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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.
Investing in new ventures must mean creating more and better jobs
26 Oct 2018
The world has 'lost the plot' over the link between jobs and socio-economic progress, and investors need to back pro-employment policies, experts told the World Investment Forum.
Robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide
14 Sep 2017
A new UNCTAD report sees the threat to good jobs spreading to some developing countries but points to the real challenges lying ahead. The report recommends having digital industrial policies to ensure that robotics supports – rather than threatens – inclusive development.
Technology opens new opportunity, policy makers must prepare for disruption
26 Sep 2016
With global growth now in its sixth flat year, many political leaders - including those that gathered for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou earlier this month - are looking to technology to create jobs and other economic opportunities.
Bosnia and Herzegovina to harmonize business procedures to boost Foreign Direct Investment
4 Dec 2015
Policy cooperation and coordination, harmonization of business procedures and more effective investment promotion efforts are essential for Bosnia and Herzegovina to unlock its untapped potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and help the country achieve its development goals, says UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review.
Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy
12 Sep 2013
New UNCTAD report argues that the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and that countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have been overly dependent on exports should give a greater role to domestic and regional demand.
Debate: Harnessing science and technology to spur development
6 Jun 2013
Ministerial roundtable meetings have discussed how to use the information society and scientific and technological advances to speed economic progress in developing countries.
UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
Zambia Commerce Minister to speak at high-level segment of UNCTAD Board
13 Sep 2012
The Honorable Robert K. Sichinga, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia will be addressing the high-level segment of the 59th session of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board on Monday, 17 September.
UNCTAD, OECD, WTO join forces to organize Global Value Chains conference in Beijing
10 Sep 2012
A high-level Conference on "Global Value Chains in the 21st Century" is being organized jointly by UNCTAD, the OECD and the WTO in partnership with China's Ministry of Commerce. The Conference has been scheduled to take place from 19 to 20 September in Beijing.