UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
UN agencies finalize a framework to measure illicit financial flows
Export under invoicing in Africa concentrated in high-value, low-weight commodities, study shows
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
By Paul Akiwumi, Director of Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean
The project is a point of convergence for conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, and a driver for a blue and green recovery from COVID-19.
How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post COVID-19
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Mineral tracking tool helps Zambia combat illicit financial flows
An UNCTAD data evaluation tool helps the southern African nation recover an additional $1 million in export dues from mining companies in one year.
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.