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Multiple crises unleash one of the lowest global economic outputs in recent decades, says UN report
25 Jan 2023
Stronger fiscal measures are needed to resuscitate the global economy and support the development agenda.
Tapping the full potential of cotton in developing countries
7 Oct 2022
Cotton is a fibre like no other, helping alleviate poverty in some least developed countries and providing employment to millions of people across the globe.
Building socio-economic resilience in Nigeria by fostering productive capacities
14 Sep 2022
By Paul Akiwumi and Chukwuka Onyekwena
Weathering a 'perfect storm' of cascading crises
25 May 2022
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
3 Dec 2020
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.
When it rains it pours: COVID-19 exacerbates poverty risks in the poorest countries
4 May 2020
Written by Paul Akiwumi and Giovanni Valensisi, Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Coronavirus: Let's not forget the world's poorest countries
27 Apr 2020
Written by Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries
Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty
12 Sep 2017
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to development. There is no end in sight, according to this year's report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people.
Sustainable Tourism - A tool for development and poverty eradication
28 Aug 2017
Today, tourism generates 10% of the world's GDP, 1 in every 10 jobs and 30% of world trade in services. It is key to many countries' economies and livelihoods.
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.