These studies are a contribution by UNCTAD to international efforts to support developing countries in taking effective steps to cope with the continuing global financial and economic crisis, and to help them respond to structural challenges, including those posed by trends in trade, investment, and innovation.
Press conferences to introduce the reports will be organized in different locations around the world.
All relevant documents will be available in our News Room one week before the lifting of the embargo for each report.
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Economic Development in Africa Report 2013:
Intra-African trade: unleashing private-sector dynamism
The report focuses on how to strengthen the private sector and reap developmental gains, as intra-Africa trade is vital for helping the continent’s nations build their productive capacities and enhance entrepreneurship.
The report is under embargo until 5 p.m. GMT 11 July 2013
World Investment Report 2013:
Global value chains: investment and trade for development
The Report will analyze recent developments and will offer recommendations for how developing-country governments can effectively channel investment so that their economies move up global value chains.
The Report is under embargo until 5 p.m. GMT 26 June 2013
Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People
The Report will review developments in the Palestinian economy, survey the effects of Israeli policies on economic life and living standards in the occupied Palestinian territory, and summarize UNCTAD activities to support economic growth there.
The Report to be released at the end of August or the beginning of September 2013
Trade and Development Report 2013:
Winds of change in the world economy: Rethinking development strategies
The study will contend that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from seeking net-export advantages on the back of global imbalances and towards a concentration on strengthening domestic demand and on expanding regional and South-South economic linkages.
The Report is under embargo until 5 p.m. GMT 12 September 2013
Least Developed Countries Report 2013
Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development
The report, noting that 130 million people will enter the labour force in LDCs by 2020, reviews past LDC trends relating to economic growth and employment and recommends policy steps to accelerate job creation.
The Report is under embargo until 5 p.m. GMT 20 November 2013
Information Economy Report 2013
The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries
It will examine the potential benefits and challenges posed for developing country policymakers and businesses by cloud computing and related innovations, with a special focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and local information and communication technology (ICT) sectors.
The Report is under embargo until 5 p.m. GMT 3 December 2013
Review of Maritime Transport 2013
The challenges of connecting landlocked developing countries to maritime shipping services
Research has shown that landlocked status is a major barrier to economic development, with impediments to reaching sea lanes being a significant cause.
Publication is scheduled for the end of November 2013