Tag Archives: Developing countries

UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018: Trade Tensions, Implications for Developing Countries”. During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progressive shift in the use of trade policy instruments. Despite the trade tensions that have characterised the last year, tariffs have remained substantially stable …
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The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2017/2018 combines a survey of 750 multinational investors and corporate executives with detailed analysis and recommendations concerning FDI in developing countries. Co-authored by the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice (T&C), the report considers developing countries as both sources and recipients of …
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Unlocking the Potential of Youth Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Demographic pressure and the youth bulge in the developing world pose a major employment challenge. This situation is exacerbated by insufficient job creation, scarce formal wage employment opportunities and vulnerability in the workplace. For these reasons, fostering youth entrepreneurship has gained importance in the global and national development policy agenda. This report aims to contribute …
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Going Universal

The World Bank Group has just published “Going Universal: How 24 countries are implementing universal health coverage reforms from the bottom up.” The study looks at how 24 developing countries have embarked on the long journey to universal health coverage, with a focus on expanding coverage to the poor. According to the WHO and the …
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Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016

The World Bank has just published the “Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016: Long-term Financing.” According to the new study, extending the maturity structure of finance is considered to be at the core of sustainable financial development. The reports warns that a shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is chocking the investment-backed growth for …
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Transforming Economies

ILO-UNCTAD has just published the book “Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development”. The study provides a deeper understanding of the process of structural and technological change, and distills lessons and principles for the design of policies that effectively create sustained and inclusive growth and quality jobs. This was based partly …
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Ranking Risk in Emerging Market Countries

Your business has touch points all over the world, so it’s a good idea to know where risks are most likely to play out as your business expands. With the help of Zurich’s Risk Room data, Bloomberg’s ranking of emerging market economies paints a view from the mountaintop of risk in emerging markets, and then …
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Tales from the Development Frontier

The World Bank has just published the study entitled “Tales from the Development Frontier: How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity.” Despite widespread agreement among economists that labor-intensive manufacturing has contributed mightily to rapid development in China and other fast-growing economies, most developing countries have had little success in …
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Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade

UNCTAD has just published the report entitled “Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade.” The report covers a range of trends and indicators, including statistics on sectoral, regional and South-South trade, on export diversification and sophistication, and on intra-industry trade. The publication shows that, notwithstanding the economic crisis, world trade has increased dramatically over the past …
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A Million Voices: The World We Want

The United Nations has just released a major report showing what people around the world see as priorities for the future global development agenda once the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) passes in 2015. The report, “A million voices: The world we want”, is the result of an unprecedented process of …
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