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Madagascar seeks to improve its attractiveness to foreign investors
7 Dec 2015
Specific policies, targeted sectoral strategies and effective institutions to implement them are instrumental to meeting Madagascar’s development objectives, according to the Investment Policy Review (IPR) of the country which was discussed at an intergovernmental meeting at the United Nations in Geneva on 3 December.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
The Besieged Palestinian Agricultural Sector
24 Nov 2015
A new study analyses the problems and prospects of the Palestinian agricultural sector, its importance and contribution to the overall economy, and the impact of constraints imposed by Israel’s occupation.
Reshaping the Investment Regime in the Era of Sustainable Development
20 Nov 2015
States' recent steps to reform the international investment regime, aligning it with today's sustainable development imperative, were at the centre of discussion at a Conference, co-organized by UNCTAD and CCSI, in New York on 10-11 November 2015.
Latest developments in national and international investment policies
26 Oct 2015
UNCTAD's latest Investment Policy Monitor shows that, as in previous review periods, the vast majority of new investment policy measures aimed at creating more favourable investment conditions. In total, 41 measures were taken by 25 countries.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Madagascar reviews its investment policy, with UNCTAD assistance
1 Oct 2015
Policies to improve the business climate and rebuild investors’ confidence in Madagascar have been outlined in an Investment Policy Review (IPR) drafted by UNCTAD and discussed at a national workshop on 10 September in the Malagasy capital Antananarivo.
Occupied Palestinian Territory slides into recession, Gaza becoming uninhabitable
1 Sep 2015
Negative economic growth of minus 0.4 per cent in 2014 pushed the Occupied Palestinian Territory into recession for the first time since 2006, UNCTAD’s report reveals.
Economic and trade conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory would improve if Israel fulfils its obligations under a new WTO agreement on trade facilitation
17 Aug 2015
Palestinian trade stands to gain if Israel fulfils its legal obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation and ensures it is applied throughout the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT), according to UNCTAD's new study, "The 2013 World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Israel's obligations towards Palestinian trade".
UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework 2015 launched at Financing for Development Conference
15 Jul 2015
Ministers met with UNCTAD Secretary General Kituyi at the official UNCTAD side event to the Financing for Development (FfD) conference. There Dr. Kituyi launched the newly updated and expanded UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework that outlines a new generation of investment policies that put sustainable development issues at their core.