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Cashing in on cashews: Africa must add value to its nuts
15 Apr 2021
The continent grows most of the world’s raw cashews but only processes a fraction of them, missing out on a wealth of opportunity offered by booming global demand.
Global economy gets COVID-19 shot from US stimulus, but pre-existing conditions worsen
18 Mar 2021
New projections show stronger growth than expected in 2021, but the untackled problems of inequality, indebtedness and weak investment threaten hopes for a more resilient future.
Donors renew support for UNCTAD's work on debt management
21 Jan 2021
New funding will boost efforts to help developing countries better manage soaring debt levels and the resulting economic vulnerability, particularly in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unprecedented COVID-19 stimulus packages are not being leveraged to accelerate SDG investment
11 Dec 2020
By Chantal Line Carpentier, Drew D'Alelio, Bruno Cardoso Zuccolo, Olivier Combe and Raymond Landveld.
COVID-19: UNCTAD warns of ‘lost decade’ if countries adopt austerity
21 Sep 2020
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 says coordinated public action is urgently needed for a better economic recovery.
Bold public spending only way to recover better from COVID-19
21 Sep 2020
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 says the multilateral system needs to lend a bigger hand to developing countries given the constraints on their fiscal space.
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.