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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.
eTrade for All Initiative gathers pace, sets platform launch for April
15 Dec 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will be able to access cutting edge technical and financial assistance on e-commerce, when the eTrade for All launches its new web platform in April, an UNCTAD official said.
Building online commerce to its maximum potential requires more trust in the markets
22 Nov 2016
The Internet - and e-commerce in particular - offer new opportunities for developing countries to grow, but maximizing the potential of this opportunity requires more trust in these markets, for example, by protecting consumer rights and preventing cybercrime, a senior UNCTAD official said on Tuesday.
Why we should care more about small and medium-sized enterprises
7 Oct 2016
Entrepreneurship as a means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty was put at the forefront of a dynamic conversation that took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016.
E-commerce revolution must include small business, says UNCTAD Secretary-General
20 Sep 2016
Entrepreneurs and small business must be included in the e-commerce revolution, an exciting opportunity to create jobs and livelihoods all around the world, the UNCTAD Secretary-General said ahead of a meeting on small business and e-trade.
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.
New initiative to help developing countries grasp $22 trillion e-commerce opportunity
19 Jul 2016
Developing countries must grasp the opportunity of e-commerce - worth around $22.1 trillion in 2015 - or risk falling behind.
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.