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Harnessing the promise of blockchain to change lives
2 Mar 2021
The technology that runs cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin could be used in many applications that contribute to sustainable development, from crop insurance to vaccine supply chains.
A few developing countries overperform on frontier technologies, but most lag behind
25 Feb 2021
Although many low and middle-income economies are unprepared for the new technological wave, some are punching above their weight, and a new UNCTAD report spotlights the overperformers.
Emerging technologies can foster an inclusive COVID-19 recovery
25 Feb 2021
UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2021 warns, however, of serious implications for development objectives if poor communities are overwhelmed or left behind by the new technological wave.
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Calibrating technology to tackle sustainable development challenges in Africa
11 Dec 2020
Science, technology, and innovation set to boost post COVID-19 recovery as the continent seeks to tap its energy and agricultural sectors as tools for development and growth with UNCTAD’s help.
UNCTAD platform powers registration of over 25,000 businesses in Cameroon
7 Dec 2020
By entering the formal market, Cameroonian businesses and their employees may gain access to loans, insurance and legal protection even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
How the UN helped Benin become the world’s fastest place to start a business on a mobile phone
30 Nov 2020
By Ian Richards, Economist, UNCTAD
New system boosts ease of doing business in Iraq
28 Oct 2020
A new online single window system for business registration in Iraq is supporting an entrepreneurial environment during COVID-19.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
19 Oct 2020