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Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
UNCTAD15: Building resilience key to prosperity for all in post-COVID-19 world
8 Oct 2021
Productive transformation must be inclusive and sustainable to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid a “lost decade” of development.
UNCTAD15: An urgent call for action to avoid global failure
5 Oct 2021
World leaders say inaction over the climate crisis, COVID-19 and the plight of the world’s most vulnerable is at our own peril. Action must incorporate trade’s best aspects.
We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it
3 Aug 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD
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.
Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
21 Jun 2021
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
Small island developing states face uphill battle in COVID-19 recovery
10 Jun 2021
An UNCTAD report analyses this group of vulnerable nations in the wake of the pandemic, which is estimated to have led to a dramatic fall in their GDPs, especially in those that depend highly on tourism.
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.
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.