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Trade and development report 2019: financing a global green new deal

This report suggests that meeting the financing demands of the Agenda 2030 requires rebuilding multilateralism around the idea of a Global Green New Deal, and pursuing a financial future very different from the recent past.
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Digital economy report 2019

This year's report examines the scope for value creation and capture in the digital economy by developing countries. It gives special attention to opportunities for these countries to take advantage of the data-driven economy as producers and innovators – but also to the constraints they...
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Creative economy outlook and country profiles: trends in international trade in creative industries

International trade in creative industries showed sustained growth in the last decade. The global market for traded creative goods and services totaled a record $547billion in 2012, as compared to $302 billion in 2003.
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Addressing key economic issues to advance sustainable development: ideas for actions

As reforms to the global economic and financial systems are undertaken, a high-level panel has recommended that a body to observe global economic and financial governance to be established with UNCTAD as custodian to safeguard the interests of poor countries. This document focuses on how...
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Promoting local IT sector development through public procurement

The contribution that a dynamic local information technology (IT) industry makes to national economic development - as a productive sector in itself and, more importantly, as an enabler of productive use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) throughout the economy and society - has encouraged...