We believe good policy drives progress. By providing evidence-based policy analysis, we help countries to improve economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Our research provides authoritative data and analysis on trade, investment, finance and technology. And it offers solutions to the major challenges facing developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable nations.

Beyond tailored analysis and policy recommendations, our research has also generated global standards that govern responsible sovereign lending and borrowing, investment, entrepreneurship, competition and consumer protection and trade rules.

Documents and Publications


UNCTAD Flagship Reports

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Financing A Global Green New Deal

Trade and Development Report 2019
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International Production Beyond the Pandemic

World Investment Report 2020
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The present and future of external development finance – old dependence, new challenges

The Least Developed Countries Report 2019

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Made in Africa – Rules of Origin for Enhanced Intra-African Trade

Economic Development in Africa Report 2019
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Value Creation and Capture: Implications for Developing Countries

Digital Economy Report 2019

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Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

Technology and Innovation Report 2018
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Commodity Dependence, Climate Change and the Paris Agreement

Commodities and Development Report 2019