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VULNERABILITY PROFILE LAO PDR

Vulnerability Profile: Lao People's Democratic Republic

7 Apr 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of the Lao PDR’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical rela...
VULNERABILITY PROFILE BANGLADESH

Vulnerability Profile: Bangladesh

5 May 2022
Prepared in the context of the process of Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC status, this publication contains insights into the particular vulnerabilities or fragilities of the country and the implications of these disadvantages. The profile helps national authorities understand the critical relat...
5TH BIOTRADE CONGRESS

5th BioTrade Congress

Linking Trade and Biodiversity

21 Jun 2021
This report is on the 5th BioTrade Congress, held on 12-13 September 2019 as part of the UN Trade Forum on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the interconnection of climate and biodiversity and strengthened the call to address both crises jointly, recogniz...
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Beyond the Pandemic

Building Back Better From Crises in Asia and the Pacific

21 Jun 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 (coronavirus) has triggered unprecedented and globally-synchronized health, social and economic crises. With hard-won development gains and progress in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific now under threat, this publication analyzes...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2021

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021

Towards Post-COVID-19 Resilient Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
30 Apr 2021
Asia-Pacific’s recovery from its weakest economic performance in recent history remains fragile and can be “K-shaped” due to the likely unevenness of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, policy space and structural weaknesses across the region. Asia-Pacific is no stranger to crises that leave behind a ...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2019

ASYCUDA Compendium 2019

Case Studies

25 Mar 2021
A compendium of 23 Case Studies jointly prepared by customs administrations and the UNCTAD/ASYCUDA Programme, this edition covers a wide range of benefits acknowledged by the user countries, including Least Developed and Landlocked Developing countries, such as reduction in clearance steps for tr...
ASYCUDA COMPEND CASE STUDIES 2020

ASYCUDA Compendium 2020

Partnerships for Sustainable Development

12 May 2021
The ASYCUDA Compendium consists of 25 case studies showing the impact and benefits from implementing ASYCUDA systems in over 25 countries and territories in collaboration with customs authorities, Partner Governmental Agencies, trade agencies, donors, regional groups etc.
INVEST IN SDGS ROLE OF DIPLOMATS

Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Diplomats

11 Jun 2021
This handbook is designed mainly for diplomats, commercial attachés, and trade representatives and offers guidance on how to promote and facilitate investment in projects that advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It covers the financing gap to achieve the SDGs by 2030, the role the p...
FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2021

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2021

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Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
8 Apr 2021
This publication assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It explores how the COVID-19-related global economic recession and financial turmoil are derailing implementation of the Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development ...
DEV INVEST CASES 4 TRANSF RESULTS

Developing Investment Cases for Transformative Results – Toolkit

3 Aug 2021
This toolkit was drafted to support UNFPA offices in designing country investment cases in support of one or more of UNFPA's people-centred transformative results: ending preventable maternal mortality; ending the unmet need for family planning; and ending gender-based violence (GBV) and harmful ...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE GLOBAL REVIEW

COVID-19 and E-commerce

A Global Review

1 Jul 2021
This publication assesses the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce and digital trade. While the pandemic caused a sharp deceleration in economic activity, it also led to a rapid acceleration of e-commerce. With restrictions on movement and other public health interventions in place, digital solutions...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2019-20 (A)

Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020 (Arabic language)

Realities and Prospects in the Arab Region

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Survey of Economic and Social Development in the Arab Region (Arabic)
13 Jul 2021
This annual flagship publication seeks to both analyze routinely monitored economic and social variables in the Arab region in a global context as well as address debt sustainability and the macroeconomic implications. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant repercussions in 2021 a...
SURV ECON SOC DEV ARAB 2019-20

Survey of Economic and Social Developments 2019-2020

Realities and Prospects in the Arab Region

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Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region
8 Jun 2021
This annual flagship publication seeks to both analyze routinely monitored economic and social variables in the Arab region in a global context as well as address debt sustainability and the macroeconomic implications. Given that the COVID-19 pandemic will have significant repercussions in 2021 a...
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVAT RPT 2021

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

Catching Technological Waves - Innovation With Equity

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Technology and Innovation Report (TIR)
8 Apr 2021
The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the likelihood of frontier technologies widening existing inequalities and creating new ones. It also addresses the national and international policies, instruments and institutional reforms that are needed to create a more equal world of ...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2020

Trade Trends Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
29 Mar 2021
This publication is structured into two parts. The first part presents a short-term overview of the status of international trade using preliminary statistics on merchandise trade up to the third quarter of 2020. The second part provides illustrative statistics on international trade in goods and...
ANÁLISIS POLI SERV PARAGUAY VOL II

Análisis de la politica de servicios: Paraguay (II)

24 Dec 2021
El Análisis de la política de servicios de Paraguay fue realizado por la UNCTAD a solicitud del gobierno de Paraguay para apoyar el rol de los servicios en la diversificación y mejora de su economía y comercio. Evalúa los cuellos de botella y las oportunidades para lograr beneficios del desarroll...
SERVICES POLICY PARAGUAY VOL 2

Services Policy Review: Paraguay (II)

14 Jun 2021
Undertaken by UNCTAD at the request of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIC) of Paraguay, this review supports the role of services in diversifying and improving economy and trade in the country. It evaluates bottlenecks and opportunities to pursue development gains from services, first presen...
TRADE POLICY FRAMEWORK GUYANA

Trade Policy Framework Guyana

A National Trade Strategy

11 Apr 2021
Guyana faces a daunting challenge of devising a new trade strategy that would best respond to the recent discovery of substantial oil reserves in its territory, which could represent a paradigm shift for the country’s economic structure. With a view to assisting the country to pursue its long-ter...
WHAT AT STAKE FOR DEVELOP CTRIES

What Is at Stake for Developing Countries in Trade Negotiations on E-commerce?

The Case of the Joint Statement Initiative

15 Apr 2021
The expansion of the digital economy has transformed the way we produce, consume and do business. With the rapid expansion of e-commerce, increasing calls were made for common rules in the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for governing cross-border e-commerce in goods and services,...
IMPROV ACCESS TO MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Improving Access to Medical Products Through Trade

What Can Regional Trade Agreements Do in Times of Crisis?

12 Apr 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the criticality of maintaining trade flows of essential medical products and protective equipment. However, the pandemic has also exposed some loopholes in the current trade agreements. Based on a review of 107 regional trade agreements (RTAs) and an examinati...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCE CANADA

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Canada - Third Edition

10 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFER JAPAN

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the Scheme of Japan - Seventh Edition

11 Apr 2021
The handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their eff...
CLIMATE CHNGE GREEN RECOVERY TRADE

Climate Change, Green Recovery and Trade

13 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the economic and political background against which climate and trade policy have been discussed for decades, particularly with respect to questions of climate finance, subsidies and border carbon adjustments. As governments respond to both the Covi...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (A)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Arabic language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (R)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Russian language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...