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SDG PULSE 2020 UNCTAD

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...
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...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020

Human Development Report 2020

The Next Frontier - Human Development and the Anthropocene

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Human Development Report
15 Dec 2020
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...
MAKING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT WORK FOR

Making Public Procurement Work for Women

31 Dec 2020
In developed countries, public procurement accounts for almost 15% of gross domestic product; in some developing countries, this figure can reach as high as 40%. It is shocking that women-owned businesses account for a mere 1% of this critical sector. Women-owned businesses often cite lack of inf...
MEDICAL INDUSTRIES IN AFRICA

Medical Industries in Africa: A Regional Response to Supply Shortages

31 Oct 2020
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has severely strained the supply of certain healthcare products. This report shows that Africa can position itself strategically and develop a regional response to avert future shortages. Supporting health and positioning the continent strategically in the future trade land...
HOW NATURAL GAS CAN DISPLACE COMPE

How Natural Gas can Displace Competing Fuels

5 Nov 2020
If there is to be a significant role for gas as a transition fuel, let alone as a destination fuel, governments and international institutions need to develop strategies that encourage the use of gas in the near- and medium-term while providing for a subsequent orderly transition towards a vastly...
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GREEN ECONOMY

Political Economy of a Green Economy: Transition in Africa

1 Nov 2020
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) identified the green economy as one of several approaches to sustainable development. In their common position to Rio+20, African countries recognized that the transition to a green economy could offer new opportunities to advance ...
POTENTIAL OF NATURAL GAS PENETRATE

The Potential of Natural Gas to Penetrate New Markets

2 Nov 2020
The topics addressed in this paper focuses on geographical prospects for gas by UNECE sub-region and then by exploring the new applications for gas within the region as a whole. The versatility of gas means it can be used for heat, for power, for combined heat and power (CHP), for petrochemicals ...
GUIA SOBRE DIPLOMACIA COMERCIAL

Guía sobre Diplomacia Comercial

30 Oct 2020
Esta guía de formación para representantes o agregados comerciales, única en el mundo, explica cómo promover el comercio y la inversión en el extranjero, al tiempo que establece prioridades para los mercados, las industrias y los clientes. Basándose en experiencias de primera mano, la guía explor...
GUIDE DE  DIPLOMATIE COMMERCIALE

Guide de diplomatie commerciale

31 Oct 2020
Destiné aux diplomates commerciaux, ce guide unique au monde explique comment promouvoir à l’étranger le commerce et l’investissement, tout en déterminant les priorités pour les marchés, les industries et les clients. En puisant directement dans des expériences de terrain concrètes, il explore le...
COVID-19 IN AFRICA PROTECTING LIVE

COVID-19 in Africa

Protecting Lives and Economies

13 Oct 2020
Between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could die as a direct result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), depending on measures taken to stop the spread. Africa is particularly susceptible because 56 percent of the urban population is concentrated in overcrowded and poorly serviced slum dwellings (e...
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXIT STRATEGIES

COVID-19: Lockdown Exit Strategies for Africa

14 Oct 2020
In the current context of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, policymakers are confronted with decisions that may prove to be among the most difficult of their careers. In Africa, at least 42 countries have imposed partial or full lockdowns on the movements and activities. Experience around the ...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2020

The Least Developed Countries Report 2020

Productive Capacities for the New Decade

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2020
LDCs have so far been spared by the worst effects of the health emergency, yet the fallout from COVID-19 has taken its toll on their economies, threatening to roll back progress towards sustainable development, worsening entrenched inequalities, and possibly leading to long-term damage. The ongoi...
SHAPING THE TRENDS OF OUR TIME

Shaping the Trends of our Time

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary

23 Oct 2020
This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is...
TECH HUBS IN AFRICA

Tech Hubs In Africa

How Can They Support Start-ups Across the Continent?

11 Sep 2020
African tech hubs play an important role in building entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping start-ups, but they struggle to earn revenue and become financially sustainable.
PANORAMA FISCAL AMERICA LATIN 2020

Panorama Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe 2020

La política fiscal ante la crisis derivada de la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19)

26 Aug 2020
La pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) ha generado la mayor crisis sanitaria, humana, económica y social que la región haya enfrentado en el último siglo. La región ha actuado rápidamente ante la crisis, adoptando paquetes de medidas fiscales de diversas magnitudes y alcances. En...
FISCAL PANORAMA LAT AMER 2020

Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

Fiscal Policy Amid the Crisis Arising from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

27 Aug 2020
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has generated a health, human and economic crisis without precedent in the past century. The region has responded rapidly, adopting packages of fiscal measures of diverse magnitude and scope. In this context, fiscal policy must play a key role in mitiga...
EMERGENCIA DEL CAMBIO CLIMATICO EN

La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe

¿seguimos esperando la catástrofe o pasamos a la acción?

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
28 Sep 2020
En este libro se presentan los resultados de más de un decenio de trabajo realizado en la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) con relación a la economía del cambio climático. Se analizan los datos concluyentes a nivel mundial y el impacto del cambio climático en la región, ...
CLIMATE EMERGENCY LATIN AMERICA

The Climate Emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Path Ahead – Resignation or Action?

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
4 Sep 2020
This book presents the results of more than a decade of work carried out by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the economics of climate change. It analyses the conclusive global data and the impact of climate change in the region, examining sectors such as agri...
NOTAS DE POBLACION #110

Notas de Población Año XLVII No.110 Enero-Junio de 2020

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Notas de Población
6 Sep 2020
En este artículo se analizan las diferencias salariales entre los inmigrantes calificados y los nativos blancos no hispanos en los Estados Unidos, por lugar de origen, sexo y tipo de ocupación. La metodología se centra en el análisis cuantitativo. En general, los inmigrantes latinoamericanos y lo...
MINERAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE 21ST C

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century

Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2020
The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report
TRANS CORP V27 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.2

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Transnational Corporations
28 Oct 2020
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 UNCTAD. As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprint...
BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS VEHICLE REGU

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Applying UN Vehicle Regulations for Road Safety

WP.29, "How it works and how to join it"

This publication introduces methodologies that are used to project the socioeconomic utility of applying key UN Vehicle Regulations for improving road safety. It presents an overview of current global road safety statistics, describes methodologies that are used for assessing the impact of vehicl...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2020

Review of Maritime Transport 2020

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Review of Maritime Transport
18 Dec 2020
The Review provides an in-depth analysis and update on developments in seaborne trade, the maritime industry and markets, key performance indicators, and the legal and regulatory environment. The 2020 issue counts on a number of novel data sets that help analyse the performance of seaports in ter...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2020

Sustainable Development Outlook 2020

Achieving SDGs in the Wake of COVID-19 - Scenarios for Policymakers

20 Aug 2020
The setbacks caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) need not be permanent, and it is possible to regain the momentum and move ahead towards the SDGs. It is even possible to convert the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for recovering better, by directing much of the resources earmarked for recovery t...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020

Trade and Development Report 2020

From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All - Avoiding Another Lost Decade

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United Nations Trade and Development Report
28 Oct 2020
This report analyses the economic impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic and possible responses that could be both effective and inclusive. It examines different recovery scenarios and, in particular, highlights the danger of a lost decade, addresses immediate difficulties facing de...