Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos
A recent UNCTAD study identifies three ways smallholder farmers in the landlocked southeast Asian nation can boost earnings from their harvests.
Landlocked central Asian nations show potential beyond commodities
An UNCTAD study highlights opportunities for Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Turkmenistan to diversify their exports and transform their commodity-driven economies.
Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Bhutan
Events and meetings
Validation of the results of the national productive capacities gap assessment of Zambia and the fostering of productive capacities for a smooth transition from the LDC category
High-level workshop and event on the West Africa project on transit, transport, and trade facilitation for a better value chain participation - Florence event
High-level workshop and event on the West Africa project on transit, transport, and trade facilitation for a better value chain participation - Geneva event
Documents and publications
Management response to the independent project evaluation: Integrating landlocked commodity dependent developing countries into regional and global value chains
29 Sep 2022
Independent project evaluation: Integrating landlocked commodity dependent developing countries into regional and global value chains
UNCTAD/OSG/INF/2022/3 - 29 Sep 2022
Food value chains in landlocked developing countries: Measuring trade costs and barriers
10 Mar 2022
Primary producer sales prices and cooperatives: A cross-country, multi-product analysis
UNCTAD Research Paper No. 76
UNCTAD/SER.RP/2021/19 - 10 Dec 2021