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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.
Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
21 Jun 2021
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
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.
Duflo offers pathways to a better future, lessons from COVID-19 crisis
16 Jun 2021
Coronavirus pandemic recovery efforts should provide comprehensive social protection, fight climate change and ensure vaccines reach the poorest people quickly.
Small island developing states face uphill battle in COVID-19 recovery
10 Jun 2021
An UNCTAD report analyses this group of vulnerable nations in the wake of the pandemic, which is estimated to have led to a dramatic fall in their GDPs, especially in those that depend highly on tourism.
Small island developing states need urgent support to avoid debt defaults
12 Apr 2021
By Rachid Bouhia, Economist, UNCTAD, and Emily Wilkinson, Researcher, ODI
The blue economy is an ocean of opportunity to advance gender equality
22 Mar 2021
By Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy