Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa
A report on UNCTAD activities in support of Africa is prepared every year and presented to an executive session of the Trade and Development Board. The report provides an overview of research and analysis being undertaken by UNCTAD with regard to African development, as well as a summary of specific activities, including advisory services and technical cooperation, in each sector that falls under the mandate of UNCTAD.
Economic Development in Africa Report 2016: Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa
The report examines some of the key policy issues that underlie Africa’s domestic and external debt, and provides policy guidance on the delicate balance required between financing development alternatives and overall debt sustainability. It argues that Africa requires immense financial resources to finance its development aspirations.
The report analyses Africa’s international debt exposure and how domestic debt is increasingly playing a role in some African countries as a development finance option.
Trade and Development Report , 2016: Structural Transformation for Inclusive and Sustained Growth
Deliberations will provide an opportunity to review the evolution of the world economy in 2015 and 2016.
Special attention will be given to the factors explaining weak output and trade growth, sluggish investment and financial vulnerability affecting the global economy.