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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.
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]
Countries look to satellite technology to tackle food insecurity
24 Mar 2021
Science, technology and innovation solutions hope to boost food security in developing countries as they seek ways to bounce back from COVID-19.
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.
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.
Harnessing the promise of blockchain to change lives
2 Mar 2021
The technology that runs cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could be used in many applications that contribute to sustainable development, from crop insurance to vaccine supply chains.
A few developing countries overperform on frontier technologies, but most lag behind
25 Feb 2021
Although many low and middle-income economies are unprepared for the new technological wave, some are punching above their weight, and a new UNCTAD report spotlights the overperformers.
Emerging technologies can foster an inclusive COVID-19 recovery
25 Feb 2021
UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2021 warns, however, of serious implications for development objectives if poor communities are overwhelmed or left behind by the new technological wave.
Germany funds work to boost trade in Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras and Mongolia
22 Jan 2021
The funding will enable UNCTAD to build the capacity of stakeholders from the public and private sectors to implement trade facilitation reforms in the selected countries.