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New portal tracks COVID-19’s impact on trade and development
4 May 2021
UNCTAD unveils a data-rich portal to enhance policymakers’ understanding of the pandemic’s wide-ranging impact and help them design suitable recovery policies.
Global e-commerce jumps to $26.7 trillion, COVID-19 boosts online sales
3 May 2021
The pandemic has, however, resulted in mixed fortunes for some e-commerce companies, reversing the profits of firms offering services such as ride-hailing and travel.
Shipping during COVID-19: Why container freight rates have surged
23 Apr 2021
UNCTAD examines the complex factors behind the unprecedented shortage of containers hampering trade’s recovery, and how to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Small island developing states need urgent support to avoid debt defaults
12 Apr 2021
By Rachid Bouhia, Economist, UNCTAD, and Emily Wilkinson, Researcher, ODI
Gender and unemployment: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
8 Apr 2021
By Simonetta Zarrilli and Henri Luomaranta, UNCTAD
Will COVID-19 reverse pre-pandemic fall in trade in ICT goods?
1 Apr 2021
Preliminary data for 2020 from three major economies shows the growing reliance on digital technologies could boost imports and exports of communications devices, which fell in 2019.
Palestine faces hard road ahead to recovery from COVID-19 shock
31 Mar 2021
New UNCTAD simulations show the coronavirus pandemic will have a significant impact on the already shattered Palestinian economy.
Pooling together knowledge and data for more sustainable maritime transport
30 Mar 2021
Written by Jan Hoffmann, Nancy Vandycke, and Richard Martin Humphreys, Article No. 74 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°90 - Second Quarter 2021]
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