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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.
Creativity is the answer we’ve been looking for – now is the time to embrace and invest in it
1 Feb 2021
By Marisa Henderson, Chief of the Creative Economy Programme, and Amy Shelver, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD
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.
Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
7 Dec 2020
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
18 Nov 2020
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement comes at a time of major upheaval caused by COVID-19 and could help revive economic growth.
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%.
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
27 Oct 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
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 Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post COVID-19
9 Oct 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD