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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.
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.
COVID-19: Global trade value chains, taxation and recovery
6 Nov 2020
By Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
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.
How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
2 Sep 2020
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
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.
Landlocked central Asian nations show potential beyond commodities
16 Jul 2020
An UNCTAD study highlights opportunities for Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Turkmenistan to diversify their exports and transform their commodity-driven economies.
Global foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020
16 Jun 2020
COVID-19 causes steep drop in investment flows, hitting developing countries hardest. Recovery is not expected before 2022, says new UNCTAD report.