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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.
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.
Trade and Climate Change Policy Beyond 2015
3 Sep 2015
Trade policies can have an impact on the climate change mitigation efforts of countries, just as policies for addressing climate change can influence trade among countries, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
14 Aug 2015
Stakeholders agreed to Vanuatu's national action plan for copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products at a National Green Export Review workshop, facilitated by UNCTAD, in Port Vila in August.
Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable
10 Aug 2015
A group of regional experts, including UNCTAD representatives, gathered in Vanuatu to analyse the main multilateral and regional processes related to trade in sustainable fisheries in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific.
Ministry of Culture of Cabo Verde advances in the formulation of public policies for the development of their Creative Economy
27 Jul 2015
The Integrated Strategic Plan for the Development of the Creative Economy in Cabo Verde elaborated by the Ministry of Culture is now available and it includes some of the recommendations put forward by the UNCTAD/EIF study "Economias Criativas Cabo-Verdianas: Potencializando vocações para um novo desenvolvimento".