Structure of the Special Unit on Commodities

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The two sections monitor and analyze major trends and developments in commodity markets and international trade relating to the broad sectors under their purview, including the factors and policy issues relating to those trends.

Thematic and cross cutting issues are dealt with by each section in the context of issues and conditions specific to the expertise of the section.

These include:

  • International price volatility and long period price trends
  • Diversification
  • Market access and market entry
  • Participation in supply/value chains
  • Finance and investment
  • Market infrastructure and institutions (including mechanisms for price risk management, standards etc.)

 

The sections do not operate as isolated entities and collaborate extensively in areas of research and analysis and technical cooperation activities.


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