Services, Trade and Development


The services sector plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and the growth and development of countries.

Services are becoming crucial in a country's development, including in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, such as poverty reduction and access to basic services, including education and health services.

UNCTAD has implemented a comprehensive work programme on services, trade and development with a view to assisting developing countries in developing their services sectors, increasing their participation in services trade and realizing development benefits. This work enjoys extensive complementarity between the three pillars of UNCTAD's operations.



GSF 2013
31 May 2013Services ''development'' payoff requires teamwork, Summit stresses
29 May 2013Panels discuss services as a boost to value added
29 May 2013Expanding outsourcing requires comprehensive approach, panel says
28 May 2013Panel: partnerships vital in services sector
GSF 2013
28 May 2013Help for landlocked developing countries in keeping services statistics
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 Documents and Publications

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 Meetings and Events


Featured Publication
UNCTAD's work on Services
Quick links
Global Services Forum 2013
Services, Trade and Inclusive and Sustainable Development
UNCTAD XIII, 19 April 2012

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