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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.
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.
Innovation, technology and data boost our power to help the most vulnerable
29 Jun 2020
Written by David Beasley, World Food Programme Executive Director
Space and the profusion of data – the new development frontier?
10 Jun 2020
Written byShamika N. Sirimanne, Director of UNCTAD’s Division on Technology and Logistics
COVID-19 and food security in vulnerable countries
14 Apr 2020
Written by Pamela Coke Hamilton, Director of the Division on International Trade and Commodities and Janvier Nkurunziza, Commodity Research and Analysis Section
Learning to scale fisheries for better livelihoods
22 Jan 2019
Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies.
There's more to science than gadgets
7 Jun 2018
Science and technology on their own are nothing, it is what we do with them that is more important to development.