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While it is the fastest growing economy in Latin America, the Dominican Republic’s economy is still not diversified enough, a joint report shows, highlighting what needs to be done.
Rashmi Banga, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD forecasts, which project a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%.
Trade and Development Report
This annual report provides comprehensive and authoritative analysis of economic trends and policy issues of international concern.
It offers recommendations for building a global economy that ensures better future for all people and the planet.
Past reports have looked at economic and social damage caused by financial crises, growing debt, stagnant wages and environmental degradation.
The series is intended for economists, policy makers, academics and all those involved in economic and trade research and analysis.
Secretary-General’s Report on International Trade and Development
Every year, UNCTAD prepares the United Nations Secretary-General´s report on international trade and development submitted to the UN General Assembly.
The annual report analyzes the key trends in global production and consumption and the effects on social and economic development prospects for different regions and countries.
It also assesses the main evolutions in trade policies and proposes strategies to improve the multilateral trading system to ensure it offers fair opportunities for all.