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Boosting investment in productive capacities for trade: a call to action
15 Dec 2015
New UNCTAD Policy Brief focuses specifically on the need to boost investment in productive capacities for trade. It brings together some of the key messages and recommendations of the UNCTAD World Investment Reports, Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development and Economic Development in Africa Report 2014: Catalysing Investment for Transformative Growth in Africa.
Comprehensive policies are needed to address 'growth paradox' in the world's poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Weak productive capacities and a lack of structural economic transformation continue to accentuate the "growth paradox" seen in least developed countries in which growth has little or no impact on reducing poverty, UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board hears.
In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase
14 Apr 2015
Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.