UNCTAD advocates economic diversification to tackle climate change
Economic and export diversification is the best response to the challenges posed by climate change in developing countries that depend on commodities, according to United Nations Conference...
United Nations tasks emerging markets on digitisation policies
The United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said that governments, especially in emerging markets have a critical role in shaping the digital economy by defining the rules of the game.
Illicit trade drains $2.2 trillion from global economy
There is an urgent need to jointly combat illicit trade across borders, going by the revelations by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), that economic leakages from illicit trade created a drain of about $2.2 trillion yearly on the global economy.
Africa misses out in top shipping connectivity index
In the last 10 years, no African country has made the leading positing in the shipping connectivity index (maritime transport networks), according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Why Nigeria, others should explore export, PPP to check debt vulnerabilities
Rising indebtedness may be a global phenomenon, but the debt levels of developing countries are amplifying their economic vulnerability, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) new research warns.
AfCFTA’s success hinged on poverty reduction, economic development
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
Rules of origin may make, break AfCFTA, UNCTAD cautions
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) yesterday, called on Nigeria and other African countries to give serious attention to the issue of Rules of Origin....
‘Difficult to break chains of commodity dependence without diversification’
The inability of many nations to diversify their economy from a single commodity has continued to put them at the mercy of international market prices, with socio-economic and environmental consequences, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.
Nigeria’s refining utilisation dipped in last 20 years, says UN
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) yesterday confirmed that Nigeria’s downstream...