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Copper-dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by-products
15 Dec 2017
Cotton farmers and government officials agree to promote the production of by-products like sanitary pads and biomass fuels, to create jobs and diversify the copper-dependent economy.
Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent
13 Oct 2017
Sustainable management of the commodity sector can fuel global economic growth. Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all developing countries, a new UN report says.
Q&A with Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, USAID Global Development Lab
26 Jan 2017
Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges. Ms. Jones was speaking at the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-25 January.
Q&A with Gillian Marcelle, Executive Director, UVI Research and Technology Park
25 Jan 2017
It is becoming clearer that tackling urgent development challenges like access to affordable homes and clean water requires mixing and matching traditional and non-traditional sources of innovation and investment. UVI Research and Technology Park Executive Director Gillian Marcelle, whose varied career spans academia, commerce and development agencies, visited the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD on 23-25 January, to spell out how she sees the way forward.