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Global foreign direct investment rebounded strongly in 2021, but the recovery is highly uneven
19 Jan 2022
New UNCTAD estimates show that infrastructure finance is up due to recovery stimulus packages, but greenfield investment activity remains weak across industrial sectors.
New opportunities for accelerating pan-African trade
14 Dec 2021
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Why global cooperation on science, technology and innovation is more crucial than ever
13 Dec 2021
Unlocking the potential of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, in a post-pandemic world requires stronger global collaboration to ensure all countries have access to the technology and skills necessary.
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.
Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
A call for more international cooperation in science and technology policies
17 Nov 2021
Officials engaged in science, technology and innovation policymaking in Africa, Asia and Latin America enhance their capacity and exchange experiences.
World’s top investment forum pitches sustainable investing as crucial for COVID-19 recovery
22 Oct 2021
For developing countries in particular, initiatives to promote new investments in industry can complement COVID-19 recovery efforts and produce structural changes.
Reignite investment in developing countries for a sustainable COVID-19 recovery, leaders say
22 Oct 2021
Public and private investors urged to invest in a green, inclusive, resilient and sustainable future for all.
Steps to establish a global alliance of special economic zones taken at UNCTAD investment forum
21 Oct 2021
As centers of economic activity, special economic zones are a crucial development tool for nations. A new global alliance could help amplify SEZ voices alongside a push to modernize the zones.