UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi discusses how to rejuvenate the global economy and trade in light of the COVID-19 crisis in an interview with Didem Eryar Unlu of the Turkish newspaper Dünya. More
COVID-19 offers opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable
Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have hit fishers hard, but the crisis may offer opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable, according to a new UNCTAD report on the pandemic’s impacts on the blue economy. More
Tanzania, Malawi prepare to reap benefits of digital economy
UNCTAD has assessed the state of play in both Tanzania and Malawi and identified policy actions required to harness e-commerce for development.
Tanzania is well-positioned to integrate into the global digital economy, thanks to its growing economy and a rapidly developing innovation ecosystem, a new UNCTAD assessment says.
In neighbouring Malawi, a similar UNCTAD assessment found that e-commerce has the potential to move the country closer to achieving its development goals, but the sector needs to be structured and organized. More
The country aims to reclaim its former glory as part of efforts to diversify an economy that has become highly dependent on oil exports. More
It looks at national policy efforts to retain investment, provide incentives, support MSMEs, and protect national security and public health. More
A new UNCTAD study underscores the critical role of national trade facilitation committees (NTFCs) in helping countries implement impactful trade reforms to fight the pandemic. More