We help African countries achieve sustainable development by providing policy advice, technical assistance and mobilizing international support for the continent.
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%.
The government sees honey as a product that could help diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy and is working with UNCTAD and the European Union to improve production and boost exports.
Economic Development in Africa Report
The annual report analyses major aspects of Africa's development problems and policy issues of interest to African countries.
It makes policy recommendations for action by African countries themselves and by the international community to overcome the development challenges that the continent faces.
Report on activities in support of Africa
Every year, the Trade and Development Board considers a report on our activities in support of Africa.
The document provides an overview of our research and analysis on African development issues and a summary of specific activities - such as advisory services and technical cooperation - in different areas of work within its mandate.