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UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2012

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the Technology and Innovation Report 2012 that focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries. The information and analysis contained in this report mark a welcome contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish …
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UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2011

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the Technology and Innovation Report 2011 that focuses on the important role of renewable energy technologies in responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change. This is particularly timely as the global community prepares for the Rio+20 Conference …
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Information Economy Report 2011

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the Information Economy Report 2011: ICTs as an Enabler for Private Sector Development (PSD). The Report shows that the potential of leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) to develop the private sector is far from fully exploited. It finds that many national and …
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Trade and Development Report 2011

The UNCTAD has just published “The Trade and Development Report 2011: Post-Crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy.” The report shows that, after a rapid post-crisis recovery, the world economy is slowing down from about 4 per cent GDP growth in 2010 to around 3 per cent in 2011. Growth performance is strong in developing …
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Trade and Development Report 2010

The UNCTAD has just launched the Trade and Development Report 2010, subtitled “Employment, globalization and development”. The report reviews the experience of developing countries with export-oriented growth strategies over the past 30 years, especially with regard to their abilities to generate sufficient decent jobs to absorb the labor surpluses that are typical for developing countries. …
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The UNCTAD Handbook Statistics

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has now published the UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2009 online. The site provides a comprehensive collection of data reflecting the evolution of international trade, financial flows, debt, commodity price trends and development indicators. Historical data from as far back as 1950 is available. Access is free on …
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Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published the “Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010: Promoting Poles of Clean, Sustainable Growth in Developing Countries to Enhance Resilience to the Inter-related Economic, Food and Climate Crises.” The report focuses on the 140 plus low-income and least developed countries, which played no part in …
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Review of Maritime Transport 2009

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published this year’s edition of its annual “Review of Maritime Transport.” The study reveals that the shipping industry is facing an oversupply of vessels and falling rates due to the tightening of credit brought about by the global financial crisis. Moreover, reduced demand for …
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