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Malawi seeks to enhance competition and consumer protection
15 Jul 2021
The southeastern African nation is determined to make legislative, administrative and procedural changes to make markets fairer and better protect consumers.
Ensuring open, competitive and fair digital markets
12 Jul 2021
As online platforms are global in nature, more regional and international cooperation is needed for effective enforcement of competition law in cross-border cases in the digital economy.
Vulnerable consumers of public utilities need more protection
6 Jul 2021
The economic and health crisis triggered by COVID-19 has put vulnerable consumers in a more precarious situation, leaving them unable to pay for essential household expenses.
Consumer empowerment needed to fuel sustainability
17 Jun 2021
Better and more inclusive policies can help move consumers from passive to active market players in the protection of the planet.
Bhutan's entrepreneurs can now open a business in under a minute
3 Jun 2021
A new government platform using UNCTAD's online single window technology powers business registration in record time, supporting livelihoods during the COVID-19 crisis.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women in rural Namibia profit from biodiversity-friendly trade
19 May 2021
The sustainable use and trade of indigenous plants has created valuable economic opportunities for 2,500 Namibian women and their communities.
Prize-winning Ugandan woman entrepreneur grows juice business, improves community
5 May 2021
A finalist of UNCTAD’s award for women in business gets $10 million from her government to build a fresh juice factory that will promote sustainable agriculture and improve livelihoods.
Supporting small businesses is critical for COVID-19 recovery
26 Apr 2021
Policymakers need to adapt policies and institutions to enable small businesses to make a greater contribution to post-pandemic economic revival.