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INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2021 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2021, Volume II

Trade by Product

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
25 Jan 2023
This report contains detailed tables showing international trade for 258 individual commodities, for the 11 main Extended Balance of Payments Services categories, and world/regional trade tables or figures presenting statistics up to the year 2021. The information in the publication is based on d...
MADE BY AFRICA

Made by Africa

Creating Value through Integration

13 Jan 2023
Pharmaceuticals, baby food, cotton clothing and cars are the four focus value chains of this report. Together they are poised to increase intraregional trade in Africa, reduce imports, diversify economies and create jobs for women and youth. The sectors were selected from 94 promising value chain...
TRANS CORP V29 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.3

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
30 Dec 2022
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 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As such...
TRNSPRT TRADE FACLTATN SERIES 19

National Trade Facilitation Committees in the Quest for Sustainability

Transport and Trade Facilitation Series, No. 19

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Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
20 Jan 2023
National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) are the coordinating bodies for trade facilitation initiatives at national level. They have existed in different forms in a limited number of countries since the 1950s. This report provides an update to previous UNCTAD studies on NTFCs. It is the mos...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2022

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2022

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
13 Jan 2023
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2021 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence a...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2022

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2022

Connected Services, Competitive Businesses

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
6 Oct 2022
Our services sectors are key to an economic transformation. This report calls them ‘connected services. Transport and logistics, financial services, information and communication technologies, and business and professional services contribute directly to economic growth – with an increasing share...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2022

Review of Maritime Transport 2022

Navigating Stormy Waters

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Review of Maritime Transport
20 Jan 2023
he Review of Maritime Transport (RMT) has been published annually since 1968. The flagship report provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistics. Around 80% of the volume of international trade...
CREATIVE ECONOMY OUTLOOK 2022

Creative Economy Outlook 2022: Overview

The International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development: Pathway to Resilient Creative Industries

9 Dec 2022
The report looks at the current state of the creative economy. It examines the evolving definition of the creative economy and its contribution to sustainable development. Based on a 2021 UNCTAD survey, the report shows how countries govern and promote their creative economies and what national s...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2022

The Least Developed Countries Report 2022

The Low-carbon Transition and Its Daunting Implications for Structural Transformation

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Least Developed Countries Report
9 Dec 2022
LDCs, which bear the least historical responsibility for climate change, are on the front lines of the climate crisis. The Report highlights the development strategies and policies which they need to enact to reach the ambitious objectives to which they have committed, and the painful trade-offs ...
TRANS CORP V29 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.2

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
30 Aug 2022
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 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As such...
IMPT CVD19 PDMC TRD DEV LESS LRND

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade and Development

Lessons Learned

6 Oct 2022
This report aims at documenting and assessing shifts that the COVID-19 crisis has triggered in economies, societies and cooperation in UNCTAD’s core areas of work: the integrated treatment of trade and development and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustain...
UNCTAD 15 OUTCOME

UNCTAD 15 Outcome

The Spirit of Speightstown and The Bridgetown Covenant

6 Dec 2022
The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was held in a hybrid (virtual and physical) format, in Bridgetown and Geneva, from 3 to 7 October 2021. At its closing plenary meeting, the Conference adopted the Spirit of Speightstown (TD/541/Add.1) and the Bridgeto...
ACCORD EUROPEEN ADN 2023

Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN) 2023

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Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN)
6 Jan 2023
L’Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN) fait à Genève le 26 mai 2000 sous l’égide de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Europe (CEE-ONU) et de la Commission centrale pour la navigation du Rhin (CCNR...
EUR AGRMT INTL CARR ADN 2023

European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) 2023

Applicable as from 1 January 2023

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European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)
6 Jan 2023
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) done at Geneva on 26 May 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) has been in force s...
VOLU REV COMPT LAW POL BANGALDESH

Voluntary Peer Review of Competition Law and Policy: Bangladesh

6 Oct 2022
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) voluntary peer reviews of competition law and policies are conducted at annual meetings of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy or at five-yearly United Nations Conferences to Review the United Nations Set...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2021 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2021, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
29 Jul 2022
The 2021 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I —Trade by Country — provides a condensed and integrated analytical view of the international merchandise trade, and trade in services up to the year 2021 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information ...
DEV ECON AFRIQUE RAPPORT 2022

Rapport sur le développement économique en Afrique 2022

Repenser les fondements de la diversification des exportations en Afrique: le rôle catalyseur des services financiers et des services aux entreprises

Series:
Développement économique en Afrique, Le
5 Dec 2022
Le rapport examine comment les pays africains peuvent s'efforcer de diversifier leurs exportations en identifiant des mécanismes réalisables et innovants pour les politiques d'investissement et de commerce afin de stimuler les incitations à détourner les activités économiques vers des secteurs tr...
ECON DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2022

Economic Development in Africa Report 2022

Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa: The Catalytic Role of Business and Financial Services

Series:
Economic Development in Africa Report
29 Jul 2022
The report examines how African countries can work towards diversifying their exports by identifying feasible and innovative mechanisms for investment and trade policies to drive incentives to divert economic activities into transformative sectors. It aims to equip African governments and develop...
KENYA ETRADE READNESS ASSESSMNT

Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment

29 Jul 2022
The Kenya eTrade Readiness Assessment is the fifth assessment conducted by UNCTAD in a non-LDC country and follows an enhanced methodology. As per this methodology, surveys were disseminated as part of the data collection effort. In Kenya, they targeted respondents in three distinct groups, i.e.,...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW THAILAND

Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy: Thailand

12 Aug 2022
General Assembly resolution 70/186 mandates the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Consumer Protection Law and Policy to conduct voluntary peer reviews on consumer protection law and policy. The purpose of voluntary peer reviews in this field is to provide an external and independent assessmen...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

Second Edition

29 Jul 2022
UNCTAD set up the eT Ready Implementation Support Mechanism (ISM) in 2020 with a view to supporting beneficiary countries' implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments. Through the ISM implementation reviews are regularly conducted, to build in-country capacities for effective implementation, ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2022

World Investment Report 2022

International Tax Reforms and Sustainable Investment

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
17 Jun 2022
The World Investment Report 2022 provides the latest trends and prospects for foreign direct investment. It documents the recovery of cross-border investment flows after the pandemic shock, looking at greenfield investment in industry, project finance in infrastructure, and international producti...
TRANS CORP V29 #1

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.1

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
6 May 2022
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 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As such...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2022

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2022

Financing a Sustainable Recovery From Covid-19 and Beyond

Series:
Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report
11 Jul 2022
The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report is a recurrent ESCAP annual publication that discusses issues of interest for Asia-Pacific least developed countries (LDCs), landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), collectively referred to...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2022

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2022

Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide

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Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
13 Apr 2022
The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
REFLECTNG SUSTAINBLTY STNDARD

Reflecting on Sustainability Standards

Trade and the Sustainability Crisis

12 May 2022
This paper summarizes the Voluntary Sustainability Standards’ (VSS) Academic Advisory Council Roundtables. The roundtables aimed to foster the debate on the possibilities and limitations of sustainability standards as tools to environmental, social and economic sustainability. They were jointly o...