo decenio - Textos seleccionados del período 2008-2018

18 Jun 2018
En este libro se presenta una selección de textos elaborados por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) durante su séptimo decenio de existencia (2008-2018). Los trabajos aquí reproducidos recogen las nuevas ideas que la CEPAL ha aportado al pensamiento latinoamericano y mu...
PERSPECT DEL COMERCIO INTER 2017

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2017

Recuperación en un contexto de incertidumbre

21 Aug 2018
Esta primera edición de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe —que es la continuación del Panorama de la Inserción Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe con un nuevo título— corresponde a 2017 y contiene tres capítulos. En el capítulo I se describe el context...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2017

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

Recovery in an Uncertain Context

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
18 Jun 2018
This first edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the continuation of Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy with a new title, covers 2017 and contains three chapters. The first chapter describes the current international context and the...
FINANCIAL INCLUS SMALL RURAL

Financial Inclusion of Small Rural Producers

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
18 Jun 2018
There is mounting empirical evidence that the responsible provision and use of formal financial services have a positive impact on household well-being and enterprise performance. At the individual level, financial inclusion benefits rural households and small producers by facilitating the safe a...