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Ministerial roundtable calls for "Aid for Investment"
23 Dec 2015
At a session on Boosting Investment in Productive Capacities during UNCTAD's events on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, ministers discussed investment in the development of productive capacities in developing countries, especially Africa.
Launch of Kenya's investment facilitation e-platform leads to top rating on the Global Enterprise Registration index
23 Dec 2015
On the margins of the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD, in collaboration with the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) launched eRegulations - Kenya's first e-platform for investment facilitation, as the country endeavors to enhance ease of doing business.
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.
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.
Nordic Capital Markets Join Global Movement for Sustainable Development
4 Nov 2015
Today, eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in Helsinki, Finland, organized by UNCTAD, UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, and hosted by Nasdaq Helsinki. Now with more than half of the world’s major exchanges involved, stock exchanges are emerging as a powerful voice for responsible business.
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.
Broadening the Sources of Growth in Africa: The Role of Investment
7 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief argues that enhancing the contribution of investment to the growth and development process in Africa will require three complementary policy measures: boosting the level and rate of investment; improving the productivity of new and existing investment; and ensuring that investment goes to strategic sectors deemed crucial for economic transformation and the realization of national development goals.
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.