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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 ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (C)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Chinese 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 (S)

Transformar el comercio y el desarrollo en un fracturado mundo pospandémico

Informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD al 15º período de sesiones de la Conferencia

22 Apr 2021
Este es el informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD a la 15ª reunión de la Conferencia cuadrienal de la UNCTAD. Describe cómo un panorama económico global fracturado ha quedado marcado por la pandemia de COVID-19 y luego continúa argumentando que la sesión debería conducir a un resultado acord...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (F)

Transformer le commerce et le développement dans un monde fracturé après la pandémie

Rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la quinzième session de la Conférence

4 May 2021
Ceci est le rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la 15e session de la Conférence quadriennale de la CNUCED. Il décrit comment un paysage économique mondial fracturé a été marqué par la pandémie COVID-19 et affirme que la session devrait aboutir à un résultat convenu où les États membres "...
TRANSFORMING SOUTHERN AFRICA

Transforming Southern Africa

Harnessing Regional Value Chains and Industrial Policy for Development

1 Dec 2021
This volume investigates the status of regional integration in Southern Africa. It discusses the critical challenges to be overcome and surveys the most interesting opportunities for achieving deeper regional integration. The publication is divided into in three parts. The first is on structural ...
PAND CRISIS TRADE RLTD RESP

White Paper Pandemic Crisis

Trade-related Response

20 Apr 2021
This paper provides clear, accessible, and concise best practice guidelines to enable efficient control, clearance, and release facilitation measures, and outlines standard operating measures for pandemic situations. These guidelines are consistent with existing relevant frameworks and legislatio...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2021

The Least Developed Countries Report 2021

The Least Developed Countries in the Post-covid World – Learning From 50 Years of Experience

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Least Developed Countries Report
22 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of 50 years of development experience since the establishment of the LDC category in 1971. Most LDCs growth has been erratic, and they have not closed the income gap with other developing countries. This stems largely from the inefficacy of domestic and international ...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2021

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2021

Les pays les moins avancés dans le monde post-COVID : tirer les enseignements de 50 ans d’expérience

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Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
5 May 2022
Ce rapport dresse le bilan de 50 ans d'expérience en matière de développement depuis la création de la catégorie des PMA en 1971. Il constate que pour la plupart des PMA, la croissance a été irrégulière et qu'ils n'ont pas été en mesure de combler l'écart de revenu avec les autres pays en dévelop...