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New opportunities for accelerating pan-African trade
14 Dec 2021
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Africa’s free trade area can deliver considerable inclusive economic growth for the continent
8 Dec 2021
But the world’s largest free trade area needs measures to boost productivity and expand opportunities.
Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
14 Sep 2021
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
8 Sep 2021
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.
Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean urged to boost resilience to shocks following commodity price hikes
10 Aug 2021
Between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mid-2021, commodity prices increased across the region, with varied impacts on countries.
Building technological capacities can help countries escape commodity dependence
7 Jul 2021
About 64% of developing economies rely on exporting primary goods, and most risk continuing down a path of commodity dependence unless they embrace technology-enabled structural transformation.
COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%
21 Jun 2021
The continent's commodity-dependent countries have been affected more severely than non-resource-based economies.
Building productive capacities critical for least developed countries
21 Jun 2021
COVID-19 has heightened the need to boost productive capacities for socioeconomic recovery in the world’s poorest nations.
Zambian cotton entrepreneur goes beyond the fibre
28 May 2021
UNCTAD supports efforts to add value to cotton by-products in eastern and southern Africa to make the crop more profitable for farmers.