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'Significant discrepancies remain in commodity trading data' -- Q&A with Janvier Nkurunziza, Chief of UNCTAD's Commodity Research and Analysis Section
23 Dec 2016
On 14 July 2016, UNCTAD published a report on primary commodity trade misinvoicing, saying that some countries could lose as much as 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing. The report prompted significant reaction, broadly divided between those who think misinvoicing is a problem and those who think it is not. On 23 December, UNCTAD published an updated version of the report.
The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities
17 Nov 2016
The digital economy offers phenomenal opportunities to engage more individuals and small businesses in the global economy, but it also risks opening up new divides and inequalities unless infrastructure issues are addressed, UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi said.
UNCTAD welcomes discussion, transparency on commodities and misinvoicing
2 Aug 2016
UNCTAD welcomes the comments on its commodities paper, which was published earlier this month.
Q&A with Leonce Ndikumana
17 Jul 2016
A new UNCTAD study reveals staggering revenue losses to developing countries from commodity trade mispricing. We speak to the author.
Some countries losing up to 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing
16 Jul 2016
Some commodity dependent developing countries are losing as much as 67% of their exports worth billions of dollars to trade misinvoicing, according to a fresh study by UNCTAD, which for the first time analyses this issue for specific commodities and countries.
UNCTAD Secretary-General opens Global Commodities and Civil Society Forums
15 Jul 2016
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi launched the Global Commodities Forum on Friday morning then the Civil Society Forum in the afternoon, saying UNCTAD14 had officially started and noting the enormous challenges to achieving prosperity for all.
UNCTAD forum eyes an end to commodity dependence
8 Jul 2016
Low global demand for commodities has slowed growth in many developing countries. Breaking the chains of commodity dependence is the theme of this year's Global Commodities Forum (15-16 July 2016, Nairobi, Kenya).
Cocoa industry reform needed to stop farmers from being left behind
21 Apr 2016
Cocoa farmers in some of the world's poorest countries are scarcely benefitting from a value chain which sees goods made from their crops, such as chocolate and cocoa butter-based cosmetics, sold for a premium in developed economies, a new UNCTAD report has found.
Egypt tackling bottlenecks to growth of electronic payments
14 Apr 2016
Egypt is making headway in growing the rate of credit and debit card penetration and galvanizing mobile payments for e-commerce, but bottlenecks remain. Addressing these bottlenecks was the focus of a recent UNCTAD/World Bank fact-finding mission to assess the status of payments for e-commerce in the country.