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Building back better requires stronger competition and consumer protection in the digital economy
24 Dec 2020
By Teresa Moreira, Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, UNCTAD
UNCTAD platform powers registration of over 25,000 businesses in Cameroon
7 Dec 2020
By entering the formal market, Cameroonian businesses and their employees may gain access to loans, insurance and legal protection even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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 survey shows COVID-19’s impact on e-commerce in poorer nations
23 Nov 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting actors in the digital economy differently. While some digital businesses are showing resilience, costs are rising for others, a new UNCTAD survey shows.
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.
Dutch funding set to boost UNCTAD’s work on e-commerce and the digital economy
4 Nov 2020
Generous grant from the Netherlands will boost Africa-wide ambitions to benefit from e-commerce and provides concrete support to its least developed countries.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
21 Oct 2020
The SDG Trade Monitor offers a one-stop shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.