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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.
Comprehensive policies are needed to address 'growth paradox' in the world's poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Weak productive capacities and a lack of structural economic transformation continue to accentuate the "growth paradox" seen in least developed countries in which growth has little or no impact on reducing poverty, UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board hears.
Organic agriculture and tourism can help tackle poverty, new UNCTAD report says
25 Sep 2015
Linking organic agriculture and tourism has a significant potential to help reduce poverty in the United Republic of Tanzania, a new UNCTAD report has found.
Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
29 Apr 2015
Joakim Reiter discussed the links between trade and environmental policies for sustainable development at a gathering of international leaders to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on 28 April.
Economic vicious circle trapping the world's poorest countries must be reversed if new development goals are to be met
27 Nov 2014
UNCTAD's Least Developed Countries Report 2014 says that the international community must learn from the failure of most of the poorest countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) despite registering strong economic growth - a phenomenon the Report dubs the "LDC paradox".