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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.
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.
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.
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows
21 Dec 2020
Pilot projects are using the new framework to calculate the costs of illicit trade and business practices in Afghanistan, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama and Peru.
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.
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
12 Nov 2020
Gold accounts for 77% of the $40 billion worth of under invoiced extractive commodity exports from Africa, according to UNCTAD research. Diamonds represent 12% and platinum 6%.
Curbing illicit financial flows to finance sustainable development in Africa
21 Oct 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director of Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
19 Oct 2020
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.