Structural TransformationDisplaying results 1 - 10 of 14
Global debt and climate crises are intertwined: Here’s how to tackle both
1 Mar 2023
Climate change is compounding the debt crisis in developing countries. UNCTAD spells out the actions necessary to safeguard the world’s sustainable development ambitions.
UNCTAD outlines new productive sectors for economic diversification
25 Oct 2022
The new report is aimed at helping countries harness technology and innovation for faster and more inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
It’s time to put productive capacities at the heart of every development strategy
12 Oct 2022
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD and Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director, Enhanced Integrated Framework
Boosting productive capacities is critical for Zambia’s graduation from least developed country status
6 Oct 2022
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Why gender mainstreaming is more crucial than ever
10 Mar 2022
Including a gender lens in national policies can empower women to participate in trade and structural transformation on an equal footing with men.
Escaping commodity trap critical for landlocked developing countries
29 Nov 2019
Promoting structural transformation and productive capacities, including economic diversification, can help countries overcome disadvantages.
World's poorest countries should take a leading role in directing external aid to development
19 Nov 2019
For the least developed countries to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, they should take ownership of their development agenda and manage the allocation of external development finance in alignment with their national development priorities.
Migration in Africa plays growing development role, report reveals
31 May 2018
A comprehensive analysis of population movement within Africa demonstrates it could have unexpected economic benefits and support development on the continent.
Economic Development in Africa: Migration for Structural Transformation
31 May 2018
New report shows that international migration in Africa is primarily a continental phenomenon, contrary to popular perception. In 2017, more than half - 53% of Africa's international migrants resided within the continent, many of them circulating within the same African region.
Poverty trap leaves least developed countries ever further behind
13 Dec 2016
Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.