We are uniquely equipped to speed progress to sustainable economic growth that leaves no one behind. We translate the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals into advice and action that yield concrete results. We do this by working on:
We help African countries achieve sustainable development by providing policy advice, technical assistance and mobilizing international support for the continent.
We support countries to break away from commodity dependence by diversifying their economies and strengthening non-commodity activities.
Competition and consumer protection
We promote competition to level commercial playing fields and support policies and frameworks that protect and empower consumers.
Debt and development finance
We support effective debt management in countries as an intrinsic part of sound public financial management and overall good governance.
E-commerce and the digital economy
We enhance the capacity of countries to tap into e-commerce opportunities and bridge the digital divide to benefit from the expanding digital economy.
We work with countries to help their small and medium-sized enterprises grow in a sustainable manner and compete in the global economy.
We promote gender mainstreaming as a key element to achieving inclusive and sustainable development.
We help countries attract foreign direct investment into areas where needs are greatest, to ensure prosperity for all.
We support countries to ensure sound macroeconomic management drives efforts to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Science, technology and innovation
We help countries harness science, technology and innovation to make breakthroughs, create jobs and accelerate sustainable development.
We help countries in the global south harness the opportunities to trade and exchange resources, technology and knowledge between them.
We support governments to implement trade-led growth strategies and integrate into the multilateral trading system.
We monitor trends and provide evidence-based analysis to make international trade an engine for sustainable development.
Trade and environment
We work with governments to build green and blue economies and ensure trade is part of the solution to the climate crisis.
Training and capacity building
We provide capacity-building services to strengthen public and private sector professionals’ knowledge and skills for sustainable development.
Transport, logistics and trade facilitation
We support countries in implementing sustainable and resilient freight transportation and logistics services to enhance trade.
We pay special attention to countries with the greatest needs, helping them build resilience, promote equality and ensure prosperity for all.
We empower young people to contribute to solving today’s challenges and to help build a better future for all.