This annual report provides comprehensive and authoritative analysis of economic trends and policy issues of international concern.
It offers recommendations for building a global economy that ensures better future for all people and the planet.
Past reports have looked at economic and social damage caused by financial crises, growing debt, stagnant wages and environmental degradation.
The series is intended for economists, policy makers, academics and all those involved in economic and trade research and analysis.
COVID-19 recovery a chance to remake society for a better future
UNCTAD reflects on the past two years of the pandemic to derive valuable lessons for the future.
Green industrial policies key for developing countries to adapt to climate change
Developing countries are already suffering relative economic losses three times greater than high-income countries due to climate-related disasters.
Scaling up climate adaptation finance must be on the table at UN COP26
Estimates indicate that annual climate adaptation costs in developing countries could reach $300 billion in 2030 and, if mitigation targets are breached, as much as $500 billion by 2050.
UNCTAD issues amber warning on building back better
The world needs more effective multilateral coordination, without which recovery efforts in advanced countries will damage development prospects in the South and amplify existing inequalities, says UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.
From recovery to resilience: Hanging together or swinging separately?
In 2021, the global economy will bounce back with growth of 5.3%, the fastest in nearly 50 years. The rebound is, however, highly uneven along regional, sectoral and income lines, according to UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2021.