Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
COVID-19: Global trade value chains, taxation and recovery
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post COVID-19
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Curb capital flight to help fund COVID-19 response in Africa
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
How to beat the lack of data on illicit outflows draining Africa of capital and tax
Written by Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows
UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 says stopping illicit capital flight could almost cut in half the annual financing gap of $200 billion that the continent faces to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
COVID-19 devastates Palestine’s shattered economy
Under occupation, the Palestinian National Authority lacks the policy space and economic tools to deal with the massive challenge posed by the pandemic.