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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 cuts global maritime trade, transforms industry
12 Nov 2020
The pandemic has sent shockwaves through global maritime transport and laid the foundations for a transformed industry and associated supply chains. UNCTAD expects a return to growth in 2021
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.
Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility
15 Oct 2020
Written by Mikael Lind, Margi van Gogh, Hanane Becha, Norbert Kouwenhoven, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Erik Lund, Henk Mulder, Niall Murphy and Andre Simha, Article No. 64 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]
COVID-19: Shipping data hints to some recovery in global trade
9 Sep 2020
The coronavirus pandemic dealt a severe blow to global merchandise trade. Data from weekly port calls by container ships show early but uneven signs of recovery.
ASYCUDA powers delivery of aid in Beirut, ready to scale up
3 Sep 2020
UNCTAD’s automated customs management system is well equipped to boost relief operations as people in Beirut start to recover from a massive blast.
Diversification, innovation key to greater economic resilience in the Dominican Republic
29 Jul 2020
While it is the fastest growing economy in Latin America, the Dominican Republic’s economy is still not diversified enough, a joint report shows, highlighting what needs to be done.
Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: How trade policy can help
27 Jul 2020
The pandemic has led to a surge in pollution from disposable products like plastic face masks and hand sanitizer bottles. Effective trade rules can help limit the spread of coronavirus waste.
Towards the decarbonization of international maritime transport: findings from a methodology developed by ECLAC on shipping CO2 emissions in Latin America
17 Jul 2020
Written by Ricardo Sanchez, Silvana Sanchez and Eliana Barleta, Article No. 56 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°86 - Second Quarter 2020]