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How blockchain can power sustainable development
22 Jul 2021
By Shamika N. Sirimanne and Clovis Freire, UNCTAD
Building technological capacities can help countries escape commodity dependence
7 Jul 2021
About 64% of developing economies rely on exporting primary goods, and most risk continuing down a path of commodity dependence unless they embrace technology-enabled structural transformation.
Empowering family businesses to fast-track sustainable development
13 Apr 2021
New initiative harnesses the power of family-owned businesses to be a force for good, investing in and promoting a business model that looks after people and the planet for generations to come.
Countries look to satellite technology to tackle food insecurity
24 Mar 2021
Science, technology and innovation solutions hope to boost food security in developing countries as they seek ways to bounce back from COVID-19.
How multinationals can advance gender equality in developing countries
8 Mar 2021
New UNCTAD report outlines how governments and other stakeholders can ensure foreign investment by multinationals translates into real benefits for women.
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 releases data on over 1,000 investor-state arbitration cases
11 Feb 2021
The data set, provided free of charge, covers all known cases of treaty-based investor-state arbitrations as of July 2020.