Tag Archives: Developing countries

Economic Development in Africa Report 2013

The UNCTAD has just released the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled “Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism”. According to the study, African governments are embarked on a major campaign to reduce trade barriers between the continent’s countries, but while doing this, they had better take vigorous measures to boost their private sectors, or …
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Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

To mark World Environment Day, the OECD has released a report, titled “Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development.” The report explores the interface between environment, poverty reduction and development, with chapters on: understanding the development dimension of green growth; why is green growth vital for developing countries?; an agenda for action on national …
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2013 Human Development Report

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2013, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.” The report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The study identifies more than 40 countries in …
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22-Country Study of Universal Health Coverage

The World Bank has just released a set of 22 case studies of countries that have significantly expanded access to health care in the last decade, with the aim of helping countries make more informed health policy and program choices. Researchers looked systematically at countries’ experiences with a set of parameters related to achieving UHC, …
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Commodities and Development Report 2012

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just launched the “Commodities and Development Report: Perennial Problems, New Challenges and Evolving Perspectives.” The study provides many interesting insights resulting from an in-depth analysis of how different commodities or commodity groups have been affected over the last decade by the commodity price boom, the …
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World of Work report 2011

The ILO has just published “World of Work report 2011: Making Markets Work for Jobs.” The study predicts that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries. On current trends, it …
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Grounding Green Power: Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries

This new working paper from the World Resources Institute (WRI) in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, outlines the key components of smart renewable energy policy in developing countries. The paper proposes priorities for international donors looking to make the most efficient investments in clean …
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Global Development Horizons 2011

The World Bank has just published the Global Development Horizons 2011, titled “Multipolarity: The New Global Economy”. The report maps out the challenges that a multi-polar world economy poses for developing countries over the next twenty years. The study projects that today’s emerging economies will grow, on average, by 4.7 percent per year between 2011 …
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Mobile Financial Services Development Report 2011

The World Economic Forum has just launched the Mobile Financial Services Development Report 2011. The study takes a comprehensive view in assessing the factors that contribute to the long-term development of mobile financial services in twenty countries. It includes within its scope mobile payments and transfers as well as the development of other vital financial …
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The Financial and Economic Crisis

UNCTAD, in cooperation with the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, has just co-published the book, The Financial and Economic Crisis of 2008-2009 and Developing Countries. Written by established experts in the field, the book examines how countries of the South were affected by the global economic and financial crisis, and how they responded …
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