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January 25, 2022 - Natasha Smith

Why trade finance matters to unlock LDCs' trade potential

A better access to trade finance in least developed countries (LDCs) could allow businesses to have the financial tools to participate in national, regional or global trade.

January 21, 2021 - Violeta Gonzalez Behar, Deanna Ramsay

Opinion: How the pandemic exposes power imbalances in global supply chains

Photo: An apparel worker at a garment factory that reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

August 17, 2020 - UNCTAD

Ugandan ecommerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis

Partnerships with development agencies and government efforts to boost the digital economy are helping soften the economic blow of the pandemic.

June 23, 2020 - Anna Spenceley

COVID-19 and tourism in Africa’s protected areas: Impacts and recovery needs

COVID-19 has led to a steep decline in business for operators in protected areas, coupled with a substantial drop in future booking requests.

June 20, 2018 - Craig Atkinson

An Internet of Rules for all: Can "Trade Policy 3.0" foster inclusive trade?

The distinctive character of trade policy 3.0 is that, in addition to “writing down the rules” of trade in natural language (trade policy 1.0) and use of “single window systems” that replicate paper-based delivery in the digital realm (trade policy 2.0), countries are able to publish computational rules to the Internet in a standard way