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Experts from 51 countries complete new course on agrotech, trade and gender
24 Dec 2020
Participants learned about the benefits and risks that women face when the agricultural sector becomes more commercialized and technology intensive
Jordanian woman techpreneur scoops UN business award
11 Dec 2020
Ten finalists in the UNCTAD Empretec Women in Business Awards demonstrate how resilience, sustainability, circularity and inclusiveness are critical success factors in their ventures.
Too large to be missed: how fleet size and harmful subsidies undermine fish stocks sustainability
7 Dec 2020
Written by David Vivas-Eugui and Claudia Contreras, Article No. 68 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]
Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
7 Dec 2020
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
3 Dec 2020
The COVID-19 economic crisis is forecast to reverse years of painstaking development progress in education and nutrition, and to pull 32 million people back into extreme poverty.
Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos
24 Nov 2020
A recent UNCTAD study identifies three ways smallholder farmers in the landlocked southeast Asian nation can boost earnings from their harvests.
COVID-19’s economic fallout will long outlive the health crisis, report warns
19 Nov 2020
Inequalities and vulnerabilities risk worsening long after a vaccine becomes available. UNCTAD charts a roadmap for a more inclusive and better recovery, emphasizing the need to reshape global production networks.
COVID-19 and beyond: What role for LDCs?
12 Nov 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
12 Nov 2020
Gold accounts for 77% of the $40 billion worth of under invoiced extractive commodity exports from Africa, according to UNCTAD research. Diamonds represent 12% and platinum 6%.