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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: Global trade value chains, taxation and recovery
6 Nov 2020
By Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
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.
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.
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.