Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
Vanuatu graduates from least developed country status
Despite setbacks due to repeated natural disasters, the island nation has enjoyed steady economic growth since the mid-2000s.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.
Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
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.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean
The project is a point of convergence for conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, and a driver for a blue and green recovery from COVID-19.
New agreement signals more trade benefits for Pacific nations
Planned joint initiatives will improve the ability of countries in the Pacific to better tackle challenges such as climate change and pandemics such as COVID-19.
Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution
Small island nations face an existential and developmental threat from ship-source pollution endangering their vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.