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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.
Cashing in on cashews: Africa must add value to its nuts
15 Apr 2021
The continent grows most of the world’s raw cashews but only processes a fraction of them, missing out on a wealth of opportunity offered by booming global demand.
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]
UNCTAD launches new e-learning platform to facilitate trade
17 Mar 2021
Developing countries can learn through the platform how to implement reforms to ease trade despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU renews support for UNCTAD’s work on productive capacities in Angola
16 Mar 2021
The European Union has approved additional funds for a project supporting the African nation’s quest to diversify exports and reduce its dependency on oil for economic growth.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
Building productive capacities can avert a lost decade in the poorest countries
25 Feb 2021
By Perks Master Ligoya, Ambassador of Malawi, and Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Productive capacities index helps countries build economic resilience
8 Feb 2021
A new UNCTAD tool measures countries' capacity to achieve social and economic transformation and helps track their ability to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Global foreign direct investment fell by 42% in 2020, outlook remains weak
24 Jan 2021
UNCTAD says uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic’s evolution and the global investment policy environment will continue to affect FDI flows in 2021. For developing countries, the prospects for 2021 are a major concern.