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.



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Flagship Reports

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From global pandemic to prosperity for all: avoiding another lost decade

Trade and Development Report 2020
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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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Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa

Economic Development in Africa Report 2020
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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

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