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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.
AfCFTA could boost maritime trade in Africa
18 Nov 2021
UNCTAD says the African Continental Free Trade Area could boost intra-African trade by up to 33% and cut the continent’s trade deficit by 51%.
Least developed countries at 50: Mid-life crisis or resilient maturity?
18 Nov 2021
By Rolf Traeger, Chief, Least Developed Countries Section, UNCTAD
Boosting productive capacities only hope for least developed countries post COVID-19
27 Sep 2021
Without better state capacity – ability to accomplish policy goals – the world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy.
It’s time to move beyond a debt moratorium and finance productive capacities in least developed countries
7 Sep 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
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.
Debt relief and productive capacities key to recovery in middle-income countries
16 Jun 2021
Solving the challenges facing this diverse group of nations, which are home to three out of four people, is critical to putting the world on a more sustainable and inclusive post-COVID-19 development path.
An interview with Dona Bertarelli
7 Jun 2021
Sarah Jordan of the United Nations new Special magazine asks Dona what motivated her to serve as UNCTAD's special adviser for the blue economy and if she thinks it's possible to sustainably use our ocean's resources.