We believe good policy drives progress. By providing evidence-based policy analysis, we help countries to improve economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Our research provides authoritative data and analysis on trade, investment, finance and technology. And it offers solutions to the major challenges facing developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable nations.

Beyond tailored analysis and policy recommendations, our research has also generated global standards that govern responsible sovereign lending and borrowing, investment, entrepreneurship, competition and consumer protection and trade rules.



Flagship reports

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Development prospects in a fractured world: Global disorder and regional responses
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International tax reforms and sustainable investment
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The low-carbon transition and its daunting implications for structural transformation

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Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa – The Catalytic Role of Business and Financial Services
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Cross-border data flows and development: For whom the data flow

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Catching technological waves: Innovation with equity
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Escaping from the Commodity Dependence Trap through Technology and Innovation


Understanding the drivers of income inequality within and across countries: Some new evidence
UNCTAD Working Paper, No. 2
Authors: Patrick N. Osakwe, Olga Solleder.
UNCTAD/WP/2023/1 - 27 Jan 2023
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2023
Author: United Nations.
WESP/2023 - 25 Jan 2023
The Digital Transformation of Investment Promotion Agencies
IPA Observer 12 - 2023
UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/INF/2022/9 - 25 Jan 2023
COVID-19 and International Sale of Goods: Contractual devices for commercial risk allocation and loss prevention
Transport and Trade Facilitation Series No. 20
UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2023/1 - 11 Jan 2023