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SUST TRANSPRT SUST DEV INTERAGENCY

Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development

Interagency Report | Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference

18 Oct 2021
New and emerging technologies, from electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, as well as policy innovations, are critical for combating climate change, but to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to this...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2021

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
20 Oct 2021
This document examines the global and regional evolution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and offers recommendations so these flows can contribute to the region’s productive development processes. The first chapter of the publication analyzes, among other things, the trends observed in the cont...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2021

Sustainable Development Outlook 2021

From Anguish to Determination

8 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the global awareness that we are truly "all in this together" - it did set back progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it has also made it possible for the international community to see the pursuit of sustainable development in a new...
INFORME ESP COVID-19 CEPAL #11

La paradoja de la recuperación en América Latina y el Caribe - Crecimiento con persistentes problemas estructurales

desigualdad, pobreza, poca inversión y baja productividad

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Informe Especial COVID-19 de la CEPAL
8 Jul 2021
Este Informe Especial es el undécimo de una serie que elabora la CEPAL sobre la evolución y los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe. En él se analiza el comportamiento de los principales indicadores económicos y sociales de la región y se presentan nuevas proyecciones...
ECLAC SPECIAL RPT COVID-19 #11

The Recovery Paradox in Latin America and the Caribbean Growth Amid Persisting Structural Problems

Inequality, Poverty and Low Investment and Productivity

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ECLAC COVID-19 Special Report
8 Jul 2021
This Special Report examines the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a year after it first appeared, providing new growth projections for the region’s countries. The document, entitled The recovery paradox in Latin America and the Caribbean. Growth amid persisting struc...
REPT SG NEW PARTNER AFRICA DEVELOP

Report of the Secretary-General New Partnership for Africa's Development

Eighteenth Consolidated Progress Report on Implementation and International Support

7 Sep 2021
The report is prepared in response to General Assembly resolution A/74/301 requesting the Secretary-General to submit on an annual basis a comprehensive and action-oriented report on the implementation of the resolution, based on the provision of inputs from Governments, organizations of the Unit...
DURABLE PEACE AND SUST DEV AFRICA

Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

Report of the Secretary-General

27 Aug 2021
Across the world, but notably in Africa, instability and conflict continue to generate and exacerbate poverty and institutional fragility, which in turn decrease resilience and the prospects for peace. Conflict has many different causes, drivers, and triggers. This publication examines the challe...
TRANS CORP V28 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.2

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
24 Sep 2021
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 imprin...
GEO BIZ TRANSFRM IN UNCERTAINTY

Adapt to Survive: Business Transformation in a Time of Uncertainty

Geo for Business Brief

25 Aug 2021
As the world is witnessing dramatic changes in the environment, in technology, in the economy, and in society, ‘Business as usual’ is no longer acceptable. The Coronavirus pandemic has amplified concerns about the highly interconnected and vulnerable state of the global economy, the relationship ...
NOTAS DE POBLACION #111

Notas de Población Año XLVII No.111 julio-diciembre de 2020

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Notas de Población
2 Aug 2021
El número 111 de Notas de Población tiene una particularidad que lo distingue de los números anteriores. La publicación de diciembre de 2020 se hace eco del inédito momento que vive, no solo la región de América Latina y el Caribe, sino el mundo entero, por efecto de la pandemia de la enfermedad ...
BALANCE PRELIMINAR ECON LATIN 2020

Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe 2020

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Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe
31 Aug 2021
El Balance Preliminar de las Economías de América Latina y el Caribe, uno de los informes anuales más importantes de la CEPAL, analiza en su edición 2020 el desempeño económico de la región durante el año, el contexto internacional, las políticas macroeconómicas que los países han implementado y ...
CEPAL REVIEW #132 12/2020

CEPAL Review No. 132, December 2020

Special Issue: COVID-19 and the Socioeconomic Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

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CEPAL Review
2 Aug 2021
Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetar...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2020

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
30 Jul 2021
This publication, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its latest edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the international context and macroeconomic policies implemente...
PANORAMA SOCIAL AMERICA LATIN 2020

Panorama Social de América Latina 2020

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Panorama Social de América Latina
2 Sep 2021
Esta publicación examina el impacto social de una crisis sin precedente. Los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 se han extendido a todas las áreas de la vida humana, alterando la forma en que interactuamos, paralizando las economías y provocando cambios profundos en las sociedades. La pandemia ha...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2021

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2021, Issue No. 1

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
8 Sep 2021
This journal is published twice yearly and aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is the successor of two earlier journals, the Asia-Pacific Development Journal ...
INNOV IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR (R)

Innovation in the Public Sector (Russian Language)

Country Experiences and Policy Recommendations

14 Jul 2021
The public sector plays a very significant role in modern economies. As in the business sector, innovation can be a major source of productivity growth, cost savings and improvements in service quality in the public sector, benefits which then also positively affect businesses and citizens who re...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2020

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
30 Jul 2021
This ECLAC annual report sets out and analyses the main foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The decade ending in 2019 saw the highest ever foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Latin America and the Caribbean, which reached their peak i...
SOCIAL PANORAMA LAT AMER 2020

Social Panorama of Latin America 2020

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Social Panorama of Latin America
16 Jul 2021
This publication examines the social impact of an unprecedented crisis. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread to all areas of human life, altering the way we interact, crippling economies and bringing about profound changes in societies. The pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated the...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2020

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

Regional Integration Is Key to Recovery After the Crisis

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
16 Jul 2021
This report presents the main trends of international trade of the region’s economies during the last year, with the most recent figures available on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the different countries of the region. It is composed of three chapters that review the evolution of global ...
STAT YRBK LATIN AMERICA 2020

Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

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Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean / Anuario estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe
16 Jul 2021
The Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean seeks to respond to the demands of users who require reliable and sound statistical information in order to analyse the economic, social and environmental situation of the region.
RETHINK MSME FINANCE IN ASIA PAC

Rethinking MSME Finance in Asia and the Pacific

A Post-Crisis Policy Agenda

5 Aug 2021
MSMEs are an important engine of economic growth and development due to their large share in total employment and their participation in production value chains and trade. However, they are often disadvantaged due to their small operational size and lack of financial resources, skills/knowledge, ...
DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2021

Digital Economy Report 2021

Cross-border Data Flows and Development – For Whom the Data Flow

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Digital Economy Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of recent trends in the global data-driven digital landscape, examining opportunities and challenges for developing countries to benefit. It highlights the links to impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to an acceleration of digitalization trends and a significa...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume I

Trade by Country

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
8 Sep 2021
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 2020 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information presented provides insights into the latest trends...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2021

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

Special Report on Drought

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
16 Jul 2021
Droughts have deep, widespread and underestimated impacts on societies, ecosystems, and economies. They incur costs that are borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable people. The extensive impacts of drought are consistently underreported even though they span large areas, cascade through s...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 2020

African Statistical Yearbook 2020

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African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
24 Jun 2021
This annual publication, jointly produced by the African Development Bank, the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, is a result of the collaboration that exists among the three pan-African organizations in the field of statistics. This synergistic colla...
STATE COMMODITY DEPEND 2021

State of Commodity Dependence 2021

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The State of Commodity Dependence
8 Oct 2021
This 2021 edition of the State of Commodity Dependence contains statistical profiles for 195 UNCTAD member States. Comprised of around 30 indicators, it demonstrates the extent of each country’s export and import commodity dependence over the last decade, from 2008–2009 to 2018–2019, as well as t...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2021

Resilience in a Riskier World – Managing Systemic Risks From Biological and Other Natural Hazards

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication presents a new and extended analysis of the regional risk-scape based on multidisciplinary research conducted. It defines risk hotspots where disasters and biological hazards, climate and health emergencies – including Covid-19 – collide. It further presents the emergence of new ...
HARNESSING BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUST DEV

Harnessing Blockchain for Sustainable Development

Prospects and Challenges

20 Oct 2021
In an increasingly digitalized economy and society, the security and accountability of data transactions are critical elements for creating trust and enabling breakthrough innovations in the digital world. In this regard, blockchain technology could be a game-changer, with the potential to revolu...
CEPAL REVIEW #131 08/2020

CEPAL Review No. 131, August 2020

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CEPAL Review
11 May 2021
Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetar...