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Tackling the data gap in the fight against illicit financial flows
6 Apr 2021
UNCTAD is working with national statistical offices to better measure the scale of illegal movements of money across borders to inform firmer policy action.
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.
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.
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
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
19 Oct 2020
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.