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Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
3 Dec 2020
The COVID-19 economic crisis is forecast to reverse years of painstaking development progress in education and nutrition, and to pull 32 million people back into extreme poverty.
Countries focus on protecting consumers amid and after COVID-19
15 Oct 2020
Stakeholders gather to share experiences and exchange information to advance the welfare of consumers in open markets.
Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
22 Jul 2020
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
25 Jun 2020
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
Commodity exports to China could fall by $33.1 billion in 2020, study finds
28 May 2020
UNCTAD research shows that total commodity exports to China could fall dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there may be a silver lining for some products.
Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth
6 May 2020
Overdependence on oil has fuelled volatile and uneven growth. Coffee could help the country change course if it can revive production and add value to its beans.
When it rains it pours: COVID-19 exacerbates poverty risks in the poorest countries
4 May 2020
Written by Paul Akiwumi and Giovanni Valensisi, Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Coronavirus: Let's not forget the world's poorest countries
27 Apr 2020
Written by Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries
Defending competition in the markets during COVID-19
8 Apr 2020
UNCTAD urges competition authorities to use all their tools to combat the adverse consequences of COVID-19 in the markets.