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Counting the economic costs of two decades of occupation
21 Dec 2021
A detailed UNCTAD study and economic dataset shows that without closures and military operations, GDP per capita in the West Bank in 2019 would have been 44% higher than its actual value.
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.
Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Closures and other measures of Israeli occupation in the West Bank since 2000 exact $58 billion toll
24 Nov 2021
The West Bank has suffered two decades of arrested development and poverty.
COVID-19 and threats of annexation compound a permanent crisis of occupation
28 Sep 2021
The pandemic, combined with other negative occupation-related developments, make 2020 the worst year for the Palestinian people since the establishment of the Palestinian National Authority in 1994.
How continental treaty can foster sustainable trade in biodiversity in Africa
19 Aug 2021
New study shows how to transform the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement into an enabler of sustainable trade in biodiversity as a key driver of an environmentally friendly recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Progress on Africa’s integration boosts prospects for economic transformation in Egypt
8 Jul 2021
Egypt needs to update its policy approach to economic transformation to fully benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Make trade more sustainable and inclusive, leaders say
16 Jun 2021
Speakers at the UN Trade Forum call for a more coherent policy framework to ensure trade plays a bigger role in climate action, while fostering development.