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From recovery to resilience: Hanging together or swinging separately?
15 Sep 2021
In 2021, the global economy will bounce back with growth of 5.3%, the fastest in nearly 50 years. The rebound is, however, highly uneven along regional, sectoral and income lines, according to UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.
UNCTAD issues amber warning on building back better
15 Sep 2021
The world needs more effective multilateral coordination, without which recovery efforts in advanced countries will damage development prospects in the South and amplify existing inequalities, says UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.
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.
Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean urged to boost resilience to shocks following commodity price hikes
10 Aug 2021
Between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mid-2021, commodity prices increased across the region, with varied impacts on countries.
Progress on Africa’s integration boosts prospects for economic transformation in Egypt
8 Jul 2021
Egypt needs to update its policy approach to economic transformation to fully benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Building technological capacities can help countries escape commodity dependence
7 Jul 2021
About 64% of developing economies rely on exporting primary goods, and most risk continuing down a path of commodity dependence unless they embrace technology-enabled structural transformation.
Debt relief and productive capacities key to recovery in middle-income countries
16 Jun 2021
Solving the challenges facing this diverse group of nations, which are home to three out of four people, is critical to putting the world on a more sustainable and inclusive post-COVID-19 development path.
Zambian cotton entrepreneur goes beyond the fibre
28 May 2021
UNCTAD supports efforts to add value to cotton by-products in eastern and southern Africa to make the crop more profitable for farmers.