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Study shows COVID-19 effects on trade in biodiversity products
18 May 2022
The pandemic has posed challenges but also created opportunities for workers and businesses producing and selling biodiversity-based goods and services.
Circular economy can help stem biodiversity loss
19 Apr 2022
By Kweku Attafuah-Wadee, Lalen Lleander and Henrique Pacini, UNCTAD Economists
Four key challenges facing least developed countries
4 Apr 2022
The world’s poorest nations face many obstacles, including soaring debt, export marginalization, energy poverty and climate vulnerability.
Ukraine war’s impact on trade and development
16 Mar 2022
UNCTAD’s rapid assessment of the war’s impact on trade and development shows a rapidly worsening outlook for the world economy, with the situation especially alarming for African and least developed countries.
Small-scale woman trader keeps cross-border business afloat amid COVID-19
11 Mar 2022
Empowered by UNCTAD’s training, she endured pandemic-induced disruptions with persistence, hard work and business acumen, emerging stronger from the crisis.
New opportunities for accelerating pan-African trade
14 Dec 2021
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Africa’s free trade area can deliver considerable inclusive economic growth for the continent
8 Dec 2021
But the world’s largest free trade area needs measures to boost productivity and expand opportunities.
Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
14 Sep 2021
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
8 Sep 2021
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.