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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.
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows
21 Dec 2020
Pilot projects are using the new framework to calculate the costs of illicit trade and business practices in Afghanistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama and Peru.
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.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
4 Dec 2020
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.
Vanuatu graduates from least developed country status
4 Dec 2020
Despite setbacks due to repeated natural disasters, the island nation has enjoyed steady economic growth since the mid-2000s.
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.
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
12 Nov 2020
Gold accounts for 77% of the $40 billion worth of under invoiced extractive commodity exports from Africa, according to UNCTAD research. Diamonds represent 12% and platinum 6%.
Curbing illicit financial flows to finance sustainable development in Africa
21 Oct 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director of Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD