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UNCTAD and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana to develop policy for SMEs and entrepreneurship
19 Nov 2013
Following initial collaboration in 2012, UNCTAD and the Government of Ghana have continued to work towards strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana and developing an SME and Entrepreneurship Policy.
Reviews show information technology is vital for women entrepreneurs
31 Oct 2013
Initial findings from a new set of national women's entrepreneurship development (WED) assessments show that information and communications technology (ICT) plays an empowering role.
Developing and transition economies attain a new record share of global FDI inflows
31 Oct 2013
Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 4 per cent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, with a diverging trend appearing between developing and transition economies on the one hand, and developed countries on the other.
Trade and Development Board discusses how developing countries can climb value chains
20 Sep 2013
Astute decisions on investment are vital if developing countries want to reap higher returns from the production chains of transnational corporations (TNCs), experts have told the Trade and Development Board.
UNCTAD urges fresh approaches to investment policymaking
19 Jul 2013
A new international investment agreements (IIAs) issues note produced by UNCTAD offers suggestions on investment policy that are designed to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development.
International investment policymaking is in transition
21 Jun 2013
UNCTAD's fourth IIA Issues Note for this year looks at treaty termination rules in bilateral investment treaties (BITs). It finds that 1,300 BITs will have reached their "anytime termination stage" by the end of this year.
Ninth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released
17 Jun 2013
The report finds that G20 members have continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive policies for international investment. However, it cautions policymakers that foreign direct investment (FDI) may not only be limited through formal policy changes, but also through individual administrative decisions and informal public signals that are beyond the scope of the report.
Viet Nam to establish Empretec centre, bringing global total of entrepreneurship sites to 34
6 May 2013
A 34th national centre is to be established for an UNCTAD-administered programme that has proved to be highly successful in training and supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Ministers, other high officials discuss vital role played by entrepreneurship in economic growth
6 May 2013
The founding of new businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), makes economies more stable, spurs economic growth, and plays a major role in innovation and job creation, a series of experts has said.