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UNCTAD sees expanding opportunity for developing countries to engage in local software development
28 Nov 2012
Developing countries, with the burgeoning skills of their domestic software writers, should seek to expand the creation of software that meets local needs and capabilities as a means of increasing income and addressing broader economic and social development goals, says Information Economy Report 2012.
Assisting States in drafting better investment agreements
15 Oct 2012
A new UNCTAD publication, the sequel to the 1999 Pink Series paper on expropriation, analyses expropriation provisions in international investment agreements (IIAs) and their interpretation by arbitral tribunals. Moving beyond a merely descriptive role, the paper offers policy options to assist States in drafting IIA clauses that help to promote sustainable development.
Sweden contributes SEK 11 million to UNCTAD’s work on ICT data and leveraging ICTs for women's entrepreneurship
27 Sep 2012
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will provide financial support to UNCTAD to help developing countries benefit more from information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Launch of Trade and Development Report 2012: Policies for inclusive and balanced growth
13 Sep 2012
UNCTAD Report explores the links between income distribution, growth and development, arguing that inequality is neither a necessary condition for sound economic growth, nor its natural result. Pro-active fiscal and income policies to reduce income gaps influence economic growth.