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Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy
17 Dec 2020
UNCTAD Secretary-General sets down roadmap for health, productivity, prosperity and fixing a fractured global economy scarred by the coronavirus pandemic ahead of its October 2021 quadrennial conference in Barbados.
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.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
18 Nov 2020
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement comes at a time of major upheaval caused by COVID-19 and could help revive economic growth.
Betting on the untapped potential of Angolan honey
5 Nov 2020
The government sees honey as a product that could help diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy and is working with UNCTAD and the European Union to improve production and boost exports.
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
27 Oct 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
21 Oct 2020
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.