Financing

May 18, 2021 - Helen Castell

UNCTAD LDC Report: putting productive capacities first

Expanding and diversifying productive capacities will better position least developed countries (LDCs) to tap the financing and e-trade opportunities that will underpin their Covid-19 recovery.

April 27, 2021 - Helen Castell

Action plan for increasing LDCs’ share of blended finance

Least developed countries (LDCs) receive only 6% of the private finance mobilized globally through blended finance, and even then funds are concentrated in a handful of LDCs while ‘last mile’ countries, sectors and businesses miss out.

March 25, 2021 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar, Michelle Kovacevic

New Insight briefs reveal how COVID-19 will impact Aid for Trade - and how LDCs can take advantage of innovating financing to support trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted trade in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) in a myriad of ways – from the complete collapse of tourism in some LDCs, to the rise of e-commerce opportunities in others. It’s also expected to impact donor country aid budgets for many years to come.

March 23, 2021 - Ceyla Pazarbasioglu

Sovereign debt challenges and priorities today

COVID-19 is taking a toll on developing countries and their debt

January 28, 2021 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar

Helping small businesses build financial resilience

Originally published on World Economic Forum on 19th January 2021 as part of the 

January 14, 2021 - Moono Mupotola

Small businesses key to economic growth in Africa

Originally published by the International Trade Centre (ITC) International Trade Forum Magazine on 9 December 2020

December 01, 2020 - Dr. Fahmida Khatun

Access to finance is crucial for women entrepreneurs

In Bangladesh, COVID-19 is impacting the female labour force more

August 11, 2020 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar, Anisse Terai

COVID-19 is exacerbating the global trade finance gap

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 6 July 2020

June 02, 2020 - Michelle Kovacevic

Creating a strong investment climate in the wake of COVID-19

Supply chains are vulnerable, but there is also promise in new sectors for least developed countries

February 27, 2020 - Marc Auboin, Violeta Gonzalez Behar

Why exporters need to mind the trade finance gap

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 10 February 2020